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: If you DO NOT participate in NSO or complete your NSO experience, MSU reserves the right to cancel or defer your admission.

Pay your AED to register for Your New Student Orientation (NSO) Experience

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Upon completing your AED payment, 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. We also have a list of frequently asked questions regarding registration.

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Placement Tests

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You are responsible for completing the following mandatory requirements by January 2, 2023:
Complete your course assessments and surveys. Completing your Placement Assessments 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 Assessments at home and online.
Complete the mandatory math placement assessment.

How do I know if I need to take the Math Placement Assessment? Students should go to the Math Determination Form, which lays out the information and provides more specifics to their major.

Math Placement Assessment is required for all this year. The only exception is for those that have SAT or ACT Math test scores at MSU currently ACT Math score of 28 or higher or an SAT Math score of 660. The key is that the score must currently be on file at MSU. They can check their Admissions account to see if the score is there. If a student does not do the placement, they cannot be pre-enrolled in the appropriate math for their major and may need to take additional math courses for graduation. Without a placement score, students can only get into the lowest level of math as the placement score is a pre-requisite for higher ones.

Complete the writing directed self-placement prior to your advising appointment – don’t wait!

There are also language placement assessments if you are interested in placing out of your language requirement (if required for your major) or continuing a foreign language.

To support your success, you must complete the Access & Technology Survey.

All students must complete the online vaccination verification form to provide their current vaccination status to MSU. Incoming first-year and transfer students are not eligible for online exemptions at this time*.

*International students – Please continue to monitor your MSU email for further information from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).

Math Placement Assessment 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.

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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.

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