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You are about to make your first step toward becoming a student at Southwest Minnesota State University. We are excited you have decided to apply for admission to our university.

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Application Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020

SMSU Admission Policy and Requirements

We will waive your APPLICATION FEE if you apply while you are visiting campus!

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Instructions for On-Campus Freshmen:

  • Complete application for admission
  • Self-Report your academic credentials (see below)
    OR
  • Send us an official high school transcript
  • Submit scores from the ACT (code #2151) or the SAT (code #6703) - Optional
  • Submit $20 non-refundable application fee (Or contact us for a promo code!)
  • Freshman Admission Policy

Instructions for On-Campus Transfers:

  • Complete application for admission
  • Submit official transcript(s) from each previously attended non-Minnesota State System college or university. We can electronically pull Minnesota State transcripts
  • Submit $20 Non-refundable application fee (Or contact us for a promo code!)
  • Transfer Admission Policy

The SMSU Office of Admission or SMSU Office of Extended Learning will contact you on the status of your application.

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If you would prefer to apply by mail, you can use the Downloadable Admission Application.

NOTE: Admission application forms request that you provide private information as defined under state and federal law; see the related Data Privacy Notice (Tennessen warning) for an explanation of this request and the policy for use of such information.