College Decision Day

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Cass Technical High School
2501 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

This is a unique college admissions event exclusively by invitation only for students attending participating high schools.

You can drop off your completed application and supporting materials in the morning and receive an admissions decision in the afternoon.

Student application drop-off from 8:30-10 a.m.

Decision pick-up from 2-3:30 p.m.

If you are planning to participate you must RSVP online.

College Decision Day required documents by institution chart

Please review the requirements for each of the participating institutions listed below before applying or attending College Decision Day. If you have already started or submitted an application to any of these institutions, please contact that college let them know you are planning to attend College Decision Day 2013.

Many participating institutions are waiving the application fee for students as part of this program. To download an application fee waiver form, visit the website for the National Association for College Admission Counseling or you may see your guidance counselor to receive one.

College Decision Day participating institutions:

Bethune Cookman University
Central Michigan University
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Florida Memorial University
Grand Valley State University
Lake Superior State University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Northern Michigan University
Oakland University
Saginaw Valley State University
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Michigan - Dearborn
University of Michigan - Flint
Wayne County Community College District
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University

Disclaimer: Each participating institution is not obligated to render a decision on the day of the event. Primary causes for a decision not to be rendered include but are not limited to: missing documents, un-verified information, an act of God, site malfunctions, and larger than expected crowds. This event does not guarantee a student admission to any of the participating institutions.

Participating Institutions

Bethune Cookman University -

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application. BCU Online Application
  2. If you are completing a paper application, make sure you include your $25 application fee when you come to the event. BCU Paper Application
  3. Final High School Transcript (you may send a preliminary transcript if you are still in high school, but we will need a copy of your official final transcript upon your graduation).
  4. SAT or ACT Test Scores
  5. One letter of recommendation
  6. One page essay (topic of your choice)

Central Michigan University -

Application procedures for Decision Day:

  • Obtain and complete a paper application from your high school counselor or download from the CMU website.
  • Receive a copy of your official high school transcript.
  • Secure a copy of your ACT scores (these may be included on your transcripts).
  • The $35 application fee will be waived for all completed paper applications received at Decision Day 2012.

Davenport University

Application instructions:

*Complete the Application for Admission

*Provide an unofficial copy of your HS transcript for review and ACT or SAT scores

*Note: DU does not require essays or letters of recommendation as part of the application process.

Additionally, the $25.00 application fee will be waived for Decision 2013 participants.

Eastern Michigan University -

The first step in applying to EMU is to fill out an application for admission. We encourage you to apply online; it's quick and easy. If you prefer to use a paper application, you may print one from our web site or call 1-800-468-6368.

Information for high school students applying to EMU: High school students may apply for admission at any time during their senior year. To make sure you don't miss any deadlines, we recommend you apply before Thanksgiving of your senior year. Please submit an official high school transcript and official scores from the ACT or SAT. Today, you can receive your decision this afternoon!

Ferris State University -

Ferris would prefer to see the following:
  • Application for Undergraduate Admission (or an on-line application submitted no later than November 1)
  • Official copy of high school transcripts
  • Official ACT/SAT test score results (can be recorded upon high school transcript)

Florida Memorial University -

Application Process

The Florida Memorial University Admissions Application consists of five documents. Please read the following directions and submit the items below.

Part 1
Admission Application
Complete and return with a $25.00 money order/cashier's check. Application fees are non-refundable. Fee waivers accepted

Part 2
Official Transcript
Forward a copy of your high school or college transcript to the Admissions Office.

Part 3
Letter of Recommendation
Submit one (1) letter of recommendation. The letter should be completed by your teacher, counselor, advisor, etc.

Part 4
Personal Statement
Submit a personal statement. Include your goals, extra-curricular activities and any other pertinent information.

Part 5
Test scores
Submit your test scores for the SAT and/or ACT. Scores are for placement and advisement purposes only.

Apply online at: FMU Online Application $25 application fee

Print off a paper application:

Grand Valley State University -

Grand Valley grants admission to students who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rigorous university curriculum. An Admissions Counselor carefully reviews each application for admission. Academic as well as other criteria presented by prospective students are considered in the evaluation. Applicants will be reviewed using a combination of high school courses completed, cumulative grade point average, standardized test scores, grade point trend, rank in class and other factors provided by the applicant. A single deficiency in an academic area will not necessarily mean a student is refused admission. However, students who are missing a number of courses are at a disadvantage.

Subject criteria in high school should include:

  •     Four years of English, including composition
  •     Three years of science, including two years of laboratory science
  •     Three years of college preparatory mathematics
  •     Three years of social science
  •     Two years of a single foreign language
To be considered for admission, you must submit the following:

  •     Completed undergraduate application for admission
  •     Official high school transcript
  •     Official results of the ACT or SAT test
  •     A $30.00 non-refundable application fee
  •     Any necessary supporting documentation

Lake Superior State University -

Application procedures: (to be completed prior to October 29th)

  • Please do not complete the online application if you are planning to attend Decision 2012
  • Obtain an LSSU application
  • Complete "Part I" of the application
    • Part I includes sections labeled: Personal, Biographical, Your Plans at LSSU, Financial Aid, Education, and Background.
    • Make sure that you checked "Incoming Freshman" at the top of the application.
    • Make sure that you signed and dated your application in the box above Part II.
    • Ask your high school counselor to complete "Part II" of your application.
    • Ask your high school counselor for unofficial copies of your transcripts and ACT/SAT scores.
    NOTE: We strongly encourage you to allow your counselor ample time to pull your transcripts and complete Part II of your application, as there will likely be many students requesting assistance with college applications as Decision 2012 approaches.
    What to bring with you on October 29th:
    • Completed Application (including Part II from your counselor)
    • Unofficial copies of your high school transcripts
    • ACT or SAT scores (may be included on your transcripts)
    • Note: LSSU does not require essays or letters of recommendation as part of the application process.
    • Additionally, there will be no application fee required of decision 2012 participants.

    Michigan State University -

    To participate in this program, you will need a completed online application for admission, request a copy of your high school transcript (with official school seal), ACT or SAT score results, and the $50 application fee. Students who are financially unable to submit the required $50 application fee may submit an application fee waiver or a written request for an application fee waiver from their high school counselor. All required materials will need to be brought with you to Cass Technical High School or submitted by November 5th.

    Students who have demonstrated academic promise, but have yet to maximize their potential due to socioeconomic factors, are encouraged to submit the supplemental College Achievement Admission Program (CAAP) application when completing their online application for admission. Students submitting the CAAP application will be reviewed by the CAAP Admission Committee and will receive an admission decision within one week of participating in the on-site admissions program.

    What to do...
    • Submit online application by November 5 ...BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY.
    • $50 application fee or if there is a financial hardship an application fee waiver will be accepted.
    • Official Transcript --Submit through Docufide by November 5th or you may bring an official copy in a sealed envelope.
    • Official ACT/SAT scores- We prefer that they be sent from the testing agency prior to November 5th; but we will accept them on an official transcript the day of the event.

    Michigan Technological University -

    • Completed application for admission. Paper copies of the application may be downloaded at
    • Official high school transcript.
    • Official ACT and/or SAT scores (if scores are reported on your transcript, they are considered official).
    Students applying for admission to audio production and technology, theatre and entertainment technology, theatre and electronic media performance, or sound design must submit responses to essay questions (see application).

    In addition, applicants to audio production and technology and sound design are required to submit examples of creative work. All details are at:

    Please note on-site admission for these majors will not be available at College Decision Day.

    Northern Michigan University -

    Application materials needed for NMU:

    • Application--Submit online application by November 5 or mail paper application by October 29---OR bring paper application to DPS Decision Day. You may download a printable application at Paper applications are available in your counseling office. BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY.
    • $30 Application Fee (cash, check ,money order - or online at prior to November 5) - OR - If there is financial hardship, provide a letter from applicant, parent or counselor requesting application fee waiver.
    • Official Transcript --Submit through Docufide by November 5, or mailed from high school by October 29--OR bring in envelope sealed by the high school to Decision Day.
    • Official ACT/SAT scores-These may be on the official transcript, or via the ACT School Report form provided with official transcript, or sent from testing agency prior to November 5.

    Oakland University -

    To apply for College Decision Day, you should:

    • Complete the free application at
    • Have your official high school transcript sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from your high school counselor's office. The transcript must bear the seal of the institution and must not be stamped "issued to student"
    • Have your ACT or SAT results sent to Oakland University.

    Saginaw Valley State University -

    Required Documents:

    • Completed application for undergraduate admission. Please print a paper application from the above website or request a paper application from the SVSU Office of Admissions.
    • Application fees can only be waived with a paper application.
    • Official high school transcript.
    • ACT or SAT scores (may be included on your transcripts).

    University of Detroit Mercy -

    Materials Required:

    • Application for Admission
    • Official 6 semester transcript
    • ACT or SAT scores

    Application Preference: None - paper or online accepted

    Application Fee Waiver: Yes for this event

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor -

    Application instructions:

    • Completed Common (paper applications will be available if needed) The application should include a crime and conduct statement of explanation if necessary
    • Copy of test scores (but test scores must also be submitted electronically to officially complete the application process)
    • Essays; two short answer and one 500 word max essay
    • Official high school transcript
    • Completed Teacher Recommendation form*
    • Completed Counselor Recommendation form*
    • Application fees will be waived
    Please note:

    *The universal counselor/teacher form will not be accepted; please use the form associated with the Common Application (

    **The University of Michigan- Ann Arbor is unable to provide admissions decisions to applicants during the program.

    University of Michigan - Dearborn -

    1. Students must complete the online application no later than November 2 or submit a paper application on the day of the event. The online application and a printable paper version are available at
    2. Applicants must also bring to the event:
      • Official high school transcripts
      • Official ACT/SAT test score results (can be recorded on high school transcript)

    University of Michigan - Flint -

    Wayne County Community College District

    Application Process

    To be considered for admission to the District, applicants must be 18 years of age or older or must have completed high school or hold a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.

    Go here to apply: WCCCD Online Application

    Wayne State University -

    1. There is no application fee for any student who applies through College Decision Day
    2. The application is available only as an online document
    3. Provide official high school transcript to Wayne State, office of admissions by 11/5/2012
    4. Provide official ACT or SAT scores (either from the test service or on official high school transcript) by 11/5/2012

    Western Michigan University -

    Application Process:

    • Obtain a paper application either from your high school counselor or print a PDF version from (paper applications will also be available at the event).
    • Complete the paper application. The $35 application fee is waived for all completed paper applications received at the Decision Day event. *Please note the $35 application fee will only be waived for paper applications, we are unable to waive this fee for online applications.
    • Have high school official/counselor complete and sign the back of the paper application.
    • Obtain an official transcript.
    Bring with you the day of the event:

    • Completed paper application.
    • $35 application fee or Fee Waiver Request signed by your high school counselor
    • An official transcript
    • Official ACT or SAT scores (if scores are reported on transcript they are considered official)

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