Apply for Admission

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Admission to MTSU for first-time freshmen is straightforward; there are two possible paths--guaranteed admission and admission by review:

For guaranteed admission, applicants must have completed the recommended college preparatory courses and must present one of the following:

  • 3.0 GPA, OR
  • Minimum composite ACT score of 22 (or SAT equivalent), OR
    • Prior to March 2016- SAT score of 1020 (Critical Reading & Math)
    • March 2016 & future tests- SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading & 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 980 (Critical Reading & Math)

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.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the undergraduate application for admission online by the appropriate deadline.
  2. Submit the $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  3. Submit the official ACT or SAT scores.
  4. High School and College officials can use our secure Dynamic Form to send transcripts or we accept any electronic transcript services. 

    Official Transcripts can also be mailed to:

    MTSU Undergraduate Admissions
    SSAC 120
    1301 E. Main St.
    Murfreesboro, TN  37132