Honors College

The Administration Building.

The Administration Building.

Michigan State University’s four-year Honors College is open to students with any major preference by invitation based on high school academic performance and standardized test scores. Benefits of membership include academic program flexibility, enrollment priority, and honors housing. High school students who apply to and are accepted at MSU are invited to join the Honors College if they are:

  • in the top 5 percent of their high school’s graduating class


  • have either an ACT composite score of at least 30 or an SAT total score of at least 1360 (critical reading and math sections only)

Students possessing achievements just below these standards are screened by the Honors College admissions committee and may be asked to submit additional information before being considered for Honors College membership.

Learn more about MSU’s Honors College

Academic Scholars Program

MSU also offers the Academic Scholars Program, open by invitation to high-achieving freshmen and sophomores who are interested in enhancing their academic program during their first two years of college, and who may be interested in joining the Honors College after their first year. Membership is limited to 200 students, and high school students who apply to and are accepted at MSU are invited to join if they rank in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class and have an ACT composite score of at least 28 or an SAT combined score of at least 1240 (critical reading and math sections only).

Learn more about MSU’s Academic Scholars Program

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