Early Enrollment for Pre-College Students

Opportunities for Recent High School Graduates

Summer Session 2018 is a great way to introduce yourself to MSU and ease your transition from high school into college life. As an incoming freshman, you can get a jump start on your college career during the summer by completing one or more of your core course requirements.

Summer Session students enjoy smaller class sizes, a relaxed atmosphere on campus, organized outdoor group recreation, and academic advisors available to assist in making choices that will lead to a successful college experience. Come join the fun at Summer Session 2018!

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Admission to MSU

Core courses offered during Summer 2018

Academic Advising Center

130 Gaines Hall
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M, T, Th, F
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., W
(406) 994-3532

Walk-in advising for assistance with such things as drop/add, tutoring referrals, completion of change of curriculum forms, or other quick questions is available during our open hours. Special advising appointments to discuss matters such as choosing a major or minor, mapping out academic plans, or dealing with suspension or probation can be made by telephoning, e-mailing, or stopping by the office.

University Studies advising services are available to all students on campus.  We also welcome inquiries from faculty and staff.

General questions about Summer Session

Contact the Office of Summer Session.

Early Admission for Current High School Students

Summer Session 2018 provides an opportunity for current high school students to experience the college atmosphere and the level of coursework that is expected of a student at MSU.  Whether you’re trying to get a head start on your core courses or are just taking a class for fun, MSU offers a variety of summer courses that are sure to interest and challenge you.

Early Admission (concurrent high school/university attendance) allows a high-ability student who has not yet completed high school to take courses for university credit.  If you have completed your sophomore year in high school, have a grade point average of at least 3.25, and have completed the majority of the college preparatory course work, you are welcome to apply.

Early Admission Guidelines

Academic Eligibility

To be eligible for Early Admission, the applicant must:

  • Demonstrate ability to do university-level work in at least one academic area
  • Demonstrate a strong likelihood of success at university-level work in that area
  • Meet the course requirements for Early Admission set by the departments offering the courses to be attended
  • Normally such students will have completed the sophomore year in high school and will have a grade-point average of at least 3.25, documented on an official high school transcript.

Application Procedure

Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of Admissions constitutes a complete application for admission. Requests to have final credentials sent to MSU must be initiated by the applicant. Requests should be made by contacting the high school, the registrar’s office at the college/university, or the testing agency.

  1. Admissions Application: An application for admission may be submitted online or downloaded and printed; if completing the paper application, please return the completed and signed application form to the Office of Admissions. The application may also be obtained from a high school counselor or from the Office of Admissions
  2. Application Fee:  An application fee is not required
  3. High School transcript: An official transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Office of Admissions. The transcript must post all courses completed and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or test scores listed below
  4. ACT/SAT scores: An ACT score of 27 or an SAT score of 1820 (prior to March 2017) or SAT Total Score of 1300 (after March 2018). Official ACT/SAT scores should be sent electronically directly to the Office of Admissions from the ACT/SAT testing agency.  The MSU school code for ACT is 2420; the MSU school code for SAT is 4488
  5. Coursework: Must have completed the majority of the College Preparatory coursework outlined under Freshmen Admission Requirements
  6. Letter of Recommendation: A letter must be submitted from the high school principal and/or guidance counselor recommending the student for Early Admission
  7. University Professor Recommendation: A letter from a faculty member in the university department in which the course is to be taken must state that the student is prepared to take the course in question and is granted permission to do so
  8. Interview: The MSU Early Admissions Committee must recommend acceptance in the Early Admission program.  Applicants and their parents may be interviewed by the committee. Contact the Assistant Director of Admissions to schedule an interview:  phone (406) 994-2452

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Core courses offered during Summer 2018

General questions about Summer Session

Contact the Office of Summer Session