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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). Submitting your deposit holds your place in the incoming class and allows you to register for the required New Student Orientation (NSO).

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

Log in to your account to locate your student ID number and receive your Personal Access Number (PAN).

Once you have your student ID number and PAN, you can activate your MSU NetID and email account. After you have activated your MSU NetID and email account, you will begin receiving communications about New Student Orientation (NSO) and you can complete your housing contract.

You should 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. 

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.

Log in to apply for housing


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