Next Steps | Office of Admissions and Scholarships
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Become a Bulldog Checklist

Congratulations on being admitted! Let's make it official! Check below to view what's next.

Complete your application for admission

The application for admission for fall 2025 opens on August 1, 2024. MSU has rolling admissions and does not have an admissions deadline. We do encourage students to apply to the university as soon as possible. Housing priority is primarily based on the date/time a student submits their admissions application.

*The application fee is non-refundable.

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Students can complete their FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year when it becomes available in late 2023. MSU’s Federal School Code is 002423.
  • For MSU students to be evaluated for their comprehensive financial aid and scholarship packages, they will need to submit their FAFSA by April 1st. 
  • Complete your FAFSA here.

Complete your General Scholarship Application (GSA)

  • MSU’s General Scholarship Application (GSA) opens on October 1 for the upcoming academic year. 
  • Freshman students’ priority date to complete the GSA is December 1.
  • Transfer students’ priority date to complete the GSA is March 1. 

Submit your Housing Application

  • All first-time freshman students are required to live on campus for their first two semesters.
  • Transfer students may live on or off-campus.
  • The priority date for preferred housing and roommate selection is April 1 for freshman students. 
  • Submit your Housing Application beginning October 1 at

Check MSU Email

  • Log in to your myState account. You will log in with your NetID and NetPassword you created the first time you log in. You will receive your NetID and MSU ID in your application portal. You can look up your NetID here.
  • Once logged in to myState, click on Outlook under the Apps & Services panel on the left side of the screen. To access your MSU email, you may have to log in again with your NetID (or email; and NetPassword.

Sign up for Orientation 

  • Signing up for Orientation is how you confirm your intent to enroll at MSU and register for classes.
  • Students entering the summer or fall semester can sign up for Orientation starting on March 1. 
  • Students entering the spring semester can sign up for Orientation in mid-November.

Submit your Immunization Requirement

  • All students are required to submit proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. 
  • The Health Center accepts immunization records generated by physicians and health departments.  MSU has partnered with Med + Proctor to provide immunization-verification services.  To upload your immunization records, first go here and sign in using your MSU credentials, then provide Med + Proctor with the basic information being requested.  You will use your MSU email address for subsequent logins.  If you have general questions concerning the status of your immunization records, please contact the Health Center via email: (preferred method) or by phone: (662) 325-0706.

Submit Final Transcripts

  • Freshman students are required to upload their official FINAL high school transcript to their Mississippi State University application portal, along with any other dual enrollment courses.
  • Transfer students are required to upload their official transcripts from each college or university attended. A faxed transcript will not be accepted. 

Submit AP Exams

Students must request their AP scores from the College Board to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar at Mississippi State University.  Our school code for AP is 1480.

Check the MSU Academic Calendar

Check the Academic Calendar for important dates like when classes begin, last days to add or drop a class, midterms/exams, holidays/breaks, and much more.

Move-In Day

  • Freshman students will be allowed to move onto campus at the beginning of August. 
  • Additional information about move-in day can be found here.