Freshman Admission Requirements.

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You are a freshman student if you have not attended a post-secondary institution since completing high school and you are planning to be a degree seeking student. You are still considered a freshman if you enrolled in college level coursework while still attending high school.

Mayville State University has a variety of scholarships available for students who show potential in the areas of academic achievement, leadership and participation in other activities.


In order to be considered for admission, freshmen applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A 2.0 cumulative high school grade point average or higher. Freshmen applicants with less than a "C" or 2.00 grade point average may be accepted on academic probation. An admissions decision will be made with a sixth or seventh high school semester whenever possible with the understanding that a final academic transcript will be submitted upon graduation.

  • Have taken the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). This is required of students 24 years of age or younger. While Mayville State does not require a minimum ACT or SAT score for admission, you must provide official test results.
    Submit ACT or SAT score - ACT Code: 3212   SAT Code: 6478

As of 1993, all incoming freshmen are required to meet specific subject or core curriculum requirements. The North Dakota University System College Preparatory Core Requirements include the following:

  • 4 units of English

  • 3 units of Mathematics, Algebra I and above

  • 3 units of Laboratory Science, at least 1 unit each in 2 or more of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science; and

  • 3 units of Social Studies, excl. Consumer Education, Cooperative Marketing, Orientation to Social Science, Marriage/Family.

Graduates of high schools in other states will be admitted upon meeting these same requirements. A limited number of students who have not had the required high school courses may be admitted. Contact the Office of Admissions for further information.

A complete admissions file includes:

  • an official high school transcript or proof of successful completion of the GED. Ask your high school to mail an official transcript when applying while still in high school.  You will also be required to submit a final high school transcript with your graduation date listed to complete your admissions file and receive federal financial aid.  If you completed your GED exam, have the official results sent to MSU.

  • a completed university immunization form. For anyone born after 1956, proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella must be supplied by official documents.

  • documentation that you have received the meningococcal disease (Meningitis) vaccination. This is effective fall of 2012, and applies to all newly admitted students ages 21 and younger who are residing in campus housing).

  • results of the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). This is required of students 24 years of age or younger.

  • an official and complete transcript showing any and all courses attempted and grades earned from another college or university.

  • a completed Mayville State University Application for Admission (Click here to Apply Now)

  • a non-refundable, one-time $35 application fee. No admissions decisions will be made until the application fee is received.

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