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Next steps for admitted transfer students

Congratulations! You applied. You were accepted. Now it’s time to confirm your place in the transfer class.

Please thoroughly review all of the steps and complete them as soon as possible. These steps can also be viewed in your account after you have been admitted.

Here’s your checklist to become an official Spartan!

Reserve your place

All admitted transfer students who plan to attend Michigan State University should reserve their place in the incoming class as soon as they have decided to enroll at MSU, but no later than four weeks after the date of admission. Complete the steps below to reserve your place at MSU.

The first step to secure your place in the incoming class is to submit the $250 Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED). If you qualified for an application fee waiver, a portion of your deposit will be deferred. Submitting your deposit holds your place in the incoming class and automatically registers you for the required New Student Orientation (NSO). Visit the orientation website for more information on your upcoming orientation. If you have any questions, please contact orientation staff at +1 517-355-8490 or

Transfer students should submit their deposit within four weeks from the date of admission. Note: The deposit for transfer students is nonrefundable.

Log in to submit your deposit

Once you receive an email with your student ID number and Personal Access Number (PAN), you can activate your MSU NetID and email account. After this activation, you will begin receiving communications about New Student Orientation (NSO) and you can complete your housing contract.

Make sure to monitor your MSU email account regularly, as MSU will send important information to this email address.

Before attending Michigan State University, all incoming transfer students must submit all final, official transcripts to MSU.

Instructions for sending final transcripts

All transfer students, with a few exceptions, are required to live in on-campus housing for the first four semesters they are enrolled at MSU (summer semester excluded).

In the spring you will receive more housing and dining 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 freshman halls and neighborhoods.

Also in the spring you will log in to your My Housing account and sign your housing contract. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign the contract as well. There is no additional housing deposit; your Advanced Enrollment Deposit includes your $40 housing application fee. You should submit your Advanced Enrollment Deposit and sign your housing contract no later than May 1.

Continue to the next step:
Send final transcripts