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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.

Applying to Metro State

Each semester's general application deadline is:

  • Fall semesters: August 1
  • Spring semesters: December 15
  • Summer terms: April 22

If an application deadline falls on a weekend, it is extended to the next business day.

You are encouraged to complete your application early in order to allow for receipt of an official transfer credit evaluation, any required assessments, and financial aid packaging.

Notification of a positive admission decision will list any conditions that you must satisfy before you can register for coursework. These conditions may include academic assessments and completion of 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.

Learning Communities for First-Year Students

New Metro students who have earned 16 college credits or fewer are welcome to join one of Metro's Learning Communities, academic groups that are organized around different interest areas and subjects.

Learning Community participants take pre-set classes with student peers, receive invitations to activities and events outside of the classroom, and get connected to resources on and off campus to enhance the academic experience.

Learn more about Learning Communities or contact a coordinator to get started!