Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Michigan State University is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to its impact, MSU has implemented the following changes and accommodations to facilitate the admissions process and protect the health of our prospective students.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Admissions Updates

  1. Application deadlines — At this time, MSU is still accepting applications on a rolling basis. We still encourage students to apply as soon as possible for maximum consideration.
  2. Receipt of transcripts  We realize that schools are closed in affected areas. All students are strongly encouraged to have their schools send documents as soon as possible and MSU will consider students with late documents on a case-by-case basis.
  3. English language tests for international students  Due to cancellations of TOEFL and IELTS tests, MSU will be temporarily accepting the Duolingo English Test from applicants affected by these closures for students applying to begin their studies in summer or fall semesters 2020. In addition, MSU will be expanding the ability for students to receive provisional admission. If students are able to take a test that meets our regular admission standards prior to enrollment, we will update their admission status to regular.
  4. In-person events  MSU has canceled all in-person admissions events through May 1, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. While events on campus have been canceled, we do have a self-guided tour option.
  5. Deposit deadline — Freshman students planning a fall semester enrollment should submit a deposit as soon as possible, or no later than May 1. If needed, students must request a deposit extension by May 1 by logging into their account and selecting the extension request box. Please note: any student who is granted an extension will need to submit their deposit by June 1. International students are strongly encouraged to deposit as soon as possible in order to allow sufficient time for the student visa process.

In addition, our admissions counselors are actively available and ready to answer any questions and concerns you may have. To identify and connect with your admissions counselor, please visit the Office of Admissions counselor contact page.