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Requirements for Admission

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First Time Freshmen

  • Complete the Undergraduate Admission & Scholarship Application and submit your $30 non-refundable application processing fee.
  • Submit your official ACT or SAT scores. (Minimum ACT of 18 or SAT of 860 required for unconditional admission.)
  • Submit a copy of your OFFICIAL high school transcripts (must be signed and sealed from your school) to the Office of Enrollment Services. GED recipients, submit your GED scores and certificate to the Office of Enrollment Services.
  • Have an admission index of 500 to be admitted unconditionally. Calculate your admission index using the formula below.

( _______ High School GPA x 100 ) + ( _______ ACT score x 10) = _______ Admission Index

We also admit students provisionally with an index of 475-499 or conditionally with an index of 450-474. Provisionally or conditionally admitted students will be required to participate in specific student success programming.

Don’t forget to send the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to MSU (FAFSA Code: 001976).

    Transfer Students - with MORE than 24 credit hours transferring

    Transfer Students - with LESS than 24 credit hours transferring

    International Students

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    • Submit an International Undergraduate Application
    • Official records of previously educational experiences
    • Evidence of proficiency in the English language
    • Official verification of financial resources
    • $30 application fee

    Returning MSU Student - have not attended any other school

    Returning Transfer Student - have previously attended MSU and attended other school(s)

    Visiting Student - attending another university or college and need to take a few additional classes

     Special Student - not interested in working towards a degree

    High School Student - current high school student wanting to take a MSU class

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