Application checklist

  • Submit one application for admission
  • Pay the $65 nonrefundable application fee using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or an electronic check.
  • Have your official high school transcript(s) sent electronically to MSU by your high school through an electronic delivery service such as Parchment/Docufide, Naviance, or E Scrip-Safe. Schools that do not have access to these services may send official paper documents via U.S. mail to the Office of Admissions.
  • Have your ACT or SAT scores sent directly to MSU by the testing agency. The ACT code is 2032; the SAT code is 1465. The writing portion is recommended, but not required. For more information about having your scores sent from the testing agency, visit ACT or SAT online.
  • MSU does not require letters of recommendation as part of the application for admission.

An application to MSU is complete when all the above steps are complete and all documents are received by MSU.


Application Validity

Applications are valid for one year beyond the semester for which the application is submitted. It is not necessary to submit a new application or application fee during this period. To be considered for an alternate semester, change your semester by logging on to your account.


Home School Applicants

MSU welcomes home school applicants and reviews each application using the same admission criteria used for traditional high school students. Home school students are required to submit all of the application materials listed above, including a transcript. Although the transcript of a home school student may be different than that of a traditional high school student, it should list all courses (including those in progress) from ninth to 12th grade and the time frame (year and semester) of each course. In addition, an assessment of performance (a letter grade, percentage, etc.) is needed. Occasionally, home school applicants are asked to submit additional information describing curriculum or texts used.


Early/middle college applicants

MSU also accepts applications from students who are in early/middle college programs. An early middle/college student should apply as a freshman if they plan to attend MSU immediately after receiving a high school diploma. This includes students who receive a high school diploma at the same time as an associate’s degree. Visit our early/middle college applicant page for complete details about applying to MSU.