Marygrove College seeks to enroll students who have demonstrated they will benefit from a college education and contribute to a challenging liberal arts experience. To that end, the College encourages applications from qualified students who come from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. At Marygrove, we desire to enroll men and women who can embody the mission of Marygrove, that of competence, compassion and commitment.

Regular Admission:
Achievement of a B- (2.7) or better cumulative grade point average in those courses accepted toward admission.

Successful completion of a high school college preparatory program which preferably includes courses in English composition, literature, history and social studies, mathematics, and laboratory science. Foreign languages, computer science courses, and rigorous academic courses from elective areas will strengthen your preparation and Minimum ACT scores of 18.

Conditional Admission:
If you do not meet the above criteria, you may be eligible to take the Admission/Placement Test to determine your academic placement and possible admission as a conditional admit. If you successfully pass this test, we may consider the following:

  • A self-report; an opportunity to express yourself and your previous challenges.
  • An interview with your personal admissions counselor.
  • Experience, either on the job or in extra-curricular activities.
  • Successful completion of credit and non-credit continuing education courses.
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, or supervisors.

Placement Test:
All entering undergraduate students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics. Students who show potential, but do not meet regular admissions standards, will be admitted to the Marygrove College Connection program, administered through the Continuing Education division. Students will take three courses (reading, writing and math) as a cohort for an entire semester. Students in the College Connection Program will have access to the learning labs, the library and other support services on campus. At the end of the semester, students who have attained a C or better in all three courses will be automatically admitted to the undergraduate division of the College and will register for LS 105, ENG 107 and MTH 099 in addition to other College courses. Students in the College Connection program will pay a $250 course fee.

High School Early Entry Program:
Outstanding high school students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better, who have completed their sophomore year may be admitted as special students to Marygrove College. These students may earn college credit (maximum of 6 credit hours per semester in lower division courses) at Marygrove College while concurrently completing high school graduation requirements.

The following information must accompany the application for admission:

  • Letter of approval from a parent or legal guardian;
  • Letter of permission from their high school guidance counselor or principal;
  • Official high school transcript.

A personal interview with an admissions counselor is required before admission.

Students planning to continue enrollment following high school graduation must meet all undergraduate admissions requirements and must notify the admissions office in writing of their intent. Final high school transcripts (with proof of graduation) and ACT or SAT scores must be submitted for re-evaluation at this time.

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