Student sitting on a bench on campus

Second Bachelor's Degree

SVSU welcomes students who already have a bachelor's degree and are now seeking a second bachelor's degree. Students seeking a second bachelor's degree are often known as "B2s." If you are a B2, then you will find helpful information below to guide you as you prepare to transition into SVSU.

Second Bachelor's

You can apply to Saginaw Valley State University at any point in the year. However, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible. The chart below can be used as a guide on when to submit your application. 

Entering SemesterRecommended to Apply ByRegistration Begins
Fall (August) February 15 Early April
Winter (January) October 1 Early November
Spring (May) February 1 Mid-March
Summer (July) February 1 Mid-March

* Earlier University applications may be necessary for students also applying to professional programs. 

Apply Online: SVSU Undergraduate Application


Official transcripts of all previous college work are required at the time of application. 

To be considered for admission, you must submit the following:

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  3. SVSU is waiving the $30.00 application fee during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Second bachelor degree students are not required to attend orientation. Second bachelor degree students are eligible to register at a Senior standing with 93+ credit hours completed after official transcripts have been evaluated through the Office of the Registrar. Students will then receive an official transfer equivalency report from the Office of the Registrar which will detail how each course previously taken will transfer to SVSU.

After receiving an equivalency report students can meet with an Academic Advisor to review degree requirements and for assistance in course scheduling. To schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor call (989) 964-4286 or email

Upon admission to SVSU, you will receive login information to set up your personal SVSU account through SVSU's web-based system,

This helpful video shows how to access and use your student portal. 


Second bachelor's degree students are only required to complete courses necessary for their intended major or minor degree and any applicable prerequisite courses. Admitted second bachelor's degree students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Academic Advisement Center (ACC) about their remaining requirements.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 31 credits in order to earn a second bachelor's degree. General education requirements will be considered complete by a first bachelor's degree. 

In order to qualify for financial aid, students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ( form as early as October 1. 

On the FAFSA form, enter SVSU's Federal School Code: 002314. 

Visit for more information on how to complete the FAFSA, view types of financial aid options and important SVSU financial aid calendar dates. 

If you have any financial aid questions, direct them to the Campus Financial Services Center at or (989) 964-4900. 


Office of Admissions
178 Wickes Hall, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4200