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Michigan Tech has more than 140 different degree options and more than 85 minors. Majors cover eight areas of study: arts, humanities, and social sciences; business; computing; engineering; forestry and environmental science; health professions; mathematics; and natural and physical sciences. Students who are exploring majors can choose from seven general/undecided options.
College prep classes including math, science, English, and social studies will keep you on track. View our course recommendations for more details.
Campus tours are available twice daily on weekdays. In addition to a tour of campus, your visit includes a meeting with a department of your choice for the major you're most interested in. Other visit opportunities include Saturday tours, annual Open House programs, and spring Preview Day for accepted students.
Michigan Tech is a public university, so the tuition rate you are charged is based on your residency. We do not participate in any tuition reciprocity programs. Room and board will vary slightly depending on residence hall and room type.
Students who have earned 60 or more credits, including transfer credit, credit earned through early college or dual enrollment, or AP, IB, or CLEP will be charged upper-division tuition. See Cost of Attendance for details.
All first-year students, other than transfer or commuting students living with a parent/guardian, must live on campus during their first year. Students receiving a Leading Scholar Award, National Scholars Program award, or Presidential Scholars Program award are required to live on campus for their first two years. Many students choose to live on campus for more than one year.
First-year students may have a car on campus, but it's not recommended or necessary for daily travel. For longer breaks, students connect with others from their area to find rides home.
Students can also use the Houghton County Memorial Airport (code CMX), serviced by SkyWest/United Airlines and located about eight miles north of campus. Daily flights are available. Indian Trails offers regular bus service to the Houghton/Hancock area. Check out our directions to campus page for more details.
Merit- and need-based scholarships are available for incoming first-year and transfer students. Official SAT or ACT scores are not required, but are recommended, for merit based scholarship consideration.
If you are accepted to Michigan Tech, you will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Additional competitive scholarships that require a separate application are available. Seniors in high school should check out the Leading Scholar Award due November 1. Test scores are not needed to apply for competitive scholarships.
To apply for federal aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1 and March 1.
All students are required to have a computing device. This requirement means that all students, in the classroom and remote, can fully participate in mixed-mode classes (taught through a combination of in-person and remote instruction), as well as in remote assessment. Use the computing device you're most comfortable with—PC or Mac—as long as it meets the specifications.
If you decide not to enroll, call the Admissions Office at 888-688-1885 or email email@example.com to cancel your application. We will cancel your admission, housing application (if applicable), financial aid and scholarships, and remove you from our mailing list.
Application / Requirements
It's free to apply to Michigan Tech. Apply now using the online application.
First-year students are encouraged to apply in the fall of your senior year. Transfer students should apply at least 30 days before the start of the semester you intend to enroll.
You are encouraged to submit your application for admission by January 15. Applications are still accepted after this date.
First-year applicants do not need test scores to apply. You are required to submit an official copy of your high school transcript (sent directly from your high school to Michigan Tech or through a transcript service such as Parchment).
Domestic students will receive an admission decision based on your high school transcript. Homeschool applicants and students with a GPA below a 3.0 may be asked to submit official test scores or other documentation. Michigan Tech accepts either the SAT or ACT and has no preference to which scores students submit.
If you'd like to have your school counselor share details about your academic performance, ask them to complete the High School Counselor Information page and send it directly to us. This form can also be used for your school to submit your official test scores at no cost to you.
Transfer students will need to submit official copies of college transcripts sent directly to us from the college(s) attended. We will also need an official copy of your high school transcript (not required for students who earned an associate degree or higher at the time of application). SAT and/or ACT scores are not required for transfer students.
Test scores are not needed to apply for admission. Domestic students will receive an admission decision based on the high school transcript. Homeschool applicants and students with a GPA below a 3.0 may be asked to submit official test scores or other documentation.
Additional application materials may be required for students applying for admission into the following degree programs: audio production and technology, sound design, theatre and electronic media performance, and theatre and entertainment technology.
Admissions requirements vary by major. On average, our incoming students have a 3.8 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a 26.7 ACT composite (approximately 1260 SAT total). Test scores are not needed for 2023 domestic applicants. Homeschool applicants and students with a GPA below a 3.0 may be asked to submit official test scores or other documentation. Michigan Tech accepts either the SAT or ACT and has no preference to which scores students submit—students receive equal consideration with either set of scores.
To learn more about admissions requirements and discuss your individual academic situation, call us at 888-688-1885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting in August, you should have your decision within two or three weeks once your application is complete. You can track the status of your documents and admission decision on your application portal. Check your email for an invitation to set up your application portal. This message was sent 24 hours after you submitted your application for admission. If you applied for admission to audio production and technology or sound design (and were required to submit examples of creative work) you will be notified of your decision beginning in late November.
Michigan Tech uses the highest scores we have on file. If you retake the SAT or ACT, be sure to have your new scores sent to Michigan Tech. Our SAT code is 1464; our ACT code is 2030.
Michigan Tech accepts either the SAT or ACT and has no preference to which scores students submit.
No. We will use the highest scores on file for you from any single sitting of the SAT or ACT.
Michigan Tech credit or placement can be earned with qualifying scores on these exams. Test scores need to be sent directly to Michigan Tech. Our AP school code is 1464.
Yes. An official final transcript is required within 30 days of your high school graduation to verify proof of graduation and to record your graduation date.
Additionally, your final transcript will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to verify continued academic success during the period after that covered by the transcript used at the time of your acceptance to Michigan Tech. If you experienced a departure from your previous academic performance, you will be contacted and asked to provide a detailed explanation. A significant decline in academic performance during your senior year may affect your enrollment status and, at the University's discretion, result in a revocation of your admission and any financial assistance awarded.
To be considered official, a transcript must be sent directly to Michigan Tech by the institution issuing the transcript, or from a transcript service such as Parchment. Transcripts stamped "issued to student" or those hand delivered, even if in a sealed envelope, are not acceptable.
SAT or ACT test scores are not required, but can be accepted for the English proficiency requirement. See the English proficiency page for more details about what tests and scores are accepted.
You can choose from several tests, including the TOEFL, to meet the English proficiency requirement. See the English proficiency page for more details on tests and minimum scores required, as well as details on conditional admission if your score falls below the minimum.
Applicants from certain countries of origin may be exempt from this requirement; see the list of countries on the English proficiency page.
First-time, newly admitted international undergraduate students will be automatically
considered for the International Ambassador Scholarship. Scholarship notification
will happen at the same time as an admissions decision.
Additional international student scholarshipsare available—many with additional eligibility requirements. If you qualify for the Summer Youth Scholars Award, the FIRST Scholarship, or the McAllister Foundation, note that these awards require a separate application.
International students are not eligible for need-based aid.
You are a first-year student if you are currently in secondary school, or have completed
secondary school but not yet started post-secondary studies.
You are a transfer student if you have already started post-secondary studies.
No, you are still considered a transfer student for the purposes of admission, and should follow the transfer student requirements on the International Student website.
An official transcript is required with your application materials. This means you cannot send a scanned copy by email. The accepted methods for sending an official international transcript are below.
- From an official at your school through an official school email account, by postal mail, or via an online document-sending service.
- From you by postal mail. Please make sure the transcript has an original school stamp or is a certified true copy of the original document.
See the English proficiency pagefor details on how to submit your scores.
A course evaluation is required for transfer students who studied outside of the US
or Canada. It is necessary for the admissions committee to see your grades listed
in a US equivalent, so your admission and scholarship eligibility can be appropriately
assessed. Until the evaluation is received, your application file will remain incomplete.
The evaluation will also be used in the transfer credit process. It allows us to review the US credit and level equivalents of each course taken to properly transfer courses in.
No, unless the school was located in the US. If so, a final waiver decision will be made when the transcript from your US school is received.
After your application has been submitted, log in to your application portal to track your application status. You will receive an email approximately 24 hours after you submit your application with information on how to set up your application portal.
Application review typically takes 2-4 weeks from the date your file becomes complete—after all required materials have been received. You will receive an email when a decision has been made.
The information is not used to make an admission decision. If you are offered admission, you will be required to submit financial documents post-acceptance to process the forms required for student and exchange visitor visa applications. You will be able to upload these documents through your application portal.
Transfer credit is granted for most courses completed off campus with a grade of C or better. Most transfer credits usually satisfy Michigan Tech's general education requirements. View our transfer guides and transfer equivalency listings for more details.
Absolutely. Transfer students have access to financial aid, as well as some scholarships just for transfer students.
All students are required to have a computing deviceto help maximize your success in a range of class scenarios during your college career. Use the computing device you're most comfortable with—PC or Mac—as long as it meets the system recommendations.
Parents and Families
Some students start out a bit hesitant or unsure, especially if they've never been away from home before. But once they settle in, get into their coursework, and make friends from their residence hall and classes, distance from home becomes less of a concern.
Orientation week is a great way for your student to meet new students and make friends. On top of that, we have more than 230 student organizations they can get involved with, as well as weekly campus events, activities, visual and performing arts ensembles and events, intramural sports, and varsity athletics that bring students from across campus together.
Many families come to campus for Orientation and Move-in. In October we have Family Weekend, and in November students usually go home for a week at Thanksgiving, then again for three weeks in December and January over semester break. In February we have Winter Carnival, which is a must-see for most families. In March students have a week for Spring Break, and in early May they're home for the summer. Check out the academic calendar for specific dates.
Michigan Tech provides students with services to help them adjust to college life. The Wahtera Center for Student Success offers resources to help students succeed—starting from when they first arrive on campus for Orientation, participation in the ExSEL Program, free Learning Centers, and more. Wahtera Center staff help students identify mentoring and tutoring opportunities to help with the academic transition.
Parents are encouraged to join the Michigan Tech Parents Facebook Group. This parent-administered closed group allows parents to actively engage in various discussion topics, post questions for one another, and share stories about your Huskies.
Michigan Tech is a residential campus—meaning most students drive eight to 10 hours to get here—so students are around on weekends. Most students find it easy to make friends and get involved. Many students choose to live in Theme Communities within the residence halls, or join student organizations to get involved and connect with students who have shared interests.
Houghton is a college town which, along with its sister city of Hancock, has a population of around 12,000. The community is welcoming to students and features coffee houses, locally owned restaurants, world-class shows at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, outdoor activities on trails, water, and snow, the Outdoor Adventure Program, and houses of worship. Learn more about life in Houghton.