Lifelong Education Status includes
all students attending the University who are not pursuing a University degree
or an Agricultural Technology or Veterinary Technology certificate.
First-time Lifelong Education students should complete the
online Lifelong Education Application
The purpose of the Lifelong
Education status is to permit and facilitate access to MSU courses (on-campus,
off-campus, or workshop) for persons not wishing to pursue an undergraduate or
graduate MSU degree. This status is limited to
persons who have attained a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Students who have obtained a baccalaureate degree are considered Graduate
Lifelong Education students. All
other students are considered Undergraduate Lifelong Education students.
A person who has been denied
admission to an undergraduate program at MSU may not attend as a Lifelong
Education student until at least two years have elapsed from the date of that
Students pursuing MSU degree
programs, students pursuing programs in the Institute of Agricultural Technology
or English Language Center, students pursuing the Veterinary Technology
certificate program, and students who have been recessed or dismissed from MSU
are not eligible for enrollment as Lifelong
Rules of Application, Enrollment, and Fees
- Students wishing to enroll as Lifelong Education undergraduates
must have a high school diploma, or its equivalent. This information
is collected as part of the application procedure.
The high school transcript is not required as proof.
The only exception to this requirement is for High School High Achievers.
Students who have a baccalaureate degree will be classified at the Lifelong
Education graduate level. This information is collected as part of the application procedure.
The degree granting transcript is not required as proof.
Lifelong Education students who wish to be admitted as graduate degree
candidates must make regular application for their desired graduate degree
programs with the Office of Admissions.
They must do so in accordance with established application deadlines for
the given semester.
- Lifelong Education students are assessed fees at the Lifelong Education rate. Regular Lifelong Education rates are
set at a per credit amount. There are no
additional fees associated with this status (i.e. no registration, or late registration fees, etc.).
Enrollment in certain online courses may result in additional charges.
- Prerequisites, grading standards, class assignments, and attendance
requirements of a course apply to all students in that course including those
under the Lifelong Education status.
- Colleges, departments, and schools determine rules of access to the
courses for which they are responsible, and may limit enrollment by Lifelong
Education students in certain courses.
- The Coordinator of Lifelong Education Student Affairs will monitor
students' academic progress each semester to ensure that once nine or more
credits have been attempted, a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 for
Undergraduate Lifelong Education students, or 3.00 for Graduate Lifelong
Education Students, has been achieved. Failure to maintain the appropriate GPA
standard may result in removal from Lifelong Education status.
- Lifelong Education students are not eligible for most sources of
financial assistance including federal financial assistance programs, graduate
assistantships, and most fellowships. The Mildred B. Erickson Scholarship is an
exception; for information call 353-1635.
- Lifelong Education students who contemplate subsequent admission to
degree programs must seek advice from the admitting department or school and
college as to the applicability of courses/credits taken while in Lifelong
Education status. There is no guarantee that these credits will be acceptable.
Applicability is subject to the following general limits:
- no more than 16 Lifelong Education credits may be applied to undergraduate degree programs.
- no more than 9 Lifelong Education credits may be applied to graduate degree programs.
- courses taken under the Lifelong Education status may not be
transferred to Human, Osteopathic, or Veterinary Medical Programs but
instead may be used to waive program requirements
Lifelong Education — Enrollment and Registration
You will be able to enroll using the enrollment system during the designated enrollment
periods. In order to enroll you must have initiated your MSUNet ID and password.
Bills are only available electronically within
are not mailed. An email will be sent to your university-provided email address
whenever a new bill has been produced. Please be sure to activate your
university-provided email account and monitor it frequently for notice of a new
billing statement. Failure to monitor your email account for notice of a new bill
is NOT sufficient reason for not making payments on time. Payment can be made
online, by mail, or in person.
Depending on the time of enrollment, a deferred payment
plan may be available. In order to become registered, payment of at least the
"Minimum Amount Due" must be made by the due date. NOTE: If your "Minimum Amount
Due" is $0.00 you MUST confirm your attendance by returning the bill stub. You can
do this in STUINFO under the "Submit Bill Stub" menu item, or you may print a copy
of the bill and mail the stub to the address indicated by the due date.
to meet these requirements will result in your being disenrolled - you will lose
all the courses in which you enrolled.
If there are any "HOLDS" noted in your
Registration Billing Statement, you must resolve these prior to the payment due
date indicated on the bill in order to become registered. Failure to resolve all
listed holds will result in your being disenrolled. (See HOLDS section for more