Undergraduate Admission Checklist

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement

Beginning March 16, 2020 Minnesota State Mankato is canceling all on-campus visits, local high school visits, and attendance at off-campus recruitment events as a precautionary measure to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure to our university community and prospective students.

As an alternative, we would encourage you to consider registering for an virtual campus visit presentation. These online Zoom meetings are available four times a day at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. For more information and to schedule your virtual campus visit register for either a first year student virtual campus visit, a transfer student virtual campus visit, or an international student virtual visit.

Virtual Visits Are Available Four Times Daily at:

  • 10:00am - 10:30am: Presentation and Q&A (Intended for all students who are not admitted)
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm: Presentation and Q&A (Intended for admitted student only)
  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm: Presentation and Q&A (Intended for all students who are not admitted)
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm: Presentation and Q&A (Intended for admitted student only)
    All times listed are in Central Standard Time (CST)

How are we serving students during Covid-19?

  • Undergraduate application fees are waived through may 31, 2020

  • No deadline to confirm enrollment for the fall of 2020

Given all of the uncertainty during the spread of COVID-19 virus, Minnesota State Mankato will provide as much time as necessary for students and families to make decisions about their college choice.

  • Flexibility on ACT/SAT scores

We will make admission decisions based on high school transcripts and GPA for students applying for the fall of 2020 that do not have ACT or SAT scores and are unable to take the test this spring. Students missing test scores will not be required to submit them prior to enrolling for the fall of 2020.

  • Accomodating pass/fail grade systems

Students will not be penalized in our admissions process if their school moves to a pass/ fail grading system for this spring term. We consider cumulative GPA in our admission decisions and will consider a "P" as a positive grade trend for the spring of 2020 in our consideration of admissions appeals.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in Minnesota State Mankato, as well as your patience and understanding as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Admissions Office at 507-389-1822.

  • Summer Orientation for new students

All new first-year and transfer students will be invited to complete an online orientation program on May 18, 2020. After completing the online orientation module, students will be eligible for registration. More details can be found on the orientation website. Individual and small group advising and registration to be completed virtually. Finally, the university will provide an enhanced Welcome Week during the first week students are  back on campus. Students will have the opportunity to complete any final steps to prepare to be a Maverick as well as connect with one another and develop relationships.

  • Course placement for new students

Due to COVID-19 complexities, Accuplacer testing has been suspended. In the meantime, Minnesota State University, Mankato will be using a combination of information such as high school GPA, MCA, ACT, SAT, or existing Accuplacer scores to place students in their courses. If you are not satisfied with your current placement based on these scores, you may choose to wait until in-person Accuplacer resumes to take the course placement exam. Consult with your academic advisor or email testingcenter@mnsu.edu with questions and/or concerns. Find more information about placement into English and math courses at www.mnsu.edu/success/placement.

  • Summer 2020

All classes during Minnesota State University, Mankato's two summer sessions this year are offered online–and offer a great opportunity to complete a general education requirement or fulfill pre-requisites for your major. The registration window for summer sessions is now open. Fore more information on how to apply and register, visit www.mnsu.edu/summer.


Undergraduate Admissions Checklist

Completed applications must be submitted, included all required material, five (5) working days prior to the start of classes. Under certain circumstances, the University may institute an earlier priority admission deadline.

  Submit a Minnesota State Mankato application or apply online.

  Submit a $20 non-refundable application processing fee. Waived until further notice due to COVID-19 .

  Request that an official high school transcript and your ACT score be sent to the Office of Admissions. If you are unable to take your ACT, the ACT score requirement is waived until further notice due to COVID-19.

Note: If you have earned credits at a college or university, request official transcripts from those institutions to be sent to the Office of Admissions after you have completed your last course.

Once you are admitted:

  • Tell us you are coming!
  • Apply online for on-campus housing.
    • Please confirm your enrollment before signing up to reserve housing.
    • Consider joining a Learning Community to connect with others in your program!
  • Fill out the FAFSA form to apply for financial aid. The University's code is 002360.
  • Sign up for summer orientation.
    • Summer orientation is where you will register for your fall semester courses.
    • You will not be able to sign up for orientation until you have completed the enrollment confirmation step above.