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Yes! To apply for the Fall 2024 school year Honors Program, your student must have a GPA of 3.9 or higher. The Honors Program encourages academically gifted students to develop life-long qualities, like curiosity and engagement, by giving them access to research, travel and service experiences. Students will participate in classes to help them develop a thesis project in their program of study to be presented at the end of their senior year. Honor’s housing is also offered to students admitted into the program. You can read more information about the program at svsu.edu/honorsprogram.
Absolutely. SVSU has programs of distinction based in academics, leadership, service, study abroad, and more. Your student can explore programs such as Garber Cardinal Business Edge, Global Foundation Scholars, and more at svsu.edu/programsofdistinction.
SVSU offers freshman direct admission entry to select professional programs in Nursing and Occupational Therapy. If your students have a deep sense of purpose, strong academic credentials, and dedication to a specific profession, a direct admission program will allow them, as new incoming freshman, the opportunity to start immediately in their major. Our programs offer high quality instruction and hands-on skills-based training to provide students with the resources they need to pursue their passions right from the beginning of their freshman year. For details on the requirements for admission, please visit svsu.edu/directadmit.
Students are invited to compete for the President’s Scholarship if they have a GPA of 3.95 or above. The competition involves a timed, written essay. The President’s Scholarship covers 100% of tuition and mandatory fees. Like our other academic awards, it is renewable for all four years of college. Students must apply by December 1st for full consideration. Recipients of this award will also qualify for our $1,500 renewable Valley Housing Scholarship.
Not always. In the past few years, 2 out of every 3 Saginaw Valley students received need-based aid from SVSU. In many instances, the amount was as much as or more than the student would have received in TIP funding at a community college.
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