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The information you need to know.

Here, you’ll find important consumer information about Baker College, including our academic programs, retention rates, financial aid, campus security, and more.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us so that we can provide whatever information or assistance you need.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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 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
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • 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.
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Not-for-Profit. Independent. Transparent.

The information you need to know.

Here, you’ll find important consumer information about Baker College, including our academic programs, retention rates, financial aid, campus security, and more.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us so that we can provide whatever information or assistance you need.

General Information

General Information

The Baker College Student Handbook  (26 MB) includes:

  • Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information.
  • Price of Attendance.
  • Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid.
  • Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements.
  • Student Activities.
  • Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs.
  • Student Campus Safety Information.
  • Sexual Harassment Policy.
  • FERPA Information.

Retention and Graduation Rates

For the most recently published retention, graduation, and transfer-out rates, visit the College Navigator where you’ll find information for each Baker College campus.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require colleges and universities to monitor each student’s academic progress to ensure that they are progressing toward graduation. Students must maintain specific Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards to remain eligible for future financial aid assistance. Visit the Baker College SAP rules for undergraduate and graduate students for more information.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Information about our accreditation approval and licensure of our institution and programs is available online.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

All Baker College facilities compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Special Needs/Disability Services is one of many programs provided through the Academic Advising Department to support persons with disabilities and provide them with opportunity for access. Students must provide the college with documentation in order to receive Special Needs/Disability Services. Please contact your campus Academic Advising Department for further information.

Instructional Facilities

Information about our facilities is included in the information booklets published by each campus. These booklets can be accessed and downloaded online.

Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The policy of Baker College is to have admitted students and staff complete a FERPA tutorial at least once a year. If you are not a student or staff member and would like detailed FERPA information, please access our Baker College Catalog (18 MB)  for information.

Student Diversity/Retention Rate

Baker College makes available, by request, information on student body diversity and the retention rate of certificate or degree-seeking, first time, full-time undergraduate students. The placement in employment and types of employment obtained by graduates can be found in the Baker College Catalog (18 MB).

Vaccination Policies

Baker College students may be required to provide documented proof of immunizations and/or titers, current tuberculosis test results, and other screenings pertinent to their chosen career field. In addition, some students must submit a completed health information form documenting immunization history and currency, including TB status and Hepatitis B prior to beginning clinical courses. The student must absorb the cost of vaccinations. Currently, vaccinations are limited to the Baker College Health Science Programs.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Information on federal financial aid penalties for drug law violations is available in the Baker College Catalog (18 MB).

Student Loan Information

The following consumer information is available on our student loan page:

  • Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
  • Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
  • Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
  • Private Education Loans

Teacher Preparation Program Report

To find the Teacher Preparation Title II Report Card click here.

Affirmative Action and Diversity Information

To review Baker College’s Affirmative Action Statement and Diversity Policy click here.  (176 KB).

Contract Disclosure

To view our institution’s contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customers Bank, click here.

Student Complaints

Students have the right to file a formal complaint about College matters if they believe their rights have been violated. The following are considered formal student complaints: grade disputes, Equal Opportunity complaints, Americans with Disabilities Act complaints, and harassment complaints. Please see Student Complaint Policy listed in the Student Handbook for more information about the specific policy and complaint procedures

If the issue/complaint is not resolved at the institutional level, students may contact:
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30220
Lansing, MI 48909-7720
Complaint Process

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful Employment Information

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV (financial aid) eligible certificate programs that lead to gainful employment (GE) in a recognized occupation. Below is a list of our gainful employment programs; click on an individual program for detailed information.

Business Administration Programs

Education Programs

Engineering/Technology Programs

Health Sciences Programs

Human Services

Nursing

Teach Out Programs

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Information about our accreditation approval and licensure of our institution and programs is available online.

Academic Program Improvement

Academic Program Improvement

Baker College is committed to continuously improving our programs and courses, and has processes in place to monitor student learning and evaluate program excellence. Every degree program submits an annual assessment report that includes data on enrollment, retention, and graduation, as well as student performance. Our student performance measures include student knowledge and skills at the completion of each program based on the program’s expected outcomes. Assessment report data is discussed at program and advisory board meetings and is used to make program improvements.

For additional information about program improvement, please contact the assessment office.

Copyright Infringement - Policies and Sanctions

Copyright Infringement - Policies and Sanctions

The Baker College copyright policies can be found in the policies section of our Web site.

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.   Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.

Textbook Information

Textbook Information

Students can view detailed information about textbooks and other course materials by visiting www.baker.bncollege.com and selecting the ‘Textbooks’ option.

Transfer of Credit Policies

Transfer of Credit Policies

Baker College credits are accepted at most colleges and universities. The number of credits accepted depends upon the compatibility of the Baker College courses with the requirements for the degree sought. Students should contact the institution to which they intend to transfer for information on that institution’s transfer credit policy. Non-traditional credit (experiential, articulation, etc.) may not be transferable to other colleges.

The Baker College Academic Office evaluates transfer credits from another college or university on a case-by-case basis. We evaluate each official academic transcript to determine if the transfer credit qualifies as part of the student’s program step plan at Baker College. If the credit qualifies, the student is not required to take that class at Baker College. For more information, contact the AdmissionsDepartment.

Campus Safety Information

Campus Safety Information

Each year, campuses are required to publish a Campus Safety Annual Report by October 1. In addition, campuses with Residence Halls must provide a Fire Safety Report; this report is included with the Campus Safety Annual Report for the Flint, Owosso, Cadillac, and Muskegon campuses. These reports are available online.

A paper copy of the Campus Safety Annual Report may be obtained through the Campus Safety Office at all Baker College campuses. The Report includes:

  • Safety policies and procedures
  • Procedures for reporting crimes and other emergencies on campus, including sexual assault
  • Campus safety authority and jurisdiction
  • Security and facilities access
  • Security awareness programs
  • The Baker College Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • Residence hall fire safety information
  • Crime statistics including murder, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and auto theft
  • Arrests and disciplinary action statistics for alcohol, drug, and/or weapons violations
Career and Job Placement Services

Career and Job Placement Services

Graduate and Professional Education Placement for Graduates

The following chart details employment statistics for Baker College for the past five years. This data is included as information only and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

Percentage of Available Graduates Employed

Campus 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Allen Park 95.6% 96.6% 95% 96% 95.7%
Auburn Hills 99.6% 97.9% 97.8% 99.1% 99.4%
Cadillac 97.5% 97.2% 99% 99.2% 99.6%
Clinton Township 96.6% 95.6% 97.6% 96.8% 98.7%
Flint 96.1% 95.6% 95.6% 96.9% 98.5%
Jackson 99% 98.3% 96.5% 95.3% 96.6%
Muskegon 96.3% 97.8% 98.9% 98.5% 99.4%
Owosso 95.2% 98.1% 98.1% 98% 98.3%
Port Huron 96.6% 95.6% 96.4% 96.4% 99.4%
Online* 98.8% 99.7% 99.9% 99.7% 99.3%
Graduate* 98.6% 100% 99.6% 99.3% 99.5%
System 97.2% 97.5% 97.7% 97.8% 98.6%

*Employment statistics were not calculated for the Online and Graduate campus prior to 2010.

Available graduates are defined as those graduates who have completed their academic program during the reporting year, minus graduates continuing their education, graduates who have declared themselves unavailable due to personal or medical reasons, graduates who are unable to be contacted due to disconnected telephones, moving without providing Career Services with a forwarding address, etc., and those graduates who do not cooperate with the efforts of Career Services to gain employment by refusal to: return phone calls, provide an updated resume, complete forms, or follow up on Career Service generated job referrals in their related field, or by having unrealistic geographic or monetary expectations.

Emergency Response and Evacuation

Emergency Response and Evacuation

Students

In case of fire, an alarm will sound and students will be asked to vacate the building promptly, proceeding to predefined evacuation locations on campus. Emergency evacuation information and routes for leaving the building are posted in each classroom. During a fire evacuation elevators will not work. Students must use the stairs. Window exits should not be used unless a doorway path is inaccessible. In other emergency situations, the highest ranking staff member available will inform students of the situation and how to respond to it.

Staff

Each employee receives emergency response training and has received emergency response information from Campus Safety that details procedures for various types of emergencies. These procedures are also available in the Baker College Catalog and Student Handbook.

Military Shopping Sheet

Military Shopping Sheet

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a standardized form that was developed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide military students, veterans, and their families with an easy to read form that enables them to compare institutions in terms of grant and scholarship amounts, net costs, graduation rates, loan default rates, median borrowing, and estimated monthly loan payments after graduation.

To access the shopping sheet, please visit our online Cost Estimator. Based on your responses to a series of questions, Baker College can determine the cost information and estimated financial aid for your family. At the end you will be able to view and print the shopping sheet.

Readmission Requirements for Servicemembers

Readmission Requirements for Servicemembers

If you are a servicemember who wants to re-enroll into Baker College after active duty, contact the Veteran representative on the campus you attended. The Veteran representative will review and explain the Baker College readmission policy and procedures.

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator

The net price calculator helps you estimate the net price of education. The results the calculator provides are an estimate and do not represent a final award determination or final net price.

The calculator asks a series of questions to determine dependency status, estimated cost of attendance, and approximate expected family contribution. Based on the responses provided, the calculator estimates an average cost of attendance that other students, similar to you, paid in the given year.

The estimated financial aid is based on being a first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate student. This is a student attending a postsecondary school for the first time and enrolled for 12 or more credits each quarter.

As you compare colleges, keep in mind that the estimated financial aid includes Federal, State, and institutional aid; it does not take into account any third-party funding, private grants, scholarships, or loan aid that may be available to students.

You can access the Net Price Calculator online.

FAQ's

  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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 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
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • 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.
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