Undergraduate Admission Procedures

Undergraduate Admission Procedures

Admission Policy Statement

Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy.

  1. All students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent (such as a General Educational Development certificate) are accepted.
  2. Students who have not earned a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate may be admitted on the basis of test results.
  3. Baker College admits students without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap.
  4. As a “right-to-try,” or “open opportunity,” institution, Baker College does not require either the A.C.T. or S.A.T. tests as a condition of admission. However, if the student chooses to take either or both tests we encourage him/her to request that the test results be sent to Baker Online.

Ability to Benefit

Students who have not earned a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate are admitted on the following basis:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

How to Apply for Admission

  1. Fill out the application as completely as possible.
  2. Submit the application along with the $20 application fee to Baker Online.
  3. If the applicant is not accepted, the $20 application fee will be refunded. If the applicant is accepted, the fee is non-refundable.
  4. Whenever possible, a copy of the prospective student’s final high school transcript or GED should accompany the application.
  5. The prospective student will be contacted by the Admissions Office as soon as the application is received.

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