Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions list answers to questions that students ask the most. If you can't find the answer to your question below please contact us. We will be happy to help. 

Test-Optional

Which applicants are eligible for test-optional review?
Students applying for degree-seeking freshman admission and transfer students with less than twelve (12) transferable credits may elect to apply via the test-optional pathway. Transfer students with more than twelve (12) transferable credits and international applications do not require submission of the ACT or SAT, so the test-optional pathway is not needed.

Is the test-optional policy permanent?
The test-optional policy adjustment is in place for spring and fall 2021 applicants. The policy will be reviewed at a later date for further implementation.

Will applying test-optional have a negative impact on a student's admission decision?
No. Morgan State University already takes a holistic approach to review every application for admission. We will adjust internal processes appropriately to ensure that no student is harmed in admission selection if they do not submit a test score. 

Does the test-optional policy affect English proficiency requirements for international students?
All students must demonstrate English proficiency to be admitted to academic study. Applicants must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score report.

How does applying test-optional impact consideration for merit-based awards, scholarships, honors, and other programs?
All applicants, including test-optional applicants, will be eligible to be considered for University benefits, including direct admission to academic programs, merit-based scholarships, and honors and scholars programs.

How do I apply?
What are the admissions requirements?
What are the fall semester application deadlines?
What are the spring semester application deadlines?
What happens once I have been admitted? 
When will I receive my financial aid package?
How do I register for new student orientation? 
How do I apply to live on campus? 

Residency for Tuition Purposes

I have been assessed as a non-resident (out of state) for tuition purposes but I am a resident. What should I do?