I have been accepted and I will be attending this fall! When I submit my deposit for AOP, is that the same deposit for my enrollment? Or are they two separate deposits?
Anonymous

Congratulations and welcome to the Spartan family!

You only pay one deposit, the Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED). This covers your enrollment deposit and then allows you to register for your Academic Orientation Program (AOP). There is no additional fee to attend orientation. 

Spotted the newest foal at the MSU Horse Research and Teaching Center! Aww. #springbabies #msu

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Why Living On Campus Helped Me Succeed My Freshman Year - Hannah Robar f

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Moving to any new place is hard. When I came to State I didn‚Äôt know anyone, I was terrified that I would never meet anyone and be shut in my room all alone. When move-in day came along I was itching to meet new people and see what this whole college thing had to offer. I was greeted with…

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I'm a junior in high school and I am just in LOVE with MSU so much. Sadly I have a 2.2 GPA for slacking too much the first 2 years but I have improved much this year. Is there anything I can do to meet the requirements? Clubs? Service learning? I took only honors in all years of high school (P.S ACT is next week)
Anonymous

Glad you’re interested in MSU! Best thing to do is try and keep your grades up. Having a upward grade trend along with a rigorous senior schedule will be important. Also, keep in mind we recalculate your GPA for only core classes and give extra weight your honors classes. That might help. A strong ACT score will also really help. Good luck!¬†

Thank you, Princess Lacey, for reminding us how powerful a friendship can be. We’ll miss you. #RIPLacey #LoveLikeLacey

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I got a 28 on my math section of the ACT and read that that means I don't have to take the online placement exam. Is there anything that I should do to make sure that I'm all set for math classes or am I automatically placed in one at AOP because of my score?
Anonymous

Yes, students with an ACT Math scores of at least 28 are not required to take the online placement exam. You will be placed into a math course during your AOP. 

For more information, check out http://mpsexam.msu.edu/documentation/faq.aspx

I got accepted! The only issue is that I got accepted for the spring of 2015 and deferred for the fall of 2014. Would it be better for me to go to a community college until the spring semester and transfer or to wait until the spring to start college?
Anonymous

Congratulations and welcome to the Spartan family!

You are not required to take courses at another school in the fall; however, it is recommended. Students taking classes at another institution have the opportunity to keep progressing towards the completion of their academic program by transferring credits. Whether or not you enroll for courses at another institution this fall, you MUST log in to your online student portal between September 1 and October 1, 2014, and inform our office of your Fall 2014 schedule or plans. You must also:

  1. Perform well in any Fall 2014 classes (or forfeit your spring admission offer).
  2. Input your course grades via your online student portal by December 26, 2014.
  3. Have a final, official transcript sent to the Office of Admissions by December 30, 2014.

If you plan to take courses at another institution in the fall, it is recommended you enroll in classes that transfer to MSU as satisfactory equivalents for our Integrative Studies requirements. A list of Integrative Studies classes is available online. A database, showing transferable credits by individual institutions can be found in the Transfer MSU system.Degree Navigator is an advising tool that enables you to compare your academic record with degree requirements for your major of choice. To use Degree Navigator, log in as a guest.

GO Green! GO White! GO in Blind! -Carly Lear f

msuliveon:

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One of my biggest fears before coming to MSU was the roommate search. Who the heck was I going to live with!? I had a lot of high school friends who would also be joining me at State but living with them just so that I didn‚Äôt have to live with someone random still didn‚Äôt seem ideal. So I…

Weigh in! What is your opinion on moving in with a randomly paired roommate? 

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Perfect sunset to top off a Spartan victory! #BeASpartan #nofilter

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These “reading rainbows” help guide students to book locations in the library.

This would be pretty if it wasn’t March 12th! #nomorewinter #msu

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Can I change my major if I don't want to do the one I put on my admissions application?
Anonymous

Yes, but we would recommend waiting until you have received a decision before changing your major to avoid any extension of your decision time.

Snowy campus from the top of a parking garage. #BeASpartan #msu

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Taking Advantage of Resources - Carly f

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My freshman year at MSU was the best year of my life as I succeeded in my classes, made lots of new friends and just had an absolute blast. This year however was a little bit of a change. I slowly started to realize that my classes were more challenging and I had to get a bit more serious…

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Cold but beautiful! Thanks @tsilvami

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