Checklist for Incoming Freshmen

1. Admission

  • Application
  • 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

  • Application (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

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)