Eligibility by Program

Different FerrisNow Programs have different eligibility requirements. 

College Readiness Courses-New Students

College Readiness courses include CARE-Career and Education Planning, ENGL 074-Intro to Basic Collegiate Writing, MATH 110-Fundamentals of Algebra, READ 175-Foundations of Analytical Reading, and UNIV 101-College Study Methods.

  • There are no minimum high school GPA requirements to enroll.
    • If you have a GPA lower than 2.5, you will need your high school administrator's recommendation and the approval of the Director of Ferris' Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships to be admitted .
  • There are no minimum test score requirements for CARE and UNIV 101 classes.
  • If you wish to enroll in MATH 110, you must have score of 15 or higher on the ACT math test or 400 or higher on the SAT/PSAT math assessment.

Concurrent Enrollment-New Students

  • You should have at a cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Your test scores must show college readiness ability. 

Dual Enrollment-New Students

  • You should have at a cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Your test scores must show college readiness ability. 

Woodbridge Promise-New Students

Year-long program

  • You must be entering your senior year of high school
  • You must be recommended by your high school counselor
  • You should have a 2.50 cumulative high school GPA
  • You should meet the following test scores:
    • SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) Score < 450 (for ENGL 074 and READ 175)
    • SAT EBRW Score > 450 (for ENGL 150 and READ 176)
    • SAT Math Score between 400-490

If you wish to participate in the Woodbridge Promise Summer Success Program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must have completed your junior year of high school
  • You must be recommended by your high school counselor
  • You should have a 2.50  cumulative high school GPA
  • You should meet the following test scores:
    • SAT Reading Score at or below 430
    • SAT Math Score between 400-490

Course Pre-requisites

A pre-requisite is a course or test score requirement you have to complete before enrolling in a course. 

Some Ferris courses have pre-requisite requirements.

Pre-requisites for all Ferris courses may be found in the University's online catalog

Requirements for Continuing Students

If you are a current FerrisNow student and wish to continue your enrollment in the FerrisNow Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Obtain a “C” or higher in all Ferris courses
  • Maintain a 2.00 overall GPA at Ferris State University. 

NOTE: Participation in the FerrisNow program does not guarantee admission to Ferris State following a student’s high school graduation. Students must meet the University's admissions criteria.