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  • New Student Checklist

First Year Programs

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    New Student Orientation Checklists

    Online and Offsite Students  

    Additional Major Specific Requirements for Online and/or Offsite:

     


    Attending Dragon Day see below

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Applications can be found at www.fafsa.gov . Check out the list of helpful reminders provided by MSUM Office of Financial Aid at www.mnstate.edu/financialaid

     

    Activate Your StarID and Password

    You will need your StarID to access eServices to register for classes. If you have not activated or do not remember your StarID and Password, please go to www.mnstate.edu/starid and follow the applicable direction.

     

    Set-up your Dragon Email

    All students are required to have a Dragon Email account. Please go to www.mnstate.edu/helpdesk/email/  and click on ‘Campus Email FAQ’

     

    Complete the Accuplacer Math & English Placement

    Please review the information to determine if you should complete an Accuplacer Exam at www.mnstate.edu/asc/accuplacer.aspx

     

    Submit Your Housing and Dining Contract

    Apply online at www.mnstate.edu/housing/applyforhousing.aspx 

     

    Apply to live in a Learning Community (Fall Admits Only)

    Find out more about Learning Communities and apply online at www.mnstate.edu/learning-communties  

     

    Submit Proof of Immunizations

    Complete the Immunization form at www.mnstate.edu/hendrix/immunizations.aspx using your StarID Username and Password.

     

    Verify Your Major

    Please be sure we have your desired major on file to ensure that you are assigned to the correct advising group at Dragon Day. If you are unsure what major is on file, please contact First Year Programs at 218.477.2777 or firstyearprograms@mnstate.edu 

     

    Submit Official Transcripts

    Request to have “official” copies of your transcripts, high school/GED (not applicable to transfer students with over 24 credits) and all previously attended college transcripts, sent to MSUM Records office.

     

    Disability Resource Center

    Please contact the Disability Resource Center at www.mnstate.edu/disability/contactus.aspx  if you have a documented disability that requires special accommodations. To make necessary arrangements, please allow 14 days prior to your Dragon Day.

    Receive Your Dragon ID Card
     You will take your photo and receive you Dragon ID at New Student Orientation              

     Meet with an Advisor 
    Your advisor will work with you to set-up a course schedule that works best for you at New Student Orientation 

    Register for Your First Semester Classes
    You will be shown how to register for courses at New Student Orientation 

    Register for a Parking Permit
    If you plan to park on campus you will need a parking permit. Parking permits can be purchased online at www.mnstate.edu/parking/permitregistration.aspx using your StarID Username and Password.

     

     

    Purchase Textbooks

    Purchase Textbooks using your class schedule online at http://bookstore.mnstate.edu 

     

    Pay Your Bill

    Pay a minimum payment of $300 to the MSUM Business Office on tuition/fee charges to maintain your class registration if we do not have your FAFSA on file with the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid at MSUM.

     

    Register for e2campu

    Opt-in to MSUM’s emergency notification system at www.mnstate.edu/publicsafety/notification.aspx?terms=e2campus using your StarID Username and Password.

     

    Disability Resource Center

    Please contact the Disability Resource Center at www.mnstate.edu/disability/contactus.aspx  if you have a documented disability that requires special accommodations as an enrolled student

     

    Veteran’s Resource Center

    Check out what the Veteran’s Resource Center has to offer our veteran and service members at http://www.mnstate.edu/veterans/resources.aspx

     

    Know and Understand MSUM Student Rights

    Know and understand MSUM official policies and procedures as well as the student code of conduct and your rights and responsibilities as a student which can be found at www.mnstate.edu/student-handbook/mission-vision-statements.aspx  

     

    Attend Dragon Welcome Week (Fall Admits Only)

    Sign up to attend Dragon Welcome Week at http://www.mnstate.edu/welcome-week/signup.aspx and check out the schedule of events at www.mnstate.edu/orientation/orientationschedule.aspx