Applying to Ferris is simple and free! There are three steps in the application process:

#1 - Complete Your Application

Submit your online application.

 It's quick, simple and free!

#2 - Send Your Documents

Send us all required documents, such as transcripts or test scores. Check out the FAQ below or the admission requirements for your program to see what may be required of you. Give us a call at (800) 562-9130 if you have questions. We're here to help!

Have your documents sent to:

Admissions Office
Ferris State University
1201 S. State Street, CSS 201
Big Rapids MI 49307

#3 - Look For Your Admission Decision

This is the best part! Once we've received your application and all of your required documents, we'll reach out with our decision on your application.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Feeling tripped up by the application process? Don't worry! We'll get you through it. Below are a few of the most common questions we receive. If you're still stumped, give us a call at (800) 562-9130.

Submitting Your Official Transcripts

  • You must send in a transcript from every college or university you have attended, even if you only took one class.

    You do not need to send a transcript for any previous coursework completed at Ferris.

    In addition, if you have not completed 12 college credits or more, you must send in your official high school transcript (or a recognized equivalent, such as a GED).

    If you plan on applying for federal financial aid, you must send us your official high school transcript (this requirement is waived if you have completed an associate degree from an accredited institution).

  • The best place to start is your high school's website. They should have instructions for requesting a transcript. You may also contact your school district's office or your state’s department of education.

    Check Parchment.com or the National Student Clearinghouse to see if your transcript can be submitted via their simple services.

    GED transcripts may be sent electronically using the GED website.

    Have all documents sent to:

    Admissions Office
    Ferris State University
    1201 S. State Street, CSS 201
    Big Rapids MI 49307

  • Start at the website for the school’s registrar or records office. If you have trouble finding a link to request your transcript, contact the school.

    When requesting your transcript you may need your social security number or student ID number.

    Check Parchment.com or the National Student Clearinghouse to see if your transcript can be submitted via their simple services.

    You may be charged a small fee when requesting college transcripts.

    Have all documents sent to:

    Admissions Office
    Ferris State University
    1201 S. State Street, CSS 201
    Big Rapids MI 49307

  • Have your transcripts sent to:

    Admissions Office
    Ferris State University
    1201 S. State Street, CSS 201
    Big Rapids MI 49307

    You may also deliver your transcript in-person to your nearest Ferris office. Make sure to keep your transcript sealed in the original envelope it came in! If your transcript is opened, we can no longer consider it official.

  • Official transcripts are sent directly from the school (or service) you request them from. Your official transcript is usually sent by the registrar’s office, signed by a school official, and sealed by the school. An unsealed transcript is not considered an official transcript.

Submitting Your Test Scores

  • You need to send in your ACT or SAT scores if you do not meet one of the below conditions:

    • You have completed 60 or more college credits
    • You have an associate’s degree or higher
    • You are an international student

    If you have not completed college-level English or math, you are strongly encouraged to submit ACT or SAT scores for placement purposes.

    In order to receive credit for CLEP and AP tests, you must send us your official score reports. Reports may be used to place you into appropriate courses and determine equivalencies.

    Some Ferris programs may have specific test score requirements.

    If you’re still unsure whether or not you need to send in your test scores, give us a call at (800) 562-9130.

  • If you need to submit your ACT scores, head to act.org. You'll find step-by-step instructions on sending in your scores. Ferris State University's school code is 1994.

    For other standardized tests, including the SAT, CLEP, and AP, visit collegeboard.org for instructions. Our school code is 1222.

Other Requirements

  • If your program has special admission requirements, we will reach out to you via email with instructions on submitting them. Make sure to check the inbox of the email address you used to apply!

  • When completing your application, you will be asked questions about any incidents of misconduct or criminal offense.

    Don't worry! You will not be automatically disqualified from admission. Each case is reviewed individually. Watch the email you used to apply for additional steps, which may include:

    • Consent to and submission of payment ($25) for a criminal background check.
    • Submission of a brief explanation of the incident(s), including approximate date, circumstances and all sentencing elements (fines, periods of jail/prison time, probation or parole) to bulldogtalk@ferris.edu.

    The University may ask for additional information from you related to any incident of misconduct or criminal offense.