Application for Admission

Application Information

A message from the campus:

Dear Prospective Blue Raider,

Thank you for your interest in Middle Tennessee State University. 

We will begin processing your application as soon as possible.  Please note:  If you have previously applied and paid this fee, you should contact us at so we can begin processing your application without waiting for the fee.

This application is for first-time undergraduate applicants to MTSU.  If you have attended MTSU in the past, the proper application can be found at (click on Online Re-enrollment Form).

Admissions Staff

Middle Tennessee State University

Application Instructions

Fill out this online application for admission. When you are finished, click the SUBMIT button on the left column of any application screen.
Should you be classified out-of-state when your application is processed, the university reserves the right to reassess fees.

New Freshman (Never previously attended college)

  1. Complete this online undergraduate application for admission.
  2. Submit official ACT report (not required if 21 years of age or older). Official ACT report can be requested by writing to American College Testing Program, PO Box 414, Iowa City, IA 52240. Please ask them to send it directly to MTSU, code #3994. ACT scores on official high school transcripts are acceptable, as are SAT scores, code #1466.
  3. Request high school to forward official transcript. If tentative acceptance is desired, request high school transcript through the sixth semester (end of junior year). A final transcript stating date of graduation must be forwarded immediately after graduation.
  4. If eligible by GED, have official copy sent directly from reporting institution. Note: If GED recipient is less than 21 years of age, ACT scores must be presented.
  5. ACT reading, mathematics and English subscores will be used to identify students for placement. Additional information will be mailed to applicants upon receipt of official ACT scores.


Transfer (Previously attended college(s))

  1. Complete this online undergraduate application for admission.
  2. Request an official transcript be forwarded directly to MTSU from your high school and each college, business, or technical school attended.
  3. If applicant has earned fewer than 24 semester hours, ACT score must also be submitted. (ACT not required if applicant is 21 or older.)
  4. Transfer students without previous English or math coursework will be required to take the appropriate portion of the placement test prior to registration. The placement test will assist in course placement and may result in requiring some students to enroll in ACT/COMPASS-prescribed courses as additions to their degree programs. Students who took the placement test at another Tennessee Board of Regents institution should have pre-test scores sent to the Admissions Office.

NOTE: Persons holding bachelor degrees are exempt from providing a high school transcript.

Regents Online Degree Program

Go to for instructions. Complete the student profile and follow application instructions for new freshman or transfer (above).

High School Scholars Program or Early Admission
(High-ability high school students)

  1. Complete this online undergraduate application for admission.
  2. Request high school to forward official transcript.
  3. Submit an official ACT report.
  4. Submit a letter of recommendation from high school principal or counselor and Individualized Educational Program (IEP) report, if necessary.


Special Student (Audit or noncredit)

  1. Complete this online undergraduate application for admission.
  2. The regular registration fee will be charged.  Applicants 60 years of age or older or permanently and totally disabled (T.C.A., Section 49-7-113) and domiciled in Tennessee are not required to pay registration fees.  (Proof of age or disability required each year; new application each semester.)


Adult Special Student (Age 21 or older)

  1. Complete this online undergraduate application for admission.
  2. Submit official college transcript of last college attended (if college-level work not attempted, official verification of high school graduation or equivalent).
  3. Students in this category are not allowed to register for mathematics or English courses or any college-level course with a remedial or developmental prerequisite unless the appropriate portion of the placement test is taken. Students also cannot register for any college-level course that has a prerequisite defined by MTSU academic departments.

NOTE: A maximum of 16 semester hours credit may be taken under this classification. For more information about the limitations on adult special students, call the Admissions Office at (615) 898-2232.

Transient Student (One semester only)

  1. Complete this online undergraduate application for admission.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the college currently being attended.


65-year-old/Permanently and Totally Disabled Credit Student

  1. Complete this online undergraduate application for admission each semester enrolled.
  2. Submit proof of age or disability. (Proof of disability required each year.)
  3. Submit proof of high school graduation.


International Student

The International Programs and Services Office handles application procedures for all international students. Call (615) 898-2238.


Send official transcript(s) directly to:
Admissions Office
1301 East Main Street
208 Cope Administration Building
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Last updated: 12/15/2008 7:39AM PST

Contact Us

Middle Tennessee State University
Admissions Office
208 Cope Administration Building
Murfreesboro, TN  37132

Telephone: (615) 898-2111
Fax number: (615) 898-5478


To complete this online application, type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be reentered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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