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1. Admission

Application (Available in print or online)

Nonrefundable Application Fee

Official High School Transcript

List of Senior Year Courses (if currently in high school)

Official copy of standardized ACT test score (MSU ACT Code:1532)

Official College Transcript (if taking college classes while in high school)

Official AP or CLEP Scores (if taken)

Residency Documents (if required by Undergraduate Admissions)

Deadline: All required documents must be received by Undergraduate Admissions at least two weeks prior to the start of the term.


2. Housing

Application and deposit (if living on campus)

Exemption form (if living in permanent residence within 50 miles of campus)

Deadline: July 31

Building preference or roommate preference cannot be guaranteed if application is received after January 1

Housing cannot be guaranteed for applications received after July 31; applications received after this date will only be assigned as space becomes available


3. Scholarships

Applications (available online at MSU beginning October 1)

Required additional documentation

Recommendation letter and a list of achievements/activities

Deadline: January 15

Students should take the ACT before (or during) December for scores to be considered.


4. Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (MSU FAFSA Code: 001977)

Please visit the Office of Financial Aid/Scholarships website for more information.

5. After Admission

Make sure any transfer/dual credit or AP credit is sent to Undergraduate Admissions.

Send official final high school transcript (after graduation) or official college transcript (after finishing the semester/term) to Undergraduate Admissions

Sign up for and attend one Summer Orientation session (Information available online in March)

Topics covered at Summer Orientation:

Class registration

Payment plan form

Student loan

Entrance Interview form

Challenge Exams

Meal plan selection

Housing Assignment Information

Attend Great Beginnings orientation after early move-in for incoming freshmen

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