Frequently Asked Questions | Office of Admissions and Scholarships

FAQ: Applying


How will my Dual Enrollment courses transfer over?

Please take a look at the Transfer Equivalency Sheet, here.

If I have enough college credit hours, does that mean I don’t have to live on campus?

No. All first-time freshmen are required to live on campus. College credit hours may put you ahead academically, but you are still required to live on campus if you are an incoming freshman student (having just graduated from high school).

Is there a limit to the amount of college credit hours I can transfer to MSU?

No, but you may want to check with the academic department of your intended major to be sure the courses your taking will count toward that degree.

My Dual Enrollment credits are on my high school transcript. Is that all need?

No, we need a transcript from every institution that granted you credits. We will need your high school transcript, but we will also need the transcript from the community college that granted you the college credits as well.

What makes me a transfer student

Students may transfer to Mississippi State University from a regionally accredited community, junior or senior colleges for any period of enrollment, provided they have earned a 2.0 GPA on all college courses attempted (as computed by Mississippi State University), as well as earned a 2.0 GPA on the 30-hours of core courses. Applicants must list all colleges attended on the application for admission, must be in good standing with the last college or university attended, and must meet one of the following options for admission.

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When does the application for admission open?

For students entering in the fall semester, registration opens on August 1st at 8 p.m. for the Fall Application. 
For students entering in the spring semester, registration opens on September 1st at 12:01 a.m. for the Spring Application.

What are the freshmen requirements for admission?

Admission is granted to those who meet the freshmen admissions criteria MS Resident and Non-Resident.

There are additional options for those that do not meet the requirements at the bottom of the MS Resident or Non-Resident page once you click.

How do I apply if I have previously attended MSU?

Contact the Registrar’s Office at 662-325-2022 with questions or apply online through the Registrar’s site under the Former Students section.

Are immunization records required before admission?

No, immunization records may be submitted after you are admitted to MSU, but should be submitted at least 3 business days before Orientation (or when you plan to register for classes). For information on how to submit your forms, please see the Next Steps list.