Admission to Michigan State University is competitive, but there are no minimum requirements. MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. Students are also advised to apply early.
*middle 50% of enrolled first-year students
MSU recommends that students include a majority of core academic courses in their schedules each semester throughout high school, including three such courses each semester during their senior year. In addition, MSU encourages students to select honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses when possible.
Any student considering attending Michigan State as a first-year should pursue a strong college preparatory curriculum. At a minimum, this includes:
Applications showing a lack in one of these areas will still be considered; however, a less rigorous curriculum will put these applications at a disadvantage.
Detailed suggestions for students in grades eight through 12 are available in MSU's College Planning Guide.
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