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

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WHY SMSU?

99%

Job placement rate after graduation,
GUARANTEED

$10,747

Average financial aid package

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY

Instructions for On-Campus Freshmen

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

Instructions for On-Campus Transfers

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

You're ready to apply!

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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.