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MSU Online

Getting Started

Now that you have decided to pursue a degree online, you will want to follow the steps below to get started:

You should speak to our Online Degree Advisor, Trisha. She can be reached by e-mail or by phone at 800-777-0750 Ext. 4422 or 701-858-4422. If you have transfer credits, she can complete a transcript evaluation for you. You can send copies of your transcripts by e-mail or faxed to

Admissions Application

Currently, there is no mandatory application deadline; however, it is suggested that all students planning to enter the University in fall apply by April 1 of the preceding spring. Students planning to enter during subsequent terms should apply at least one month in advance.

To apply for admission, students must submit:

Before you can register, you will also be required to complete the new student orientation, OnlineCONNECT and speak with an academic advisor. This all can be completed online from a distance. For more information, please visit the Future Students web site.

Registration for the fall semester usually begins in the preceding March; spring registration usually begins in the preceding October; and summer registration usually begins in the preceding March.