"A veteran - whether active duty, national guard or reserve, retired, or discharged from any of these - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of 'up to and including my life'"
- Author Unknown
Get started with your education!
1. Talk with your County Veterans Service Officer
Every county in Wisconsin has a County Veterans Service Officer who can provide information and assistance in obtaining state and federal veterans benefits, programs, and services.
Need help choosing a career? Set up an appointment with a New Student Specialist to explore your options.
3. Talk to Mid-State’s VA officer
We’re here to assist veterans activate their educational benefits. Contact our VA Officer:
Financial Aid/Veterans Staff
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
P: 715.422.5300 ext. 4355
4. Apply for admission
Admission refers to the process of applying for acceptance into a program at Mid-State. Complete Mid-State’s Admissions Process.
Frequently Asked Admissions Questions
Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?
Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.
What are official transcripts?
Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.
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.
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.
Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?
No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.
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.
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.
Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?
Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.
Is there an Application for Admission deadline?
Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.
When can I take the Accuplacer?
The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis
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.
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.
How do I apply to a program?
Click on How to Apply above to get started!
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.