Here are the main things you need to have prepared to complete your application:
Have your official college-level transcript(s) sent directly from each school or institution attended to MSU. This includes transcripts from any dual enrollment or early/middle college programs. These can be sent through online services or by U.S. mail.
Note: International transfer students should review MSU's International transcript requirements for country-specific transcript information.
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 2023 application for admission:
On the application you will be asked to select a major. Make sure you have reviewed the restricted major criteria in the previous step, before selecting a major.
Transfer applicants with less than 24 semester credits must also have their official high school 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.
All transfer applicants must apply through the MSU application. The MSU application will assign you an applicant ID which will allow you save your progress and submit when you are ready.
Dates and deadlines