Applying to Michigan Technological University is free, easy, and online—there is no deadline to apply. Just submit your application for admission, official high school and/or college transcripts, and official SAT or ACT scores to us. Plus, there’s no need for letters of recommendation or essays (for most majors).
Additional application materials are required, however, if you are applying for admission into the following degree programs: audio production and technology, sound design, theatre and electronic media performance, and theatre and entertainment technology.
Admission requirements vary by major and include a recommended cumulative GPA (for first-year and transfer applicants) and SAT or ACT score (for first-year applicants only). The admissions committee will review your transcript to see the courses you took and grades you received. If you'd like to talk about your specific academic credentials related to admission, contact the admissions staff.
We’ll review your high school transcript and evaluate the courses you took and the grades you received. The cumulative GPA provided by your high school is used in the admissions process. If you have a weighted and unweighted GPA, we will use whichever is best for you in terms of admission and merit-based scholarships. We do not recalculate your GPA; however, we will convert your GPA to a 4.0 scale if your school uses a different grading scale.
Official SAT or ACT scores are required for first-year applicants. The SAT total—or ACT composite score—is reviewed for all applicants. For engineering applicants, we also review the math score on either exam. If you’ve taken both exams, or taken an exam more than once, we use whichever scores from a single test benefit you most for admission and merit-based scholarships.
Michigan Tech currently accepts either the SAT or ACT and has no preference to which scores students submit with the application for admission—students receive equal consideration for admission and merit-based scholarships with either set of scores.
If you're preparing for the SAT, just 15 minutes a day using free online tools through Khan Academy can significantly increase your total score. This means better chances for admission and scholarships (at all schools—not just Michigan Tech). Practicing is the crazy smart thing to do!
Recommended High School Courses
We recommend the following college-prep curriculum. Keep in mind these are recommendations, not requirements for admission.
Three years recommended; Four years strongly recommended.
It is strongly recommended students have a fourth year of college-prep mathematics, the core of which should be college algebra and analytic geometry, the elementary functions, limits, and similar precalculus topics; other topics might include probability, statistics, permutations and combinations, mathematics induction, an introduction to the use of sets, and introduction to computers and computing, or an introduction to matrices and determinants. The emphasis should be placed on basic concepts and the principles of deductive reasoning, regardless of the choice of topic.
Calculus, where offered in secondary schools, should be at least a full-year course and be taken by students who are strongly prepared in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and coordinate geometry. Students who complete a full-year calculus course should also inquire about advanced placement.
Three years strongly recommended—including one year of biological sciences and one year of chemistry or physics.
Three years recommended; Four years strongly recommended.
Classes should cover literature, composition, standard language usage, essay/theme writing, writing a research paper, and a half year of speech.
Three years strongly recommended—including US and world history.
One year strongly recommended.
Two years recommended.
Homeschool students are encouraged to apply for admission to Michigan Tech. You’ll need to submit an application for admission, an official transcript showing courses taken and grades received, and have your SAT or ACT scores sent directly to Michigan Tech—our SAT code is 1464; our ACT code is 2030.
High School Graduation
To enroll at Michigan Tech, you must be awarded a high school diploma or have earned your GED. An official final transcript, showing your final grades and graduation date, is required within 30 days of your high school graduation. Upon completion of your senior year, request to have an official final transcript sent directly to Michigan Tech from your high school. 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.
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.
Students who earn a certificate of attendance, even if admitted to Michigan Tech prior to receipt of the final transcript, will not be allowed to enroll at Michigan Tech as a degree-seeking student.
General Education Diploma (GED) Holders
Official GED test results will be accepted in lieu of a high school transcript. Request your transcript through the American Council on Education.
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These aren’t requirements for admission, but they’ll give you an idea of the type of student who enrolls at Michigan Tech. For further enrollment statistics, please see our Fast Facts page.