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  • New Student Checklist

First Year Programs

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  • New Student Checklist

    Immediate Enrollment Requirements

    • Confirm your Intent to Enroll as soon as possible
     
      You must verify your intent to attend Minnesota State University Moorhead.  
    • Register for New Student Orientation (NSO)*
     
      All newly admitted students planning to take courses on campus will need to register for New Student Orientation.
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) 
        
     
      Applications can be found at www.fafsa.gov. Our school code is 002367. For more financial aid information visit the Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid.  
      
    • Submit Your Housing and Dining Contract*
     
      Apply online with Housing & Residential Life.

    *Online and Offsite students do not need to register for New Student Orientation or submit a Housing and Dining contract.

    Please choose the applicable tab below to help guide you through the additional enrollment items you need to complete to ensure a successful transition into Minnesota State University Moorhead.

  • Before Attending New Student Orientation

    • Activate Your StarID and Password 
     
      You are assigned a StarID when you are admitted into a MNSCU Institution. Your StarID grants you access to several different IT systems including eServices which you will use to register for classes. For StarID set-up and information please go to www.mnstate.edu/starid
    •  Set-Up Your Dragon Email Account 
         
     
      A Dragon Mail account is created for you when you are admitted into MSUM. You can access your account by logging in at dragonmail.mnstate.edu using your StarID and Password. 
      
    •  Know Your Math and English Course Placement Based On Your ACT Scores 
     
       Please refer to www.mnstate.edu/asc/accuplacer.aspx on the Academic Support Center website to determine your current Math and English course placement and if you would like to take the Math or English Accuplacer.
    • Consider Applying to Be In a Learning Community  
     
      Find out more about Learning Communities and apply online at www.mnstate.edu/learning-communities   
    • Submit Proof of Immunization 
        
     
      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 New Student Orientation. If y9ou 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 sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    • If you are a new entering freshman or a transfer student with less than 24 credits, you will need to send in your high school/GED transcripts.
    • If you received any college-level credit accepted at MSUM including, but not limited to AP, CLEP, IB and DANTES, please contact those entities directly and provide them with MSUM's school code 6678 to have credits sent to MSUM. (Please note that MSUM cannot accept this type of credit from a high school or college transcript.)
    • If you want to receive credit for you college level coursework including college credit you received while attending high school, you will need to request to have transcripts sent directly to MSUM from the institution where the credits were acquired. (Please note that MSUM can electronically download transcripts form institutions that are part of the MNSCU system. To have transcripts sent electronically, please contact MSUM Records Office directly. To see the colleges and universities included, visit www.mnscu.edu/colleges/campuses.html.
     
    • Disability Services/ Accommodations 
        
     
      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 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.

    At New Student Orientation

     
    • 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.

    After Attending New Student Orientation

     
    • Purchase Textbooks 
        
     
      Purchase Textbooks using your class schedule online at 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. For payment dates please go to www.mnstate.edu/business-services/tuition/payment-dates.aspx  
      
    • Register for e2campus 
        
     
      Opt-in to MSUM’s emergency notification system at www.mnstate.edu/publicsafety/notification.aspx using your StarID Username and Password.
    • Disability Services/ Accommodations
        
     
      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 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 
        
     
      Check out the schedule of events at www.mnstate.edu/orientation/orientationschedule.aspx

     


     

     

  • MSUM Enrollment Requirements

    • Activate Your StarID and Password 
     
      You are assigned a StarID when you are admitted into a MNSCU Institution. Your StarID grants you access to several different IT systems including eServices which you will use to register for classes. For StarID set-up and information please go to www.mnstate.edu/starid
    •  Set-Up Your Dragon Email Account
        
     
      A Dragon Mail account is created for you when you are admitted into MSUM. You can access your account by logging in at dragonmail.mnstate.edu using your StarID and Password.
     
     
    •  Know Your Math and English Course Placement Based On Your ACT Scores  
     
       Please refer to www.mnstate.edu/asc/accuplacer.aspx on the Academic Support Center website to determine your current Math and English course placement and if you would like to take the Math or English Accuplacer.
    • Consider Applying to Be In a Learning Community
     
      Find out more about Learning Communities and apply online at www.mnstate.edu/learning-communities 
    • Submit Proof of Immunization 
        
     
      Complete the Immunization form at www.mnstate.edu/hendrix/immunizations.aspx using your StarID Username and Password
      
    • Submit Official Transcripts
     
     

    Request to have official copies of your transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    • If you are a new entering freshman or a transfer student with less than 24 credits, you will need to send in your high school/GED transcripts.
    • If you received any college-level credit accepted at MSUM including, but not limited to AP, CLEP, IB and DANTES, please contact those entities directly and provide them with MSUM's school code 6678 to have credits sent to MSUM. (Please note that MSUM cannot accept this type of credit from a high school or college transcript.)
    • If you want to receive credit for you college level coursework including college credit you received while attending high school, you will need to request to have transcripts sent directly to MSUM from the institution where the credits were acquired. (Please note that MSUM can electronically download transcripts form institutions that are part of the MNSCU system. To have transcripts sent electronically, please contact MSUM Records Office directly. To see the colleges and universities included, visit www.mnscu.edu/colleges/campuses.html. 
     
    • Receive Your Dragon ID Card
     
     

    All MSUM students need to have a physical Dragon ID Card. Take your photo and receive your Dragon ID when you come to campus at the Dragon Card office located in the Library 122.

    • Connect with an Advisor 
        
     
      You will be assigned an advisor based on your major. Your contact information will be given to your advisor and they will contact you to help you choose your fall semester courses. 
      
    • Register for Your First Semester Classes 
        
     
      You will need to enroll in the courses your advisor recommends through eServices. For a step-by-step process on how to register for you first semester classes, please go to www.mnstate.edu/records/how-to-register.aspx  
      
    • Purchase Textbooks
     
      Purchase Textbooks using your class schedule online at 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. For payment dates please go to www.mnstate.edu/business-services/tuition/payment-dates.aspx

     

    Additional Enrollment Items

     
    • 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  
      
    • Disability Accommodations  
     
     

    Please contact the Disability Resource Center at www.mnstate.edu/disability/contactus.aspx if you have a document 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 www.mnstate.edu/veterans/resources.aspx  
      
    • Attend Dragon Welcome Week
     
      Check out the schedule of events at www.mnstate.edu/orientation/orientationschedule.aspx

     

     

  •     MSUM Enrollment Requirements

    • 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’

    • 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.

    • Receive Your Dragon ID Card
      All MSUM students need to have a physical Dragon ID Card. You can request a card at https://msumapps.mnstate.edu/authenticate/index.php?applicationid=180 using your StarID Username and Password.

    • Connect with an Advisor
      Contact your advisor to set up a time when you will discuss which courses you will need to take first semester. See the applicable Major Specific Requirements to find the advisors contact information that is specific to your desired program and delivery method.

    • Register for Your First Semester Classes
      You will need to enroll in the courses your advisor recommends through eServices For a step-by-step process on how to register for your first semester classes, please go to www.mnstate.edu/records/how-to-register.aspx

    • Purchase Textbooks
      Purchase Textbooks using your class schedule online at 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.

    • Submit Proof of Immunizations
      Complete the Immunization form at www.mnstate.edu/hendrix/immunizations.aspx using your StarID Username and Password.

    Additional Enrollment Items

    Major Specific Requirements

    Business Administration

    • Connect with an Advisor
      Please contact Peggy Dell at 218.477.2874 or dell@mnstate.edu

    Construction Management

    Operations Management

    Project Management

     

    Special Education

    • Connect with an Advisor
      Please contact Susan Severson at severson@mnstate.edu.