Congratulations! You applied. You were accepted. Now it’s time to confirm your place in the freshman class.
Please thoroughly review all of the steps listed below and complete them as soon as possible. For students starting in the fall, all steps must be completed by May 1. However, because May 1 falls on a weekend this year, students starting in fall 2021 will have until May 3 at 11:59 p.m ET. to complete all steps. After being admitted, these steps can also be viewed in your account.
Admitted transfer and international students should review:
You’re just steps away from being an official Spartan! Here’s your checklist.
All admitted students who plan to attend Michigan State University fall semester should reserve their place in the incoming class as soon as they have decided to enroll at MSU, but no later than May 1. Students planning to enroll for either the spring or summer semester should reserve their place within four weeks from the date of their admission. Complete the steps below to reserve your place at MSU.
All students who plan to attend Michigan State University must submit the $250 Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED). Submitting your deposit holds your place in the incoming class and allows you to register for the required New Student Orientation (NSO) experience.
Freshman students planning a fall semester enrollment should submit a deposit as soon as they have decided to enroll at MSU, but no later than May 1. MSU reserves the right to cancel your admission if you do not submit your deposit by May 1. Any student planning to enroll for either the spring or summer semester should submit the deposit within four weeks from the date of their admission.
The deposit is refundable up until May 1 for freshman students planning a fall semester enrollment. In order to receive a refund you must cancel your application in your account by clicking the “cancel application” button, after which MSU will automatically process a refund. Please note that the deposit is nonrefundable for freshmen enrolling for spring and summer semesters, as well as for all transfer students.
All freshman students, with a few exceptions, are required to live in on-campus housing for the first four semesters they are enrolled at MSU.
After you have submitted your deposit which includes your $40 housing application fee, you will be able to log in to your My Housing account where you will acknowledge that your housing contract will be available to sign in March. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign the contract as well. You should submit your deposit and sign your housing contract as soon as you decide to enroll at MSU, but no later than May 1.
In the spring you will receive more housing information, including requirements and deadlines, from MSU Live On. Be sure to regularly check your MSU email address for updates. Visit the MSU LiveOn website for more information about on-campus housing and to explore halls and neighborhoods that freshman students live in.
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Orientation sign up