Frequently Asked Questions

What is my application status?

Please check your Graduate Student Portal. All admissions decisions will be received through this real-time portal.

Where do I send application materials?

After submitting and paying for your application, your application will be processed by our graduate analysts.  Once this occurs, you will receive an email from the College of Graduate Studies with further admissions instructions.  You will receive your M Number and MTmail account in that email.  Please upload any admissions materials into your Graduate Student Portal.  You will not be able to upload any official documents, such as transcripts or test scores. 

Please note: All materials received become the property of MTSU and cannot be returned to the student or forwarded to a third party.

How long does it take to receive my admission decision?

Once your application packet has been completed, we will route it to your program of interest. Some programs respond within a few days but others have specific deadlines. Please check with your program of interest for their timeframe.

Can I submit unofficial copies of admissions documents?

 No.  All test scores and transcripts must be official. They must come form the crediting college or university. This includes any Dual Enrollment participation.

How do I submit a readmission application?

Go to your pipelineMT account (, click on your student tab, then select admission link. Click the CREATE A NEW APPLICATION link. (Do not click into any previous applications that you have submitted.) On the next page, scroll to the bottom and select the third option "Domestic Readmission to Graduate School" link.


Go to this link (, enter your ID and PIN that you created the first time. Once you have signed in, click on the "NEW" link to create  a new application. DO NOT GO INTO YOUR OLD APPLICATION. On the next page, scroll to the bottom of the screen under Graduate Students and select the 3rd option, "Domestic Readmission to Graduate School".

If you do not remember your log in information, you can click on the "First time user account creation" link and start a new one that way. Passwords are not recoverable.

Have you received my application documents?

Please check your Graduate Student Portal. Official transcripts and test scores are processed manually on a first-come, first-served basis. Your patience is appreciated.

What scholarships or funding opportunities are available?

Most scholarships are awarded in spring for the next academic year.  You can see our list of scholarships or learn about becoming a graduate assistant on our Paying for Graduate School  page.

Do I need to request MTSU transcripts?

No.  Our graduation analysts can access your MTSU transcripts through our systems.

How do I submit my other transcripts?

Please follow the directions on the Application Process page. Official transcripts and test scores are processed manually on a first-come, first-served basis. Your patience is appreciated.

Who can I ask for help?

  • For general questions about Graduate Studies or the admissions process, email
  • For questions about classes, contact your academic advisor.
  • For questions about Commencement, check our website.  If that doesn't answer your question, contact
  • For questions about Commencement regalia and invitations, contact the MTSU Bookstore at
  • For questions about Financial Aid, contact
  • For questions about immunizations, including holds based on them, contact Health Services at
  • For questions about payment, billing, employee waivers, etc., contact the Business Office at
  • For questions about shipment of your diploma after commencement, contact Records at



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