After you apply

We’ll take it from here.

You can track 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 have your applicant ID or password, you can search for them here.

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.

For all students, it may take seven to 10 business days for the receipt of transcripts and test scores to be recorded in MSU's information system.


Edit email

If you need to edit your email, simply login to your account and click on the "Edit email" button in the control panel.

Change semester

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 semester” button in the control panel.

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.

Change major

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.

Canceling admission

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” button in the control panel. If you have already submitted your Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED), MSU will automatically process a refund upon cancellation of your application, provided that 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.