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Direct Admit Nursing and Occupational Therapy Students

Direct/Early Admissions for Students With an Interest in the Health Professions

SVSU offers freshman direct or early admission to select professional programs in Nursing and Occupational Therapy. For driven students who have a deep sense of purpose, strong academic credentials, and dedication to a specific profession, a direct or early admission program allows new incoming freshman students the opportunity to start immediately in their major. Our programs offer high-quality instruction and hands-on skills-based training to provide you with the resources you need to pursue your passion right from the beginning of your freshman year.

Qualifications to Apply:

  • Minimum 3.50 cumulative high school GPA
  • Minimum 1200 SAT or 26 ACT test score
  • Be an incoming high school senior
  • Interest in the nursing profession

*To be considered for the Nursing Freshman Direct Admission program, students must apply to the university as a pre-nursing major on or before Tuesday, February 14th 2023.

How does the direct admission program work?

  • High school seniors who are admitted to SVSU with a declared pre-nursing major will be invited to be a part of a group of students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Based on a competitive admission process, a limited number of first semester freshman students are accepted into nursing through the Freshman Direct Admit process.
  • If selected as a direct admit, students will begin professional nursing courses the semester after they complete their prerequisite courses at SVSU (no wait list). Students must maintain a cumulative college GPA of 3.3 or better and, specifically, obtain a 2.7 GPA or better in each anatomy and physiology course. They must also meet all other nursing program selection criteria. Direct admission students do not compete for a seat in the nursing program but they must submit an application to notify the department when they are ready to begin their professional nursing courses.

Highlights of the SVSU Nursing Program

  • Clinical experiences start at the beginning of the program and are integrated into learning;
  • Students work in small groups and present outcomes of their work;
  • Faculty-led study abroad programs offer nursing students an opportunity to study global health;
  • Faculty have clinical experience which is incorporated into classroom teaching;
  • Faculty are involved in scholarship and research, often including students in their work;
  • At every level, students are engaged in lab work that includes demonstrations, skill-testing and simulation;
  • Located in a regional healthcare hub, SVSU works collaboratively with a wide range of community partners.

Who can I talk to more about this program?

What are my next steps to apply for this program?

  • The Nursing Direct Admit deadline for the Fall 2023 class is Wednesday March 1st, 2023.
  • Submit your application for admission, test score and high school transcripts to the SVSU Office of Admissions on or before Tuesday, February 14, 2023. No application fee! 
  • Select Nursing as your declared major of interest on your application for admission.
  • Once admitted to SVSU with the above qualifications, you will receive an invitation to participate in the Nursing Freshman Direct Admit Program.

Qualifications to Apply:

  • Minimum 3.50 cumulative high school GPA.
  • Be an incoming high school senior
  • Interest in the occupational therapy profession

How does the direct admission program work?

  • High school seniors who are admitted to SVSU with a declared occupational therapy major will be invited to be a part of a group of students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Based on a competitive admission process that may include an interview and/or timed essay, a limited number of first semester freshman students are accepted into the Master’s of Science Occupational Therapy (MSOT) through the Freshman Direct Admit process.
  • If selected, students will automatically begin professional occupational therapy courses the semester after they complete their prerequisite courses at SVSU (no wait list), based on maintaining a cumulative college GPA of 3.3 or better. Selected students will not need to apply again.

Highlights of the SVSU MSOT Program

  • 100% National Board testing pass rate;
  • Community-based learning experiences start at the beginning of the program and are integrated into learning;
  • Students work in small teams and present outcomes of their work;
  • Study abroad programs that include domestic and international travel experiences;
  • Faculty have clinical expertise and experience which is incorporated into classroom teaching;
  • Guided by faculty, students are involved in scholarship and research, often publishing and presenting at national and international levels;
  • At every level, students are engaged in lab work that includes demonstrations, skill-testing and simulation;
  • Located in a regional healthcare hub, SVSU works collaboratively with a wide range of community partners;
  • Engage in field experiences founded on physical health, mental health and community wellbeing.

Who can I talk to more about this program?

What are my next steps to apply for this program?

  • Submit your application for admission and high school transcripts to the SVSU Office of Admissions. No application fee!
  • Select Occupational Therapy as your declared major of interest on your application for admission.
  • Once admitted to SVSU with the above qualifications, you will automatically receive a mailed application to apply for the Occupational Therapy Freshman Direct Admit Program.

CONTACT US.






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