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Undergraduate Requirements

A student is considered a freshman at MSU, when he or she has:

  • No previous college coursework, or 
  • Completed college coursework prior to high school graduation, or 
  • Has some college credit completed through Eagle Scholars or a dual-credit program, and 
  • Is a high school graduate or GED recipient.
  • View pre-college curriculum requirements.



ADMISSION CRITERIA 2021-22 for First-Time Freshman                                                

  • UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION (Bachelor’s Degree): Unweighted High School GPA of 2.50 – 4.00 
  • PROVISIONAL ADMISSION (Bachelor’s Degree): Unweighted High School GPA of 2.00 – 2.49  
    • Plus a Signed and Approved Learning Contract. 
    • Participation in Eagle Success Program.
  • DENIED ADMISSION: High School GPA below 2.00 (Unweighted). Students may appeal.
Kentucky applicants must also meet the Pre-College Curriculum, as established by the KY Council on Postsecondary Education.


Test scores (ACT/SAT) are not required for Admission to Morehead State University. However, they are required for scholarship eligibility, and may be needed for placement purposes or admission to certain programs at MSU ( for example: Music, Nursing, Space Science, and Veterinary Technology). MSU uses unweighted high school GPAs and test scores (ACT/SAT) to determine eligibility for scholarships. Submit your official ACT or SAT scores. Need to convert your SAT to ACT for the index? Here's a chart for that conversion from

Submit your scores by email at or mail to Enrollment Services, 121 East Second Street Morehead State University Morehead, KY 40351.





Your Enrollment Services Counselor can help. We have enrollment counselors dedicated to geographic regions who make regular trips to Kentucky, Southern Ohio, as well as regional and national college fairs.

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