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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 a campus visit presentation. These virtual visits are open to the public four times a day at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. For more information and to schedule your virtual campus visit register for a first year student virtual campus visit or register for a transfer student virtual campus visit. 

How are we serving students during Covid-19?

  • Undergraduate Application Fees are Waived Through May 1, 2020

  • No deadline to confirm enrollment for the fall of 2020

Given all of the uncertainty during the spread of the 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 apply 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.

  • Accommodating 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" grade as a positive grade trend for the spring of 2020 in our consideration of admission 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.


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Experience Minnesota State University, Mankato

Visiting campus is the most important step in your college search. Weekday visits are a great way to experience what being a student here is really like.

To cancel or reschedule your campus visit:

Please call 507-389-1822 or 1-800-722-0544, option 1, or email admissions@mnsu.edu.

A weekday visit to our campus includes two parts:

1. Walking Tour of Campus

Get an intimate look at our campus community from the perspective of a current student tour guide. Walking tours take approximately an hour and a half and include academic buildings, athletic facilities, student resources and a residence hall.

Tours leave from the admissions office promptly at:

  • 9:30 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 1 pm
  • 2 pm

2. Admissions Information Meeting

Sign up for a 30-minute information session with an admissions representative to learn more about the admissions process as well as general information about our excellent academic programs, cost, housing, scholarships, and anything else that is important to you.

Meeting Only

If you do not wish to go on a campus tour, but want to schedule a 30-minute appointment with an Admissions Officer, please register for a meeting only here.


Parking and Other Information

Honors Program

If you are interested in learning more about the Honors Program during your campus visit, please email honors@mnsu.edu or call (507) 389-5191 to schedule an appointment with an honors advisor.

Honors Program

Faculty or Advisor Meeting

While you're visiting our campus, we encourage you to meet with a faculty member or advisor in your area of interest. To ensure you meet with the department and admissions on the same day, please contact the academic department prior to scheduling your campus visit. Faculty meetings are scheduled individually and not through Admissions.

Academic Programs

Graduate students

The campus tour originates from the Office of Admissions and is designed primarily for prospective undergraduate students. While potential graduate applicants are welcome to take part in the tour, they may also wish to schedule time to meet with the graduate coordinator of their desired program.

Graduate Studies