About the Program

The Academic Scholars Program (ASP) is designed for high-achieving incoming freshmen who are interested in enhancing their academic program during their first two years of college.  For more information, please see the ASP brochure


Membership in the Academic Scholars Program is by invitation only and is limited to approximately 200 incoming students per year.  While space is available, ASP invitations are extended to high school students who meet all of the following criteria:
  • have been admitted to MSU
  • rank in the top 15% of their high school graduating class
  • have an ACT composite score of at least 28 or an SAT score of at least 1240 (Critical Reading and Math only)

Students who have outstanding records and are close to the criteria will be evaluated individually and may also be invited.  The ASP program may request additional information before extending an invitation to membership.  Students who accept an invitation to the Academic Scholars Program are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Respond to your ASP invitation

If you received a 2014 Academic Scholars Program invitation, you may log in here with your PID and the password sent in your invitation letter. Click here to respond!