Walk-In Orientation and Registration

Welcome to Walk-in Orientation and Registration! 

All Phase 1 tasks below must be completed prior to starting Phase 2 and scheduling an appointment with your academic advisor. If you have questions, please contact the area identified in each of the steps listed below. 

The ACCUPLACER exam scores are used for Math and English course placement. More information regarding reasons to take the placement exam can be found hereYou are encouraged to visit with your academic advisor to determine if the ACCUPLACER exam would be beneficial to you!

Placement Exam Scheduling

  • Contact: Thomas Rakness, msu.testing@MinotStateU.edu
    701-858-3830, 1-800-777-0750, ext. 3830
  • Indicate which placement exam you will be completing (Math, English, Math and English)
  • Include several dates/times you are available

There is no charge for the first exam and one re-take.

Follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.MinotStateU.edu/cc
  2. Click 'Claim Your Account'
  3. Enter your date of birth and your student ID number (also known as your EMPLID). This was included in your acceptance letter.
  4. Follow the steps as indicated.

Be sure to record your User ID and password in a safe place for future reference!

If you attended another NDUS institution, you will use your same username and password to log in.

For questions about your Campus Connection account, please contact the North Dakota University System Help Desk or call 866-457-6387.

Campus Connection is used to:

  • Check and remove holds (FOA hold)
  • Enroll in courses
  • View your class schedule
  • And more...

By accepting the Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA), you acknowledge that class registration will result in a financial obligation and agree to pay tuition and fees. Upon accepting the agreement, your FOA hold will be removed. The FOA agreement must be accepted before registration each semester.

  1. Log into your Campus Connection.
  2. Click on the Financial Account tile.
  3. Click on Sign Financial Obligation Agreement, in the left pane.
  4. Select Minot State University in the drop down box next to Institution.
  5. Click on the magnifying glass next to effective term and select the term.
  6. Read the agreement and then click submit.
  7. Click OK

 A how-to video for removing your FOA hold can be found HERE

  1. Go to MinotStateU.edu/mail
  2. Click on Office 365 Webmail
  3. Enter your User ID, created when you claimed your NDUS Account, as the first part of your email address. Example: firstname.lastname@ndus.edu
  4. Your password for your Minot State email is the same as your NDUS Account. Forgot your password? You will need to reset it using the 'Forgot My Password' link. 
If you are currently attending another NDUS institution, you may continue using your current @ndus.edu account. 

Your Minot State email is your official means of communication with the campus.

You will use this email to receive future information regarding Virtual New Student Orientation/Welcome Weekend, Minot State announcements, etc. You should check your email often!

If you need further assistance or have questions, please contact the Minot State Help Desk at 701-858-4444 or 800-777-0750 ext. 4444 or email your questions to helpdesk@MinotStateU.edu.

Video - What is Ferpa?

What is FERPA?




Our First-Year Experience (FYE) is an opportunity for first-year students to participate in a powerful learning experience. This experience inspires the transition to university life and learning through unique learning communities, peer mentors, and opportunities to engage with the campus and larger community. What you should know:

  • FYE is required for all first-year students and transfer students with less than 24 credits.
  • The same students register for all connected courses to form a learning community.
  • Class sizes are restricted to approximately 20 students.
  • Instructors work together to create meaningful assignments around the theme and across the courses.
  • When meeting with your advisor, the first courses you should discuss are the FYE learning communities.
  • A detailed list of FYE learning communities is available at: Spring 2022 Learning Communities
  • View the Q&A video below with FYE Director, Beth Odahlen:



Although some of you may know exactly what career path you would like to take, many of you are still exploring options. When you click on each Minot State Department/Division below, a faculty member will share the following information: 

  • Majors and careers 
  • Recommended FYE Learning Communities 
  • Introductory courses

Viewing these videos prior to registration will help you prepare for your advising session!

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Business

College of Education and Health Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

Please make sure you have completed all Phase 1 items or else you won't be able to register for class. Once those items are complete, you can start Phase 2. 

Please contact Enrollment Services, 701-858-3350, for advising appointment information.

Department Contact Information is located HERE.

During your advising appointment, your academic advisor will assist you with the following:

Let your advisor know if you have completed or are interested in any of the following:

Ensure you have access to a laptop, computer, or tablet. Using a Smartphone is not recommended, as certain features of the app are not available.

» Student Health

Student Requirements
The North Dakota University System policy requires:

  1. All students to be vaccinated with two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella.
  2. All newly admitted students ages 21 and younger must provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination (MCV4, Menveo, or Menactra) given after the 16th birthday. Meningococcal B and Meningococcal C vaccine such as Trumenba and Bexsero do not fulfill the requirement.
  3. All Students are also required to complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire Form.
  4. All Students under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian complete the Parent Consent for Minor form to receive services at MSU Student Health.

Submit Your Health Records
To submit immunization, tuberculosis documentation and other health records:

  1. GO TO MINOT STATE STUDENT PORTAL - If you have claimed your Minot State account, you may access the Minot State Student Health Portal, use your Campus Connection user name and password to log in.
    • Go to Upload > Choose Document You Are Uploading > Immunization Record > Select File > Upload
    • Go to Electronic and Downloadable Forms > Student Health Clinic > Health-Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire > Complete and submit
  4. PRINT AND UPLOAD PARENT CONSENT FOR MINOR. If you are under the age of 18 years, your parent or guardian must complete a Parent Consent for Minor form to receive services at Minot State Student Health.
    • Go to Electronic and Downloadable Forms > Forms > Parent Consent for Minor > Print > Complete the form > Go to Upload > Choose Document You Are Uploading > Parent Consent for Minot > Upload

You have now completed Phases 1 and 2. It's time to move on to Phase 3 of Orientation! 

Programming Information
» New Student Orientation Guidebook [pdf]

Programming Logistics
» Policies and Fees
» Travel and Parking
» How to Enroll

For any additional questions, please contact orientation@MinotStateU.edu.