Prepare for Orientation

Because orientation sets the stage for student success, all students must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO), unless you meet specific exemption criteria. Note that if you do not participate in NSO or complete your NSO experience, MSU reserves the right to cancel or defer your admission. 

 

Register for Your New Student Orientation (NSO) Experience

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Please follow the link below to register for your New Student Orientation (NSO) experience. Upon completing your NSO registration, you will be sent a confirmation message to your preferred email account. You will also be able to see this message in your Admissions portal. Please read through that confirmation message for any next step information. Registration for NSO is available now for fall semester admitted students! We also have a list of frequently asked questions regarding registration.

Register for NSO

Complete Your Required Survey

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Once NSO registration opens for students entering in the fall semester, students will receive a confirmation message to their preferred email. In that confirmation email, there will be a 2021 MSU Pre-NSO Survey that students must complete upon receiving their confirmation email. Your responses to this survey will help us better prepare for your New Student Orientation (NSO) experience.

 

Complete Your Survey

Placement Tests

Placement Test

Completing your Placement Tests prior to meeting with your academic advisor during your NSO experience will help you and your advisor determine the appropriate courses for you to take. You can complete your Placement Tests at home and online. Direct links to both the Math Placement Test and Foreign Language Placement Test can be found below. Writing Directed Self-Placement (DSP) is available if you do not have standardized test scores with writing. Frequently asked questions are available if you are unsure if you need to take the DSP https://wrac.msu.edu/placement/.

How do I know if I need to take the Math Placement Test? Complete our form in order to determine if the Math Placement Test is necessary for you or follow the direct link below to take your Math Placement Test.

Math Placement Test Foreign Language Placement Test

Review Our Helpful Resources

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With the help of our campus partners, we have compiled helpful resources that you can review to prepare for your New Student Orientation experience and your first semester. Not sure how to get started with Desire2Learn (D2L), the first part of your NSO experience? No problem! Check out our tutorials by clicking the link below. Want to make sure you are set up with your two-factor authentication and your Zoom and Microsoft Teams accounts? We can help with that too!

Review Our Helpful Resources

Spartan ID Card

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All Spartans use a student ID card known as their Spartan ID Card. You can upload your Spartan ID Photo prior to your NSO date. You can pick-up your Spartan ID Card when you arrive on campus. Please bring with you a government issued ID (passport, license, etc.) in order to pick-up your card. See deadlines for submission below.

Photo Submission Deadlines Upload My Photo

Immunization Forms

MSU requires all new undergraduate students to review their immunization status and complete the online Immunization Self-Report Form. Failure to complete the Self-Report Form will affect your ability to enroll and register in future classes.

Complete My Self-Report Form
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