Newly Admitted Students

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You chose us.  We chose you.  Now, there are a few things you will need to complete in order to finish the process of becoming an MSU Mustang so follow the steps below and we will see you on campus soon!

  1. Explore Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Scholarships, grants and loans are what make college a reality for many MSU Mustangs. Start your exploration early so you don’t miss any deadlines. Begin by visiting Paying for College (link to mwsu.edu/admissions/paying-for-college) on the Admissions webpage and if you need additional information you can visit MSU's Financial Aid website (link to mwsu.edu/finaid) for a complete overview of all financial aid information. 
  • MSU Texas provides many scholarships that are merit-based as well as need-based so make sure to explore all areas to find as many scholarship opportunities as possible to help you pay for your education.  Please visit the MSU Admissions scholarship website and your academic department website to see everything we have to offer. The merit scholarship deadline for the fall semester is April 1 and the deadline for the spring term is November 1. Other scholarships across campus may have different deadlines so double-check them to make sure you don’t miss any opportunities.

    2. Choose Your New Home

Living on campus will put you in the center of the action and help you stay connected. Most freshmen are required to live on-campus so it’s important to explore the various housing options  from residence halls to on-campus apartments.

    3. Check Your TSI Status!

THIS STEP MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR COURSES AND PRIOR TO ATTENDING ORIENTATION!
In order to be exempt from placement testing and developmental education classes, you must have an SAT, ACT, TAKS, or STAAR score that is high enough to exempt you.  To check if you have a high enough score or to see if you meet one of the few other select exemptions, visit the MSU Texas Success Initiative website for more details. 

If you need to take the TSI, you can reserve a test date with the MSU Testing Office, at 940-397-4676, or by visiting their website! Some community colleges local to you may also offer TSI test options that can be mailed to MSU.  If you're not sure if you need to take the TSI or if you have other questions, contact your Admissions Counselor.

  1. Submit Other Test Scores like AP, IB or CLEP
  • Make sure you get college credit for your hard work by submitting any AP, CLEP, IB and DANTES test scores that you have to the MSU Admissions Office. If you have questions about any of the credit by exam scores visit Credit By Exam and you will find your answers.
  1. Get Vaccinated
  • Texas law requires all students 21 and under to show proof of receiving a bacterial meningitis vaccination prior to attending class. Your vaccine must have been administered within the past five years and at least 10 days before the first official day of classes. To get your shot record on file, we at Midwestern State have contracted with Magnus Health.  They collect, review and securely store all student documents pertaining to the meningitis vaccine. 
  • Upon your acceptance into the university, Magnus Health will send an email to the address on file with MSU containing login instructions for their website to get your shot record on file.
  • Having trouble? Give their Help Desk a call at 877-461-6831.
  • THIS STEP MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO ATTENDING ORIENTATION! 
  1. Talk to Your Academic Advisor and Enroll in Classes Early
  • Get a head start and be advised early! By visiting your academic advisor, you can create your schedule and enroll in your class early to avoid the last minute rush.  You can also ask questions about your courses, major, and career goals. 
  1. Attend Early Orientation
  • At Mustangs Orientation and Registration Experience (MORE) you will get to meet other new Mustangs and have some fun.  Current students will connect you to all of the right resources and help you get more familiar with campus. It is a requirement for all new students to attend Early Orientation so sign up today.

    8. Continue to Build Your Campus Network

  • Now that you are admitted to MSU, join our Schools App page and start connecting with other new Mustangs! 
  1. Send your Final Transcripts

Whether you are finishing high school or your final semester at another university or community college, MSU will need an official transcript showing your final grades.  Once you have completed your coursework, send a copy to:  MSU Office of Admissions, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308

  1. Begin Using Your Official MSU Email Address & Our MSU Portal
  • These will become your lifelines once you begin attending MSU.                                    

   11. Get Your Parking Decal

  • For the 2018-2019 school year, it's only $110!!