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After you apply

You can track the status of your application by logging in to your account. You will need your applicant ID (the number assigned to you to access your online application) and your password. If you do not know your applicant ID or password, use our applicant ID lookup to find them.

If you applied through the Common or Coalition Application, your applicant ID and password for logging into your admissions account will be emailed to you once our office has downloaded your application into our database. Depending on the volume of applications, this email could take from two to 10 business days to arrive. Status information in your account will be updated daily on business days, but note that it can take seven to 10 business days for information to be processed and reflected in your account once it has been received.


International applicants

It can take several weeks for testing agencies to send scores, so standardized test results may not show in your account until four to six weeks after you submit a request for scores to be sent to MSU. Please be patient and check your account regularly for updates.


Transfer applicants

After submitting your application, there is one more step you need to take as a transfer student in order for your application to be considered complete. Log in to your account and self-report your academic record.

Self-report your academic record


Log in to your account to:

If you need to edit your email, simply log in to your account and click on the "Update email" link in the account tools.
If you have already applied to Michigan State University and would like to defer your application to a future semester, log in to your account and click on the “Change entry term” link in the account tools.

Semester changes are not available between July 1 and October 1. Students may only change to a semester up to one year past the original desired semester of enrollment. Any semester changes beyond one year will require a new application. Deferments to future semesters are not automatic. You may be required to supply additional information, and your admission to the new semester will be reviewed again with the applicant pool for that semester.
If you have already applied to Michigan State University and would like to change your major, log in to your account and click on the “Change major” button in the control panel.

If you decide you are not going to attend MSU, please cancel your admission to make space for another student. Log in to your account and click on the “Cancel application” link in the account tools. If you have already submitted your Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED), MSU will automatically process a refund upon cancellation of your application, provided that you are an incoming freshman and you cancel before May 1 preceding your fall semester enrollment.

Note: The AED is only refundable for freshmen enrolling for fall semester. Freshmen enrolling for spring and summer semesters, and all transfer students, will not receive a refund.