"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.

2. Explore Mid-State’s programs

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
F: 715.422.5545

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


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.

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 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.

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.

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 apply to a program?

Click on How to Apply above to get started!

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

What are official transcripts?

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

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.

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.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.

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.