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The admissions application is considered complete upon receipt of the last transcript received. Within twenty business days of receipt of the last transcript, we will begin processing the application and reviewing your record for admission eligibility. You are welcome to call the Admissions Office to request your application status at any time at 651-793-1302.

Please Note: All application materials must have been received or postmarked by the deadline. Application materials received after the deadline that completed an application will result in admissions consideration for the subsequent semester:


Fall semester: June 30
Summer session: March 30
Spring semester: November 15

  • Gateway 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, financial aid, and other services offered to students.
  • New Student Orientation New Student Orientation is required. Completing it as early as possible gives you the best selection of courses and time to prepare for the upcoming semester. A $40 nonrefundable fee will be billed when registering for orientation. This fee is used to improve the overall student transition experience at Metropolitan State University and additonal first semester student support programming.
  • Complete any assessments listed in your letter of admissionAll incoming freshmen having no college credit at all are required to complete the placement tests that include basic measures of reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • Transfer student credit evaluations Newly-admitted degree seeking students receive a transfer evaluation, approximately four to six weeks after receiving an acceptance letter. This evaluation is called a Transfer Audit and it illustrates how your transfer credits have been accepted and applied to General Education and Liberal Studies (GELS), including the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).
  • Applied for Financial Aid? Your Offer of Financial Assistance shows the different types of financial aid we are able to offer you at this time. As you obtain 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.
  • Other Payment Methods In addition to financial aid, the Financial Management Office also accepts payment directly, through waivers, or using a payment plan.

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