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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 at or her office number is 800-777-0750 Ext. 4422 or 701-858-4422. If you are going to be a transfer student, you will need to provide her with copies of your transcript so she can complete a transcript evaluation. They can be sent by regular 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 froma distance.

For more information, please see the Apply Online section of this website.

Registration for the fall semester usually begins in the preceding April; spring registration usually begins in the preceding November; and summer registration usually begins in the preceding April.