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Admission to MTSU for first-time freshmen is straightforward; there are two possible paths--guaranteed admission and admission by review:
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- 3.0 GPA, OR
- Minimum composite ACT score of 22 (or SAT equivalent), OR
- Prior to March 2016- SAT score of 1020 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing & Math)
- March 2016 & future tests- SAT score of 1100 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing & Math)
- Minimum 2.7 GPA plus ACT score of 19 (or SAT equivalent)
- Prior to March 2016- SAT score of 900 (Critical Reading & Math)
- March 2016 & future tests- SAT score of 990 (Critical Reading & Math)
The student’s diploma/ transcript must reflect a distribution of college preparatory courses, similar to the core elements of the Tennessee High School Diploma. A sample of suggested courses and units are displayed below:
|Algebra (Algebra I and Algebra II)||2|
|Geometry or higher||1|
|Additional unit of math||1|
|United States History||1|
|European; World History; or World Geography||1|
|Single Foreign Language||2|
|Visual and Performing Arts||1|
Admission by review - Students who don't meet the requirements for guaranteed admission can still be considered for conditional admission through a review process. Students will be asked to submit a personal statement form. A review committee will assess the personal statement and take into consideration the student's potential for success by evaluating factors such as high school course work, honors or advanced placement, dual credit, and extenuating circumstances.
- Graduates of Unapproved or Unaccredited High Schools
Applicants who graduate from unapproved or unaccredited high schools in Tennessee can be considered for admission through the review process. These students must achieve an ACT composite score of 22 or higher (SAT score of 1100) or present a GED test score of 450 or higher or a HiSET test score of 10 or higher. Students under the age of 21 are required to submit a valid ACT or SAT test score. The review will include GED or HiSET credentials as well as other special interests, skills, and non-academic factors as explained on the personal statement form which can be completed at the point of application.
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Regional Scholars Program
The MTSU Regional Scholars Program allows select non-Tennessee resident students who live within approximately 250 miles and meet specific academic requirements to attend MTSU at a greatly reduced rate and qualify for the Freshman Academic Merit Scholarships.
Academic Assessment Placement Testing Requirements
- Freshmen applicants who will be 21 years of age or older at the time of admission are required to undergo assessment for each area or may elect to provide official ACT/SAT scores from tests that have been taken within five years prior to the first day of the first term of enrollment.
- Incoming freshmen will initially be placed in prescribed courses according to valid ACT/SAT scores. Students with ACT subscores of 18 or lower in reading and math or students with ACT subscores of 17 or lower in English will have prescribed course requirements. Students with SAT scores, taken prior to March 2016, lower than 460 in mathematics or lower than 460 in critical reading/writing will have prescribed course requirements. Students with SAT scores, taken March 2016 or after, lower than 510 in mathematics or lower than 510 in reading and/or lower than 500 in English will have prescribed course requirements. Permissible test scores are less than five years old on the first day of class. A student may choose to verify their placement by taking the ACCUPLACER test. The test must be completed before attending CUSTOMS or before registering for classes and is administered through the University Studies Department. Please call (615) 898-2568 for an appointment.
- Transfer students who have not earned credits in college-level, algebra-based mathematics, reading intensive coursework, or college-level English have the option to take the Academic Assessment Placement Test, provide ACT/SAT scores that have been taken within five years, or be placed in the first level of the appropriate required prescribed courses.
The ACCUPLACER test assists in course placement and will require some students to enroll in prescribed courses as additions to their degree programs.
The applicant is responsible for signing up for the ACCUPLACER test prior to registration. For more information about the test's content, please contact the MTSU University Studies Office, (615) 898-2568.
An undergraduate applicant who previously has registered at any college or university since high school graduation must apply as a transfer student.
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To be considered for international admissions, students must:
Students with additional questions about International Admissions should contact the Office of International Affairs.
To learn more about applying for graduate study, visit the College of Graduate Studies.
Undergraduate students previously enrolled at MTSU who are ready to return after an interruption of at least one semester (excluding summer term) will need to submit a re-enrollment application in order to be activated. Details for undergraduates continue below.
Graduate students who wish to return to MTSU should contact the College of Graduate Studies at (615) 898-2840 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with re-enrollment.
Re-admission is not automatic. Whether a person's application for re-admission will be approved depends on whether that individual has attended another college or university since last attending MTSU, as well as the cumulative college GPA.
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- The individual was not on suspension when he/she left MTSU.
- The individual was suspended at the end of the last MTSU term, but the term of that suspension has been served.
- The individual was suspended at the end of the last MTSU term, but has successfully appealed the suspension through the Records Office.
The applications of those who have attended another college or university since last attending will be approved if any of the following statements is true:
- The cumulative college GPA on all college work attempted is at least a 2.00.
- The individual was suspended at the end of the last MTSU term, but since then has completed a minimum of 12 hours at another college/university with at least a 2.00 GPA on those hours. If the cumulative GPA on all work remains below a 2.00, the individual will be re-admitted on probation.
- The cumulative college GPA on all college work is less than a 2.00, but the individual
has not enrolled in any college/university for the twelve preceding months. If this
is the case, you are eligible for re-admission on probation.
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The MTSU Dual Enrollment千蠃官网国际网址 program allows high school students to take college classes before they graduate. Learn more about this program at their website!
千蠃官网国际网址A student enrolled at another institution who intends to visit MTSU for one semester’s worth of coursework with intentions of transferring back to their home institution.
To meet Guaranteed Admission 千蠃官网国际网址requirements, transient students must currently have a 2.0 or higher overall GPA.
Applicants who do not meet the standards above, but who wish to be considered for admission to MTSU can fill out a personal statement form for consideration by the Admissions Review Board.
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To be considered for admission, transient students must:
It will take 2-3 weeks from the date the last piece of documentation is received for a decision to be made on the student's file.
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千蠃官网国际网址Students should check with their home institution to confirm transfer of credits.
Post Baccalaureate Students
Adult Degree Completion Program
MTSU offers the largest Adult Degree Completion Program in Tennessee. You can finish your degree, go to college for the first time, and many more options through this program, as well as earning University credit for what you've already learned.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
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千蠃官网国际网址Students 21 or older who do not wish to seek a degree but do seek academic credit. Maximum of 16 hours; other restrictions apply; see .
Any person over 18 years of age who wishes to take courses but receive no credit.
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Students who are 65 or older or are permanently disabled can take courses for credit at a minimum registration fee not to exceed $70. Students can also seek a degree with this program. Additional details provided in the .
千蠃官网国际网址High ability high school students (3.5 GPA & 27 ACT) and/ or on Individualized Education Program.
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千蠃官网国际网址To be considered for admissions, students must:
千蠃官网国际网址It will take 2-3 weeks from the date the last piece of documentation is received for a decision to be made on the student's file.
Honors College Admission
Applicants who meet the conditions outlined below and are accepted into the University receive Honors Admission status and are eligible to enroll in classes through the University's Honors College:
First Time Freshman
- ACT composite score of 25 (or SAT equivalent) AND
- Prior to March 2016- SAT score of 1130 (Critical Reading & Math)
- March 2016 & future tests- SAT score of 1200 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing & Math)
- A minimum GPA of 3.5.
- A minimum college GPA of 3.25 (minimum 12 hours)
Students who receive Honors Admission status may choose to register for special Honors courses or Honors sections of general studies classes. They may also choose to participate in the Honors Student Association and related extracurricular activities.
千蠃官网国际网址Students who are granted Honors Admission status are also eligible to file for formal status within the Honors College, which will qualify the student for priority registration and other privileges of the Honors College. To pursue this formal status within the Honors College, the student must file the Honors College Priority Registration Request Form, must participate in Honors Advising each semester, must complete two or more Honors Courses each term, and must participate in the writing of an Honors Thesis in the senior year. Formal admission to the Honors College does not automatically qualify out-of-state students a scholarship to cover their out-of-state tuition and fees.
For more information about the Honors College at MTSU and about Honors College scholarship opportunities, please contact the Dean of the Honors College, Box 267, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, or call (615) 898-2152.
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