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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. Fill out an online application. Setting up an account allows you to save your application online and come back to finish it later.

2. Contact your high school guidance counselor and have them send your high school transcripts to SAU. 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 SAT, ACT or CLT scores (we accept CLT scores of 66 and above). 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

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

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

Financial Aid

After you’ve completed your application, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available after Oct. 1 for the next academic year. You must have this form completed in order to be eligible for any financial aid. Learn more about applying for financial aid.


Once you have received an acceptance letter and a financial aid package, an admissions representative will help you register for classes. You’ll submit a $200 housing deposit (or a $50 commuter deposit) and sign up for one of our New Student Registration Days. During your registration day, you’ll create your first SAU class schedule and complete some important orientation activities with your future classmates. Meanwhile, your parents will meet with campus personnel about financial aid, paying for college, Cross Cultural Studies and residence life.

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: Do you have credits that you earned after receiving a satisfactory score for an Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or a Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST)? Please click on the appropriate link to learn more about how Spring Arbor University handles the transfer of those credits.

Christian Perspective: SAU 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’re ready to make your life as an SAU commuter a great experience.