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MSU ADMISSIONS

3410 Taft Blvd Wichita Falls TX 76308 1-800-842-1922 (940)397-4334 admissions@mwsu.edu

Barbara Ramos Merkle Director of Admissions 940-397-4334 e-mail: barbara.merkle@mwsu.edu

Leah Vineyard Associate Director of Admissions 940-397-4343 e-mail: leah.vineyard@mwsu.edu

Valerie Martinez Assistant Director of Admissions 940-397-4821 e-mail: valerie.martinez@mwsu.edu

Brad Borton Assistant Director of Admissions 940-397-4326 e-mail: bradley.borton@mwsu.edu

Hugo Erazo Assistant to the Director of Admissions for Special Populations 940-397-4620 e-mail: hugo.erazo@mwsu.edu

Adam Steed Assistant to the Director of Admissions 940-397-4613 e-mail: adam.steed@mwsu.edu

Dustin Webb Assistant to the Director of Admissions 940-397-4335 e-mail: dustin.webb@mwsu.edu

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MIDWESTERNAdmissions STATE UNIVERSITY Office Barbara Ramos Merkle, Director 3410 Taft Boulevard Wichita Falls, Texas 76308-2099 E-mail: admissions@mwsu.edu

Dear Colleagues, Enclosed is our 2011-2012 MSU Counselor’s Guide that we hope will be helpful to you when you are working with your students. The Texas Legislature named MSU a liberal arts university in Texas, the only university with this accolade and the only university in the state that is a member of COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges). Our liberal arts curriculum allows us to prepare our students for the future job market and their professional careers. MSU has a tradition of creating a strong sense of community that includes our student services, NCAA division II athletic program, our academic programs and ensuring the true college experience on a residential campus. We believe our campus has so much to offer to your students who seek academic excellence, a safe environment and an opportunity to grow as an individual. We are keeping our fall 2012 priority application date for admission as March 1. MSU does require the writing portion of the entrance exam scores. We prefer the scores be sent directly from ACT and/or College Board to have access to read their essays. If they are taking dual/concurrent credit, their collegiate transcript will be used in rendering admission decisions. Students who do not meet criteria will be individually reviewed. If you need more information or recruitment information pieces contact me by email at barbara. merkle@mwsu.edu or feel free to contact my office at one of the numbers listed below. Our admissions officers will be available to answer any questions or concerns from you, your students or their family members. Sincerely,

Barbara Ramos Merkle Director

1-800-842-1922 / 940-397-4334 / 940-397-4515 (TDD)

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator

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Table of Contents

Please feel free to photocopy the materials enclosed.

Application Deadlines.......................................................................................................................... 5-9 General Application Information...................................................................................................... 10-13 Apply Texas Map.................................................................................................................................. 14 Checklist............................................................................................................................................... 15 Important Dates for Fall 2011............................................................................................................... 16 MSU Beginning Freshmen Requirements....................................................................................... 17-18 Credit By Exam Policies....................................................................................................................... 19 College Advanced Placement Program (AP)....................................................................................... 20 International Baccalaureate Program (IB)............................................................................................ 21 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Examination..................................................... 22 Texas Success Initiative (TSI).............................................................................................................. 23 Texas Success Initiative Standards...................................................................................................... 24 Spirit Days............................................................................................................................................ 24 Mustangs Rally..................................................................................................................................... 25 Campus Visit Information..................................................................................................................... 26 Testing Services................................................................................................................................... 26 General Scholarship Information.......................................................................................................... 26 Mustang Guarantee.............................................................................................................................. 27 MSU Promise....................................................................................................................................... 27 Estimate of Cost Per Semester for Fall 2011....................................................................................... 28 Financial Aid.................................................................................................................................... 29-31 Academic Programs............................................................................................................................. 32 Athletics................................................................................................................................................ 33 Residential Life..................................................................................................................................... 33 Dining Services.................................................................................................................................... 33 College Connections............................................................................................................................ 34 Counseling Center................................................................................................................................ 35 Disability Support Services................................................................................................................... 36 Student Organizations.......................................................................................................................... 37 Alumni Association............................................................................................................................... 38 General Academic Scholarship Application..................................................................................... 39-40 President’s Distinguished Scholarship Program.............................................................................. 41-46 Campus Map........................................................................................................................................ 47 4


Application Deadlines for Academic Year 2012-2013: Freshman texas Independent or Public Four-Year University

Abilene Christian University

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Admission: (Priority Deadline) Admission: (Regular Deadline) Financial Aid: Scholarship: Angelo State University Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship (Check deadline with Financial Aid Office.): Austin College Admission: Priority Deadline I / Early Action I Admission: Priority Deadline II / Early Action II Admission: Regular Decision Financial Aid: Scholarship: Dallas Baptist University Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: Lamar University Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: Midwestern State University Admission: Priority: Deadline: Financial Aid: Scholarship: Prairie View A&M University Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: Sam Houston State University Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: Schreiner University Admission: Priority Admission: Regular Financial Aid: Priority Scholarship: Southern Methodist University Admission: Early Action Admission: Regular Decision Financial Aid: Scholarship:

Fall 2012

February 15

August 1 March 1 Deadlines Vary August 17 April 1 March 1 December 1 January 15 March 1 April 1 December 15

January 6 December 1 Deadlines Vary January 10

August 1 April 1 February 1 March 1 August 7 March 1 March 1 June 1 March 5 August 1 March 31 February 15 May 1 August 1 April 1 n/a November 1 January 15 February 15 (priority) January 15 . xii

Summer I, 2012

May 1 March 1 Deadlines Vary June 1 March 1 March 1 March 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Rolling Admissions October 1 April 1 Deadlines Vary January 2 May 25 No Deadline No Deadline November 1 May 1 December 15 May 15 October 1 March 1 No Deadline November 1 April 1 November 5 March 5 March 15 December 1 May 15 September 30 February 28 February 15 April 1 December 1 May 1 December 1 May 14 December 1 May 1 n/a n/a November 1 n/a November 1 n/a November 1 n/a November 1 n/a

April 1

*FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Spring 2013

Summer II, 2012 May 1 March 1 Deadlines Vary July 6 March 1 March 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a April 1 July 1

FAFSA* Code 003537

003541

003543

003560 003581

June 1 June 15 March 1

003592

April 1 March 5

003630

June 15 February 28 April 1 May 1 June 25 May 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

003606

003610

003613


Application Deadlines for Academic Year 2012-2013: Freshman

texas Independent or Public Four-Year University Southwestern University

Admission: Early Action Admission: Regular Decision Financial Aid: Scholarship:

Stephen F. Austin State University

Admission: Financial Aid Priority Deadlines: Scholarship: Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship:

Sul ross State University

Sul ross State University-rio Grande College tarleton State University

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Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: texas A&M International University Admission: Financial Aid: Priority deadline for academic year: March 1 Scholarship: texas A&M University-College Station Admission** Financial Aid: Scholarship: texas A&M University-Central texas texas A&M University-Commerce

texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Priority Admissions: Final Admissions: Priority Financial Aid: Final Financial Aid: Priority Scholarship: Final Scholarship: Admission: Priority deadline is March 1 Financial Aid: Scholarship:

Fall 2012 November 15 February 1 March 1 November 15 September 1 April 1 February 1 August 24

Spring 2013

Summer I, 2012

Summer II, 2012

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a n/a

n/a n/a

n/a n/a

January 23 November 1 January 18 No Deadline

June 7 March 1 No Deadline June 1

July 13 March 1 July 5

March 1 No Deadline Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College is an upper-level center and accepts transfer/transient/former students only. March 1 January 1 April 1 May 1 March 31 March 31 March 31 March 31 February 15 December 1 June 1 June 1 July 1 November 1 April 1 May 1 July 9 December 1 June 11 June 11 February 15 January 15 March 1 December 1

February 15 February 15 October 15 n/a October 1 n/a Deadlines Vary

February 15 n/a n/a

Texas A&M University-Central Texas is an upper-level institution and accepts transfer/transient/former students only.

March 1 August 1 March 31

October 1 January 6 October 31

March 31 July 1

October 15

July 1 March 31 December 1

November 1 March 31 December 1

*FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

May 31 No Deadline No Deadline

July 3 No Deadline No Deadline

April 1 February 15 December 1

April 1 February 15 December 1

FAFSA* Code 003620

003624 003625 003625 003631

009651

003632 103631

003565

011161

**All materials must be received (not postmarked) by the deadline. xiii


Application Deadlines for Academic Year 2012-2013: Freshman texas Independent or Public Four-Year University texas A&M University at Galveston

texas A&M University-Kingsville

Fall 2012

Admission: Priority deadline is March 1 Financial Aid: Scholarship: Admission: Priority Deadline Regular Admission Deadline: Financial Aid: Scholarship:

texas A&M University-San Antonio

November 1 February 15

Scholarship: Admission: Priority Deadline: Regular Deadline: Financial Aid: Scholarship: texas State University-San Marcos Admission: Priority Dates: Final Deadlines: Communication Design: McCoy College of Business Administration: Priority Dates: McCoy College of Business Administration: Deadlines: Financial Aid Priority Deadlines: Scholarship: texas tech University Admission: Priority Deadlines: Financial Aid: Scholarship: texas woman's University Admission: Financial Aid: Spring only: September 1 Scholarship:

December 15 June 1 August 1 April 15 April 15 March 1 May 1 March 15 March 1 May 1 March 31 December 15 March 1

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texas Southern University

Summer II, 2012

Texas A&M University-Texarkana is an upper-level institution and accepts transfer/transient/former students only.

Admission: Early Action Admission: Regular Decision Financial Aid:

Summer I, 2012

July 31 January 13 May 25 July 1 March 31 September 30 February 15 February 15 Deadlines Vary n/a August 1 December 15 August 15 December 15 May 15 n/a March 31 November 1 May 1 n/a February 15 No Deadline No Deadline No Deadline Texas A&M University-San Antonio is an upper-level institution and accepts transfer/transient/former students only.

texas A&M University-texarkana texas Christian University

Spring 2013

March 15

March 1 March 15 March 15

*FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid xiv

November 1 December 1

November 1

November 1 February 15 March 15

December 15 December 15 November 1 April 1 December 15 May 15 April 15 April 15 April 15 Not Available November 15 May 1 November 15 May 1 October 15 No Entry October 15 March 15 November 15 May 1 March 31 March 1 December 15 December 15 November 12 May 7 No Deadline February 1 November 1 No Deadline March 15 March 15 March 15

March 15

November 1 February 15 March 15

December 15 April 1 June 15 April 15 Not Available June 15 June 15 No Entry March 15 June 15 March 1 December 15 May 7 No Deadline No Deadline No Deadline

FAFSA* Code 003632

003639 103639 031703

003636

003642

003615

003644

003646


Application Deadlines for Academic Year 2012-2013: Freshman texas Independent or Public Four-Year University the University of texas at Arlington

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Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: the University of texas at Austin Admission** Financial Aid: Scholarship: the University of texas at Brownsville Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: the University of texas at Dallas Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: the University of texas at el Paso Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: Scholars Excellence Program: the University of texas-Pan American Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship -visit www.utpa.edu/excellence: the University of texas of the Permian Basin Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: the University of texas at San Antonio Admissions Priority Deadline: Final Admission Deadline: Financial Aid Priority Deadline: Scholarship: the University of texas at tyler Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: University of Dallas Admission: Early Action I Early Action II Regular Admission Deadline Financial Aid: Scholarship: Priority Deadline Final Deadline Special Awards Program

Fall 2012

Spring 2013

Summer I, 2012

Summer II, 2012

June 1 May 15 February 15 December 1 March 15 December 1 July 1 April 1 April 1 July 1 March 31 Deadline Varies May 1 March 15 November 1 February 1 April 1

December 1 November 15 November 1 October 1 March 15 No Deadline December 1 December 1 December 1 November 1 October 15 Not Available October 1

April 1 April 1 n/a December 1 March 15 No Deadline May 1 May 1 May 1 April 1 March 15 Not Available March 1 No Deadline No Deadline February 1 February 15

April 1 n/a n/a December 1 March 15 No Deadline June 1 June 1 June 1 April 1 March 15 Not Available April 1

July 15 May 1 April 15 March 1 June 1 March 15 February 15 April 1 April 1 November 1 December 1 March 1 March 1 January 15 March 1 December 1

*FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

November 1 September 15 January 15 November 15

February 1 February 15

April 15 April 15 No Deadline No Deadline October 15 March 1 March 1 November 15 May 1 May 1 November 1 January 14 January 14 February 15 February 15 February 15 No Deadline November 1 April 1 April 1 April 1 No Deadline n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a December 1 n/a n/a December 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a December 1 n/a n/a December 1 n/a n/a

FAFSA* Code 003656 003658 030646 009741 003661 003599 009930

010115

011163

003651

**All materials must be received (not postmarked) by the deadline. xv


Application Deadlines for Academic Year 2012-2013: Freshman texas Independent or Public Four-Year University University of Houston-Main Campus

Admission: Priority:** Final:** Financial Aid: Priority: Scholarship:

University of Houston-Clear Lake University of Houston-Downtown

University of Houston-Victoria University of North texas

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University of North texas at Dallas

Admission: Admission: Late Application Admission: Document Deadline: Financial Aid Priority deadlines: Scholarship: Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: Admission: Financial Aid Priority deadlines: Scholarship:

University of the Incarnate word west texas A&M University

Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship: Admission: Financial Aid: Scholarship:

Fall 2012

Spring 2013

Summer I, 2012

Summer II, 2012

December 1 April 1 April 1 December 1

December 1

December 1 April 1 No Deadline No Deadline

December 1 April 1

The University of Houston-Clear Lake is an upper-level university and accepts transfer/transient/former students only.

June 1 July 1 July 15 April 1 May 1 No Deadline April 15 April 15 March 1 March 31 March 1 March 1

December 15 January 7 January 7 November 15

No Deadline October 15 October 15 December 1 August 15 Not Available December 1

March 31 March 1 July 15 July 20 April 15

*FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Summer I & II: May 15 May 25 May 25

August 15 Not Available

February 1

June 1 No Deadline No Deadline March 15 March 15 May 12 February 15 Not Available May 12 February 15 Not Available

Priority Deadline: April 1 Deadlines Vary December 6 May 2 November 1 May 1

Summer III: June 15 June 25 June 25 No Deadline No Deadline March 15 March 15 July 5 February 15 Not Available July 5 February 15 Not Available

FAFSA* Code 003652 011711

003612

013231 003594 003594 003578

No Deadline

June 6 May 1

003665

**All materials must be received (not postmarked) by the deadline. xvi


General Application Information Academic Year 2012-2013 – Freshman

Admissions offices

telephone, Fax

web Site Address

Parts of Application to Complete I

II

Application Fee*

Credit Cards Accepted Visa

Master Card

Discover

American express

$50

$35

essays

Abilene Christian University

Phone: 800/460-6228 Fax: 325/674-6792

www.acu.edu

Angelo State University

Phone: 800/946-8627 Fax: 325/942-2078

www.angelo.edu

Austin College

Phone: 800/526-4276 Fax: 903/813-3198

www.austincollege. edu

Dallas Baptist University

Phone: 214/333-5360 800/460-1DBU Fax: 214/333-5447

www.dbu.edu

$25

Lamar University

Phone: 409/880-8888 Fax: 409/880-8463

$25

Midwestern State University

Phone: 940/397-4334 800/842-1922 Fax: 940/397-4672

www.mwsu.edu

$25

Phone: 936/261-1000 Fax: 936/261-1079

www.pvamu.edu

$25

Sam Houston State University

Phone: 866/232-7528 936/294-1828 Fax: 936/294-3758

www.shsu.edu

Schreiner University

Phone: 800/343-4919 Fax: 830/792-7226

www.schreiner.edu

Southern Methodist University

Phone: 214/768-2058 Fax: 214/768-0103

www.smu.edu

Southwestern University

Phone: 800/252-3166 Fax: 512/863-9601

Stephen F. Austin State University Sul ross State University

ACU Box 29000, Abilene, TX 79699 ASU Station 11014, San Angelo, TX 76909 900 N. Grand Ave, Ste 6N, Sherman, TX 75090 3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211 P. O. Box 10009, Beaumont, TX 77710

3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099

Prairie View A&M University P. O. Box 519, Mail Stop 1009 Prairie View, TX 77446

Box 2418, Huntsville, TX 77341-2418

www.lamar.edu

A, B, or C

$0

$45

 

A, B, or C

$25

A (required) B (optional)

$60

www.southwestern. edu

A

$40

Phone: 936/468-2504 Fax: 936/468-3849

www.sfasu.edu

$35

Box C-2, Alpine, TX 79832

Phone: 432/837-8050 Fax: 432/837-8431

www.sulross.edu

$25

Sul ross State Universityrio Grande College

Phone: 830/758-5005 Fax: 830/758-5001

www.sulross.edu

Phone: 254/968-9125 800/687-8236 Fax: 254/968-9951

www.tarleton.edu

2100 Memorial Blvd., Kerrville, TX 78028

P.O. Box 750181, Dallas, TX 75275

1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626

Box 13051, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3051

Route 3, Box 1200, Eagle Pass, TX 78852

tarleton State University

P. O. Box T0030, Stephenville, TX 76402

  

Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College is an upper-level center and accepts transfer/transient/former students only.

$30

* Application fees are nonrefundable. Some application fee waivers are available, including waivers for students who meet ACT/SAT fee exemptions. See your high school counselor. There may also be waivers available based on financial need. Please contact the institution(s) directly for more information. See deadlines on pages xii through xvi. ii

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General Application Information Academic Year 2012-2013 – Freshman

Admissions offices

telephone, Fax

web Site Address

Parts of Application to Complete I

texas A&M International University

II

Application Fee*

essays

Credit Cards Accepted Visa

Master Card

Discover

American express

Phone: 956/326-2270 Fax: 956/326-2269

www.tamiu.edu

Phone: 979/845-1060 Fax: 979/458-1808

www.tamu.edu

texas A&M University-Central texas

Phone: 254/519-5460 Fax: 254/519-5486

www.tarleton.edu/ centraltexas

texas A&M University-Commerce

Phone: 903/886-5000 Fax: 903/468-8685

www.tamucommerce.edu

Phone: 361/825-2624 Fax: 361/825-5887

www.tamucc.edu

texas A&M University at Galveston

Phone: 409/740-4428 877/322-4443 Fax: 409/740-4731

www.tamug.edu

texas A&M University-Kingsville

Phone: 361/593-2315 Fax: 361/593-5509

www.tamuk.edu

texas A&M University-San Antonio

Phone: 210/932-6201 Fax: 210/932-6209

www.tamusa.tamus. edu

Texas A&M-San Antonio currently accepts applications for transfer/transient/former students only.

texas A&M University-texarkana

Phone: 903/223-3069 Fax: 903/223-3140

www.tamut.edu

Texas A&M-Texarkana currently accepts applications for transfer/transient/former students only.

Phone: 817/257-7490 Fax: 817/257-7268

www.admissions.tcu. edu

Phone: 713/313-7071 Fax: 713/313-7471

www.tsu.edu

texas State University-San Marcos

Phone: 512/245-2364 Fax: 512/245-9020

www.txstate.edu

texas tech University

Phone: 806/742-1480 Fax: 806/742-0062

www.ttu.edu

texas woman's University

Phone: 866/809-6130 Fax: 940/898-3081

www.twu.edu

5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041-1900

texas A&M University-College Station P. O. Box 30014 College Station, TX 77842-3014

1901 South Clear Creek Road, Killeen, TX 76549

P. O. Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429-3011

texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 6300 Ocean Dr., Unit 5774 Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5774

P. O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77553 MSC 128, Kingsville, TX 78363

1450 Gillette Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78224

P. O. Box 5518, Texarkana, TX 75505

texas Christian University

TCU Box 297013 3301 Bellaire Drive North, Ft. Worth, TX 76129

texas Southern University

3100 Cleburne St.-TSU Box 1855

Houston, TX 77004

429 N. Guadalupe, San Marcos, TX 78666-5709

Box 45005, Lubbock, TX 79409-5005

P. O. Box 425649, Denton, TX 76204

$0

A&B (+C**)

$60

Texas A&M University-Central Texas is an upper-level center and accepts transfer/transient/former students only. No application fee. An enrollment fee of $60 will be charged to a student’s account upon enrollment to TAMUCommerce.

A&B

(choose one)

$40

$45

$25

$40

$42

A, B, or C

$60

B or C (recommended)

$50

$50

* Application fees are nonrefundable. Some application fee waivers are available, including waivers for students who meet ACT/SAT fee exemptions. See your high school counselor. There may also be waivers available based on financial need. Please contact the institution(s) directly for more information. See deadlines on pages xii through xvi. **Topic C is recommended as an optional third essay (A&B required) for students who do not qualify for top 10% or automatic academic admission. iii

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General Application Information Academic Year 2012-2013 – Freshman

Admissions offices

telephone, Fax

web Site Address

the University of texas at Arlington

Phone: 817/272-6287 Fax: 817/272-3435

www.uta.edu

the University of texas at Austin

Phone: 512/475-7399 Fax: 512/475-7478

www.utexas.edu

P. O. Box 19114, Arlington, TX 76019-0114 P. O. Box 8058, Austin, TX 78713-8058

Parts of Application to Complete I

II

Architecture, Art, Art History, Design, Studio Art, Visual Art Studies/Art Education

the University of texas at Brownsville

www.utb.edu

Phone: 972/883-2270 800/889-2443 Fax: 972/883-6803

www.utdallas.edu

Phone: 915/747-5890 Fax: 915/747-8893

www.utep.edu

Phone: 956/665-2999 Fax: 956/665-2687

www.utpa.edu

Phone: 866/552-UTPB Fax: 432/552-3605

www.utpb.edu

One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249-1644

Phone: 800/669-0919

www.utsa.edu

the University of texas at tyler

Phone: 903/566-7180 or 1-800-UT TYLER Fax: 903/566-7068

www.uttyler.edu

University of Dallas

Phone: 800-628-6999 Fax: 972/721-5017

www.udallas.edu

Phone: 713/743-1010, option 4 Fax: 713/743-7542

www.uh.edu

Phone: 281/283-2500 Fax: 281/283-2522

www.uhcl.edu

Phone: 713/221-8522 Fax: 713/221-8157

www.uhd.edu

the University of texas at Dallas Office of Admissions ROC11 P. O. Box 830088 Richardson, TX 75083-0088

the University of texas at el Paso

500 West University Avenue, 101 Academic Services, El Paso, TX 79968-0578

the University of texas-Pan American

1201 West University Drive Edinburg, TX 78541-2999

the University of texas of the Permian Basin

4901 East University, Odessa, TX 79762-0001

the University of texas at San Antonio

3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799

1845 East Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062

University of Houston-Main Campus Welcome Center 4400 University Drive Houston, TX 77204-2023

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058-1098

University of Houston-Downtown One Main Street, 350 South Houston, TX 77002-1001

essays

A&B (+C**)

Credit Cards Accepted

Visa

Master American Discover Card express

$50

$75

$40

$40

B&D

Phone: 956/882-8295 Fax: 956/882-7810

Tandy Hall, #115, Brownsville, TX 78520

Application Fee*

$0 C (recommended)

$50

$0

$0

$0 C (recommended)

$40

$50

University of Houston-Clear Lake is an upper-level university that accepts transfer/transient and former students only.

$35/ $75

*Application fees are nonrefundable. Some application fee waivers are available, including waivers for students who meet ACT/SAT fee exemptions. See your high school counselor. There may also be waivers available based on financial need. Please contact the institution(s) directly for more information. See deadlines on pages xii through xvi. **Topic C is recommended as an optional third essay (A&B required). iv

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General Application Information Academic Year 2012-2013 – Freshman

Admissions offices

University of Houston-Victoria

web Site Address

telephone, Fax

Parts of Application to Complete I

II

Application Fee*

essays

Visa

Phone: 361/570-4110 Fax: 361/580-5500

www.uhv.edu

$0

Phone: 940/565-2681 Fax: 940/565-2408

www.unt.edu

$60/ $90

Phone: 972/780-3642 Fax: 972/780-3694

www.unt.edu/ dallas/

University of the Incarnate word

Phone: 210/829-6005 800/749-9673 Fax: 210/829-3921

www.uiw.edu

west texas A&M University

Phone: 800/999-8268 Fax: 806/651-5285

www.wtamu.edu

3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901-5731

University of North texas 1155 Union Circle #311277 Denton, TX 76203-5017

University of North texas at Dallas 7300 University Hills Blvd. Dallas, TX 75241

4301 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209

WT Box 60907, Canyon, TX 79016

A, B, or C

Credit Cards Accepted Master American Discover Card express

$60/ $90

$0

$40

The independent institutions and health science centers listed below accept the electronic ApplyTexas Application. You may apply by going to www.applytexas.org. Refer to the institutions’ individual websites for more information. Abilene Christian University Austin College Baylor University Concordia University Dallas Baptist University Houston Baptist University Huston-Tillotson University McMurry University Our Lady of the Lake University St. Mary’s University Schreiner University

Southern Methodist University Southwestern University Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Texas Christian University Texas Lutheran University Texas Wesleyan University The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio University of Dallas University of the Incarnate Word University of St. Thomas

*Application fees are nonrefundable. Some application fee waivers are available, including waivers for students who meet ACT/SAT fee exemptions. See your high school counselor. There may also be waivers available based on financial need. Please contact the institution(s) directly for more information. See deadlines on pages xii through xvi. v

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Midwestern State University ADMISSION CHECKLIST ����� File an application for admission. www.applytexas.org or www.mwsu.edu ����� Submit undergraduate application fee of $25.00 (non-refundable, non-transferable). Your application will not be processed until an application fee is received. ����� MSU requires the writing portion of ACT/SAT exams for freshman applicants. Submit all official scores to MSU Admissions directly from ACT and College Board. ����� Request your official high school transcript, including your TAKS scores with writing, to be sent to MSU Admissions (for beginning freshmen). Request your official college transcripts (for students with dual/concurrent college credit). ����� Inform MSU Admissions if you are enrolled for concurrent or dual credit at a college/ university while attending high school. ����� Inform MSU Admissions if taking AP, IB and/or CLEP exams. All official scores must be submitted through College Board or IBO. Please refer to page 54 in the Midwestern State University undergraduate catalog for more information. ����� Provide proof that you have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). TSI status is needed prior to orientation and registration for classes. http://registrar.mwsu.edu/success.asp ����� Housing applications are available after acceptance for admission online at http://housing.mwsu.edu/ or contact the Office of Housing at 940-397-4217. ����� MSU encourages students to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and our MSU FICE/Title IV code is 003592. Our Mustangs Guarantee Program for Texas residents whose families Adjusted Gross income (AGI) of $50,000 or less is available if you complete your financial aid file by May 31th. If you have any questions, contact MSU Financial Aid Office at finaid. mwsu.edu or call (940)397-4214. For more information on how courses from Texas two-year colleges transfer to MSU, visit http://admissions.mwsu.edu/equivalencies.asp For information regarding the Texas Common Course Numbering System for transfer credit equivalency, visit their website at www.tccns.org 15


IMPORTANT DATES 2011-2012 09-10-2011 10-01-2011 10-22-2011 11-01-2011 11-05-2011 11-12-2011 12-03-2011 12-10-2011 12-15-2011 01-14-2012 01-28-2012 02-04-2012 02-11-2012

ACT National Test SAT National Test ACT National Test Priority Application date for Spring Admission SAT National Test Mustangs Rally SAT National Test ACT National Test Spring Application Deadline Spring 2011 Classes Begin SAT National Test Mustangs Rally ACT National Test

03-01-2012 03-10-2012 04-14-2012 05-01-2012 05-05-2012 05-15-2012 06-01-2012 06-02-2012 06-09-2012 06-15-2012 08-07-2012

Financial Aid Priority Deadline SAT National Test ACT National Test Priority Application date for Summer I Admission SAT National Test Summer I Application Deadline Priority Application date for Summer II Admission SAT National Test ACT National Test Summer II Application Deadline Fall Application Deadline

03-01-2012 Priority Application date for Fall Admission MSU Admissions Scholarship Deadline

Midwestern State University is a test center for ACT, SAT, THEA, CLEP and Accuplacer. For more information visit http://testing.mwsu.edu. MSU Reporting Codes: ACT 4132 • College Board 6408 • THEA Code 215 • Accuplacer 6408 The writing portion is required for MSU on ACT/SAT exams. Contact the Office of Student Development & Orientation for information regarding Spirit Days. http://students.mwsu.edu/development/ or call 940-397-4500.

ADM-101 (Rev. 7/11)

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MSU BEGINNING FRESHMEN REQUIREMENTS Midwestern State University reserves the right to change admission criteria in keeping with actions of the Texas State Legislature or the University Board of Regents. It is to the prospective student’s advantage to contact MSU Admissions.

Fall Priority Application Date March 1 Beginning Freshman Admission Requirements A beginning freshman is an admission status given to all prospective applicants who apply while in high school regardless of college credit earned before graduation from high school.

For Admission, Students Must:

Per state law, Uniform Admissions Policy, TEC 51.803-51.809 requires that all students must meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible to be considered for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution. ● Successfully complete the recommended or advanced high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or ● Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or ✴ Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment ● SAT – 1500 out of 2400 ● ACT – 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 24 Science In Addition: ● Meet the appropriate class rank, and ● Meet the appropriate ACT/SAT score requirements. All official scores need to be sent from ACT or College Board. ● Students who do not meet the minimum requirements will go through an individual review process.

Concurrent/Dual Credit:

If you have attempted collegiate work through a concurrent or dual credit program while in high school, you must meet beginning freshman admission requirements (regardless of hours attempted) and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on collegiate transfer work. Official transcripts from the college(s) you have attended must be submitted to MSU Admissions. ACT/SAT scores are required.

Class Rank

and ACT/SAT Scores:

NOTE: MSU requires the writing portion of the ACT/SAT. These scores exclude the writing portion. Top 10% Automatic Admission by HB 588 Next 40% 21/990 Third quartile 23/1070 Fourth quartile 24/1110 Students whose high school transcript does not reflect ranking must meet ✴College Readiness Benchmarks.

Falsification of Records:

A student or applicant who knowingly falsifies or is a party to the falsifying of any official university record (including such records as transcripts, test scores, application for admission, Texas Success Initiative status, student personnel forms) will be subject to disciplinary action which may include suspension or enforced withdrawal from the University.

Special Admission:

Students who graduate from an unaccredited high school or home study program will be considered for admission on an individual basis and must meet ✴College Readiness Benchmarks. Students denied admission may petition the MSU Admissions Committee by submitting a handwritten letter to the Director’s attention. 17


EARLY NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE A beginning freshman student desiring early notification of an acceptance to the University may submit an application, either ACT or SAT scores, TAKS scores, and a copy of the official high school transcript reflecting grades through the sixth semester of the junior year. A projected date of graduation and class rank should be indicated on the transcript. Pending admission status may be given if all necessary information is not available to MSU Admissions. Early notification of acceptance may be advanced to full acceptance for admission after graduation from high school is verified with MSU Admissions by submission of an official high school transcript showing date of graduation and rank in class. Early notification of acceptance is not binding. If class rank changes or grade points for collegiate credit, MSU Admissions reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission.

GED Students - Students who pass the GED examination in lieu of the high school diploma must meet the beginning freshman requirements.  All GED students will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and may be given restrictions with which they must comply. AUTOMATIC ADMISSION - HB 588 for accredited Texas public high school graduates only! Students will be admitted if they graduate in the top ten percent of their class from an accredited Texas public high school if they meet the following conditions: 1. graduated from high school within the two years prior to the academic year for which admission is sought; and 2. submitted a complete application before the deadline. Students in this category may be required to enroll in certain courses in the summer after graduation or during the first semester of enrollment.  Official ACT/SAT scores must be submitted. Beginning freshmen, unless exempt, must provide proof that you have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). We suggest that the test be taken no later than the scheduled April test date for early fall registration programs. Transfer Admission If you are currently attending another college or university for concurrent/dual credit and would like to apply for transfer admission to MSU, you must: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

complete and submit an application for admission with the application fee. order official copies of all college transcripts sent directly from the issuing institutions. be eligible to return to your former college or university. must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. provide proof that you have met the TSI. official ACT/SAT scores if you are applying with collegiate credit while in high school.

If you have earned fewer than 18 hours of college credit, you must have your high school submit an official copy of your transcript.  You must also meet the requirements for freshmen admission.

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Credit by Exam Policies MSU will accept up to 60 hours of credit by examination, limiting CLEP, DANTES and Proficiency Exams to a maximum of 30 hours.  Contact Testing Services at http://testing.mwsu.edu or (940)397-4676.  MSU Admissions evaluates AP, CLEP and IB credit as transfer credit.   Credit by examination may be earned through the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP), Proficiency Exams administered through the MSU College Offices, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject examination only, International Baccalaureate Program (IB) and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES) standardized examinations.  DANTES credit will not be accepted for business, speech, history, English or foreign language courses.   Credit by examination may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirements for the degrees or for honors awarded at graduation.  Credit by examination assumes the student has had no formal classroom instruction, as an enrolled student or as an auditor, in the course being challenged.

Midwestern State University’s policy and procedures for posting of AP, CLEP and IB credit. All awarded AP, CLEP and IB credit is accepted as transfer work. 1. Student must request official AP, CLEP or IB credit to be sent directly to MSU Admissions. 2. Once the official credit has been received and the student has applied and been accepted for admission to MSU, the credit is posted to the student’s academic record as transfer credit. The credit will not be calculated in your MSU grade point average. 3. A transfer evaluation report is placed in the student’s academic file and on the Student Information System and a copy is mailed directly to the student. MSU Admissions Hardin South, Room 101 3410 Taft Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX 76308 940-397-4334 or 800-842-1922 www.mwsu.edu http://admissions.mwsu.edu/

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COLLEGE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM (AP) High School students with superior academic achievement in any of the following areas may earn college credit in these fields through the College Board Advanced Placement Program. The following grades may be awarded for the test scores: 5 = A, 4 = B, and 3 = Credit. If the student takes both English Composition & Literature and English Language & Composition and scores at least a 4 on both exams, the student will receive 3 hours for Rhetoric and Composition Engl 1113 and 3 hours of sophomore literature elective credit. Please note that the credit awarded for an exam will correspond with the date the exam was taken. The course, grade, and grade points are posted to the student’s permanent record and designated as Advanced Placement credit. The College Board Advanced Placement Program exams are administered only through cooperating high schools and only once each spring. AP reports are mailed to MSU in June or July. Arrangements for the testing are to be made with the high school counselor. AP Examinations

Credit Equivalent Hours MSU course

American History 6 Art: Drawing 6 *Art: History 3 *Art: Studio 6 8 *Biology *Chemistry 8 3 Classics: Virgil Classics: Latin Lyric 3 Comparative Government & Politics 3 Computer Science A 3 Computer Science AB 6 Macroeconomics 3 Microeconomics 3 *English Composition & Literature 3 *English Language & Composition 3 *Environmental Science 4 European History 6 French Language 8 French Literature 6 German Language 8 German Literature 6 Mathematics: Calculus AB 4 Mathematics: Calculus BC 8 Music Listening and Literature 3 Music Theory 6 Physics B 8 Physics C: Mechanics 4 Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 4 Psychology 3 Spanish Language 8 Spanish Literature 6 Statistics 3 U.S. Government & Politics 3 World History 6

History 1133, 1233 Art 1313, 1323 Art 3413 Art 1113, 1123 Biology 1544, 1144 Chemistry 1141, 1143, 1241, 1243 Soph. Foreign Language Elective Soph. Foreign Language Elective Political Science 3533 Computer Science 1043 Computer Science 1043, 1053 Economics 2333 Economics 2433 English 1113 ENGL 1113 or Sophomore literature elective ENSC 1114 History 1333, 1433 French 1134, 1234 French 2133, 2233 German 1134, 1234 German 2133, 2233 Mathematics 1634 Mathematics 1634, 1734 Music elective Music 1603, 1613 Physics 1144, 1244 Physics 1624 Physics 2644 Psychology 1103 Spanish 1134, 1234 Spanish 2133, 2233 Statistics 3573 Political Science 1333 History 1333, 1433

Texas Common Course # 1301, 1302 1316, 1317 N/A 1311, 1312 1411, 1413 1111, 1311 1112, 1312 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2301 2302 1301 N/A 1401 2311, 2312 1411, 1412 2311, 2312 1411, 1412 2311, 2312 2413 2413, 2414 N/A 1311, 1312 1401, 1402 2425 2426 2301 1411, 1412 2311, 2312 N/A 2301 2311, 2312

*Only scores of 4 or 5 will receive credit. Note: N/A indicates that a Texas Common Course Number is not applicable to the course. Midwestern State University’s Code No. is 6408. To request Advanced Placement test scores please contact: AP Exams, P O Box 6671, Princeton NJ 08541 or call 888-308-0013 (toll free). 20


International Baccalaureate Program (IB) Midwestern State University’s prospective students who earn the IB diploma are offered unconditional admission to MSU if they enroll directly from high school.  Students under 21 years of age must submit official ACT or SAT scores with the required writing portion.  Scholarships will be offered to diploma students through the University scholarship program if MSU Admissions is notified by March 1, and students enter MSU directly from high school.  Students from high schools that offer IB courses but not the candidates diploma may receive credit according to the same criteria.  An official IB transcript must be sent to MSU.  All IB students must show proof of meeting the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements prior to their initial enrollment at MSU. Midwestern State University recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate program and has approved the granting of credit for the IB Higher level exams when a score of 5 or higher is obtained. A score of 4 or higher on any higher level or standard level exam will be awarded to IB diploma candidates only. Credit will be granted for the following higher level exams:  Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Spanish and Theatre.  Standard level credits will be given for Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, French, German, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Spanish and Theatre.  Where applicable, credit will count toward your major and meet university requirements. *Any new student receiving the IB diploma with a score of at least a 4 on all subjects will be granted a minimum of 24 hours. Credit Equivalent Texas Common Hours MSU Course Course Number Higher Level Exam: Grades accepted: 7 & 6 = A, 5 = B, (4 = credit for diploma candidates only*) Credit for Higher Level Exams Only 3 ART 1413 ARTS 1301 Art Biology 8 BIOL 1144, 1544 BIOL 1413, 1411 Business & Organization 6 FINC 3733, MGMT 3013 N/A 8 CHEM 1141, 1143, 1241, 1243 CHEM 1111, 1311, 1112, 1312 Chemistry Computer Science 3 CMPS 1033 COSC 1300 6 ECON 3323, 3333 N/A Economics English 6 ENGL 1113, 1123 ENGL 1301, 1302 14 FREN 1134, 1234, 2133, 2233 FREN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312 French 3 GEOG 3003 N/A Geography German 14 GERM 1134, 1234, 2133, 2233 GERM 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312 6 HIST 1133, 1233 HIST 1301, 1302 History History-Europe 6 Humanities Core N/A Mathematics 8 MATH 1634, 1734 MATH 2413 Music 6 MUSC 3723/1603** N/A Philosophy 3 Humanities Core N/A Physics 8 PHYS 1144, 1244 PHYS 1401, 1402 Psychology 3 PSYC 1103 PSYC 2301 Spanish 14 SPAN 1134, 1234, 2133, 2233 SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312 3 THEA 1503 DRAM 1310 Theatre Higher Level Exam: Grades accepted: 7 & 6 = A, 5 = B, (4 = credit for diploma candidates only*) Credit for the following Standard Level Exams Art 3 ART 1413 ART 1301 6 ECON 2333, 2433 ECON 2301, 2302 Economics Music 6 MUSC 1033/1603** MUSI 1306, 1311 Theatre 3 THEA 1503 THEA 1310 **Incoming students from IB programs will need to take a music theory placement exam for advising purposes. Standard Level Exams: Grades accepted: 7 or 6 (5 or 4 =credit for diploma candidates only*) Biology 8 BIOL 1144, 1544 8 CHEM 1141, 1143, 1241, 1243 Chemistry 3 CMPS 1033 Computer Science Mathematics 7 MATH 1534, 1634 Mathematical Studies 6 MATH 1233, 1433 Mathematical Methods 7 MATH 1433, 1634 Physics 8 PHYS 1144, 1244

BIOL 1413, 1411 CHEM 1111, 1311, 1112, 1312 COSC 1300 MATH 2412, 2413 MATH 1314, 1316 MATH 1316, 2413 PHYS 1401, 1402

Standard Level Exams: Grades accepted: 7, 6, or 5 = credit (4 = credit for diploma candidates only*) Philosophy 3 PHIL 1033 Psychology 3 PSYC 1103

PHIL 1301 PSYC 2301

Standard Level Exams: Grades accepted: 7 or 6 = credit (5 or 4 =credit for diploma candidates only*) French 8 FREN 1134, 1234 German 8 GERM 1134, 1234 Spanish 8 SPAN 1134, 1234

FREN 1411, 1412 GERM 1411, 1412 SPAN 1411, 1412

Note: N/A indicates that a Texas Common Course Number is not applicable to the course.

Please request that MSU Admissions can retrieve your IB scores. To request the International Baccalaureate transcript please go to http://www.ibo.org/iba/transcripts/index.cfm

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College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Examinations

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a national testing program administered by the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, New Jersey. The CLEP is administered in two parts, the CLEP General Examinations and the CLEP Subject Examinations.  MSU does not award credit on the basis of CLEP General Examinations.  MSU will grant credit on the basis of CLEP Subject Examinations scores according to the following policy: CLEP SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS MINIMUM SCALE SCORES Examination Credit Hours BUSINESS   Infor. Systems & Comp. App 3   Principles of Management 3   Financial Accounting 6   Introductory Business Law 3   Principles of Marketing 3 ECONOMICS   Principles of Macroeconomics   Principles of Microeconomics

Minimum Score Equivalent Required for Credit MSU course

3 3

50 50 50 50 50

MIS 2003 MGMT 3013 ACCT 2143, 2243 LSBA 3233 MKTG 3723

BCIS 1305 N/A ACCT 2301, 2302 N/A N/A

50 50

ECON 2333 ECON 2433

ECON 2301 ECON 2302

ENGL 2613 or 2623 ENGL 2813 or 2823 ENGL 1113

ENGL 2327 or 2328 ENGL 2322 or 2323 ENGL 1301

50 62 50 54 50 63

FREN 1134, 1234 FREN 2133, 2233 GERM 1134, 1234 GERM 2133, 2233 SPAN 1134, 1234 SPAN 2133, 2233

FREN 1411, 1412 FREN 2311, 2312 GERM 1411, 1412 GERM 2311, 2312 SPAN 1411, 1412 SPAN 2311, 2312

61 54**

MATH 1534 MATH 1233

MATH 2312   MATH 1314

ENGLISH (All English examinations require the essay option)   American Literature 3 50*   English Literature 3 50*   College Composition Modular 3 50* * Plus satisfactory performance on essay to be read by the MSU English dept. FOREIGN LANGUAGE   8   French - first year   French - second year 6   German - first year 8   German - second year 6   Spanish - first year 8   Spanish - second year 6 MATHEMATICS   Precalculus 3 3   College Algebra   ** Scores of 50-53 will waive the prerequisite for Trigonometry

SCIENCES*   Biology 8 58 BIOL 1144, 1544     Chemistry 8 50 CHEM 1141, 1241 CHEM 1143, 1243 * Majors in the health sciences should check with their advisers before taking science courses by examination.   SOCIAL SCIENCES   American Government   History of US I   History of US II   Introductory Psychology   Introductory Sociology   Western Civilization I   Western Civilization II

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Texas Common Course Number

50 50 50 50 50 50 50

POLS 1333 or 1433 HIST 1133 HIST 1233 PSYC 1103 SOCL 1133 HIST 1333 HIST 1433

BIOL 1413, 1411 CHEM 1111, 1112 CHEM 1311, 1312

GOVT 2301 or 2302 HIST 1301 HIST 1302 PSYC 2301 SOCL 1301 HIST 2311 HIST 2312

Note:  N/A indicates that a Texas Common Course Number is not applicable to the course. CONDITIONS FOR CLEP SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS 1. Credit will be granted only if the student enrolls at Midwestern State University. 2. Credit earned by examination while enrolled at Midwestern State University may not be used to meet the minimum residence requirement for that degree or for honors awarded at graduation. 3. Credit by CLEP examination assumes the student has had no formal classroom instruction, as an enrolled student or as an auditor, in the course being challenged. 4. There is a six month waiting period before repeating an exam. 5. CLEP exams are administered by appointment through the MSU Testing Office. Credit will be posted to the permanent record by the Midwestern State University course number and hours, but will be designated as CLEP credit. To request CLEP scores call 800-257-9558 or write to: CLEP - Transcript Services, PO Box 6600, Princeton NJ 08541-6600 MSU is a test center for Subject Examinations and the reporting school code is 6408. Visit www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/scores.html.

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Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

MSU TSI Coordinator: Jamie Wilson, Associate Registrar (940) 397-4320 or jamie.wilson@mwsu.edu

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program which was developed by the 78th Texas State Legislature under which all undergraduate students (unless exempt*) must be tested for reading, writing, and mathematics skills prior to enrolling in any college-level course. The approved TSI tests are Accuplacer, Asset, Compass, or THEA. MSU offers the Accuplacer and THEA. Students who fail a section of a TSI test are required to enroll in a developmental course(s) in that area. 1. *Exemptions: Students are exempt from TSI requirements if they meet any of the following: a. ACT composite+ score of 23 or higher, with individual math and/or English scores of no less than 19. (Scores no more than 5 years old.) (Meeting the composite and English scores will exempt students from both the reading and writing sections of TSI.) Students must take an approved TSI test for sections from which they are not exempt. b. SAT combined+ score of 1070 or higher, with at least 500 math and/or reading. (Scores no more than 5 years old.) Residual SAT cannot be used for exemption. (Meeting the combined and reading scores will exempt students from both the reading and writing sections of TSI.) Students must take an approved TSI test for sections from which they are not exempt. c. Eleventh grade exit-level TAKS scores of 2200 or higher on math and/or 2200 or higher on English Language Arts with a written composition rating of at least 3. (Scores no more than 3 years old.) Students must take an approved TSI test for sections from which they are not exempt. (Note: the English Language Arts and written composition sections must be met together – if neither or only one area is met, students must take both the reading and writing sections of a TSI test.) d. Associate or bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university.++ e. Military service: a) active duty members of Armed Forces of the United States; b) active duty in Texas National Guard; c) members of Reserve component of Armed Forces of the United States for at least 3 years preceding enrollment; or d) students who on or after August 1, 1990, were honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, Texas National Guard, or Reserve component. ++ f. Students transferring to MSU from a regionally accredited private or out-of-state college or university may meet a TSI area(s) with certain reading, writing, and/or mathematics courses with grades of C or better. To see which courses meet this requirement, go to http://registrar.mwsu.edu/success.asp. g. Students previously considered TSI or TASP exempt or complete from another Texas state institution will not have to meet TSI requirements; however, all course prerequisites must be met. The writing components of the ACT/SAT tests are not currently used in determining TSI exemptions. Students in these categories may be required to take the MSU Placement Test if transcripts are not on file indicating credit for college-level English and math, or certain test scores are not on file which meet prerequisites for reading, writing, and mathematics. +

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Temporary students who are NOT seeking a degree at MSU may receive a TSI waiver. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information and to determine eligibility. 2. TSI required students cannot enroll in any college-level courses until official TSI test scores are on file. 3. Students who fail a section of a TSI test: For any section of a TSI test failed, developmental enrollment in the deficient area is required each semester and summer term, if available. If more than one section is failed, it is recommended that developmental courses be taken in all respective areas; however, enrollment in at least one is required. Upon completion of required developmental courses with grades of C or better, the respective section(s) of the Texas Success Initiative will be completed and college-level work will be permitted in those areas. Students must remain continuously enrolled in developmental course work until all sections are TSI complete. Failed Reading: Must enroll in ENGL 1013 - Introduction to College Reading Failed Writing: Must enroll in ENGL 1003 - Introduction to College Composition Failed Math: Must enroll in MATH 0003 - Beginning Algebra, then MATH 1003 - Intermediate Algebra 4. Retesting and Completion: Retesting is not required, but a student may choose to retake a TSI test at any time, subject to availability, to determine the readiness to perform freshman-level academic course work. If the retest is passed, then that section of the TSI requirements has been completed. If the retest is not passed or a retest is not attempted, then the grades in the required developmental courses are reviewed. Upon completion of required developmental courses with grades of C or better, the respective section(s) of the Texas Success Initiative will be completed and college-level work will be permitted in those areas. 5. Students who do not follow their required developmental class attendance policies, homework assignments, or other stated requirements will be instructor dropped from the developmental class(es) with a grade of F. NOTE: TSI policies are subject to change due to legislative action, action of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and /or action of the MSU Academic Council and Board of Regents.

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TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSI) STANDARDS Prospective students may demonstrate college readiness by presenting MSU with official documentation of the approved exemption or passing scores on any of the approved tests. See the table below for testing requirements for students who are not exempt from the TSI.

TEST SCORE

Accuplacer

Reading – 78 Elementary Algebra – 63 Writing – 80 Written Essay – *6

Asset

Reading – 41 Elementary Algebra – 38 Writing – 40 Written Essay - *6

Compass

Reading Skills – 81 Algebra – 39 Writing Skills – 59 Written Essay – *6

THEA

Reading – 230 **Mathematics – 230 Writing – 220 **270 or higher required for college level math

*A score of 5 on the written essay and a minimum score on the writing or writing skills is considered passing. Midwestern State University is an official testing site for the Accuplacer and THEA.

Spirit Days Spirit Days is a unique summer orientation event designed specifically for entering undergraduates.  Participants become familiar with the MSU campus, meet fellow classmates and are provided with an important information and activities specifically prepared for new students. Our commitment to helping you succeed begins the minute you set foot on campus, where new friends, faculty and staff are instrumental in helping you clarify your goals and realize your vision Spirit Days is by invitation only. To receive an invitation, a student must be accepted for admission and have Texas Success Initiative (TSI) scores on file with the Office of the Registrar. Our commitment to helping you succeed begins the minute you set foot on campus, where new friends, faculty and staff are instrumental in helping you clarify your goals and realize your vision. For more information contact the Office of Student Development and Orientation at 940-397-4500.

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Midwestern State University invites prospective students, parents, and guests to visit college life the MSU way. You will have the opportunity to:

• Meet with MSU Admissions • Check out Housing facilities • Talk with Financial Aid • Tour the Campus • Talk to faculty, coaches, and current MSU students • Learn more about your intended major

November 12, 2011 and February 4, 2012

Register for this FREE EVENT online at http://admissions.mwsu.edu/mustangsrally.asp Registration deadline ends on: November 1, 2010 and February 7, 2011 For more information please contact MSU Admissions: 1-800-842-1922 or (940) 397-4334 25


Campus Visit Information One of the best ways to choose a university is through a campus visit.  MSU prides itself with one of the most attractive campuses in the southwest.  We want you to visit us and make the decision for yourself!  During your visit, we will give you information about admission criteria, financial aid, degree opportunities and student services. Meet our MSU Admissions, students, staff, and faculty to see why so many have chosen MSU as their university. Campus tours for prospective students and their families are scheduled through MSU Admissions by appointment only. To schedule your campus tour, contact our office and speak with our administrative assistants. Our toll free number is 800-842-1922. Local 940-397-4334.

TESTING CENTER • HARDIN SOUTH 224 • (940) 397-4676 The Testing Center’s Office is located in Hardin South, Room 224 and offers a wide variety of national, state, and University exams as well as provides information regarding exams to students and to the community. The Testing office may be contacted by telephone at (940) 397-4676 or by e-mail at testing@ mwsu.edu. The Testing Center offers both paper/pencil-based exams and computer-based exams. The paper/pencil-based exams include the American College Test (ACT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the General Education Development (GED), and the Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET). In addition, placement exams and correspondence exams are also administered by The Testing Center. Computer based exams include, but are not limited to, Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Miller Analogy Test (MAT), Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards Exam (TCLEOSE), Accuplacer, Health Education Systems, Inc (HESI), Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and Health Occupation Basic Entrance Test (HOBET). The College Level Examination Program (CLEP), which provides credit by examination, is also computer-based and score results are available immediately upon completion of most examinations. MSU’s Testing Center is also a Prometric testing site which offers hundreds of computer-based exams for professional and IT licensure. A number of TExES exams are also now being offered in the Prometric lab. Please visit our web site at http://testing.mwsu.edu for more information.

General Scholarship Information University scholarships are available in recognition of a student’s academic achievement; special abilities as indicated by the applicant’s academic transcript, entrance exam scores, participation in extracurricular activities, and other criteria as defined by specific scholarship programs. Students should seek information about scholarships, applications and deadlines through the academic departments, MSU Admissions, and University Donor Services. The deadline for scholarships offered through MSU Admissions is March 1. Scholarship recipients may be held responsible for repayment of all scholarship funds awarded if the student’s academic and/or enrollment status changes during the term in which the scholarship is received. According to Senate Bill 1325, TEC 51.969, a person is not eligible to receive a scholarship originating from and administered by an institution of higher education or university system if the person is related to a current member of the governing board of the institution is based on academic merit. 26


MUSTANGS GUARANTEE The Mustangs Guarantee beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year would provide tuition and mandatory fees that are not covered by other grants, scholarships (all sources), exemptions, benefits, and/or waiver programs received by a student who meets certain criteria as shown below: ●

Be classified as a Texas resident.

Be classified as an undergraduate beginning freshman.

Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Be accepted for admission and have a complete financial aid file by May 31.

Have a combined family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less as reported on the FAFSA.

Be eligible for the Federal PELL Grant program.

Enroll in and maintain a minimum of 15 semester credit hours through the 12th class day of each fall and spring semester.

MSU PROMISE Midwestern State University students are guaranteed that tuition and fees will not increase more than 5 percent in any academic years through 2012, with the exception of student-initiated fees.

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Current Estimate of Costs at MSU (Fall 2011)

Texas Resident taking 15 semester credit hours: Residents of Oklahoma counties that border on Texas qualify for Texas resident rates

Tuition and Fees*

$3455.00

Course Fees (estimated)

$200.00

Vehicle Registration

$50.00

Books (estimated)

$600.00 $4305.00

Room and Board Rates Approved for Fall 2011 Room & Board (14 meals per week)

$2990.00

(10 meal plan per week $2910.00) (19 meal plan per week $3055.00) Estimated Total With the 14 meal plan per week

$7295.00

U.S. Non-Texas Residents taking 15 semester credit hours: Tuition and Fees*

$3809.75

Course Fees (estimated)

$200.00

Vehicle Registration

$32.00

Books (estimated)

$570.00 $4611.75

Room and Board Rates Approved for Fall 2011 Room & Board (14 meals per week)

$2910.00

(10 meal plan per week $2910.00) (19 meal plan per week $3055.00) Estimated Total With the 14 meal plan per week

$7745.00

* Fees are subject to change in keeping with actions of the Texas State Legislature and/or the Midwestern State University Board of Regents. For more information contact MSU at (800) 842-1922 or admissions@mwsu.edu

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MSU FINANCIAL AID Hardin south, Room 102 PH: (940) 397-4214  •  FAX: (940) 397-4852 http://finaid.mwsu.edu  • financial-aid@mwsu.edu

GENERAL INFORMATION

Financial aid consists of grants, scholarships, long-term and short-term loans, and part-time employment. Aid is awarded to cover existing differences between the cost of attending MSU and the resources available to the student/spouse or the student/parents. Each aid application is handled on an individual basis to determine a suitable award which may be one type of aid or a combination (“package”) of aid. Financial aid applicants must be accepted for admission to the University and submit all required paperwork to the MSU-FAO before any aid commitment can be made. Summer guest students are not eligible to receive financial aid. For FINANCIAL AID PURPOSES, a student’s enrollment status is defined below and financial aid awards will be determined based on this enrollment status; failure to enroll in the enrollment status indicated on the financial aid application (FAFSA) may result in a revision of your awards. NOTE: these financial aid enrollment status’s may differ from the academic enrollment status. Undergraduate, 2nd Baccalaureate or Teacher Certification: Full-time = 12 hours or more Three-quarter-time = 9-11 hours Half-time = 6-8 hours Less-than-half-time = 1-5 hours

Graduate: Full-time = 6 hours or more Three-quarter-time = 4-5 hours Half-time = 3 hours Less-than-half-time = N/A

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

For determination of financial aid eligibility, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed YEARLY. The application should be filed at the beginning of each calendar year to allow for processing time (approximately 2-3 weeks). We encourage the student to complete the FAFSA application on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and electronically submit the application. After the application has been processed, the student may be required to provide additional forms which may be needed to determine financial aid eligibility. After the information is confirmed and eligibility determined, the student will receive notification of the award(s) he/she may be eligible to receive for the upcoming award year. MSU’s award year consists of Fall semester, Spring semester, and Summer term(s) combined, respectively. MSU students are encouraged to follow the progress of his/her financial aid application via MSU’s “Web World” at http://registrar.mwsu.edu/prewebworld.asp and click on “Enter Secure Area”. You must enter your student ID Number (Mustangs ID), which is provided to you by MSU, and PIN Number for access to your financial aid information. NOTE: A student’s MSU PIN Number will be your date of birth (mmddyy) but you will be required to change it before you can proceed. Once you have provided this information, you may begin your search.

PRIORITY DATES

Priority dates benefit the student by allowing adequate processing time for federal and state programs. Awards are made based on the availability of funds and as time permits. For maximum consideration of available funds, the application forms should be completed and the results in the Financial Aid Office by the following dates:

March 1 March 1 October 1 March 1

- Fall only - Fall and Spring - Spring only - Summer term(s)

COST OF ATTENDANCE

Student costs will vary due to the number of registered hours, residence status, course of study, living accommodations, transportation, and other miscellaneous costs. See current catalog for more information, or additional information is available at http://finaid.mwsu.edu.

STUDENT CONSUMER INFORMATION

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, requires institutions of higher education to provide and distribute specific disclosures to all current and prospective students. MSU’s Student Consumer Information can be found at http://finaid.mwsu.edu/consumer_info.asp.

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, mandates institutions of higher education to establish policies to monitor the academic progress of students who apply for and/or receive federal financial aid. Midwestern State University (MSU) makes these minimum qualitative and quantitative standards applicable to all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs for the purpose of maintaining a consistent policy for all financial aid applicants. These minimum standards include:

1. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) must 2.00 for the Undergraduate program and 2.00 for the 2nd Baccalaureate program and 3.00 for the Graduate Program and 2.50 for the Teacher Certification program.              2. Maximum Time Frame for Degree/Certificate Completion is no more than 150% of the number of credit hours required for graduation in the program of study. 3. Successful Credit Hour Completion Rate must be 67% of all attempted course work

Satisfactory progress requirements are monitored for ALL enrollment periods, including those for which financial aid was not received. A student’s financial aid eligibility will be determined in accordance with the number of credit hours that pertain to the current degree program. A student who fails to meet satisfactory progress at the end of a semester will be placed on Financial Aid ‘Warning’; if a student fails to meet satisfactory progress at the end of a subsequent semester, the student will be placed on Financial Aid ‘Suspension’ and lose eligibility for future financial aid.  An appeal, which must be made in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation, may be made to the Financial Aid Office Appeal Review Committee if a student feels extraordinary circumstances have affected his/her ability to meet satisfactory progress. If the appeal is approved by the Committee, the student will be placed on Financial Aid ‘Probation’ and will regain eligibility for financial aid. If the appeal is denied by the Committee and the student feels the decision of the Director to be inappropriate, the student may request to have the appeal presented before the Financial Aid Advisory Appeals Committee (FAAAC). The student may obtain information regarding the FAAAC from the MSU Financial Aid Office. A copy of the complete and current Satisfactory Academic Progress Rules can be obtained at http://finaid.mwsu.edu/sap.asp.  These rules are subject to change in accordance with federal, state and institutional policy.

WITHDRAWAL PROCESS

Any student who desires to withdraw from the University must report to the Dean of Students Office located in the Clark Student Center, Room 104. Following an exit interview with the Dean’s Office, the student will be issued a copy of the Official Withdrawal Request form and the Dean’s Office will forward a copy of the withdrawal form to the necessary University offices (Business Office, Financial Aid Office, and Registrar’s Office). If possible, a student who has received a prior student loan(s) will be required to visit with the Financial Aid Office to complete an Exit Interview session. A student who is not able to report to campus may have the withdrawal request processed via phone or email but still will be required to complete an Exit interview session with the Financial Aid Office. Upon receipt of the withdrawal form in the Financial Aid Office, the appropriate federal and/or state refund calculation will be performed to determine if the student must repay all or part of the aid awarded, as detailed below. Refer to the information below regarding the ‘Refund and Repayment Policy’ to determine if you will be required to repay any financial aid monies as a result of withdrawal from the University.

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REFUND AND REPAYMENT POLICY

A student who withdraws or is administratively withdrawn from Midwestern State University (MSU) may be eligible to receive a refund for all or a portion of the tuition, fees and room/board charges that were paid to MSU for the semester. HOWEVER, if the student received financial aid (federal/state/institutional grants, loans and/or scholarships), all or a portion of the refund will be returned to the financial aid programs. As described below, two formulas (federal and state) exists in determining the amount of the refund. (Examples of each refund calculation will be made available upon request.)

FEDERAL “RETURN OF TITLE IV AID” POLICY

The federal refund formula is applicable to any student receiving Title IV aid, which includes the Federal Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized) and Federal Direct PLUS Loans (parent or graduate); this refund calculation excludes Federal Work-Study. The federal refund formula provides a return of Title IV aid if the student withdraws, is administratively withdrawn or voluntarily stops attending all classes before completing more than 60% of the semester. If any refund remains after the required return of the Title IV aid, the refund will then be used to repay other state/institutional grants and/or scholarships, as detailed in the State Refund Policy. If any financial aid funds are released to the student prior to the student’s withdrawal via a refund check as a result of a credit balance on the student’s account, the student may then be required to repay all or a portion of the financial aid funds that had been previously released to the student. A student not receiving Title IV aid will have his/her refund calculated using only the State Refund Policy. Additional details about these refund policies are available at http://finaid.mwsu.edu/withdrawal_policy.asp.

STATE REFUND POLICY

As stated in the current catalog, a student who withdraws from the University will receive a pro-rated refund of tuition, fees and room/board charges, in accordance with the following schedule: Fall/Spring Semesters 1. Prior to 1st class day 100% 2. During the first 5 class days 80% 3. During the second 5 class days 70% 4. During the third 5 class days 50% 5. During the fourth 5 class days 25% 6. After the fourth 5 class days 0%

Summer Term(s) 1. Prior to 1st class day 2. During the 1st, 2nd or 3rd day 3. During the 4th, 5th or 6th day 4. After the 6th day

100% 80% 50% 0%

DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS

If a student is entitled to receive a refund in accordance with the Federal and/or State Refund Policy, as described above, the refund must be applied to the appropriate program in the following order: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Federal Direct Subsidized Loan Federal Perkins Loan Federal Direct PLUS Loan (Graduate) Federal Direct PLUS Loan (Parent)

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Federal Pell Grant Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant TEACH Grant Other Title IV Aid Other State/Institutional Aid

TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID GRANTS (do not require repayment) Federal Pell Grant: Need must be established by filing the FAFSA. Awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree or professional degree (such as pharmacy or dentistry). Pell Grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added. Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant: Not need based but FAFSA application is required; awarded to eligible students majoring in designated MSU Education programs. Students must commit to a 4-year service obligation within 8 years of program completion and be a full-time teacher and a high-need field at a low-income school; failure to complete the service obligation will require repayment of the TEACH Grant under the auspices of the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program. Additional information is available at http://finaid.mwsu.edu/teach_grants.asp. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Need must be established by filing the FAFSA. Awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have a maximum need and are eligible for funds in addition to the Federal Pell Grant. Mustangs Guarantee Tuition Program: Need must be established by filing the FAFSA.  Available to  beginning freshmen students who are Texas residents, Pell Grant eligible, and whose family’s combined annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is $50,000 or less. Student must have a complete financial aid file on/before May 31, which includes the submission of all required documents if chosen for verification by the federal processor or the MSU Financial Aid Office, including but not limited to, a complete and signed Verification Worksheet, signed copy of student’s income tax return and/or signed copy of parent’s income tax return. The Mustangs Guarantee Program will cover the remaining balance of any tuition and mandatory fees (for 15 or more credit hours each semester for up to four academic years – summer terms not included) that are NOT covered by other grants, scholarships (all sources), exemptions, benefits, and/or waiver programs received by the student. Additional information is available at http://finaid.mwsu.edu/m_guarantee.asp. Top 10% Scholarship: Need must be established by filing the FAFSA. Provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Top 10% Scholarship encourages students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class to attend a Texas public institution of higher education. Qualifying students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) by March 15 and have financial need are entitled to receive a $2,000 scholarship if they enroll fulltime in a Texas public college or university. Students who submit their FAFSA after March 51 will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds have been spent. Additional details are available at http://finaid.mwsu.edu. Toward Excellence, Access, & Success Grant (TEXAS): Need must be established by filing the FAFSA. A state grant program available to Texas residents who graduated from a Texas high school no earlier than Fall 1998 and completed the recommended or advanced high school curriculum or its equivalent. Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) for Resident and Non-Resident: Need must be established by filing the FAFSA.   Available to eligible students in addition to, or in place of, the Federal Pell Grant. To remain eligible for a future disbursement of this grant - or -   to be eligible to reapply for this grant or similar grants in the future, priority for this grant will be given to the student who maintains   at least a 2.0 semester grade point average (if undergraduate) or 3.0 semester grade point average (if graduate) and successfully complete at least 69% of the semester course load. Failure to achieve the semester gpa and 69% semester completion rate will result in the CANCELLATION of future disbursements of this grant. Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) for International Students: Not need based per FAFSA requirements but need must be determined via MSU application procedures.  Interested students should contact the International Program department or the MSU-FAO; selections are made by the TPEG International Grant Committee. To remain eligible for a future disbursement of this grant - or -  to be eligible to reapply for this grant or similar grants in the future, priority for this grant will be given to the student who maintains  at least a 2.0 semester grade point average (if undergraduate) or 3.0 semester grade point average (if graduate) and successfully complete at least 69% of the semester course load. Failure to achieve the semester gpa and 69% semester completion rate will result in the CANCELLATION of future disbursements of this grant.

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Other Federal, State and Institutional Grant/Scholarships: Need must be established by filing the FAFSA. Available to eligible students in accordance with program and institutional requirements; may be received in addition to, or in place of, the Federal Pell Grant. These grants include: • FDR Grant/Scholarship • Boren Grant/Scholarship • Student Property Deposit Grant • DAR Grant/Scholarship • MSU Gold Scholarships - *To remain eligible for a future disbursement of the Gold Scholarship/grant - or -  to be eligible to reapply for this scholarship/grant or similar scholarship/grants in the future, priority for this grant will be given to the student who maintains  at least a 2.0 semester grade point average (if undergraduate) and 3.0 semester grade point average (if graduate) and successfully complete at least 69% of the semester course load. Failure to achieve the semester gpa and 69% semester completion rate will result in the  CANCELLATION of future disbursements of this scholarship/grant.

LOANS (require repayment) Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: Need must be established by filing the FAFSA prior to processing the loan’s Master Promissory Note (MPN). The loan funds are obtained and disbursed through the FAO in cooperation with the federal government who serves as the lending institution. Repayment of principal and interest begins after the student ceases to be enrolled on at least a half-time basis and a six-month “grade period” has expired. Additional information regarding the Direct Loan Program is available at http://www.direct.ed.gov/student.html. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Not need based but eligibility must be determined by filing the FAFSA prior to processing the loan’s Master Promissory Note (MPN). The loan funds are obtained and disbursed through the FAO in cooperation with the federal government who serves as the lending institution. Student is encouraged to repay accrued interest during enrollment period(s); otherwise, repayment of accrued interest and principal begins after the student ceases to be enrolled on at least a half-time basis and a six-month “grace period” has expired. Additional information regarding the Direct Loan Program is available at http://www.direct.ed.gov/student.html. Federal Direct PLUS Loan: Not need based but eligibility must be determined by filing the FAFSA prior to processing the loans’ Master Promissory Note (MPN). Available to the parent of an enrolled, dependent student, graduate and professional students are eligible to apply as well. The loan funds are obtained and disbursed through the FAO in cooperation with the federal government who serves as the lending institution. Repayment of interest begins within 60 days from the date the loan funds are fully disbursed each year; principal repayment can be deferred under certain conditions. Additional information regarding the Direct Loan Program is available at http://www.direct.ed.gov/student.html. TEXAS B-On-Time Loan: Need must be established by filing the FAFSA. Provides eligible Texas students with no-interest loans; if the student meets specified goals, the entire loan can be forgiven upon graduation. Student must be a Texas resident, enrolled full-time and has graduated under the recommended high school program from a public or accredited high school in Texas OR have graduated in the 2002-03 academic year or later from a high school operated by the U.S. Department of Defense OR have earned an associate’s degree from an eligible institution no earlier than May 1, 2005. Federal Perkins Loan: Need must be established by filing the FAFSA. At MSU, priority for the Perkins Loan will be given to students who maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and is seeking a Teaching or Nursing degree. Following a grace period, repayment of principal and interest begins after the student ceases to be enrolled at least a half-time. The interest rate is 5% and is processed and collected through Panhandle Plains Higher Education Authority (PPHEA) in conjunction with the MSU-FAO. Awards are made based on the availability of funds. College Access Loan (CAL): Not need based but eligibility must be determined by filing the FAFSA. Student must be a Texas resident and enrolled at least half-time. The loan, in addition to other financial aid, may not exceed the Cost of Attendance (COA) as determined by the University. Interest rate is determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.    Alternative Private Loan: Not need based. Offered as an alternative loan program when the student/parent is no longer eligible to receive the above-mentioned loans. Eligibility criteria varies among lenders; contact the MSU-FAO for complete details.

MSU PAYMENT PLANS (require repayment) Emergency Tuition and Fee Loan: A short-term loan which is administered by the MSU Business Office and allows the student to defer up to 100% of required tuition and fee expenses only (excludes on-campus room and board expenses and Property Deposit fee). A $22.50 loan origination fee and a 1% service charge are added to this loan. Repayment is due as scheduled during the semester or summer term(s) in which it is borrowed, or upon official withdrawal from the university. After completing the ETFL Contract ONLINE at http://www.mwsu.edu/busoffice/ paymentplans.asp, you will be able to print and sign a promissory note which must be delivered to the MSU BUSINESS OFFICE. Installment Plan: A short-term payment plan which is administered by the MSU Business Office and can be used to defer payment of tuition and fees and/or on-campus room and board. Repayment is due as scheduled during the semester or terms in which it is borrowed or upon official withdrawal from the university. A $22.50 service charge is added to this payment. The Installment Plan contract can be accessed and submitted on-line at http://www.mwsu.edu/busoffice/. Students who do not meet the required first payment by the fourth class day of the semester will be invalidated from their classes. Students invalidated for non-payment and who are registered in their classes will be assessed a $25.00 reinstatement fee and a $25.00 late registration fee. Additional details are available at http://www.mwsu.edu/busoffice/. Book Loan Vouchers: are available to students whose financial aid refund check is not sufficient to cover the cost of books - OR - the student is not receiving financial aid but needs additional assistance with purchasing books. Repayment is due as scheduled during the semester or summer terms(s) in which it is borrowed or upon official withdrawal from the university. Book Loan Vouchers must be submitted online (available at http://finaid.mwsu.edu/bookvoucher.asp) and a copy of the completed form brought to the MSU Financial Aid Office (Hardin South, Room 102) for additional processing. Faxed copies will NOT be accepted unless you are a Distance Education student. (NOTE:  DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS -if you selected Financial Aid as the payment option for your textbooks but your refund check is not sufficient to cover the cost of textbooks and, thereby, you want to use the Book Loan Voucher, you MUST submit the Book Loan Voucher online (available at http://finaid.mwsu.edu/bookvoucher.asp) to secure your textbook purchases. Remember to fax your completed Book Loan Voucher form to the MSU Financial Aid Office at 940:397-4852 at which time the completed form will be forwarded to the MSU Bookstore to complete your textbook purchase; you will receive an email confirmation from the MSU Bookstore that your textbooks have been processed and are ready to ship or ready for pick up.)

PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT College Work-Study: Need must be established by filing the FAFSA. Federal and state programs offer up to 20 hours per week of on-campus/off-campus employment. Early applicants have the maximum opportunity to receive college work-study funds as part of an overall financial aid package. Additional information regarding work study jobs is available at http://finaid.mwsu.edu/ cwsjobs.asp. Off-Campus/On-Campus Employment: Not need based. Interested students should contact the MSU Career Management Center at (940) 397-4215, located in the Clark Student Center (Room 108), for additional information. Additionally the Career Management Center offers the Mustangs HIRE job announcement system (http://www.mwsu.edu/career/mustangshire.asp).

ACADEMIC AND/OR ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS Academic Scholarships: University scholarships are available in recognition of a student’s academic achievement, special abilities as indicated by the applicant’s academic transcript, entrance exam scores, participation in extracurricular activities, and other criteria as defined by specific scholarship programs. Students should seek information about scholarship applications and deadlines through the academic departments at http://academics.mwsu.edu, MSU Admissions Office at http://admissions.mwsu.edu and University Donor Services at http://mwsu.edu/ donations/scholarship-apps.asp. Scholarship recipients may be held responsible for repayment of all scholarship funds awarded if the student’s academic and/or enrollment status changes during the term in which the scholarship is received. Scholarships offered through MSU Admissions Office have a March 1 application deadline. Athletic Scholarships: generally awarded based on the student’s athletic ability. Information regarding athletic scholarships can be obtained from the Head Coach of the particular sport at http://msumustangs.com.

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Academic Programs

A number of our programs have achieved regional and national prominence. You’ll have an exciting range of options from which to choose. DILLARD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting Economics Finance General Business Management Management Information Systems Marketing

McCoy School of Engineering Interdisciplinary Engineering* Mechanical Engineering Mathematics Physics Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary

GORDON T. AND ELLEN WEST COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Education Bilingual Education Elementary Certification Post Baccalaureate Certification Post Master’s Certification Secondary Certification Special Education Kinesiology Sport and Leisure Studies

Additional Areas of Study (not degree programs) Air Force ROTC Athletic Training Certification Broadcasting Digital Media French Geography German Journalism Philosophy Public Relations and Advertising Speech Communication Statistics

LAMAR D. FAIN COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS Art Mass Communication Music Theatre COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES Athletic Training Criminal Justice Dental Hygiene Exercise Physiology Nursing (RN to MSN option) Radiologic Sciences (with AAS option) Respiratory Care Social Work

Master’s Programs Biology Business Administration Computer Science Counseling Curriculum and Instruction Educational Leadership Educational Technology English Exercise Physiology Health Services Administration History Human Resource Development Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator Political Science Psychology Public Administration Radiologic Sciences Radiologic Administration Radiologic Education Radiologic Assistant Reading Education School Counseling Special Education Sport Administration Training and Development

PROTHRO-YEAGER COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Applied Arts and Sciences English History Humanities International Studies Political Science Psychology Sociology Spanish COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS Biology Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Environmental Science Geosciences

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ATHLETICS AT MSU

Whether you’re a player or a fan, you’ll enjoy the excitement of intercollegiate athletics at MSU. When our teams come out to play, they have the support of their classmates, professors and the community. Offering five intercollegiate sports for men and six for women, Midwestern State competes in the Lone Star Conference. This expanding conference includes schools from across Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, and is becoming one of the premier NCAA Division II conferences in the country. Our teams draw talented players from across the country. Scholarships are available in all sports and are based on skill level and eligibility. Our coaches will be glad to provide you with detailed information. When you visit the campus we can arrange for you to meet the coach and possibly watch a practice. In addition to the 11 NCAA varsity sponsored sports, MSU also offers club sport opportunities. Men’s Sports Basketball Football Golf Soccer Tennis

Women’s Sports Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Volleyball Track

Club Sports Cheerleading Rugby Mustangs Cycling

For information regarding the NCAA clearinghouse, please visit their website at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.

Welcome to MSU Residential Life

Meet new people... Explore new avenues... Establish your independence. Three residence halls, an Honors House, a Biology House and two on-campus apartment complexes provide housing for more than 1000 students at MSU. Residence halls designed specifically with options for freshmen and transfer students, upper-class, single gender and coed living, offer an abundance of amenities in semi-private, suite, private and apartment environments. http:// housing.mwsu.edu/.          

• Killingsworth is a first-year residence hall for women. • Pierce houses first-year men. • McCullough-Trigg is a co-ed suite-style residence hall. • Bridwell Courts apartments offer upper-class students an alternative to living in the residence hall. • Sunwatcher Village is a garden style apartment community that caters to the needs of upper-class students.   • Sundance Court is our newest apartment facility.

DINING SERVICES – CLARK STUDENT CENTER

Whatever your tastes, you’ll find it here... The Mesquite Café offers an easy-going atmosphere and all-you-care-to-eat dining with abundant options. The Mesquite Dining Hall has multiple stations that offer a variety of selections from burgers and fries to international fare to vegetarian options to home-style entrees and more. The Sundance Food Court features favorites like GrilleWorks, Quiznos, Bene Pizza, and Freshen’s Smoothie Company along with a wide selection of drinks, snacks and convenience items. At The Java City, grab a latte, mocha or espresso among a variety of other hot or cold coffee drinks or visit the Starbucks located in the Dillard College of Business Administration. 33


MWSU 1233 COLLEGE CONNECTIONS INSTRUCTION AND LEADERSHIP OUTSTANDING FACULTY! Instructors trained in the freshman experience and working with students in small groups.

A COMMON READ AND TEXTBOOK

Activities and materials are used to build college-level skills and enhance the application of strategies for success.

EXCEPTIONAL PEER LEADERS!

Student Mentors attend every class to serve as a resource to students.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

STUDENT COMMENTS

College Connections has helped me throughout the semester by building better study habits and learning the transition from high school to college. The course has helped me to learn to work as a team, learn about different learning techniques and strategies, and how to motivate myself to do better in college.

Next semester I plan to take every tip and strategy I’ve learned and apply it to how I study and prepare for exams and projects for my classes. I am going to avoid procrastination and get my work done in a timely manner.

I enjoyed it all! I will have stories to tell about our class!

I enjoyed the environment. I liked how we worked in teams and had group discussions over our topics. It helped me look from another point of view and gave me a broader understanding in general.

I have attended numerous events around campus including: football games, basketball games, Artist Lectures, several plays, even Newt Gingrich.

I enjoyed the Connection that College Connections offered. It let me know what was going on and what I could do to better my college experience.

If a friend of mine was coming to MSU for the first time, my advice would be: Take Mrs. Key’s College Connections Class and you will learn all you need to know about preparing for college and staying active.

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS Group Study and Discussions Guest Lecturers

Library Research/Resources

I enjoyed meeting the people who were ENROLL IN in my class. I am now friends with at least 5 new people because of going to MWSU 1233 that class. I enjoyed it because I am COLLEGE CONNECTIONS YOUR happy to now have friends that I will FIRST SEMESTER ON CAMPUS! carry with me for a lifetime.

Attending Campus Events

Community Service Projects

Major and Career Exploration

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MSU COUNSELING CENTER (940) 397-4618

Wellness

Wholeness

Peace of Mind

The Counseling Center provides confidential counseling free to all enrolled MSU students. Licensed professional counselors provide individual and group counseling for personal, academic, and career concerns. Counseling Center hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged to guarantee sufficient time and personnel to work with students. All appointments and records are confidential. Personal Counseling Professional counselors in the Counseling Center can help a student learn about and accept himself, to set goals, to overcome adversity, and to relate in a healthy manner to others and to the world. Counselors help students with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and disordered eating. Psychological issues are also a focus including homesickness, communication and relationship issues, stress and relaxation, and self-esteem. Academic Counseling Academic issues are also a focus on attention in the MSU Counseling Center. Professional counselors can help a student who struggles academically by addressing test anxiety, study skills, and time management skills. Career Counseling The selection of a major and then a career path requires exploration into the workd of work and also into personal interests, dreams, and characteristics. Professional counselors can help students identify and select an appropriate career path. Alcohol and Drug Counseling Professional counselors help students struggling with substance abuse. Counselors also provide educational materials for students about making healthy choices. Scholastic Support Program The Scholastic Support Program is an individual counseling and support program designed to help students identify problems affecting academic progress. Professional counselors will help a student explore the barriers the academic success. Then the student will learn how to set goals, communicate with faculty, and improve test taking and study strategies. Brochures and Handouts Free informational handouts are available in the Counseling Center on topics such as goal setting, stress and relazation, time management, motivation, self esteem, communication, and other topics. Also, our website contains a link for additional pamphlets and brochures via the “Virtual Pamphlet�. Information And Referral Students may find themselves asking many questions and have no idea where to look for answers. The Counseling Center acts as a referral source for a number of campus and community agencies.

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DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES  •  CLARK STUDENT CENTER 168 (940) 397-4140 TDD: (940) 397-4515

Midwestern State University is committed to providing equal access for qualified students with disabilities to all university courses and programs, and by law, all students with disabilities are guaranteed a learning environment that provides reasonable accommodation of the disability. This guarantee is provided through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA reads: “No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity.” TO OBTAIN DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES, YOU MUST: • Be accepted for admission to Midwestern State University • Complete an application form available through Disability Support Services • Provide documentation performed by a qualified and licensed professional such as a medical doctor or specialist, clinical or educational psychologist, school psychologist, neuropsychologist, audiologist, educational diagnostician or other qualified professional, indicating the presence of a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Documentation should be no older than 3 years. SERVICES • Taped books/materials • Campus relocation • Note-taking assistance • Priority registration for classes

• Testing Accommodations • Determining appropriate accommodations • Counseling • Providing other services as needed

• Advocacy/liaison • Test Readers and Scribes • Individual orientation to campus • Interpreter Services

In order to ensure that appropriate accommodations are available, you must contact Disability Support Services before the beginning of each term. RECORDING for the BLIND and DYSLEXIC Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, (RFB&D) is a non-profit organization that provides educational and professional books in accessible media to people with print disabilities. RFB&D has an extensive free library of books on audiocassette and a recording service for new titles. Disability Support Services, upon request, will order the books for students as needed per semester. DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES The Texas Rehabilitation Commission (DARS) is a state agency designed to assist individuals who have physical or mental disabilities that are barriers to realistic employment. Primary services offered are diagnostics, financial assistance, medical assistance, counseling and guidance, referrals to other state agencies and job placement. Interested students should apply at least two months before the services are needed. For further information or referral, contact DARS at (940) 763-1330. TEXAS COMMISSION for the BLIND The Texas Commission for the Blind is the state agency that provides services to visually impaired persons. The client assistance toll-free number is (800) 252-5204 and the local number is (940) 691-8675. WORKING WITH FACULTY One of the most important relationships you will develop at MSU is the one between you and your professors. Disability Support Services will assist by providing you with accommodation letters to take to your professors stating the accommodations you may require during the semester. It is your obligation to contact your instructors early in the term and discuss any accommodations that may be required and how the accommodations will be implemented. Midwestern State University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran’s status or against qualified handicapped or disabled persons. MSU strives to meet or exceed the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Midwestern State University hosts many student organizations, which offer an incredible range of activities to satisfy the diverse interests of our students. Through the different clubs and organizations on campus, students are able to become more active in their university and gain valuable skills that will enhance their personal growth and self-awareness. Academic Organizations Accounting Society American Chemical Society American Marketing Association American Society of Mechanical Engineers Association for Social & Behavioral Sciences Association for Computing Machinery Biology Club Economics Society Financial Management Association Geosciences Club Graduate Student Association Honors Program Student Committee Lambda Nu Math Club Midwestern Music Educators Association Pi Sigma Alpha Psi Chi Radiology Club Respiratory Therapists Association University Singers Governing Councils Interfraternity Council Multicultural Greek Unity Countil Panhellenic Council Residence Hall Association Student Government Association Greek Fraternities Alpha Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Omega Delta Phi Phi Sigma Kappa Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Nu Tau Kappa Epsilon

Honorary Alpha Chi Alpha Psi Omega Beta Beta Beta Delta Sigma Pi Honors Program Student Committee Kappa Delta Pi Kappa Kappa Psi Kappa Pi Mortar Board National Society of Collegiate Scholars Order of Omega Phi Alpha Phi Alpha Theta Pi Mu Epsilon Psi Chi Sigma Tau Delta Upsilon Pi Epsilon Religious Organizations Baptist Student Ministry Campus Crusade for Christ Catholic Campus Ministry Fellowship of Christian Athletes Great Awakening Ministry Lutheran Student Association Mustangs 4 Christ Pagan Student Union Portico SGI-USA Student Buddhist Assoc. Sigma Phi Lambda Student Nurses Christian Fellowship Wesley Foundation Young Life

Special Interest Organizations African Students Organization Air Force ROTC American Advertising Federation Armed Forces Veterans As One Gospel Association for Childhood Educ. Intl. Association of Information Technology Professional Bilingual Education Student Org. Caribbean Student Organization Circle K International Coalition of Anime Lovers Coherence Dance Team Colleges Against Cancer Correctional Counselors Association Council for Exceptional Children Dental Hygiene Association Engineers for a Sustainable World French Club “Club La Francais� Gay Straight Alliance Literary Society Math Club Midwestern Indian Students Association (MISA) MSU Chess Club MSU Gun Club MSU Lions Club Mustang Maniacs NAACP Pre-Professional Health Sciences Society Sharing the Profession of Athletic Training Social Workers Acting Together (SWAT) Spanish Club Student Nursing Association Ultimate Frisbee Club UNICEF at MSU Sports MSU Cheerleaders MSU Rugby Team Arrow-MSU Cycling

Greek Sororities Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Phi Chi Omega Delta Sigma Theta Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Delta Chi Sigma Kappa Sigma Lambda Alpha

University Committees Artist Lecture Series Committee Student Ambassadors Student Athlete Advisory Committee University Programming Board

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MSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Any person who has attended Midwestern State University or any of its predecessor schools, or wishes to be a friend to the University, is eligible to be an active member of the MSU Alumni Association. Established in 1962, the Alumni Association seeks to strengthen relationships among former students, graduates and friends while promoting and enhancing the University’s mission and commitment to academic excellence, productive scholarship, and personal growth. The governing board of the Alumni Association is elected by the active Alumni Association members, chapter representatives, and by past officers of the association. This Board works with the Association members to plan and implement alumni programs beneficial to the students, alumni, and the university. The Association sponsors and supports many activities including, Homecoming, scholarship endowment, recognition awards, and university improvement projects. Information is available in the Office of Alumni Relations and online at www.alumni.mwsu.edu

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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

APPLICATION FOR ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OFFERED THROUGH MSU ADMISSIONS DEADLINE DATE: MARCH 1 MSU academic scholarships should not be confused with federal, need-based grants. Most MSU scholarships are NOT NEED-BASED. HOWEVER, RECEIPT OF AN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP MAY AFFECT A STUDENT’S STATUS FOR FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS. THEREFORE, A STUDENT MAY WANT TO CONTACT THE MSU FINANCIAL AID OFFICE BEFORE ACCEPTING AN MSU SCHOLARSHIP. Please meet the application printed deadline. According to Senate Bill 1325, TEC 51.969, a person is not eligible to receive a scholarship originating from and administered by an institution of higher education or university system if the person is related to a current member of the governing board of the institution. Please review a list of current Midwestern State University Board of Regents members at http://welcome.mwsu.edu/president/regents.asp. Are you related to any member of the MSU Board of Regents?  _____No  _____Yes If yes, which board member?_____________________________________________________________________________________ Classification: ❑ Beginning Freshman (BFR)

❑ Re-enrolling (RE)

❑ Transfer (TR)

❑ Full Time

❑ Part Time

Anticipated college graduation date______________________________ ARE YOU CURRENTLY RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID? ❑ Yes ❑ No

IF YES, WHAT TYPE?___________________________

LIST RETURN ADDRESS FOR RESPONSE: (If your address should change, please notify MSU Registrar.) NAME_______________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY #____________________________________ ADDRESS_ __________________________________________ CWID (office use)________________________________________ CITY________________________________STATE___________ HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED OR ATTENDING: (All Applicants) ZIP________________PHONE____________________________ ____________________________ Date of Graduation_ _________ EMAIL_ _____________________________________________ ACT/SAT COMPOSITE SCORE (BFR ONLY) __________________________ COLLEGE MAJOR____________________________________ H.S. CLASS RANK MINOR____________________________________ (BFR ONLY) __________________________ COLLEGIATE CLASSIFICATION AT THE END OF THE CURRENT SEMESTER (Circle One): _ ______ FR SO JR SR LIST ALL COLLEGES ATTENDED, INCLUDING MSU (SHOW HOURS EARNED AND GPA): ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 39


The following criteria help determine eligibility for specific scholarships. Please check those applicable to you. ❑ ARE YOU OR ANY MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

COMPANY NAME:_ _______________________________________________________________________________________

RELATIONSHIP TO APPLICANT:____________________________________________________________________________

❑ MY FAMILY IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. (Students with 30 hours college work only.)

FAMILY MEMBER ASSOCIATED WITH MSU:_________________________________________________________________

❑ I AM AN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE CANDIDATE. _____DIPLOMA _____CERTIFICATE ❑ PHI THETA KAPPA MEMBER AT __________________________________________________________________ COLLEGE. LIST ACADEMIC HONORS AND ACTIVITIES IN COLLEGE (COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY): ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ (RE-ENROLLING MSU STUDENTS ONLY) LIST ALL MSU SCHOLARSHIPS PREVIOUSLY AWARDED (INCLUDE AMOUNT & SEMESTER(S) AWARDED): ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ EXPLAIN ON THIS FORM BRIEFLY WHY YOU QUALIFY FOR AN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP. YOUR EXPLANATION IS SOMETIMES HELPFUL TO THE SELECTION COMMITTEE. DO NOT ATTACH ADDITIONAL VITAE SHEETS. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO:

MSU ADMISSIONS OFFICE, MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY 3410 TAFT BLVD., WICHITA FALLS, TX 76308-2099 (940) 397-4334, (800) 842-1922

YOU WILL RECEIVE A POST CARD ACKNOWLEDGING RECEIPT OF THIS FORM.

New students to MSU must be accepted for unconditional admission by the printed deadline before their application will be reviewed Scholarship applications received after the printed deadline will go into the late applicant pool. All applicants will receive notification of an award or denial.

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ADM-500 (Rev. 7/08)


President's Distinguished Scholarship Program 2012-2013

Application deadline date: March 1

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President's Distinguished Scholarship (PDS) Program Overview 2012-2013

Criteria:

1. Applicants must be unconditionally accepted for admission to Midwestern State University by December 1. 2. Applicants must return the completed PDS application to the Admissions Office by December 1. 3. Applicants must submit the two enclosed recommendation forms completed by school personnel. You must use the enclosed recommendation forms only. 4. Applicants must submit a high school transcript with the completed PDS application. 5. Applicants must have the following entrance exam scores (excluding writing) and high school class rank: ACT = 26+ or SAT = 1190+ and Top 40% 6. If taking dual/concurrent courses, applicants must submit collegiate transcripts showing course work through the fall term of their senior year. Can be submitted after December 1 deadline. 7. Applicants must have official SAT and/or ACT scores on file prior to the application deadline sent from College Board or ACT.

Introduction: The President's Distinguished Scholarship Program is offered by Midwestern State University to recognize ten outstanding beginning freshmen students and to encourage their participation as MSU campus leaders. The program is designed to assist in promoting and developing effective academic and social skills in these exceptional students. Through direct participation in campus activities, and with guidance from the Office of the President, this program endeavors to increase understanding of the university structure and promote involvement in the Midwestern State University community.

Scholarship: Each student who is selected as a President's Distinguished Scholar will receive a $3000 scholarship for one academic year, with $1500 being awarded during the fall semester and $1500 being awarded during the spring semester. This scholarship is renewable, but non-transferable. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours per long term, passing a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours prior to the beginning of the next academic year. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade point average prior to the subsequent fall term. Participation in the program will continue based on future academic merit in undergraduate studies not to exceed four years at Midwestern State. Students selected as President's Distinguished Scholars will be required to submit a black and white photo for press releases within one week of acceptance of the award and enroll in MWSU 1333 Leadership MSU during their first fall semester of attendance. For committee use only: DATE REC'D____________________________

COMMITTEE CC:

    PDS

ALT

DEC

    Rec 1

Rec 2

T/S

    APP STATUS

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President's Distinguished Scholarship Program Application

OFFICE USE ONLY

2012-2013

Name_______________________________________________Social Security_ __________________________ (Please print or type - no nicknames) Email_______________________________________________CWID__________________________________ Intended College Major_ ______________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________________________________

Street

City

State

Zip

Home phone number_______________________________ Composite score:______ ACT______ Combined SAT Graduation Date_ _____________________________________Class Rank:____________out of______________ High School_ ________________________________________City, State_______________________________ College/Universities if dual/concurrent credit_ _____________________________________________________ 1. Be sure to complete the essay portion on the back side of this page. (Please do not attach additional pages.) 2. List your school and community activities along with the year you participated. (Please use only the space below.)

3. List your employment history along with the year you participated.. (Please use only the space below.)

4. Please list universities that you are interested in attending.

_____________________ first choice

__________________ second choice

__________________ third choice

__________________ fourth choice

According to Senate Bill 1325, TEC 51.969, a person is eligible to receive a scholarship originating from and administered by an institution of higher education or university system if the person is related to a current member of the governing board of the institution is based on academic merit. Are you related to any member of the MSU Board of Regents?  _____No  _____Yes

If yes, which board member?___________________________________________________________________ Please adhere to the submission of criteria as requested in the program overview portion of this application. Failure to do so would eliminate your application for review by the scholarship committee. Send only the materials and information requested. Each section of this application should emphasize your leadership qualities. Send this completed form along with the other materials requested by December 1 to: Barbara Ramos Merkle, Director Admissions Office Midwestern State University 3410 Taft Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099 To the best of my knowledge, the information included on this application and on the materials contained herein is correct. Applicant's signature____________________________________________Date___________________________ 43


"What value do you place on a leadership role while attending college?" __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ 44

ADM-503 (Rev. 11/10)


President's Distinguished Scholarship Recommendation Two letters of recommendation are required from school personnel.

This recommendation in support of_ ___________________________________________will be used in the application process for the President's Distinguished Scholarship Program at Midwestern State University. Please answer the questions listed below and return this form to the applicant or mail by December 1 to:

Barbara Ramos Merkle, Director MSU Admissions Office Midwestern State University 3410 Taft Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099

1.

In comparison to other students with

lowest

mid

next highest

high

highest

whom you have contact, how would

40%

25%

20%

10%

5%

you rank the applicant in:

Intellectual ability

__________________________________________________________________

Motivation to pursue college work

__________________________________________________________________

Work habits

__________________________________________________________________

Capacity for responsibility

__________________________________________________________________

2.

What would you list as the applicant's strongest characteristics?

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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3.

What would you list as the applicant's weakest characteristics?

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

4.

Please include any additional comments which may be helpful to the selection committee:

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Recommender's signature________________________________________________________________________________________ Position______________________________________________________________________________________________________ School_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommender's name printed/typed________________________________________________________________________________ Date______________________________________

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Area Code (940) • Prefix (397) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Akin Auditorium (Hardin North) (HA) Alumni Center (AL) Bea Wood Hall (BW) Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) English Foreign Languages Housing and Residence Life Humanities International Education (Studies Abroad) Philosophy Biology House (residence house) (BI) Bolin Fountain (BF) Bolin Hall (BO) Biology Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science College of Science and Mathematics Computer Science Geosciences   Environmental Science   General Science   Geosciences Mathematics Bridwell Courts (residence living) (BC) Bridwell Hall (BH) College of Health Sciences and Human Services Dental Hygiene Nursing, Wilson School of Radiologic Sciences Respiratory Care Carriage House (CH) Catholic Student Center (CA) Central Plant (CP) Church of Christ Student Center (CC) Clark Student Center (CS) Aramark Dining Services Barnes and Noble Bookstore Campus Card Services Career Management Center Cheerleaders Clark Student Center Information Center Dean of Students Disability Support Services Mesquite Dining Room Post Office Recreation Room Student Development and Orientation Student Government Sundance Food Court University Programming Board Wai-Kun Yearbook

4121 4400 4300 4309 4217 4145 4318 4128

4163 4251 4163 4253 4702 4250

4411 4597 4737 4331 4337 4652 4202 4520 4203 4225 4223 4215 4500 4223 6273 4140 4203 4241 4296 4500 4709 4900 4500 4498

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Coliseum, D. L. Ligon (CO) 4044 Athletics Office 4779 Athletic Training 4773/6236 Basketball (Men’s) 4775 Basketball (Women’s) 4776 Box Office 4723/4724 Cross Country 4720 Exercise Physiology 4232 Golf 4774 Soccer (Men’s) 4772 Soccer (Women’s) 4823 Softball 6329 Strength & Conditioning 4422 Tennis 4766 Volleyball 4471 Counseling Center (CG) 4618 Daniel Building (Physical Plant) (DA) Maintenance 4228 Purchasing 4109 Dillard College of Business Administration Building (DB) Accounting 4248 Bureau of Business and Government Research 4661 Center for Management and Leadership Dev. 6227 Dillard College of Business Administration 4248 Economics 4248 Finance 4248 4248 General Business Mamie Raborn Center for Economic Education 4722 Management 4248 4248 Management Information Systems Marketing 4248 Munir Abdul Lalani Center for Entrepreneurship   and Free Enterprise 4634 4373 Small Business Development Center Engineering Laboratories (EL) Fain Fine Arts Center (FA) Art, The Juanita & Ralph Harvey School of Visual 4264 4393 Box Office 4243 Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts Mass Communication 4243 Music 4267 4243 Speech Communication Theatre 4243 4394 T.V. Studio Wichitan Newspaper 4704 Fain Hall (sororities) (FN) Alpha Phi Sorority 4793 Chi Omega Sorority 4794 4795 Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Sigma Kappa Sorority 4796

21 Fain Instrumental Music Hall (FM) 4267 22 Ferguson Hall (FE) Gordon T. and Ellen West College of Education 4313 Kinesiology/Sport & Leisure Studies 4313 Sport Administration 4641 Teacher Certification 4762 23 Fraternity Commons (FC) 24 Free Play Fields (FP) 25 Hardin Administration Building (HA) Akin Auditorium (Hardin North) (HA) Annual Fund 4539 Associate Vice President for Student Affairs 4291 4760 Business Office Continuing Education 4756 Corporate & Sports Development 4730 Dean of Graduate School 4867 Donor Services 4651 4785 Extended Education Human Resources 4221 Institutional Research 4342 Internal Auditor 4914 Payroll 4222 President 4211 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 4226 Public Information and Marketing 4352 Vice President for Administration and Finance 4237 Vice President for Institutiional Effectiveness 6217 Vice President for University Advancement   and Student Affairs 4782 Webmaster 4324 26 Hardin South (HS) Admissions 4334   Toll Free 1-800-842-1922 Financial Aid 4214 Graduate School Admissions 4920 International Services 4344 Registrar 4321 Testing Center 4676 Veterans Affairs 4305 27 Instrumental Music Hall (IM)   Closed-See Fain Instrumental Music Hall (FM) 28 Killingsworth Hall (residence hall) (KH) 7200 29 Library (Moffett) (LI) 4204 Honors Program Office 4534 30 Marchman Hall (MH) 7750 31 Martin Hall (MA) Criminal Justice 4752 Health and Public Administration 4752 Social Work 4437

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McCoy Engineering Hall (MY) Engineering, McCoy School of   Interdisciplinary Engineering   Mechanical Engineering Physics McCullough Hall (MC) Academic Success Center Mustangs Advising Center McCullough-Trigg Hall (residence hall) (MT) McGaha Hall (MG) TRiO Programs   Student Support Services   Upward Bound Memorial Building (MM) Information Systems Telecommunications Museum, WF Museum of Art at MSU (MS) O’Donohoe Hall (OD) Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities   and Social Sciences History International Studies Political Science Psychology Sociology Outdoor Recreation Center (OR) Paint Shop (PS) Pierce Hall (residence hall) (PH) Police Department, University (PD) Prothro-Yeager Hall (PY) Quadrangle (Q) Recreational Sports Fields (RS) Sikes Cottage Sikes House (president’s home) (SH) Sikes Lake Center (SI) Sikes Lake and Jogging Track (SL) Soccer Field (SF) Softball Field (SB) Student Wellness Center, Bruce & Graciela Redwine (WC) Recreational Sports Vinson Health Center Sundance Court (residence living) (SC) Sunwatcher Plaza (SU) Sunwatcher Village (residence living) (SV) Tennis Courts (TC) University Press (UP) Credit Union Print Shop

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4030 4258 4365 4376 4340 4340 7510 4239 4030

4466 4466 4231 6780 6780 4622 4235 Rev. 8/11

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ALMA MATER Hail to Midwestern, hail maroon and gold. We praise Alma Mater, as days of old. Here’s to the MUSTANGS, long may WE stand. Onward to victory, on hand in hand.

MIDWESTERN FIGHT SONG Here’s to maroon and the gold, long may they wave. True spirits out of the west, leading the Mustangs brave. Rah, Rah, Rah. Fight on victorious again, Spirit always bold. Here’s to Midwestern Mustangs. Hurrah for maroon and the gold. 49


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