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Your next steps after being admitted to M State.

Congratulations on your admission to M State!

We are so excited to have you join the M State community. Whether you're in-person or online, prepare for your first semester by reviewing and completing the steps outlined below. 

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Set up your StarID and Password

You were generated a StarID username when you filled out your application online. Your StarID will be used to log into eServices, which is where you will register for courses, view your financial aid status, pay tuition, view your unofficial transcripts and much more. 

Click HERE  to manage your StarID username and password.  

Complete the Spartan Connect Form

This form lets us gather basic information about you and your needs as you transition to college. This form should take no longer than five minutes to complete. You can expect a Success Navigator to reach out to you to connect you to resources after completion. 

Send Final Documents to M State


You are required to send M State your final high school transcript (with graduation date) and any official college transcripts (with final grades) if you have previously attended other colleges, to They may also be mailed to our M State Processing Center, 1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537. 

Click HERE for more information.

Immunization Records

You are required to provide the college with your most recent vaccination dates for measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR (at least one dose required after 12 months of age), and tetanus/diphtheria, or Td (typically updated every 10 years).  

  • Fill out our immunization form (under "Admissions" and then "Immunization form"). Please see the form for any exemptions. 
Complete the Placement Process

Take a placement test, if needed. M State uses ACT, SAT, MCA, Accuplacer scores, high school GPA or previous coursework to determine course placement. Accuplacer assessment is available both in-person and online for students who would like to test.

Click HERE to learn more about placement testing or to sign up for the Accuplacer. Questions? Our advising team is happy to help. They can be reached at or found in the Advising Zoom Room found in your SpartanNet account. 

Explore your program

You were required to choose a major when you applied to the college. We encourage you to read up on your chosen program online so you know what, if any, special admissions requirements you may need to complete before you can enroll in classes, and so you have a full understanding of the classes you'll need to take in order to complete your degree or diploma.

If you're interested in multiple programs or are still unsure of your major, you may explore your interests by reviewing our program pages and/or signing up for a Career Exploration Session.

A Success Navigator is happy to help answer any questions you might have about your program of study. Click here to get connected.

Register for Classes

Academic advising services are offered to all students. During your registration event or new student advising appointment, you and an advisor will discuss your academic plan before you register for classes.

  • Click HERE to schedule an advising appointment or sign up for a registration event. 
Learn how to Pay your Bill

Make sure to submit your FAFSA, or make a prepayment before the semester starts, in order to stay enrolled in your courses. There are many different options when determining how to pay your college bill: 

Complete Online Orientation

Get prepared for your first semester at M State. Login here using your Office 365 SSO login information ( 

If you have problems logging in, you can either call 218-299-6600 during business hours or submit a ticket.

Attend a Start Smart Workshop

Tackle your to-do items before the semester starts! Register for this workshop to:

-Set up your email

-Review computer requirements for your program

-Learn how to view your bill and check your financial aid status

-Review payment plans

-Viewing your schedule for the upcoming semester, order textbooks and more.


Explore FAQ's and Student Resources

As an M State student, you have unlimited access to various resources and support. Explore them HERE.

Get Excited!

Get excited for M State Welcome Days! During your first two weeks at M State, you will meet fellow incoming students, learn more about M State and the resources available to you and get to know your surrounding community. View the schedule and get ready for fun.


Need help or have questions? 

Contact the Success Navigators
Visit the Success Navigators page: