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. Sign in to your IAT application dashboard to check the status of your IAT application.



Deadline to submit application

Deadline for admits to submit deposit

First day of classes

Spring 2022

December 6, 2021

December 28, 2021

January 10, 2022

Summer 2022

April 25, 2022

May 2, 2022

May 16, 2022

Fall 2022

August 15, 2022

August 22, 2022

August 31, 2022

Submit an application

Admission to the Institute of Agricultural Technology is based on several factors including the availability of space in your desired program of study. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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 Admissions by
    • Electronic delivery service
    • Email, or
    • via U.S. mail addressed to MSU Office of Admissions, Hannah Administration Building, 426 Auditorium Rd., room 250, East Lansing, Michigan 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 dashboard 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. Separate emails will be sent to you about a week after paying the enrollment deposit with directions on how to activate your MSU NetID and email account. You will need to use your MSU PID and PAN numbers for NetID activation.
  2. Use your MSU NetID and password to sign in to your MSU email account. At this point, all MSU communications will be sent to your MSU email address. This includes information for IAT New Student Orientation (IAT NSO), campus housing, financial aid, paying tuition, and other important updates. It's important t check your MSU email regularly.
  3. Apply for campus housing if attending the IAT in East Lansing. All incoming students with a few exceptions are required to live in on-campus housing for their first four semesters. You will receive a link to apply for campus housing with your MSU PID number but information can also be found 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.

Canceling Admission

If your plans change and you decide not to attend the IAT, then just send an email to to let us know to cancel your 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