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First-year students

New students are high school graduates or students with no prior college classes or students who have attempted fewer than 16 college level semester credits. Your official high school transcript is required. All transcripts for advanced placement courses and official test scores must be sent to Metropolitan State University from CollegeBoard prior to enrolling.

Consideration for first-year student admission will be based on one or all of the following criteria:

  • High school class rank in the upper 50th percentile
  • ACT, PSAT or SAT composite score at or above national median
  • A GED transcript with test scores
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. 

You can apply anytime! We have rolling admissions and all materials must be received 3 weeks prior to any given semester to be considered for admission for that semester. You are encouraged to complete your application early in order to allow for receipt of an official transfer credit evaluation (DARS) and completion of New Student Orientation, any required assessments, and financial aid packaging. 

Notification of a positive admission decision will list conditions that you must satisfy before you can register for coursework, such as assessments and the required completion of New Student Orientation. 

You can check the status of your application through eServices applicant portal to ensure that we have received your application, and transcripts. Important Note: Incomplete applicants will be reviewed for the following semester.

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It only takes about 20 minutes and rolling admissions means you can apply any time of year. Metro State must receive your application at least three weeks before the first day of the semester you want to start.

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