Transfer Admission Requirements | Office of Admissions and Scholarships

Transfer Admission Requirements

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.


  • New Transfer (15 or more transferable hours)
    • College GPA - 2.0 cumulative GPA on all credit hours*
    • Good Academic Standing
  • New Transfer (less than 15 transferable hours)
    • College GPA - 2.0 cumulative GPA on all credit hours*
    • Good Academic Standing
    • Submit High School GPA** and ACT or SAT scores for consideration
  • For students interested in our Meridian campus, enter our Partnership Pathways program at one of our partner community colleges and follow the degree plan. Pathway programs are currently available at MCC, EMCC, ECCC, and Jones College.

*Cumulative GPA as computed by MSU and includes all transferable college coursework
**Or qualifying GED score

Transfer Course Equivalents

Want to make sure you’re on track to make the move to MSU? Be sure to check out how your courses transfer!

  • Visit the Transfer Course Equivalents page for Mississippi Institutions and select other Out-of-State Institutions.
  • For most Out-of-State Institutions and most University Equivalencies, please call the Registrar’s Office at 662-325-2022 or send a detailed email to requesting the course be reviewed. Email should include name of school, course symbol, course number, and course title.

Applied Science Information

Have an Associate of Applied Science degree? Our new Bachelor of Applied Science degree program may be the right fit for you.

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