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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. Complete the steps below to reserve your place at MSU.

Complete within four weeks from the date of admission and no later than June 1

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 are strongly encouraged to submit their deposit within four weeks from the date of admission and no later than June 1 if starting in the fall semester. Read more about transfer deposit deadlines including deadlines for those starting in the spring or summer semester. Note: The deposit for transfer students is nonrefundable.

Log in to submit your deposit

Complete as soon as possible and no later than June 1

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.

Complete by May 31

Before attending Michigan State University, all incoming transfer students must submit all final, official transcripts to MSU. Transfer students starting in fall must complete this step by May 31 in order to remain eligible for scholarship consideration. Visit the transfer dates and deadlines page for transcript deadlines for scholarships for transfer students starting in the spring or summer semester.

Instructions for sending final transcripts

Due to a larger incoming class, transfer students starting at MSU in the 2023-24 academic year are released from the two-year live-on requirement and will not need to live on campus. However, transfer students who start at MSU in other years, with a few exceptions, will be required to live in on-campus housing for the first four semesters they are enrolled at MSU (summer semester excluded).

Residence Education and Housing Services does not anticipate having many on-campus spaces available to transfer students in 2023-24, and they will not be able to offer any spaces until July 2023 at the earliest. They recommend transfer students look at off-campus housing options via MSU’s Off-Campus Housing Website. In addition to housing listings, the website shares resources and tips for signing a lease and living in the Greater Lansing community.

Continue to the next step:
Send final transcripts