Frequently Asked Questions for Freshman
- How long will it take to process my application?
- How much does it cost to apply?
- Does MSU accept AP credit?
- How do I find out what courses I should register for?
- Is there housing available on campus?
- Can I bring a car to campus?
- How much is tuition?
- How do I apply for a scholarship or financial aid?
- How can I get a catalog or class schedule?
- Does MSU offer health care and medical insurance for students?
- What kind of assistance does the university provide for students with disabilities?
- What kind of career planning services are offered to prepare students for life after graduation?
- Is it safe at MSU?
- What are official ACT or official SAT Test scores?
- What are official high school or official college transcripts?
Applications are processed as soon as all fees and supporting documentation are received. The admission process can take seven to ten business days from time of receipt of all required documents during peak processing periods. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that a completed application and all official transcripts and supporting documents have been submitted to MSU Admissions. Applicants are encouraged to check their application status.
Midwestern State University has a non-refundable, non-transferable application fee of $25.00 for new U.S. undergraduate students. Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been received.
Application fees that were not paid at the time of submission of your application can be paid using
Yes. Midwestern State University accepts AP, CLEP and IB credit. Students need to have their scores sent to the MSU Admissions Office to have their scores evaluated. For more information please visit our Credit by Exam website.
Every MSU undergraduate student must meet with an academic advisor. To find out who your academic advisor is please contact the Mustangs Advising Center (MAC).
Yes. For more information, visit the MSU Office of Housing and Residence Life.
MSU Admissions scholarship applications are available online and in the MSU Admissions office. For more information, please visit the MSU Admissions Scholarships website.
Additional scholarship information is available on the Donor Services site.
Information and applications for financial assistance are available from Financial Aid.
Yes. The Vinson Health Center provides medical care to all students, full-time or part-time, who are registered and have paid on-campus tuition and fees. Students may use Vinson Health Center without being enrolled in the student Health Insurance Plan.
Student Health Insurance Plans are available. For more information please contact the Vinson Health Center.
The university offers support services for students with a variety of disabilities. A wide range of services canbe obtained including, but not limited to, extended time testing, interpreters, note-taker services, scribes, reader services (e.g., books on tape, electronic text), registration assistance, and adaptive technology services.
The Office of Disability Support Services also assists students with issues and situations related to advocacy, accessibility, on-campus housing, leadership development, and advising. For more information contact the Office of Dissability Support Services.
12. What kind of career planning services are offered to prepare students for life after graduation?
MSU helps students secure internships and full-time employment by offering job and internship fairs, career counseling, resume and cover letter reviews and an online job search database. For more information, see our Career Management Center page.
Yes. Midwestern State University has the advantage of being located in a smaller city with lower crime rates than more populous communities. But even in this relatively secure environment, people must act responsibly to ensure their own well-being. For more information, see our University Police site and MSU's Crime Awarness-Cleary Act
Official ACT or official SAT exam scores are ACT or SAT test score reports sent directly to the Midwestern State University Admissions Office from ACT Inc. (ACT) or from the College Board (SAT).
- MSU will accept either official ACT or official SAT entrance exams to meet or exceed MSU admissions criteria.
- For more information:
- Visit the ACT website to request your official ACT exam scores to be sent to MSU.
MSU's ACT Code is 4132 .
- Visit the College Board website to request your official SAT exam scores to be sent to MSU.
MSU's SAT Code is 6408.
Official high school or college transcripts are transcripts recieved by MSU Admissions directly from the issuing institution. Official transcripts must be in their original, sealed, institutional envelope under the seal of the Registrar or Records Office.