"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
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.
Will a GED or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?
Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to Mid-State.
Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?
No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.
What are official transcripts?
Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.
How do I apply to a program?
Click on How to Apply above to get started!
Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?
Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.
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.
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.
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.
Is there an Application for Admission deadline?
Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.
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.
Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?
Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.
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.