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I submitted my application about a week ago and I sent my ACT score at the same time. On my account it still says "Awaiting" for my test scores. How long does it usually take for you to receive the scores sent from the testing agencies? Should you have already received my score by now?

It’s normal for it to take up to two weeks for your ACT score to show up on your online student portal. 

How can I do I find my michigan unique identification code?

Your Michigan UIC code is a code tracked by the state of Michigan. It is found on your official transcripts, so if you don’t know this code just leave it blank on your application and we’ll fill it in for you. 

10 Things Only People From Michigan Will Understand. Here’s a little Michigander 101.

1. When Someone Asks A Michigander Where They Live, You Tell Them To Talk To The Hand

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You’ve used your hand to describe where in the state you live – either your palm or three fingers – because this form of Pictionary nails location better than any long-winded description.

Which hand you use and whether your palm is facing up or down depends on how best to illustrate your hometown to your audience.

2. Only Folks In Michigan Truly Get The Beauty Of A “Michigan Left”

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Instead of waiting impatiently at a red light to make a U-turn, you have experienced the rebellious euphoria of making a Michigan left. Because, really, ain’t nobody got time for that.

3. If You Ask For A “Soda” Instead Of “Pop” You’re Obviously Not From Around Here

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Just reading “soda” made you cringe, right? Yeah, it’s called pop. You’re tired of having to remind people of this.

4. Everyone In Michigan Is Proud Of Detroit, And Are Ready To Defend It

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It’s no secret that Detroit is facing some hard times. But whenever someone from out-of-state says something along the lines of, “Oh, poor Detroit,” and proceeds to put this city down, Michiganders are ready and willing to come to its defense.

After all, Detroit’s legendary history and its locals’ present resilience are worth defending.

5. Everyone Here Knows Someone Either In, Or Retired From, The Auto Industry

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Maybe you never applied for a job, or your parents weren’t a part of how the Motor City got its name, but you know someone who has made a career of it.

This person may be an aunt, a neighbor, or a friend’s father. But you don’t need six whole degrees of separation from you and the auto industry.

6. From The Red Wings To The Tigers, Michiganders Are Die-Hard Fans All Year Long

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Sports have been known to cause rifts between your friends and family members, but that doesn’t mean you’d stop showing your loyalty for your team of choice. In fact, the only time you don’t show pride for your team is when they’re not in season. Why? Your all-in, take-no-prisoners mentality—whether you’re rooting for the Red Wings, Tigers, Michigan, Michigan State, or what have you—can only take one team at a time. Heck, you even cheer on the Lions.

7. People In Michigan’s Love For All Things Michigan Definitely Extends To The Local Cuisine

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Comfort foods abound in Michigan. Scoop your favorite ice cream flavor into a cone—like childhood favorites Mackinac Island fudge, moose tracks, and blue moon—bite into almond boneless chicken, or drink Vernors when you’re feeling a little under the weather.

8. Everyone In Michigan Knows That The U.P. Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

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Yoopers, or as you know, people who are from the Upper Peninsula, are surrounded by natural beauty that is stunning year-round. While you’d prefer to see it in the summer, winter’s starry nights give you a feeling of isolation that’s hard to come by these days. Plus, you can always stay warm with a couple of pasties.

9. East Coast Fall Colors? Pshaw, Nothing Beats Michigan In Autumn

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Source: Flickr user Jim Sorbie

Yoopers may be known for their love of the outdoors, but it’s hard not to be a Michigander who doesn’t swoon for this state in the fall. While you can always see the leaves change on a suburban street, there’s something special about being surrounded by those colors on a cabin by a lake.

10. The Great Lakes Are, In Fact, Not Oceans, They Just Feel Like They Are

10 Things Only People From Michigan Will Understand

Standing on a beach of a great lake, like when the sun sets over Lake Michigan, it can seem as though those currents extend much further than they do. Of course, you know that just because you can’t see land beyond the horizon doesn’t mean that the Great Lakes are oceans.

You’ve had to explain this to visitors a few times. It’s not a problem, as long as they know that these bodies of water are a national treasure.


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When will the transfer applications for fall 2015 be available?

It should open in mid-November. We’ll post as soon as it goes live!

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Well it’s that time of year. Everyone is moved in and classes have started. Part of being on a huge campus is knowing how to get to class. Some people bike, others walk, but honestly, on the days where it’s super hot or super cold, the bus is the way to go…that is, if you know where you are…

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If I would like to be accepted early and submit an ACT score that's a little on the low end of your acceptance but am taking the ACT at a later date, would you hold it against me during the admission process?

No, we only use your best ACT score that is sent to our office. We encourage students to send multiple scores, but at least one test must include the writing portion.

Hello! I recently submitted my application to be a spartan but I have a question about sending scores. I reported that I took the ACT 3 times and sent only my highest score. (All my sub scores for that test are the highest as well) is that ok? Thanks for your advice! Go green!

You don’t need to send us all three scores. As long as we have one set of scores with the writing component your application will be reviewed for admission. Good luck!

FAQ: Applying to Michigan State

1. I have no idea what my Michigan Unique Identification Code (UIC) is. Does anyone know how to find it?

This is listed on your official transcript for Michigan schools only. If you don’t know your UIC, just leave that field blank on your application and we will fill it in for you once your transcripts arrive.

2. Any suggestions on how to find out what day I started high school, since the enrollment period requires an exact day range?

Just use an approximate date (like September 1, 2011), since the year is the most important part.

3. I don’t know what the subject code and course numbers are for my high school. What should I do?

These fields can be left blank as they only pertain to college courses taken by transfer students.

4. I read that my application serves as the application for all of the scholarships and the Honors College? I assume this is where I should write my heart out?

Yes, your application is used for scholarship and Honors College selection. Quality content is more important than length. Tell us your story and what you’ll bring to MSU to make it a better place. Don’t forget to proofread!

5. It seems that there is unlimited room to describe all of my activities and extracurricular activities. I have a lot of them that are very important. Should I elaborate greatly about each?

Share whatever you think is important and want the counselor reading your application to know. This isn’t the place for an essay, but key lessons or character development can be noted.

6. Employment and Activities - the last section - is vague to me. Is this section for only people that have taken time off after high school?

This is only for students who have taken one or more semesters off school after graduating or completing some college classes. For example, if a student graduated in December from high school and did not take classes at a community college during spring semester, they should list activities they participated in during this time. Summer break is not considered a semester.

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Fall 2015 applications are now open! Start at

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We can’t agree more! #gogreen #gowhite Thanks @ashdepree 💚

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On the online application, it says that the application will not be available until late summer/early fall. Is there a specific date or do we need to keep checking back? Thanks!

We don’t have a specific date yet, but our fall 2015 application will release in mid-August. Check our Twitter or Facebook accounts for a better date once we get closer! Go Green!

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There are tons of exciting experiences to be had at MSU, but knowing where to start may be overwhelming. Have you ever thought of letting your five senses lead the way? Keep reading for my guide on where to start, using all five of your senses!



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