Students must currently be in grades 9 or 10. Although students may be younger than the grades stated, the nature of the acceleration and the high school level content, no exceptions to younger students will be granted.

Students must submit the following with their MSTL application:

  • Test Scores (score of only one test)
    • ACT or SAT scores of at least:
      • ACT: Math 19, English 19, Reading 19, or Composite 19
      • SAT: Math 500, Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 500 or SAT Total 1000
    • CogAT: 90th percentile
      • Register to take the CogAT with MSU GATE HERE
    • IQ Test
  • Teacher Recommendation Form from one of your teachers in the subject areas of math, science, or technology: During your online application, you will be asked to provide a teacher's school email address, and we will send them an email requesting that they fill out an online recommendation for you. (Do NOT ask your teacher to write you a letter of recommendation - only our online recommendation form will be accepted.)
  • Most recent grade report
  • Essay (view Essay Questions)

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