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.
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 reach out directly to our office 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 freshmen
Total for two semesters: $25,046
Total for two semesters: $50,352
International students may have additional fees and expenses. For more information, review our detailed costs.
MSU is now offering limited capacity in-person walking tours. For the safety of our guests and tour guides, all campus visitors must abide by the MSU Community Compact. At this time, we are unable to show the inside of any residence halls during our campus tour. In addition to these in-person tours, we also have a virtual tour as well as other admissions events. Explore all these options and more on out 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 select honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses when possible.
Any student considering attending Michigan State as a freshman 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.