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.
Following the University’s grading option for the spring 2020 semester, grades of S, P or U as listed on college and high school transcripts will not be calculated in your grade point average for consideration of admission and scholarships. Grades of A-F will be calculated as normal.
Three Options for Admission
- Complete the 30-hours of core courses listed below with a 2.0 GPA on those courses and earn an overall 2.0 GPA on all hours attempted*
- English Composition – 6 semester hours
- College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning, or a higher-level math – 3 semester hours
- Natural Science – 6 semester hours
- Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 semester hours
- Social or Behavioral Sciences – 6 semester hours
- Earn an A.A. degree (associate in art) or a higher degree from a regionally accredited community, junior, or senior college with a 2.0 GPA*.
- Meet the requirements for entering freshmen (based on your ACT/SAT scores and high school transcript) and earn an overall 2.0 GPA on all hours attempted* -OR- 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.
*as computed by Mississippi State University
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.