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First-Year Students

At Michigan Technological University, you apply as a first-year student if you have completed your junior year of high school, are in your final (13th) year of early/middle college, or have graduated high school and not taken any college classes after graduation.

Learn more about Michigan’s flagship technological university and how you can become a Michigan Tech Husky.

Tech Academics

Find what makes you tick. Work hard. Change the world.

With small class sizes and personal connections with world-class faculty, a Michigan Tech education is like no other. Explore our academic programs and find where you belong.

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Cost and Aid

Did you know that nearly 90 percent of Tech students receive some form of financial aid through scholarships, grants, and loans? We’re committed to making a premier STEM-based education affordable for any student looking to create the future. Plus, with some of the best initial career outcomes and starting salaries in the nation, you’ll earn a degree that pays you back.

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Review estimated resident and nonresident undergraduate expenses.

Estimate your cost of attendance based on the automatic merit scholarships and need-based financial aid you may qualify for.

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Browse our list of merit scholarships. Many are awarded automatically if you qualify and others are awarded competitively (so make note of important deadlines).

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Learn more about the financial aid process and find additional opportunities to help cover your cost of attendance.

Apply to Michigan Tech

Apply to Michigan Tech using either our first-year application or with the Common App. Select the option that is right for you, but only submit one application. No SAT or ACT scores are required if you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

College Credit

Have you earned college credit while still in high school? Find out how to bring those hard-earned credits with you to Michigan Tech.

Find the institution granting credit for your course(s) and see if and how credit would be awarded at Michigan Tech. All courses are based on historical data, so if you don’t see your course or institution, that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t earn credit.

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Students who successfully complete the 30-credit-hour Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) at a Michigan community college may transfer all 30 credits to satisfy a portion of the general education requirements at Tech.

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Successful Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores will be rewarded with Michigan Tech credit, granted at no cost to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find helpful information about GPAs, test scores, high school course recommendations, and more.

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From application to enrollment, see the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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The financial aid process can feel overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. Start here with these FAQs.

College is a lot different from high school. Learn the basics to help you feel more confident as you make that jump.

Life at Tech

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, Michigan—a small college town in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior and provides year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Up here, Huskies find their stride. They create the future by day and watch the northern lights with friends by night. Trust us—you’ll never be bored. Whatever your thing is, you’ll find your people and do it together.

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Aerial veiw of Michigan Tech campus

The best way to see if Tech is right for you is to experience it yourself.

Campus tours are offered twice daily on weekdays when classes are in session (including summer), and on select Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters.

Can’t make it to Houghton for a campus tour? Take a virtual tour, explore our interactive campus map, or take a peek at our live webcams throughout campus to see what’s happening right now.

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  • 120+
    undergraduate degree programs
  • 93%
    five-year average placement rate
  • $80K
    median early career pay
  • 240+
    student organizations