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1. Complete New Student Orientation

All students are required to complete our online New Student Orientation as it will acquaint you with campus, familiarize you with campus resources, and welcome you to Metro State University! Please allow up to three hours to complete the online orientation.

2. Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) and signing into your Minnesota State Outlook email

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is required for all students within Minnesota State. The MFA Setup and Process Overview article walks you through step-by-step instructions on setting up MFA.

NOTE: You will be able to access your Minnesota State Outlook email account after MFA is enabled.

IMPORTANT! Your Metro State email address is NOT the same as your Minnesota State email sign-in.

  1. From an Internet browser go to: office.com
  2. Enter your Minnesota State username: StarID@go.minnstate.edu
  3. Enter your StarID password: Set when you activated your StarID

REMINDER: Your StarID is two letters, 4 numbers, two letters. Example: ab1234cd

For IT assistance, check out the Student Technology Resource Guide, email it.desk@metrostate.edu or call 651.793.1240.

3. Review your Interactive Degree Audit/DARS report

Information on your Degree Audit Report is available through eServices approximately 12–14 business days from your date of acceptance. This report shows how your previous courses/credits have been applied to your academic program, including graduation requirements and general education. It also shows what program requirements you've met and what requirements you still need to meet.

  • After you've reviewed your Degree Audit Report, if you have questions about the transfer of your courses/credits, connect with your advisor to discuss transfer course/credit decisions.

4. Connect with your college and academic advisor

The faculty and staff in your program of study are excited to have you join them. One to three weeks after your acceptance to the university, your assigned college will send you a personalized communication welcoming you to your preferred program and will give you additional instructions on the next steps to take. This letter will provide you the name and contact information of your assigned academic advisor. Advisor information is also on your DARS report. If you have not yet been assigned an advisor and need assistance, please contact your college’s advising center. You can find college advising information on this webpage as well. Your academic advisor will be available via phone and Zoom meetings.

5. Placement assessment

Placement assessment can be determined through a variety of means, including previous coursework, ACT/SAT scores, High School GPA, and/or the Accuplacer. Students have the option of completing the Accuplacer online. If these options are not available, you can discuss your placement for English, math, and writing with your assigned academic advisor.

6. Register for courses or other learning strategies

After completing the online New Student Orientation and reviewing your DARS with your advisor, you may register through eServices. Please make sure you have completed any required prerequisites for all courses or other learning strategies.

7. Make arrangements to pay your tuition

Information on applying for financial aid and viewing tuition, fees, and deadlines (including loans, grants, scholarships, and work study) can be found on the Finances page.

8. Student photo ID card

We strongly encourage you to obtain a new Metro State University ID Card, which functions as a swipe/proxy card. The card gives you access to Metro State University parking ramps/lots. This ID card can be obtained in the Library and Learning Center at the second-floor circulation desk.

9. Buy your books

The Metro State University bookstore is on the first floor of the Student Center on the Saint Paul Campus. After you know what classes you're taking, textbooks are arranged alphanumerically by the subject, number, and section (e.g. ACCT 310-02). Do not use registration codes (e.g. 000198). Different sections of the same course can use different textbooks so it is important to have all three parts of your course codes ready when you visit the bookstore. You can also find and buy the books you need online through Metro State's bookstore.

  • If you want to pay for your books by charging them to your student account, you can set up bookstore credit. Bookstore credit allows you to purchase textbooks and necessary supplies by charging these purchases to your account.

10. Provide immunization records

Complete the immunization record form to show proof of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) vaccinations.

11. Log on to Engage

Engage is the platform Student Life and Leadership Development uses to help students learn about student organizations to join and events happening on campus, including new and transfer student socials and events. Use your StarID and password to log on to the Engage portal.

12. Like us!

Visit the Metro State University Facebook page and stay up-to-date on campus information, get and send announcements, and view reminders and messages.