MS State Information

  • Mississippi State University
  • Complete the application for admission.
  • Submit a non-refundable $40 application fee.
  • Request that official ACT or SAT scores be sent to Mississippi State. We encourage that these test scores come directly from ACT or SAT
    ACT College Code - 2220 
    SAT College Code - 1480 
    The writing test of the ACT and SAT are not considered for admission or scholarship awarding purposes.
  • Request your high school send your official six-semester high school transcript (through your junior year) to Mississippi State University; faxed transcripts will not be accepted.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended; faxed transcripts will not be accepted. An applicant may not ignore previous college attendance and MUST list all colleges attended on the application for admission.
  • Supply Mississippi State with proof of immunity to measles and rubella.

Transcripts and other documentation sent via U.S. Postal Service should be submitted to:
Office of Admissions & Scholarships
P.O. Box 6334
Mississippi State, MS 39762

The Office of Admissions and Scholarships may also be contacted by calling (662) 325-2224 or sending an e-mail to admit@msstate.edu.

High School Course Requirements

  • English -- 4 units, all requiring substantial communication skills components.
  • Mathematics -- 3 units: Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. (Algebra I taken in the 8th grade will be accepted for admission provided the course content is the same as the high school course.)
  • Natural Science -- 3 units chosen from Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Advanced Physics, or another science course of comparable rigor. (Two science units must be laboratory based.)
  • Social Studies -- 3 units, including U.S. History, World History (substantial Geography component), Government (1/2 unit), and Economics (1/2 unit) or Geography (1/2 unit).
  • Advanced Electives -- 2 units chosen from Foreign Language, World Geography, 4th-year laboratory-based Science, and 4th-year Mathematics. One of the units must be Foreign Language or World Geography. (Foreign Language taken in the 8th grade will be accepted for admission provided the course content is the same as the high school course.)
  • Computer -- 1/2 unit: computer as a productivity tool, not as a keyboarding device

Pre-high School Units - Algebra I, or first year Foreign Language, or Mississippi Studies taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided the course content is the same as the high school course.

Full Admission

  • A minimum 3.20 grade-point average on the CPC.
  • A minimum 2.50 grade-point average on the CPC and a composite score of 16 or higher on the ACT or a combined score of 770 or higher on the SAT.
  • A minimum 2.0 grade-point average on the CPC and a composite score of 18 or higher on the ACT or a combined score of 860 or higher on the SAT.
  • Standing in the top 50 percent of the class and a composite score of 16 or higher on the ACT or a combined score of 770 or higher on the SAT.
  • Satisfy the National Collegiate Athletic Association standards for student-athletes who are full qualifiers under Division I guidelines.

The writing test of the ACT and SAT are not considered for admission or scholarship awarding purposes.

Full Admission with Academic Deficiencies

If the initial review indicates inadequate readiness in English, reading, or mathematics, applicants may be required to participate in counseling and testing, which will be held on campus prior to the beginning of the summer session. Applicants who successfully complete the counseling and testing program may be admitted to the university, with the requirement that they participate in the yearlong Academic Support Program.

Mississippi residents who fail to successfully complete the counseling and testing program may be admitted with the requirement that they enroll in theSummer Developmental Program. This is an intensive program that concentrates on those high school subject areas (writing, reading, and mathematics) essential to success in first-year college courses. Students who successfully complete this summer program will be allowed to continue in the fall term with mandatory participation in the Academic Support Program during their freshman year. Developmental courses taken during the Summer Developmental Program are remedial and neither count toward a degree nor are computed in a student's grade point average.

Students who fail to successfully complete the Summer Developmental Program will be counseled to explore other post-secondary opportunities.

Yearlong Academic Support Program

Cost of Attendance

Estimated Undergraduate Fees and Expenses Per Year 
(Fall/Spring) for Full-Time Students 2013-2014
  IN-STATE OUT-OF-STATE
Tuition & Fees $6,772 $6,772
Non-resident Tuition n/a $10,188
Room $5,097 $5,097
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Meals $3,550 $3,550
Personal & Transportation $5,051 $5,051
Total $21,670 $31,858
 

 

Please vist the link below for scholarship information

 http://www.admissions.msstate.edu/scholarships/competitive/index.php

 

Some information may have changed please check with the University for more information

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