Academic Programs Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Admission to the University
Application Procedure for High School Seniors

Admission to Michigan State University is open to all candidates based on academic performance and the availability of space in the desired academic program, and without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age, or (in the case of U.S. citizens) financial need.

If you are a high school senior applying for entrance as a first-year student, you should:

  1. Apply online.
    1. Complete the online application including your essay. The application fee is required at the time you submit the online application. Payment must be made using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express, or online check or ACH. Refer to Costs section of this catalog. Application fee waivers are available online or from your high school for eligible students. International applicants are not eligible for application fee waivers. 
    2. Submit your essay electronically in your application for admission. You should only answer one question.
    3. Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to Michigan State University by the testing agency, if you wish to be considered for admission with a test score. The ACT code is 2032; the SAT code is 1465.
    4. If you are applying test-optional a standardized test score is not required for admission consideration or merit review for admissions scholarships.