FAQs

What dorm will I stay in?

It depends on which dorms are open for summer terms. That is determined each spring for the following summer. Housing website is www.housing.msstate.edu/

What is ACCUPLACER?

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ACCUPLACER is a placement tool consisting of three tests: reading, math and English. For more information go to www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ACCUPLACER/index.html

How do I know how I did on the ACCUPLACER?

The ACCUPLACER test is graded automatically. You will be directed to take the printout of your results to the Office of Admissions and Scholarships where you will meet with the admission committee for your interview and screening.

Can my parents come to the orientation with me?

We encourage parents to come to the orientation, however, it is not necessary.

Do I have to buy books for my courses?

You will need to purchase a book for each class as well as an internet code for both math and English. Without these, it is virtually impossible to pass the courses.
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Do the summer courses count toward graduation or my GPA?

The summer classes do not count toward graduation nor do they count in your GPA. However, they are used for institutional credit and satisfy full-time status for financial aid purposes.

Students and parents during OrientationWill I receive a MSU ID card?

Yes, students, faculty, and staff may obtain their official MSU ID Card at the Starkville campus in 108 Allen Hall or at the Meridian campus in the Police Office. The ID card is key to accessing goods and services, including MoneyMate, both on and off campus.

There is no charge for the first ID card. Lost or damaged ID cards are subject to a replacement fee. Defective or "worn out" cards are replaced at no charge.

Campus Card Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday.

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides ID card test stations in a number of locations around campus. These test stations allow employees and students to confirm that the electronics embedded in their ID card is in good working condition. Test stations are available at the following locations:

  • Allen Hall lobby outside the ITS Help Desk
  • Mitchell Memorial Library inside the entrance to the Computer Commons
  • The Union ground floor near the south entrance to the Food Court
  • The Sanderson Center lobby

What is Moneymate?

MoneyMate is a prepaid spending account which provides a safe and convenient method of payment for food, books, supplies, and many other goods and services both on and off campus. Unlike a checking account or credit card, there are no extra service charges and your account cannot be overdrawn. Your University ID Card, issued by the Campus Card Office located at 108 Allen Hall, serves as your official identification AND as the "key" to your MoneyMate funds.

For more information, please go to: http://www.moneymate.msstate.edu/

Where can I or my parents stay when we come to campus for my interview?

On Campus: http://www.housing.msstate.edu/guest/

Off Campus: http://www.yellowpages.com/Starkville-MS/Hotels?search_mode=all&search_t...

Students in plazaDo I have to attend the SDP at MSU or can I go somewhere else?

If you attend the Summer Developmental Program at any of the eight senior colleges and pass the program, you are then eligible for admission to any Mississippi senior college in the fall semester.

How do I pay for the SDP program?

Visit the SDP Financial Aid page and the MSU Financial Aid page for more information.

When and how do I register for the Summer Developmental Program?

To register for the SDP, click the “Submit SDP Online Application” button in the top right corner on our HOME, ABOUT US or SDP policies page. You must register online. Following successful registration, an informative welcome letter will be sent to the email and mailing address you provide.

Once accepted into the SDP, when and how do I register for classes?

Upon receipt of confirmation into the program, you will attend an orientation program at the beginning of the Summer Developmental Program where you will register for classes. Classes begin the following day. Please view the current SDP Brochure for details.