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For Accepted Students
Has the May 1 deposit deadline been extended?
Yes. The deposit deadline has been extended to July 1. However, roommate matching takes place in May and isn't available until you make your deposit. If you're ready to pay your $100 enrollment deposit now, you will be able to access the on-campus housing application and guarantee your spot in the incoming class.
Is the enrollment deposit refundable?
Yes, provided you notify the admissions office by July 1 that you do not plan to enroll. We will also cancel any scholarships and financial aid you were awarded, as well as your housing application if you submitted one. Call 888-688-1885 or email email@example.com to let us know your plans changed.
When is Roommate Matching open?
Roommate Matching is available May 1-31 online through MyMichiganTech. To participate, your enrollment deposit and housing application must be received by mid-May. Students who do not participate in, or find a match through, Roommate Matching will be assigned housing based on the date the housing application was received.
How will AP credit or placement be awarded?
AP credit or placement will be awarded as it's always been. Scores received through the at-home testing option for AP classes will result in the same course placement or credit as traditional AP scores. Get more information about AP course placement or credit.
How will IB credit or placement be awarded?
IB credit or placement will be awarded as it's always been. Predicted scores must be from higher level courses (HL) to receive credit. See our IB Guide for details.
My high school is giving Pass/Fail grades for the rest of the semester. Will you accept this?
Absolutely. Regardless of major you applied to, we will accept any grading system your high school chooses to use for the rest of the year.
My college is only giving Pass/Fail grades for spring semester. Will I get transfer credit?
If your college changed their grading system for the Spring 2020 semester and is issuing the option for Pass/Fail grades, we will grant transfer credit for equivalent courses provided the Pass/P grade is defined as a 2.0 or higher. This policy is currently in place only for courses taken during the spring 2020 semester.
Will my admission or scholarships be affected if Pass/Fail grades are used instead of a traditional grading system?
Students who do not graduate from high school or earn their high school diploma will not be eligible to enroll. The GED is accepted in lieu of a high school diploma. Once awarded, scholarship values will not decrease. However, the opportunity to earn a higher value award is not possible without an increase in cumulative GPA as reported on your official final transcript.
Do I need to submit an official final transcript?
Yes. An official final high school transcript is required by August 10. It must include your high school graduation date or other verification that you earned your high school diploma. Your final transcript must be sent directly from your high school to us.
I want to enroll for Fall 2021 instead of this fall. What do I do?
First, you'll need to cancel your admission for the fall 2020 semester by contacting admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have paid your enrollment deposit and you cancel before July 1, you will get a full refund.
Then, plan to reapply for admission for the fall 2021 semester (the application opens in late June). If you are completing high school this spring and do not take college classes until you enroll at Michigan Tech, your admission will be based on your high school academics and ACT/SAT score and you will be considered for scholarships available to incoming first-year students. If you take college classes after you complete high school, you will be considered for admission based on college GPA and be considered for transfer student scholarships after completing 12 credits.
How do I decline my acceptance?
If you decide not to enroll, call the Admissions Office at 888-688-1885 or email email@example.com to cancel your application and be removed from reminder mailings. If you paid your deposit, you can receive a full refund if you cancel by July 1.
For Prospective Students
Are you processing applications for fall 2020?
Yes. All documents sent electronically or through the mail are being processed daily. Admission decisions are mailed as soon as possible when all required documents have been received.
When can I apply for admission for 2021 semesters?
The application will open in late June for spring (January), Summer (May or June), and Fall (August) 2021 semesters.
I'm a senior and can't take my SAT or ACT as planned this spring, what do I do?
Most importantly, don't worry. We totally understand. We encourage you to apply for admission without test scores on file. Ask your high school to send a copy of your official transcript so we can review the courses you've taken. We understand your grades will look different for spring semester. The admissions staff will be in touch with you if we have questions or would like to see additional information from you to strengthen your application.
I'm a junior and can't take my SAT or ACT as planned this spring, what do I do?
Most importantly, don't worry. We totally understand and will look for your scores whenever they arrive. We are discussing test-optional policies. Our application for fall 2021 will open in late June 2020. We encourage you to apply for admission without test scores on file. When you are able to take the SAT or ACT, have your scores sent to us and we will add them to your file.
My high school is giving Pass/Fail grades for the spring 2020 semester. Will you accept this?
Absolutely. Regardless of major you apply to, we will accept any grading system your high school used during the spring 2020 semester.
Will you recalculate GPA to accommodate for pass/fail or credit/no-credit grades?
No. We will use the calculated GPA provided by your school on your official transcript. If you have both a weighted and unweighted GPA, we will use the highest provided for both admission and financial aid consideration.
Will SAT or ACT scores be required for 2021 applications?
We are discussing test-optional policies for the incoming class fo 2021 and anticipate a decision by mid-May.
Has my summer camp been canceled?
See our Summer Youth Programs FAQ page for information.
For All Students
When will I be able to visit campus in person?
All of us are eager to share the Michigan Tech experience by offering you the best tour possible. That means giving our campus community and facilities team time to prepare for a safe in-person visit experience. At this time, campus tours have been canceled until the week of June 22. All summer courses have been moved to remote instruction May 11-August 14. If tours are held and you choose to schedule a visit , please note that there will be limited student activity and engagement on campus.
If I can't visit campus, what are my other options?
See our virtual event page for a schedule of live events, on-demand recorded information sessions, or to make a special request to connect with other staff or your academic advisor. Students accepted for summer or fall should explore Virtual Preview Day for additional information sessions and video tours.