Frequently Asked Admissions Questions
- Is there an Application for Admission deadline?
- Will a Certificate of GED® or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?
- Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?
- Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?
- Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?
- When can I take the Accuplacer?
- What are official transcripts?
- Do I need to provide high school or college transcripts?
- I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?
- Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?
- How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?
- How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?
Is there an Application for Admission deadline?
Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission. However, in order to ensure adequate time to process your application and for you to complete the admissions requirements, we have set July 1 for a Fall Semester start and November 1 for a Spring Semester start as a guideline for applying.
Will a Certificate of GED® or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?
Yes. If you received a GED® or HSED in Wisconsin, contact the WI Department of Public Instruction to request a transcript be sent directly to Mid-State.
There is a $15 fee for the diploma or transcript.
Mail order form and the check or money order to:
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
PO Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Credit card order forms can be faxed to (608) 267-9275.
Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?
No, but you must complete an Application for Admission (no fee required for non-degree seeking students). Anyone can take courses at Mid-State if you meet the course pre-requisites (Accuplacer or ACT may be required).
Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?
It depends. If you already have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, you don’t have to make Mid-State’s Accuplacer. If you have already taken the Accuplacer or the ACT (within the last five years), you don’t have to take Mid-State’s Accuplacer. Otherwise, to properly place you in the most appropriate courses, you will be required to take the Accuplacer. Click here to learn more about the Accuplacer.
Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?
No, Mid-State does not charge a fee to take the Accuplacer as long as you have paid the application fee (or it has been waived).
When can I take the Accuplacer?
The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis. To schedule a time to take the Accuplacer, call the campus location that is most convenient for you.
What are official transcripts?
Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you previously attended.
Do I need to provide high school or college transcripts?
In most cases, no. Some programs (such as Nursing), however, require high school transcripts. If you took college-level courses in high school or attended another college, bring your transcripts to your advising appointment or send them to the Mid-State Admissions Office.
I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?
If you have been away from Mid-State for three consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer in any order), you must complete the Application for Admission again and pay the $30 application fee (unless waived).
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. In order for it to be considered official, it needs to be sent to Mid-State in an envelope sealed by your school.
How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?
If your Application for Admission is complete, you should receive an email very quickly confirming that you have been admitted. Within a few days, you will receive a more formal admittance letter in the mail.
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. Note: These costs do not include supplemental fees or textbook costs. They are estimates only and actual costs will vary.