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Requirements

Undergraduate Requirements

A student is considered a freshman at MSU, when he or she has:

  • No previous college coursework, or 
  • Completed college coursework prior to high school graduation, or 
  • Has some college credit completed through Eagle Scholars or a dual-credit program, and 
  • Is a high school graduate or GED recipient.
  • View pre-college curriculum requirements.

 

ADMISSION process

 

ADMISSION Requirements

Test scores (ACT/SAT) are not required for Admission to Morehead State University.  However, they are required for scholarship eligibility, and may be needed for placement purposes or admission to certain programs at MSU ( for example: Music, Nursing, Space Science, and Veterinary Technology).
                                                      

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

 You are considered a first-time freshman at MSU if:  1) You have no previous college coursework, or 2) You have completed college courses prior to high school graduation, including college courses through MSU's Eagle Scholars or another dual-credit program.
  • UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION (Bachelor’s Degree): High School GPA of 2.50 – 4.00 (Unweighted).
  • PROVISIONAL ADMISSION (Bachelor’s Degree): Student Athletes who have met NCAA qualifier requirements and have a High School GPA of 2.00 – 2.49 (Unweighted), and  International students with a HS GPA of 2.00-2.49 (Unweighted). Must have a signed and approved Learning Contract.
  • CONDITIONAL ADMISSION (Associate’s Dgree): High School GPA of 2.00 – 2.49 (Unweighted). (Associate’s Dgree) Plus a Signed and Approved Learning Contract. Participation in Eagle Success Program. After successful completion of 24 credit hours, students may move to a Bachelor’s Degree program.
  • DENIED ADMISSION: High School GPA below 2.00 (Unweighted). Students may appeal.
Kentucky applicants must also meet the Pre-College Curriculum, as established by the KY Council on Postsecondary Education.
 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

You are considered a transfer student if you have completed college coursework at any college/university other than Morehead State University after high school graduation or the completion of a GED.
  • UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION: Transfer GPA of 2.00 - 4.00. At least 24 credit hours of college work. In good standing at all previously attended institutions.
  • PROBATIONARY ADMISSION: Transfer GPA lower than a 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. Will be monitored and expected to earn a 2.00 GPA at MSU during the first semester of attendance.
Transfer students who apply for admission with fewer than 24 credit hours will be admitted subject to the same admission criteria as that of an entering freshman.                                 
 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Original, official proof of academic credentials:
    • High school transcript showing proof of graduation
    • If a student has completed any previous academic coursework at the college/university level, then a WES evaluation is required.
    • GPA must be at least 2.00
  • Original, official proof of English proficiency:
    • IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 61, or Michigan Test 82, or
    • From an English-speaking country, or
    • Successfully graduated from a U.S. high school (must also submit ACT or SAT scores), or
    • Sufficient ACT or SAT scores
    • Completed at least 24 hours from a college/university in the United States
  • Original, official financial documents:
    • Must be on official bank letterhead, in English, and less than three months old
    • Must be a minimum of $34,000 US dollars (a financial award, such as a scholarship, reduces this amount)
    • If someone else, such as a parent, is sponsoring, then a Letter of Support is needed. The Letter of Support template will be emailed.
    • Scholarship letters from certain countries may be emailed.
  • Official ACT or SAT score (optional)
    • ACT or SAT scores may be used for class placement and/or scholarship awards.
  • Picture page of passport and/or visa and/or I-20.
  • Transfer Form (needed for students who have previously studied in the U.S.)
 

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

MSU uses unweighted high school GPAs and test scores (ACT/SAT) to determine eligibility for scholarships. Test scores (ACT/SAT) are not required for Admission to Morehead State University. However, they are required for scholarship eligibility, and may be needed for placement purposes or admission to certain programs at MSU ( for example: Music, Nursing, Space Science, and Veterinary Technology). MSU uses unweighted high school GPAs and test scores (ACT/SAT) to determine eligibility for scholarships. Submit your official ACT or SAT scores. Need to convert your SAT to ACT for the index? Here's a chart for that conversion from ACT.org

Submit your scores by email at admissions@moreheadstate.edu or mail to Enrollment Services, 121 East Second Street Morehead State University Morehead, KY 40351.

 

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HAVE QUESTIONS?

Your Enrollment Services Counselor can help. We have enrollment counselors dedicated to geographic regions who make regular trips to Kentucky, Southern Ohio, as well as regional and national college fairs.
 

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