Spring Arbor University

High School Students

You’ve done your homework, you’ve weighed your options and now you’re ready to apply to Spring Arbor University. Here’s how to do it.


1. Click here to fill out an online application. Setting up an account allows you to save your application online and come back to finish it later.

2. Now, contact your high school guidance counselor and have them send us your high school transcripts. If you have taken the GED test, please have an official GED score report sent to us at the address below. It’s also time to unveil those ACT or SAT scores. Ask your high school guidance counselor to send them to us and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you need assistance providing your academic transcript, call 800.968.0011 or email admissions@arbor.edu.

Have your transcript or official GED score report and your ACT or SAT scores mailed to:

Spring Arbor University
Office of Admissions
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799

Financial Aid

After you’ve mailed the application, fill out the FAFSA (stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is available after Jan. 1. You must have this form completed before you can be eligible for any financial aid. Learn more about applying for financial aid.


Once you have received an acceptance letter and financial aid package, an admissions representative will help you register for classes. You’ll make a $200 housing deposit (or a $50 commuter deposit) and sign up for one of our registration days on main campus. You will receive your class schedule, as well as get some important orientation activities done while you are on campus that day. Parents meet with campus personnel about financial aid, paying for college, cross cultural options and student development.

Learn More

SAU community: Want to get a feel for the SAU student experience? We believe in offering an authentic college experience that couples fun and learning, while still compelling students to think beyond graduation to grasp their unique role as critical participants in the contemporary world.

Course credits: Have some academic credits you’d like to apply that you earned from taking an AP, CLEP or DSST test? Find out which credits SAU accepts.

Christian perspective: Spring Arbor University offers an authentic college experience in a close-knit community of learners where Christ is our perspective in whatever we do. At SAU, it’s okay to push the limits of who you thought you were to discover the person you were always meant to be. SAU provides the tools and atmosphere to grow in the Lord.

Majors and Programs: Our academic programs will challenge you, strengthen you and prepare you for wherever life takes you next. Check out our list of over 70 majors and programs and find the program that fits you best.

Commuters: Plan on commuting to Spring Arbor? Great – we are ready and able to make your life as an SAU commuter a great experience.