|Students who got into MSU say:|
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| | To get into the university I simply applied and did the essays. I already had a pretty decent ACT and good grades. I also had a lot of extracurricular activities and community service. I think that helped a lot with getting in. I would recommend that if you feel you might have a chance of getting rejected that you apply early. Most students who apply very early into their senior year (within the first month) get accepted. It helps to have good letters of recommendations from teachers. I know that it is getting more competitive to get in, in terms of grades, so the easiest thing to do is apply early. If you have a 3.5 and 1800+ you're set, but realistically you have a good shot as long as you keep up solid grades and get above a 1700 or 24 act.
Apply early in the year, especially if you want to go to a residential college as they're first come first serve, with no separate admissions requirements.
I got good grades in high school and did good on my ACT. I was really involved in extracurricular activities in High School. I was a letter winner in football and rowing, I coached hockey, was involved in school plays, choir, student council, spanish club, and a community service organization. Universities look at more than just grades. They look for well-rounded individuals who can give back to the community. Get involved and do something great that sets you apart from everyone else.