Who Is Eligible?

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Two-Year Partner Schools

Support Resources

The Detroit Promise Path is a student success program that assigns a Campus Coach to all Detroit Promise community college students. Campus Coaches connect students with on-campus student resources, support their educational journey and personal growth, and assist them in achieving goals. 

In addition to the benefit of having a dedicated, knowledgeable coach, each scholar participating in the Detroit Promise Path will receive a monthly stipend of $50 and be connected to a community of Detroit Promise scholars.

Learn more about the Detroit Promise Path.

COVID-19 Update
Our partnering colleges are actively planning for college this fall. Visit the links below to find out more about your college's response to COVID-19:

Transferring to a Four-Year University

At this time, the Detroit Promise currently has 5 transfer partners for students to choose from. Students must have attended a partnering community college as a Detroit Promise student and must have earned a 3.0 or higher overall GPA, and 60 credits OR an associate degree.

Note: Transfer students should apply to the college they are interested in and email us a copy of their admissions letter and an unofficial copy of their community college transcripts. Students can email us at info@detroitpromise.com

Transfer Requirements

InstitutionCommunity College GPACredits/CredentialCan Enroll InFunding Provided For
Alma College2.5025 creditsFall, Winter, or SummerThrough graduation
Albion College2.5AnyFall, SpringThrough graduation
Madonna University2.7560 creditsFall, WinterTwo years
Michigan Technological University3.0060 creditsTBDTwo years
Oakland University3.0060 creditsFall, Winter, or SummerTwo years
Rochester University2.2516 creditsFall, Spring, or SummerThrough graduation
Walsh College3.0060 credits or associate degreeFall, Spring, or SummerTwo years
Wayne State University3.0058 credits or associate degree FallTwo years

Frequently Asked Questions

The Detroit Promise arranges last dollar funding for eligible students to cover the costs of tuition and mandatory fees. This means that any Pell and/or TIP funding must be applied to a student’s tuition and fees bill first.

The Detroit Promise does not cover books, housing, supplies, meals, or non-mandatory fees. Students are responsible for these costs and should regularly apply to other scholarships to help cover them.

No. Two-year funding is only available at partnering community colleges.

Yes. Two-year students can defer their scholarship for up to one year. If a student wishes to take a gap year after high school, they must activate their scholarship by the fall semester of the following year.

Students with an IEP should visit the access office at their school. A counselor will review their IEP to ensure the student has access to all the services the school has to offer. If a student has an IEP, it is important that they identify themselves and ask for services as, legally, colleges cannot ask.

A counselor will review their IEP and recommend a set amount of credits as full-time status for the student. The Detroit Promise will honor the community college’s recommendation for full-time credits. The recommendation must be written by a college’s counselor on school letterhead and emailed to the Detroit Promise team (info@detroitpromise.com). 

Students must:

  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of every school year. SAP requires students to:
    • Maintain a 2.0 overall GPA at all times.
    • Pass at least 66.667% (about 2/3) of all of credits registered for over the year. For example, if a student registers for 24 credits (usually 8 classes), that student must complete and pass at least 16-18 credits (about 6 classes) by the end of the school year. Please note, an institution’s requirements may be higher than 66.667%.
    • Remain on track to complete their program within 150% of the time length of the program. For example, students completing a 2-year degree will have 3 years to graduate (2 years (100%) + 1 year (50%).
  • Be a full-time student, which means registering for and attempting at least 24 credits per school year. Students may not drop or fail more than 33.33% of their total courses for the year.

A student can submit an appeal if they would like to attend classes part-time, take time off while reserving their scholarship, request summer funding, or request consideration for an extraordinary circumstance.

Please be aware that all appeals must be submitted through the links below.

Students must have the following documents ready before beginning the appeal process:

  • A copy of their transcripts.
  • An education plan from a college advisor or generated by the college’s online portal. A plan created by students will not be accepted.
  • A well-developed short essay clearly stating why they are submitting the appeal.

Two-Year Handbook Brochure

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