Thank you for your professional partnership with MSU’s Office of Admissions. We strive to provide you and your students with useful information about Michigan State University’s admissions process.
At this event, high school counselors will get the most important updates from each the 15 public universities in Michigan.
As an adviser of prospective MSU students, we encourage you to sign up to receive updates on MSU admissions and invites to counselor-specific events.
Our admissions counselors are ready to connect with you and answer any questions you or your students may have. To reach out to an MSU admissions counselor, please visit our contact page.
Are you working with a student who is interested in MSU? They can contact our office directly or complete our inquiry form.
The counseling staff in the Office of Admissions evaluates each application for admission on a variety of components, with special emphasis on:
*middle 50% of enrolled first-year students
Total for two semesters: $26,426
Total for two semesters: $53,012
International students may have additional fees and expenses. For more information, review our detailed costs.
MSU offers in-person campus visits that include a guided walking tour for prospective students and their families, as well as a short presentation with an overview of the admissions process and the university as a whole. Please review the latest campus visitor guidelines. In addition to in-person campus visits, there are virtual event options for prospective first-year and transfer students. Explore all these options and more on the visit page.
MSU recommends that students include a majority of core academic courses in their schedules each semester throughout high school, including three such courses each semester during their senior year. In addition, MSU encourages students to take honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses when possible.
Any student considering attending Michigan State as a first-year student should pursue a strong college preparatory curriculum. At a minimum, this includes:
Applications that are lacking in one of these areas will still be considered; however, a less rigorous curriculum may put these applications at a disadvantage for admission.
Detailed recommendations for students in grades eight through 12 are available in MSU's college planning guide.