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Ten Michigan public universities say they’ll take any applicant with a 3.0 GPA

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They hope the announcement encourages more students to apply and go to college.

Ten public universities in Michigan have joined together with a simple message for high school seniors:

You are guaranteed admission if you have a 3-point-oh or above grade point average.

Daniel Hurley is CEO of the Michigan Association of State Universities.

He says the universities want to encourage students who are interested in college but think it's harder to get in than it really is.

“I think there's a misconception out there on the part of students that they need to have a high level of an SAT score, they may need to participate in x number of extracurricular activities.”

The universities in the agreement are Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Northern Michigan, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State, U of M Dearborn, U of M Flint, and Wayne State.

Tracy Samilton covers the auto beat for Michigan Radio. She has worked for the station for 12 years, and started out as an intern before becoming a part-time and, later, a full-time reporter. Tracy's reports on the auto industry can frequently be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as on Michigan Radio. She considers her coverage of the landmark lawsuit against the University of Michigan for its use of affirmative action a highlight of her reporting career.