Undergraduate Requirements & Procedures
Unlike other colleges and universities, Baker College does not require you to take standardized tests like the ACT or the GMAT. If you're willing to try, we will support your efforts in whatever way we can. Our goal is to help you get the training, skills, and education that will lead to the career you've always wanted.
Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy.
- All students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development certificate (GED), will be admitted to Baker College.
- Students who have not earned a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate may be admitted on the basis of test results.
- Baker College admits students without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.
- As a “right-to-try,” institution, Baker College does not require either the ACT or SAT as a condition of admission. However, if a student chooses to take either or both tests we encourage him/her to request that the test results be sent to the Baker College campus of his/her choice.
Ability to Benefit
Students who have not earned a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate are admitted on the following basis:
- Students must take the ASSET Test and score at approved levels. The ASSET Test must be administered by a proctor at a college of your choosing. Baker Online will then send the test to the college and upon completion the test will be sent back.
- The ASSET Test measures reading, writing, and numerical skills. Students may be required to take developmental courses based on the results of the ASSET Test.
- To be eligible for ability to benefit status, a student must achieve or exceed the minimum scores on each subset of ASSET in a single testing experience. To be eligible to retake the ASSET Test, there must be an acceptable reason, and a minimum of 30 days must pass between administrations of the ASSET Test. The College recommends, however, that people who have not passed the Ability to Benefit test pursue the completion of their GED through their local adult education program.
- Complete an online application. Or, if you prefer, you can download an application (236 KB), fill it out, and send it to us by U.S. mail or deliver it in person at your local campus.
- Submit the $20 application fee. If your application is not accepted, the fee will be refunded.
- If possible, include a copy of your final high school transcript or GED. If you're a Baker Online applicant, the transcript or GED is required.