Frequently Asked Questions


What is my application status?

You can check your application status by clicking on the Check My Application Status link or by logging into your PipelineMT account and clicking on the Admissions link under your student tab.

Where do I send application materials?

For fastest results, please upload your documents here:

Admissions Materials - For previous or current MTSU students who have an existing PipelineMT account

Admissions Materials - For prospective students who do not yet have a PipelineMT account


You could also email your documents as attachments to the email address (please give your M Number on all correspondence)

Or you could submit paper copies via the postal service:

Postal Service Delivery Address:                         

Courier/Express Delivery Address:                              

College of Graduate Studies
Middle Tennessee State University
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

College of Graduate Studies
Middle Tennessee State University
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
ATTN: Graduate Student Admission

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 application processing take?

As of February 12, our current processing time is about 10 business days.

How long does it take to receive my admission decision?

Once your file 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 copies of admissions documents?

 Yes, we do accept copies to make the initial admission decision. However, original transcripts and test scores are required before you will be allowed to register for classes. You will not be eligible for financial aid if your file is not fully complete and an admit to program decision has been issued.

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?

Check your application status to see if there is a "Received Date" listed beside the requirement.  If not, then we have not received or completely processed your documents. It takes approximately one business week to process documents once received in the College of Graduate Studies.

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 here.  You could also apply to be a graduate assistant; learn more about that here.

Do I need to request MTSU transcripts?

No, we are able to pull your grades through our system. It will show up on your checklist and missing items letters that we need that transcript, but that is just generated on there until we complete that requirement on our end.

Who can I ask for help?

For general questions about Graduate Studies or the admissions process, email

For questions about Graduate Assistantships, email Kathy Green at

For questions about scholarships, email Kathy Green at

For questions about Theses or Dissertations, email Britt Young at

For questions about Immigration Services, contact Ben Shupe at

If you need to speak with your analyst, they are scheduling appointments between 1:00-3:00 pm M-F.  Please email them directly to schedule an appointment.

For questions about classes, contact your academic advisor.

For International Admissions, contact International Affairs at

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