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.
While MSU has canceled all in-person admissions events, we do have several virtual visit options on our visit page. We invite you and your students to explore these resources, which include virtual campus experiences and our YouTube playlist with video tours and campus highlights.
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.