MST@MSU Eligibility

Students must currently be in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade and be a minimum of 12 years old to apply for MST camp.

Students must submit the following with their MST application:

  • ACT or SAT scores of at least:
    • ACT: Math 19 or Composite 20
    • SAT taken in January 2016 or prior:
      • Old SAT Math or Critical Reading: 520 or SAT Total: 960
    • SAT taken in March 2016 or after:
      • New SAT Math: 550 or Evidence Based Reading & Writing: 560 or SAT Total 1090
  • Recommendation Form from their current math or science teacher
  • Most recent grade report
  • Essay (See step 2.ii. of the MST Application Checklist for the essay prompt)

Please note: Students need to meet the criteria for the ACT or SAT. Students need to take and submit scores for only one of these tests. An IQ test is also acceptable instead of these standardized test scores. 

**If you took the Old version of the SAT (January 2016 or prior), you DO NOT need to take the New version. Your scores on the Old SAT can qualify you for GATE programs. See the minimum scores for the Old SAT listed above.**