Michigan State University: College Planning Resources
March 30, 2015
Over the course of your 4-H career, you may have already visited MSU’s campus during 4-H Exploration Days and other events. Now we encourage you to consider becoming a member of the Spartan family by attending Michigan State University.
As you explore your college options you'll find helpful information for potential students and family members on most college sites. Links to valuable information provided by MSU follows.
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.
Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better – from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.
We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs. We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.
Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world – on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we're a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.
In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable and more hopeful future for all.
Here you’ll find information to help you in your college search and planning process. There are links to college preparatory curriculum, academic programs, application instructions and much more.
- MSU College Planning Guide – Planning for college during the middle school and early high school years will help you determine not only your career goals, but also what type of college experience will best suit your needs, interests and expectations. This brochure contains college planning information for middle and high school-aged students.
- Office of Admissions – Whether you're considering MSU or are ready to apply to become a Spartan, visit the MSU Office of Admissions to find out more. See photos from around campus, arrange an official campus visit, watch videos of students, sign up to be on a mailing list, apply online and more. Learn more about MSU’s nationally recognized faculty and find out why it’s great to be a Spartan!
- Parents and Families – Parents of future Spartans have a large role to play in their students’ college search process. This site has a wealth of information to help families with the important decisions they’ll be helping their children make.
- The Graduate School – Do you already know that your career pathway requires you to obtain a master's, doctoral or medical degree? Here you will find everything you need to know about graduate school at Michigan State University.
4-H Exploration Days: Helpful Hints for the College Bound
Every year, an MSU Admissions officer leads an exciting 4-H Exploration Days session called “Helpful Hints for the College Bound.” In addition to leading an interactive tour of the campus, the admissions officer shares practical advice about ACT and SAT preparation, college prep tracks in high school, advanced placement classes and financial aid. It’s an opportunity to have your questions about getting into college answered.