Admitted to MSU! - Next Steps

Next Steps After Being Admitted to Mayville State University

What’s Next?!

Now that you’ve been admitted to Mayville State University you are ready to get started for your first semester! Follow the checklist below and you’ll be ready begin! 

Please also watch for email and other communication from Mayville State University to ensure your admissions file and other requirements are complete.  Welcome to MSU!

Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Mayville State’s school code is 002993.  If you have any questions or want to ensure your financial aid file is complete with all requirements, don’t hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office or by phone at 701-788-4767.

Paying for school can be a big challenge. We encourage all students to apply for scholarships to assist with completing your degree at Mayville State. Fill out and submit Mayville State University’s Scholarship Application.

Activate Your Student Account
The first step for new students is to activate or claim their North Dakota University System student account. To do so, visit the NDUS Help Desk Account Info page and click on Claim an NDUS Account. Complete step-by-step instructions can be found here to assist you with this process. Your student id number is required for this process and was sent to you with your acceptance letter.  If you do not have your student id please call the Office of Admissions, 701-788-4635.

If you are planning to live on campus and to ensure getting hall preference, you will want to submit your application as soon as possible as requests are completed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complete and submit your Application for On-Campus Housing.  You will need to have your student account activated prior to applying for housing.

Additional Housing Information

Packing List for Living in the MSU Dorms

We encourage all new students to attend a registration session over the summer as it provides an opportunity for you to become acclimated to the Mayville State campus. These sessions are available to students to help you learn more about policies, procedures and your college experience at Mayville State. You will have the opportunity to meet other new students, have lunch, talk with an advisor and register for classes. Reserve your spot.

You can find both the current course catalog and schedule of classes on the Mayville State website. If you are still undecided about which major is best suited for you, take a look at all the majors offered to MSU students to help in your decision.

Online/Distance Students: Registration
Review the online/distance courses Class Schedule and set up a time to register with your advisor. You can find both the current course catalog and complete schedule of classes on the Mayville State website. 

Please review the Distance Student Handbook, technical requirements, and other “getting started” information.

To get familiar with Mayville State’s learning management system, Moodle, all online/distance students are automatically enrolled in the DSO 100 – Distance Student Orientation, which is an optional orientation course within the Moodle system. You will have access approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester so we encourage you to take a minute to familiarize yourself with the navigation.

Technology Requirements
Please review the Technology Requirements for students attending Mayville State.

Academic Requirement Report
The Academic Requirements Report (Automated Degree Audit) is a tool available to degree-seeking students and advisors to track degree progress. In essence, this tool allows the student and advisor to see degree progress at any time during the student's academic career. It is interactive and also allows the student to plan for upcoming semesters within the report. 

To access, go to, and from the quick links menu, click on Academic Records, then click on “Click HERE for How To Instructions and Forms.”  Be sure to use your Mayville State University username and password to access the information.

There are lots of things that you can get involved in and ways to stay current on what’s going on at Mayville State before you even get to campus! Explore and get to know the opportunities that await you: