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Academic Requirements for Freshman

Standard Requirements

  • Applicants should have an above average academic record at least equivalent to a "C" (2.5 out of 4.00).
  • Taking either the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or ACT, while not required, is encouraged and strongly recommended for freshman applicants for scholarship opportunities.
  • Academic Transcripts: In order for the MSU Office of Admissions to evaluate academic qualifications and placement level. Official original transcripts (bearing the school seal and signature) should be sent directly from the school to the University and must include an English translation. Certified true copies of original transcripts are acceptable. Any GCE A-level examination results must also be submitted and will be considered for transfer credit. In most cases you will be submitting transcripts before you have completed your final year of secondary school; if so, please indicate your expected graduation date.

Special Circumstances

If you are a non-degree seeking student, a freshman foreign student graduating from a U.S. high school, or permanent resident, please view the Application Instructions for Special Circumstances.