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Novel coronavirus admissions updates


Admission information

External tests and exams

Test optional
MSU is test optional, which means that prospective students have the opportunity to apply without submitting an ACT or SAT score. The following exceptions will apply but are subject to change:

IB, AP, A-Level
We will honor the plans set forth by International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), GCE A-level examination boards and other institutions for final documentation of a student's examinations and work. MSU will grant credit, where appropriate, based on the scores we receive from these organizations.

English language tests for international students
Due to cancellations of TOEFL and IELTS tests, MSU will be temporarily accepting the Duolingo English Test, the TOEFL iBT Home Edition and the IELTS Indicator tests from applicants affected by these closures who are applying to begin their studies in fall semester 2022. In addition, MSU will be expanding the ability for students to receive provisional admission. If students are able to take a test that meets our regular English language proficiency requirements prior to enrollment, we will update their admission status to regular.


Please refer to the Together We Will website for the most up-to-date information for students admitted for the 2022 fall semester.

MSU's response to the coronavirus

Visit the Together We Will website for the latest updates and resources for the Spartan community.

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