Application Documents

You will need to submit a high school transcript with your application to Minnesota State University, Mankato. To do this, you will need to contact the high school and request that an official transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions. 

Your high school transcript does not need to be a final transcript to be accepted to the University. You must submit a final high school transcript showing grades 9-12 and proof of graduation in order to register for courses.

If you graduated from high school more than 3 years prior to your application date, you can provide a diploma or other proof of high school graduation instead.

Send your Application Materials to Undergraduate Admissions

Your counselor can either send in your transcripts through an electronic transcripts service like Naviance, Parchment, or Scoir, or email them as an attachment to, or mail them to:

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

Test-Optional Admissions

Minnesota State Mankato is test-optional for admissions. 

Guaranteed Admission

You will be automatically admitted with any one of the following:

  • A cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher or
  • A rank in the top 50% of your high school class or
  • An ACT composite score of 21 or higher and a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.7

If you do not meet the above admission requirements, you can submit additional information for us to consider when reviewing your application. Please provide:

Personal Statement addressing the following: college readiness and ability to be successful at university-level coursework, post-secondary plans, why you want to attend Minnesota State University, Mankato, and any other challenges that may have impacted your admissibility.

Letter of Recommendation from a teacher in a core-curriculum class. The recommendation should provide insight into a student’s academic performance and readiness for college. One recommendation will complete the file, but additional letters may be submitted.

Senior Year Grades to show academic achievement in senior year. These grades can be a progress report or an updated transcript that shows up-to-date grades from senior year.