All currently enrolled students can register for online courses, subject to availability. Not all programs offer online classes and, in most cases, online courses fill faster than face-to-face courses.
Fully online programs are available to all Minnesota residents and residents of states who have entered into a reciprocity agreement with the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). The reciprocity agreements are intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.
Metropolitan State University also benefits from the enrollment and participation of international students. In 2016, students accessed Metropolitan State's online learning management system from 78 countries. International students who demonstrate good academic standing can apply for a non-resident tuition scholarship.