Enrollment and Registration
Enrollment for students is available at student.msu.edu
. Each April, enrollment begins for the following fall classes. Each October, enrollment begins for the following spring and summer classes.
Visit the SIS website sis.msu.edu
for information about training
, resources and help
using the Student Information System
Additional Enrollment Information
Before enrolling, see your advisor and plan a schedule. Be sure to plan 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 restrictions, contact the teaching department for assistance.
You cannot access the enrollment system until your assigned enrollment appointment begins. You can find your appointment information in student.msu.edu
– select the ‘Classes’ tile, then ‘Enrollment Dates’ in the left-hand navigation menu.
Per the Hold Policy
, you will not be allowed to enroll until all holds are cleared. You can check for holds by selecting the ‘Tasks’ tile in student.msu.edu.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH STUDENT TO BE AWARE OF AND UNDERSTAND UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS AS PUBLISHED.
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, contact the Registrar's Office
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.
Please visit the Controller's Office Student Accounts and Cashier Services web site
for information about:
- Tuition and Housing Fees
- Billing and Due Dates
- Deferred Payment Plan and Operational Policies
- Payment Information
- Late Payment Charges
- Bad Check Charges
If you have additional questions about tuition, billing of fees, please contact Student Accounts
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Visit the following sites for further information on MSU services.
Career Services and Placement
Final Examination Policy and
Student Mandatory Health and Accident Insurance
Regulations and Application
MSU Campus Map
MSU Library Distance Learning
Office of the Registrar
Student Health Services - Olin
Vehicle, Moped and Bicycle
Registration at MSU
Withdrawal from the