Apply to the Institute of Agricultural Technology

The IAT administers all aspects of the IAT admissions process, including IAT New Student Orientation. Contact the IAT at with any questions about the admission process. 


Deadline to submit application

Deadline for admits to submit deposit

First day of classes

Fall 2024

August 15, 2024

August 21, 2024

August 26, 2024

Spring 2025



January 13, 2025

Agricultural Technology  application for admission

First-time users will need to create an account to start a new application. Use an email address that is checked regularly but not a high school email account. Select the AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY application from the menu after clicking the Start New Application link. Applicants can sign in to their AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY application to check on application materials and admission status.

Apply for Admission

  1. Be sure to list all educational institutions attended on your application.
  2. Submit your online IAT application and $65 non-refundable application fee ($75 for international applicants). Application fee waivers are available for those who are eligible.
  3. Request official transcript(s) for all educational institutions listed on your application for admission (including high school and college) be sent to the MSU Office of Admission. These can be sent through online services or by U.S. mail. Specific transcript instructions for transfer and international applicants can be found at IAT Application Instructions.

    U.S. mail:

    Office of Admissions
    Hannah Administration Building
    426 Auditorium Road, Room 250
    East Lansing, MI 48824-2604

  4. New students enrolling off campus at a community college partner location may need to apply for admission to the community college too. Contact the IAT community college based program coordinator for details.
  5. Check your email used to set up your application regularly for updates.

Reserve Your Place

  1. You will be sent an email notifying you that a decision has been made on your IAT application for admission.
  2. From that email will be directions to sign into your IAT application portal to view the decision.
  3. Admitted applicants will be asked to accept the offer of admission and pay the $50 non-refundable enrollment deposit. This will confirm your place in the IAT for the semester listed on your application.

Next Steps to Enroll

  1.  Activate your MSU NetID and email account. Instructions on how to do this will be found in your Agricultural Technology application portal.
  2. Use your MSU NetID and password to sign in to your MSU email account. Learn more about your MSU email account and other collaborative technology tools.
  3. Apply for campus housing (East Lansing campus only). All incoming students with a few exceptions are required to live in on-campus housing for their first four semesters. Information about campus housing is available at

Complete IAT New Student Orientation (IAT NSO)

All new IAT students are required to complete the IAT New Student Orientation experience. IAT NSO will introduce you to MSU resources, student opportunities, and Spartan traditions. Part of your orientation experience includes an advising appointment with your program coordinator/advisor to discuss program requirements, expectations and enroll in classes.

Application Validity

If you have already applied for admission to the Institute of Agricultural and would like to defer your application to a future semester, then contact the IAT at indicating the new semester of enrollment.

Applicants may only change to a new semester up to one year past the original desired semester of enrollment. Any semester changes beyond one year will require a new IAT application. Deferments to future semesters is not automatic. You may be required to supply additional information and your admission decision may be reviewed again for the new semester of enrollment.

Cancel Admission

If your plans change and you decide not to attend the IAT, then send an email to with the message "Cancel Application".


Contact the IAT with any questions about the IAT admissions process or anything else related to your enrollment by calling 517-355-0190 or send an email to