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Congratulations on your decision to apply to Minnesota State Mankato! We are here to help at any point in the process, so please be sure to contact us with any questions.

We accept applications online or by mail. Completed applications, paper or online, must be submitted with all required materials no less than five (5) working days prior to the start of classes. Under certain circumstances, the University may institute an earlier priority admission deadline.

Online Application

High school students, transfer students, PSEO/concurrent enrollment, and non-degree seeking students click "Apply Now" to complete the undergraduate application. International students should follow the International Application Instructions.

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Printable application (for undergraduate students only)


First Year Students

1. Request that an official high school transcript and your ACT score (optional) be sent to the Office of Admissions.


Minnesota State Mankato is test-optional for admissions. We will make admission decisions based on high school transcripts and GPA for students that do not provide ACT or SAT scores. Students who apply 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. If students submit test scores they will be used in the admission process.

2. 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.

Transfer Students

  1. If you do not have 24 completed college-level credits at the time of application, or have only attended a technical college, submit your high school transcript and ACT score (optional).
  2. Request that official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

International Students

International bachelors students please visit the international bachelor student page for more information.


Anyone with military experience must apply as a transfer student. Please visit the Veterans Resource Center for information about veterans' assistance on our campus.

Send your Application Materials to Undergraduate Admissions

Your counselor can either send in your transcripts electronically through Naviance/Parchment or as an email attachment to, or they can mail them to:

Office of Admissions
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center
Mankato, MN 56001

Changes to your Application

If after applying you need to make changes to your basic information (such as phone number, address, intended major), there is no need to re-apply. Just call Admissions at 507-389-1822 and changes can be made over the phone.


Please note that your answers to the application questions regarding residency and citizenship impact the tuition rate you will be charged.

Immunization Record (This step is not required during the application process. Out-of-state and some other applicants will be notified after admission if this step is required.)

If you have been admitted to the University for a previous semester but have not yet enrolled in courses, you must re-submit an application for admission in order to register for classes. You do nott need to pay the application fee again if you have already paid it. Contact the Office of Admissions if you have questions at 507-389-1822 or

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security. Three years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online. You may request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111 or by emailing

Placement & Occupational Outlook for Majors are available at (Click on Resources and then Graduate Statistics)