Here are the main things you need to have prepared to complete your application:
Once you have submitted your online application for admission, you must update your academic record by submitting grades for any completed courses and inform our office of any courses currently in progress. Do not submit any official transcripts until after you have been admitted.
As part of the undergraduate application for admission, each applicant is required to submit one essay (minimum 250 words, maximum 650 words) from the list of prompts. The essay may be considered as a positive factor to enhance admissibility, as well as for scholarship consideration.
Here are the essay prompts for the 2021 application for admission:
Transfer applicants with less than 28 semester credits must have their official transcript(s) sent directly to from any high schools they attended to MSU. These can be sent through online services or by U.S. mail.
Applications are valid for one year beyond the semester of submission. It is not necessary to submit a new application or application fee during this period. To be considered for an alternate semester, contact the Office of Admissions before the application expires. Students should also provide an up-to-date transcript, a list of current courses, and a list of other activities (such as employment) occurring between the application submission date and start of desired semester of enrollment.
There are three ways to apply to MSU. Select the option that is right for you, but only submit one application for admission. MSU has no preference for which type of application you submit.
Dates and deadlines