Newly Admitted Students

Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to Mid-State!

We're excited to have you as a student! Now that you're admitted, get ready to start classes.  Check out the following resources that will help you become a successful student.  Not admitted yet?  Apply today!

Explanation of different student logins.

Student Identification Number

To protect your privacy, Mid-State Technical College assigns a computer-generated identification number to each stuent when they apply to the college. Mid-State is required to collect social security numbers for state and federal reporting but we do not display social security numbers on external student documents, reports, or ID cards.


Benefit from the self-service tools and resources located inside MyMSTC. Customize MyMSTC to meet your needs and keep up with college news.

Click here to access MyMSTC which contains Self-Service, Financial, Human Resources, and Student Administration systems.

Smart Start

Smart Start is our new student orientation.  At Smart Start, you'll register for classes, meet with advisors, learn about program requirements, and learn about the services available to help you succeed.  Some programs also have a program orientation in addition to Smart Start.

Financial Aid

A complete program of financial resources is available to Mid-State Technical College students. By filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid), funds are available each year through federal, state, local, and private sources in the form of loans, scholarships, grants, and work study programs.

Tuition, Billing, and Payment Options

A variety of options are available for paying tuition.  Check your MyMSTC account after registering for your courses to view your tuition.

Campus Email

Mid-State email is the College's primary method for communicating important information to students and staff.  Students are encouraged to check their email regularly to keep current with Mid-State information.

Student Resources

There are many resources available to help you be successful.  The Academic Success Center, disability services, tutoring, and counseling are just a few.



Reasons Businesses Should Hire an MSTC Graduate

Employer-based program advisory committees
88% of us work in-state following graduation
We are tech savvy
We have the soft skills you desire
We receive skills/insight from industry leaders
You get a high-quality and job-ready employee

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions


How do I apply to a program?

Click on How to Apply above to get started!

Will a GED® Test or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?

Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED® Test/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to Mid-State.

How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

On average, an Mid-State education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.

When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis

Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?

No. Mid-State requires all transcripts to be official.

How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?

Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.

If I’ve taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, can Mid-State use those scores?

Yes. The scores can be used if the test has been taken within the past five years.

What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?

No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.

Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?

Mid-State requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.

Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee.