Online Student

  • Admission Requirements

    Depending on what your goals are for your online journey with MSUM, there are different admission requirements. Please follow the admission requirements that are applicable to you.

    If you are applying as an online graduate student, please visit Graduate Studies. Each graduate program has its own admission requirements and application instructions.

  • Admission Requirements

    Completion of a high school diploma or GED is required to be a non-degree seeking student.  

    Non-Degree Eligibility

    You should complete a Non-Degree Seeking application if you plan to:

    • complete a certificate program
    • complete courses to transfer back to your current institution

    Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid. For more information about covering your tuition costs, learn more about payment plans and loans here.

    To see our up-to-date course offerings before applying, review the course schedule

    Course Registration Process

    Wondering how the non-degree course registration process works before applying?  Follow the steps below to check out our course offerings and registration process. 

    1. Check course availability and dates 
      • If you are an admitted Non-Degree student, login using your StarID
    2. Some courses may require a pre-requisite or have a hold for initial registration.  You can see these details in the course notes.
    3. For more information on how to register for your course, follow our eServices guide, page 6

    Are you ready to be a Dragon? We’re ready for you to join us! This is the place to get started on your admission to MSU Moorhead. Our automatic admission requirements are pretty straightforward, but if you have any questions, please call or email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    High school graduation or completion of the GED and the following qualifications are necessary for admission to MSUM:

    1. Completion of a minimum of 24 academic semester credit hours or 36 academic quarter credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
      1. If you have completed fewer than 24 academic semester credit hours, you must provide both your college and high school official transcripts to determine admission eligibility. You must meet our freshman admission requirements to be eligible for admission.
    2. A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in post-secondary credits earned or attempted.
      1. All grades of F, NC (No Credit), or Incomplete will be treated as Fs in computing your GPA.

    If you are transferring to MSUM, please be aware that:

    • MSU Moorhead recognizes and upholds academic suspensions from other post-secondary institutions. If you are under suspension from another institution, you will not be considered for admission until two academic terms have passed since the suspension. Summer session does not count as a term.
    • You may apply for admission to MSU Moorhead before you complete your studies at another college. You will, however, need to forward a final transcript before enrollment. We reserve the right to revoke admission to students who, after final grades are received, do not meet the minimum 2.0 GPA.
    • A higher GPA may be required for entry into some academic departments.

    For help with your transfer questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    How to Apply?