Prep for success

Your next steps after acceptance to M State.

You've been accepted to M State! Now what?

Follow our step-by-step checklist: 

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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.

Complete Online Orientation

This valuable experience will help prepare you for your time as an M State student and set you up for success. You can login at 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 at

Complete the Spartan Connect Form

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

Submit your 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.  
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.

Our enrollment team is happy to help answer any questions you might have about your program of study.  

  • Click HERE to find your program and curriculum. 
  • Click HERE to reach our enrollment team.  
  • Click HERE to see if your program has a computer requirement.
Send your final transcripts

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.

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 learn more about academic advising at M State. 
  • Click HERE to schedule an advising appointment or sign up for a registration event. 
Pay your college 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: 

Know 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.  

Attend a Campus Engagement Event

Explore careers, hone your interests, pinpoint your personality type, get college tech- and finance-savvy, and learn all about the selective admissions process by taking part in one or more of our four different Campus Engagement Events. They're all free and open to any interested or current students. Click HERE to get started.

Attend a Start Smart Workshop

Tackle your to do items before the semester starts! This workshop will cover items such as getting your email set up, computer requirements for your program, how to view your bill and check your financial aid status, payment plans, viewing your schedule for the upcoming semester, and more.  Sign up now.


Questions or concerns?
Our Success Navigators are here to help. 
Schedule an appointment:   
Visit the Success Navigators page: