Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates – Admissions

Minnesota State Mankato will begin offering face-to-face tours and visits to campus again beginning on July 6, 2020. One of the key safety features you can expect is a requirement that all staff, students, and visitors wear face coverings during the visit. The University will provide cloth masks to all students prior to the start of the fall semester and our Admissions Office will have some available for visitors this summer. We will continue to offer virtual visits of our campus, but we are excited to begin welcoming people back to our campus carefully.

Campus Visits Are Available Three Times Daily

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Virtual Visits Are Available Two Times Daily

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How are we serving students during Covid-19?

Return to learn

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the fall for a mixture of face-to-face and online instruction, as well as a new model that we are calling FlexSync. FlexSync course delivery allows students to attend the same class in-person or remotely via Zoom. The flexibility allowed by FlexSync may be used throughout the semester to meet student needs and preferences as well as to adjust to evolving distancing guidelines related to the current health crisis. Please visit the Return to Learn website, where you can also find more information about the plan and how it will come together over the coming weeks.

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 that do not have ACT or SAT scores and are unable to take the test this spring. Students applying for the fall of 2020 or spring, summer, or fall of 2021 will not be required to submit ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admission and missing test scores will not be required prior to attending.

Admission Requirements

You will be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato if:

  • You rank in the top 50% of your high school class OR
  • You have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) OR
  • You achieve a 21 or higher composite score on the ACT exam (with satisfactory GPA).

Accommodating pass/fail grade systems

Students will not be penalized in our admissions process if their school moved 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 for the fall of 2020 will be invited to complete an online orientation program. 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. 

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.