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Undergraduate applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please note: MSU is NOT accepting undergraduate applications for Spring Semester 2014.

Freshman Applicants

The 2014 freshman application for admission is now available. Prospective freshman students should submit an online application soon if interested in attending MSU in 2014.
Learn more about the timeline for admission and deadlines

Transfer Applicants

The application for Fall Semester 2014 transfer students is now available. Prospective transfer students should reveiw the transfer application instructions and admission criteria.
Learn more about the timeline for admission and deadlines

Online applicants create a password and are issued an applicant ID. This enables you to save your application and submit it when you are ready. The application fee (or application fee waiver if you are eligible) is required to officially submit your application for admission.

Graduate Students

Graduate students must also apply online. Prospective graduate students who have trouble applying online should contact the Graduate School at gradschool@grd.msu.edu. Start your online application now

Personal Statement

The Personal Statement is part of Michigan State's undergraduate application for admission. As part of the application, each applicant is required to submit a short essay of up to 400 words from a list of designated topics. This statement may be considered as a positive factor to enhance admissibility, as well as for scholarship consideration. Personal Statement topics on the 2014 application for admission are:

    1. Michigan State University recognizes that an assortment of interests, viewpoints, and life experiences are important in student learning and enhance the university community. Describe an experience, passion, or characteristic that illustrates what you would contribute to the MSU community and how this will add to the overall richness of campus life.

    2. Describe a significant experience from the past two years which required you to interact with someone outside of your own social or cultural group (ethnic, religious, geographic, socioeconomic, etc.). How did this impact you? What did you learn and what surprised you?

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