What You Need to Know

If you were previously admitted to Metropolitan State, you are considered a re-admit student, which is someone whose admission to the university has been end dated. You will be expected to meet any admission and academic program requirements in place at the time of re-admission. You will not be required to pay another application fee.

If your admission has been canceled, you must complete a new application for undergraduate admission and submit new official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. 

Learn More About Admission Cancellation

Please keep in mind that all application materials (including transcripts) must be received or postmarked by the admissions deadlines listed below. If your materials are received after the deadline, your application will be considered for the following semester. (For example, if your application is completed on June 10, but your final transcripts are not received until July 1, you would be considered for spring enrollment).

Priority Application Deadlines

  • Jun 30
    Fall Semester
  • Nov 15
    Spring Semester
  • Mar 30
    Summer Session

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. By applying by the Priority deadline students will be given priority to allow completion of New Student Orientation, receipt of transfer credit evaluation (DARS), and completion of financial aid packaging in a timely manner.

You can check the status of your application through E-Services to ensure that we have received your application, and transcripts. Incomplete applications that do not include ALL of the required items will not be considered. Notification of a positive admissions decision may list certain conditions that you must satisfy before you can register for coursework, such as submitting a final undergraduate transcript, assessments or other credentials.

Important: Students must have a complete application on file 3 weeks prior to any given semester to be considered for admissions for that semester. Incomplete applicants will be reviewed for the following semester.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for Undergraduate Admission

    Complete the admissions application online.

  2. Send Transcripts from Previous Institutions

    Transcripts should be sent to:

    Undergraduate Admissions
    Metropolitan State University
    700 E Seventh St.
    Saint Paul, MN 55106

  3. Apply for Financial Aid

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure to add Metropolitan State School Code: 010374

  4. Once Accepted, Learn About Student Services

    After you receive your letter of admission (typically within a week of application) Gateway Student Services is your contact for everything from registration to financial aid, as well as other services offered to students.

  5. Register for New Student Orientation

    After you receive your letter of admission, all newly admitted students must complete online New Student Orientation prior to course registration. Additionally, all students are encouraged to attend the on-campus group advising and registration session. Prior to attending the on-campus group advising and registration session, online orientation must be completed.

    Please note: freshmen with 16 or less credits and students admitted on academic warning must complete both the online orientation and on-campus group advising and registration session options. It may take up to two (2) business days to verify the successful completion of online new student orientation.

    You will receive an email notification to your metrostate.edu email account confirming your completion.

  6. Complete Placement Assessments

    All other new students, including transfer and readmitted students will be evaluated through the degree auditing process to determine whether exemption should be granted. You should wait until you get the Degree Auditing Reports (DARS); you should take action immediately if you see Student Holds: 0006 - Assessment Test in the right-hand collumn on Page 1 of your DARS.

  7. Plan for Your First Tuition Payment

    Your Offer of Financial Assistance explains the different types of financial aid we are able to offer you. If you receive other types of financial aid, such as scholarships, third-party benefits or non-federal student loans, your offer will be updated and possibly adjusted to reflect these additional financial aid funds.