Prepare for a brighter future.

It's easy to apply.

Unlike many other colleges and universities, Baker has a "right-to-try" admissions policy. That means we don't require prospective students to take standardized tests, like the ACT or the GMAT. Our admissions process is simple and straightforward, whether you're applying for acceptance as an undergraduate or graduate student. 

Baker College admits students without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

Contact us or schedule a visit to learn more.

FAQ'S

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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Graduate and Undergraduate Requirements

Requirements

Prepare for a brighter future.

It's easy to apply.

Unlike many other colleges and universities, Baker has a "right-to-try" admissions policy. That means we don't require prospective students to take standardized tests, like the ACT or the GMAT. Our admissions process is simple and straightforward, whether you're applying for acceptance as an undergraduate or graduate student. 

Baker College admits students without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

Contact us or schedule a visit to learn more.

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. 

Undergraduate Students

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.

To Apply: 

  • 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.
Graduate 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. 

Master Degree Students

Admission to the our master degree program is based on the following policy. Students must:

  • Have a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have minimum GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate course work.
  • Have completed at least three years of full-time work experience.
  • Be able to display appropriate communication skills.

To Apply: 

  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit the $25 application fee. 
  • Submit a typed essay (500-1000 words) explaining your reasons for entering the program. 
  • Submit your official college transcript. Official college transcripts must be mailed from the institution granting the degree directly to the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies. 
  • Submit a current resume. You must have at least three years of full-time work experience.
  • International students must demonstrate competence in both written and oral English by providing one of the following: 
    • A median score on the CELT (Comprehensive English Language Test).
    • A score of 570 or better (235 computer-based) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam.
  • (Optional) GMAT or GRE scores may be submitted; they are not required.

Send application material not submitted online by mail to:
Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
1116 West Bristol Road
Flint, MI 48507

After you submit your completed application packet, the Admissions Committee will carefully consider the complete package and make a decision on that basis. The Committee may recommend admission, even if you are lacking in one standard, such as undergraduate GPA, if there are outstanding performance indicators in other areas.

Our goal is to help you achieve success in your chosen field of study. If there is insufficient evidence of probable success, you may need to take specific undergraduate courses until you demonstrate an ability to succeed at the graduate level. 

Doctorate Degree Students

The following policy guides admission to the Baker College Doctoral degree program. Students must:

  • Have a master degree from a U.S. school, accredited by a regional accrediting association. If your degree is from a non-U.S. institution, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) must evaluate it as equivalent to a master degree awarded by a U.S. institution.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 (based on a 4.0 scale) in master degree course work. 
  • Have completed a minimum of five years of professional work experience.
  • Have three professional references.
  • Have access to a computer and the Internet.
  • International students must either have completed a bachelor or master degree at a university where English is the language of instruction, have a minimum 575 score on the paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or have a minimum 235 score on the computer-based TOEFL.

To Apply: 

  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit the $25 application fee. 
  • Submit a typed essay (500-1000 words) explaining your reasons for entering the program. 
  • Have a master degree from a U.S. school, accredited by a regional accrediting association. If your degree is from a non-U.S. institution, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) must evaluate it as equivalent to a master degree awarded by a U.S. institution.
  • Submit your official master degree transcript. Official college transcripts must be mailed from the institution granting the degree directly to the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies. 
  • Submit a current resume. You must have at least five years of full-time work experience.

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FAQ's

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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Right after graduation I had a ton of confidence because I had this degree behind me.

Michele Favoretto