The first step is to apply for admission. It takes about 10 minutes. Self report your academic record to get conditionally accepted within 3-days. For priority consideration, please begin the application process as early as possible. To assure full consideration for financial aid opportunities, refer to the financial aid priority dates.
Below are the steps you need to take to start your collegiate career here at FinnU!
The first step is to apply for admission. Applying for admission at Finlandia University is free. Self report your academic record to get conditionally accepted within 3-days. We’d suggest sitting down at a computer, laptop or tablet, but you can also do it on your cell phone in a pinch.
If you have any questions, we’re more than happy to help you. Fill out this form, and one of our admissions officers will be in touch.
After filling out the application, you will be assigned an admissions officer, who will help you throughout all of the next steps. One of the first things he or she will say is that you need to get all of your information in as soon as possible. Below is the checklist:
Official High School Transcripts
Official College Transcripts (if needed)
Official ACT or SAT scores (if not opting for Test-Optional Policy)
The Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) is a list of your courses and associated grades that have been completed or will be completed for high school or college credit. The SRAR is optional but replaces the official high school transcript during the Admissions Committee review process. Since accuracy is critical, please have an electronic version of your official grade report or an official high school transcript to reference as you are completing the SRAR. To be officially accepted you will need to submit official transcripts to the admissions office.
Finlandia now offers a test-optional admissions policy. Students can opt-out of providing standardized test scores such as the ACT or SAT as part of their admissions process. Instead, students will be evaluated on high school or college grade point average and rigor of previous coursework. Students may still choose to submit an SAT/ACT score as part of their application process, should they feel the standardized test scores provide a more holistic view of their academic ability. Students who choose to apply test-optional cannot later submit test scores for consideration of admission.
Exceptions to Test-Optional
Homeschooled Students: Applicants who are home-schooled are required to submit official ACT or SAT scores.
International Students: International applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit an acceptable score on either the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) to be admitted into a degree program. If an international student has spent the majority of the most recent four years of school in a setting where English is the primary language of instruction in all academic subjects (excluding foreign language and ESL/ELL courses), they are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
After you complete the FAFSA (which is and always will be FREE), our financial aid staff will be in touch with you about your financial aid package. This will take a few days to put together, so be sure to submit all of your information as quickly as possible.
All freshmen and sophomores will stay in Finlandia Hall (there are some exclusions, including for local students). It’s a beautiful facility centrally located on campus that features private bathrooms, plenty of space and delicious food.
To start that process, you’ll need to fill out the housing form your admissions officer provides you. It won’t take long to get started, and the residential life staff is available to answer any questions you may have.
You’ve been accepted. You’re registered. You know where you’re living. Now it’s time to start packing your bags, buying your books and pay your first semester’s tuition bill. Contact our Student Accounts staff to pay your bill.
GENERAL ADMISSIONS CONTACTS
If you’re looking to talk to someone, Finlandia University’s admissions staff is filled with people who have done it before, and are prepared to help you answer questions regarding applying, financial aid, our academic and athletic programs, and maybe even the best place to find a waterfall in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.