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Whether you’re pursuing undergraduate admissions or graduate admissions at Davenport, start your free college application now. 

We’re so pleased that you’ve chosen Davenport to continue your education. You’ll find Davenport’s academic programs to be engaging, efficient and career focused. From start to finish, you’ll also have access to the people and resources you need to succeed.

Do you have undergraduate admissions questions like how to apply to college? Are you wondering about next steps for graduate admissions? Whatever questions or concerns you have, turn to our exceptional Davenport University admissions team. They’re here to walk you through the process, from when to apply to college to how to apply to college. You can email them at info@davenport.edu, call 800.686.1600 or schedule a virtual appointment

 

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How to apply to college

At Davenport, we’ve made the admissions process for college as easy as possible. First, we offer a rolling admissions, which means your answer to “when to apply to college” is “whenever it’s best for you.” If you’re worried about how to apply to college, don’t be. We provide step-by-step instructions and have broken up our free college application so you can pause and return when it’s convenient for you. Plus, from undergraduate admissions to graduate admissions, the entire Davenport University admissions team is here to assist you. Let’s get you started.

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Before you contact Davenport University admissions

You can expedite the admissions process for college by making sure you have the answers to the following questions before you contact Davenport University admissions:

  • When do you want to start your classes (i.e.: fall, winter or spring)?
  • Which Davenport campus do you want to attend — or do you plan to take online classes through our Global Campus?
  • What previous schools (i.e.: high school, college, etc.) did you attend? A lookup tool is provided. 
  • If you’re a U.S. citizen, do you have your social security number handy?
  • If you’re an international student, do you know your visa type and dates (if appropriate)?
  • What’s the name of the partner school or organization (if applicable)?
  • Do you need to request an official transcript

Need more information about how to apply to college?

Please select an option below based on your status:

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Apply online for admission
  2. Request official high school or GED transcripts

Davenport University
Registrar's Office
6191 Kraft Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Electronic transcripts can be sent to electronictranscripts@davenport.edu

3. Submit SAT/ACT scores to DU*

SAT code - 1183, ACT code - 1981

*Davenport University will continue to waive the standardized test (ACT/SAT) requirement for the 2022-2023 academic year.

NOTE- Davenport’s nursing programs require an additional, competitive application.

Already accepted?

  1. Complete and submit your FAFSACode: 002249
  2. Review your financial aid award offer
  3. Apply for additional scholarships
  4. Apply for on-campus housing (January of senior year)
  5. Register for New@DU orientation (February of senior year)
  6. Accept your offer of admission
  7. Accept awards and apply for loans or set payments

Follow these steps to apply:

(Current High School student seeking early credit)

  • Apply online for admission (fee waived)
  • Review course options with DU admissions office
  • Complete dual enrollment registration forms with a high school counselor

NOTE- You must submit a new application and forms each semester

 

Follow these steps to apply:

(First time in college with more than 2 years since High School)

  1. Apply online for admission
  2. Request official high school or GED transcripts

Davenport University
Registrar's Office
6191 Kraft Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Electronic transcripts can be sent to electronictranscripts@davenport.edu

Do you have a military background? We will personally review your individual situation for potential earned credits. Please learn more and contact our admissions office.

 

 

3. Complete and submit your FAFSA - Code: 002249

Have you attended college before? Select Transfer Student from the drop-down box.

NOTE- Davenport’s nursing programs require an additional, competitive application.

Follow these steps to apply:

(Attended college before, seeking an undergraduate program)

1. Apply online for admission

2. Request transcripts from all previous schools, including high school

Davenport University
Registrar's Office
6191 Kraft Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Electronic transcripts can be sent to electronictranscripts@davenport.edu

Do you have a military background? We will personally review your individual situation for potential earned credits. Please learn more and contact our admissions office.

 

 

3. Complete and submit your FAFSA - Code: 002249

Have you attended college before? Select Transfer Student from the drop-down box.

NOTE- Davenport’s nursing programs require an additional, competitive application.

Follow these steps to apply:

(Bachelor's degree complete, pursuing graduate-level coursework)

  1. Apply online for admission
  2. Request official high school or GED transcripts

Davenport University
Registrar's Office
6191 Kraft Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Electronic transcripts can be sent to electronictranscripts@davenport.edu

3. Send in your statement of purpose, current resume and two letters of recommendation (on your right)

4. Review any additional steps that may be necessary by visiting the webpage for your program of interest

Do you have a military background? We will personally review your individual situation for potential earned credits. Please learn more and contact our admissions office.

 

Follow these steps to apply:

(International students and domestic international, on-campus and online)

We welcome you to explore Davenport from anywhere in the world. Join us and learn more!

  • Apply online for admission
  • Review the requirements for admission based on your personal situation

Follow these steps to apply:

(Attending Davenport University for select classes only)

We welcome you to explore Davenport from anywhere in the world. Join us and learn more!

  • Apply online for admission
  • Review your educational goals with admissions to determine next steps.

Guest students may need to submit the Michigan Uniform Guest Student Application (for Michigan residents). Non-degree seeking students should work directly with admissions to select courses.

 

Follow these steps to apply:

Welcome back! We are glad you’re considering returning to Davenport. No need to reapply for admission. Your next steps should be simple:

  • Contact the advising office to develop your personal plan for returning:
  • Submit transcripts from any college you have attended since leaving DU
  • Verify your re-entry status with your advisor to prepare for registration
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About Davenport University 

Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.

Offering over 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University. 
 

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