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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 during high school accepted at MSUM you will need to request to have transcripts sent directly to MSUM from the institution where the credits were acquired. (Please note that MSUM cannot accept this type of credit from a high school transcript)
      In addition, please go to www.mnstate.edu/records and click on the 'Testing and Placement' option on the left hand navigation bar to view other types of college level credit you may have received in high school. (Please note that MSUM cannot accept this type of credit from a high school or college transcript. You will need to have transcripts sent directly from these entities to MSUM using our school code 6678)
    • If you want to receive credit for you college level coursework including college credit your received while attending high school,Please go to www.mnstate.edu/admissions/transfer/transferringcourses.aspx for important information regarding transcripts and transferring courses to MSUM. 
     
    • 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 during high school accepted at MSUM you will need to request to have transcripts sent directly to MSUM from the institution where the credits were acquired. (Please note that MSUM cannot accept this type of credit from a high school transcript)
      In addition, please go to
      www.mnstate.edu/records and click on the 'Testing and Placement' option on the left hand navigation bar to view other types of college level credit you may have received in high school. (Please note that MSUM cannot accept this type of credit from a high school or college transcript. You will need to have transcripts sent directly from these entities to MSUM using our school code 6678)
    • If you want to receive credit for you college level coursework including college credit you received while attending high school, Please go to www.mnstate.edu/admissions/transfer/transferringcourses.aspx for important information regarding transcripts and transferring courses to MSUM.
     
    • 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 Online and Offsite 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.
    • 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 during high school accepted at MSUM you will need to request to have transcripts sent directly to MSUM from the institution where the credits were acquired. (Please note that MSUM cannot accept this type of credit from a high school transcript)
      In addition, please go to www.mnstate.edu/records and click on the 'Testing and Placement' option on the left hand navigation bar to view other types of college level credit you may have received in high school. (Please note that MSUM cannot accept this type of credit from a high school or college transcript. You will need to have transcripts sent directly from these entities to MSUM using our school code 6678)
    • If you want to receive credit for you college level coursework including college credit your received while attending high school,Please go to www.mnstate.edu/admissions/transfer/transferringcourses.aspx for important information regarding transcripts and transferring courses to MSUM.
     
    • Receive Your Dragon ID Card  
     
      If you would like 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. For payment dates please go to www.mnstate.edu/business-services/tuition/payment-dates.aspx 

    Major Specific Requirements

     
     Business Administration  
    • Connect with an Advisor
      Please contact Peggy Dell at 218.477.2874 or dell@mnstate.edu
     
    Construction Management      
    Nursing  
    • Connect with an Advisor
      • Please contact Barb Matthees at 218.477.2695 or matthees@mnstate.edu
       
     
    Operations Management  
    • Connect with an Advisor
      • If you are from Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding areas, please contact Vahidhosseein Khiabani at 218.477.2667 or vahid.khiabani@mnstate.edu
      • If you are from the Fargo/Moorhead and surrounding areas, please contact Atif Osmani at 218.477.2489 or atif.osmani@mnstate.edu
       
    • List Serve  
     
    Project Management  
    • Connect with an Advisor
      • Please contact Pam McGee at 218.477.2466 or mcgeepa@mnstate.edu
       
    • List Serve
      • Stay up to date on what is happening in your program asking to join the list serve at pm_201415@lists.mnstate.edu
       
     
    Special Education  
    • Connect with an Advisor
      •  Please contact Susan Severson at severson@mnstate.edu
       
     

    Additional Enrollment Items

     
    • 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