Enrollment and Registration


Online enrollment is available from 8 am to 8 pm EST. Monday through Friday and on weekends from 8 am Saturday until 8 pm Sunday EST (subject to availability).

Summer 2021 enrollment begins on March 15. Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 enrollment begins April 2.

Schedule of Courses - search for courses, view textbook information, add courses to your schedule builder, and enroll directly from the schedule builder.

Schedule of Courses - Instructions - information on the Schedule Builder, enrollment instructions, and course and section numbers.

Additional Enrollment Information

Before enrolling, see your advisor and plan a schedule. Be sure to plan a couple of alternate courses.

You must know your MSU NetID and password.   Activate your MSU NetID

If you wish to enroll in a course subject with enrollment restriction, contact the teaching department for assistance.

You can not access the enrollment system until your assigned day/time or after. You can check your appointment access on STUINFO.

Per the Hold Policy, you will not be allowed to enroll until all holds are cleared. You can check for holds in STUINFO.

In order to maximize your eligibility for high-demand courses, be sure to enroll for Fall Semester before enrolling for Spring Semester. Fall credits raise your projected class ranking for Spring.


Academic Programs and Course Descriptions are the primary sources for University regulations, policies, procedures, costs, and academic program requirements.

Links to other General Regulations:
MSU does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in admissions or in access to programs.

If you need help or have questions about enrollment, call the Registrar's Office during business hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday - Friday: 517-355-3300.


Once you have enrolled for your classes, a registration bill will be created according to the Fee Payment schedule. Bills are available electronically in STUINFO only. An email will be sent to your university-provided email address when the bill is accessible. Paper bills are no longer mailed.

If you drop or add any classes after your registration bill is produced, you will NOT receive a revised registration bill. You may either pay the amount on your original bill, and wait for a subsequent monthly bill for the changes, or you may call Student Accounts at 517-432-2251 or 517-355-3343 or 1-800-775-4323.

To FINALIZE Your Registration
  1. Clear any holds you may have.
  2. PAY at least the Minimum Amount Due.
  3. CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE in STUINFO ONLY if you have a zero minimum amount due and will not be making an initial payment. (Attendance is automatically confirmed when a payment is made.)

Failure to pay at least the minimum due may result in YOUR COURSES BEING DROPPED. Unless otherwise indicated on your bill, you may pay by electronic check, credit card, personal check, or money order. Credit card payments are only accepted online thru STUINFO (subject to a convenience fee). Make checks payable to Michigan State University and include your PID and your name on the check or money order. Please do not pay mulitple registration bills with one check or money order. If you have questions or concerns about your account, contact Student Accounts at 517-432-2251 or 517-355-3343 or (1-800-775-4323) or visit the office at 140 Administration Building.

Late Enrollment Fees
  • Continuing students who do not enroll prior to the initial enrollment deadline will be charged a $50 late enrollment fee. Students who initially enroll after the start of classes will be charged a $100 late enrollment fee until the middle of the semester. Students initially enrolling after the middle of the semester will be charged a $200 late enrollment fee.
Please visit the Controller's Office Student Accounts and Cashier Services web site for information about:
Tuition and Housing Fees
Fee Payment Schedule
Deferred Payment Plan and Operational Policies
Mailing/Drop Off Payment Sites
Late Payment Charges
Bad Check Charges
Electronic Billing and Payments

If you have further questions or concerns, contact Student Accounts at 517-355-3343 (1-800-775-4323) or visit the office at 140 Administration.

General Regulations

Administrative Fee for Sponsored International Students
Organizations sponsoring international students will be charged a per semester administrative fee for services and support rendered. The fee of $350 is assessed during the Fall and Spring semesters for International Sponsored Students who are registered during those semesters. The fee is not charged during Summer semester.

Enrolling and Registering as a Visitor
A person may be permitted to enroll in credit courses as a visitor on a non-credit basis. Credit may not be earned in courses taken as a visitor except by reenrollment for credit in the course and completion of the course with a satisfactory grade. To be enrolled as a visitor, a student must enroll in the same manner as for credit courses and pay the same tuition and fees as for a credit registration.
Choice of enrollment in a credit course as a visitor on a non-credit basis must be made by the fifth day of the semester of instruction and may not be subsequently changed. Arrange visitor enrollment in 150 Administration Building, or call 517-355-3300.
Students enrolled as visitors are expected to attend classes regularly. Those so enrolled who do not attend regularly may be dropped from the classes at the request of the instructor.

MSU ID Office

Hold Policy

Fee Classification
If there is a question on a student's right to an in-state fee classification, it is the student's responsibility to discuss it with the Associate Registrar for Enrollment and Registration (150 Administration Building, 432-3488) at least one month before registering.
Out-of-State Tuition Regulations for Michigan State University are listed in the Academic Programs section of the University catalog on the Web at www.reg.msu.edu

Graduate Students
All doctoral students must register and pay for a minimum of 24 credits of doctoral dissertation research. If a graduate student has previously registered for the minimum number of credits required for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation research, but has not completed the other requirements for the degree and continues to study using University facilities and/or faculty service to take examinations, complete the thesis or dissertation requirements, etc., the student must enroll and pay for at least one credit hour and appropriate fees.

Late Adds, Section Changes, and Drops
After the fifth day of the semester, students must process adds and section changes at the teaching department and obtain approval from authorizing officers as required. After the middle of the semester, late drops must be initiated by the college Assistant Dean or UUD advisor. The last day for dropping courses with no grade reported is the middle of the semester of instruction. See the University Calendar.

Minimum Registration
All students using University services (faculty consultation included) must be registered each semester. Minimum registration consists of one course, one credit. A student enrolling for one or more credits is assessed the matriculation fees.

Campus Information

Visit the following sites for further information on MSU services.

Addresses Changes

Career Services and Placement

Final Examination Policy and Schedules

Financial Aid

International Student Mandatory Health and Accident Insurance

Lifelong Education Regulations and Application

MSU Campus Map

MSU Library Distance Learning Services

Office of the Registrar


Student Health Services - Olin Health Center

University Housing

Vehicle, Moped and Bicycle Registration at MSU

Withdrawal from the University