SPARTAN! - YOU'RE A

SPARTAN! - YOU'RE A

SPARTAN! - YOU'RE A

COME VISIT! FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS TYPES OF AID Financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work is available for both direct educational costs (tuition, books, fees) and personal living expenses (food, housing, miscellaneous). APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID To be considered for federal aid and MSU funds, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Funding for many aid programs is limited and awarded on a first-come, first- served basis; students and their families are encouraged to com- plete the FAFSA online as soon as possible after January 1 of their desired year of enrollment.

For more information, visit finaid.msu.edu or contact MSU’s Office of Financial Aid at 517.353.5940.

SCHOLARSHIPS A variety of scholarship opportunities are available to students. Scholarship selection criteria vary, but in most instances, no additional applications are required and all admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships. Students who receive scholarship awards from MSU will be notified by mail. Award letters are sent between December 1 and May 1 for Fall admission and on a rolling basis for students enrolling in Spring and Summer semesters. In addition to the scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions, Michigan State’s searchable scholarship database contains hundreds of scholarships awarded by individual colleges and departments based on academic level or major preference.

Browse scholarship opportunities at admissions. msu.edu/scholarships.asp.

HEALTH AND DISABILITY INFORMATION SUBMIT YOUR IMMUNIZATION FORM Michigan State requires all entering undergraduate students to complete the Immunization Self-Report form, available online at immunize.msu.edu. If you need assistance completing your Immunization Self-Report, bring your immunization documentation with you when you come to MSU, and someone will assist you. Questions about the immunization policy can be directed to the University Physi- cian’s Office at 517.353.8933 or uphys@msu.edu. A list of recommended immunizations, FAQs, and other information regarding student health and disease prevention can be found at uphys.msu.edu.

For more information about vaccinations, availability of vaccines, and health insurance, visit olin.msu.edu. CONSENT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or guardian sign the Consent for Medical Treatment of Students Under Age 18 form, available at olin.msu.edu/students. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) assists students by maximizing ability and opportunity for full participation at MSU. If you have a disability that substantially limits a life activity and would like to request a disability-related accommodation to participate in MSU programs, you should register with the RCPD.

Self-identification is voluntary and confidential. To expedite the accommodation process, please let us know if you have a physical, sensory, cognitive, or psychological disability via secure/confidential web registration at myprofile. rcpd.msu.edu. If you encounter problems registering online, call the RCPD office at 517.884.RCPD. Once your request is received, an RCPD specialist will contact you to schedule a confidential assessment of your needs.

Find more information about disability issues at rcpd.msu.edu. PROGRAMS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS MSU strongly encourages all admitted students to visit campus to learn about preparing for life as a Spartan. Several visit options are offered throughout the year. For more information, visit admissions.msu.edu/visitcampus. COMPUTER REQUIREMENT Michigan State requires all new undergraduate students to have a computer that can connect to the Internet. Visit tech.msu.edu/new-students for more information, including recommendations about software purchases. CHANGING YOUR MAJOR Students wishing to change their academic major preference should submit a request through their Be a Spartan online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu.

Students must submit any major changes at least two weeks prior to their scheduled AOP session so that the appropriate academic adviser will be available at AOP.

FRESHMAN COMPOSITION CLASS PLACEMENT Students are placed into a Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRA) course based on their ACT/SAT test scores. Students wishing to “write out” of their Preparation for College Writing course have an opportunity to take a placement exam. For more information visit wrac.msu.edu/first-year-writing. INCOMING STUDENTS WITH COLLEGE- LEVEL CREDIT y Send a copy of official score results to the Office of Admis- sions if you have taken an Advanced Placement (AP), College- Level Examination Program (CLEP), A-Levels, or Internation- al Baccalaureate (IB) exam.

MSU will NOT award credit without official score results.

y Request that official transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions if you have completed or will complete any college course work prior to attending MSU. (Official transcripts must be received at least two weeks prior to your AOP session.) Notify the Office of Admissions if you are currently enrolled in college courses or anticipate taking college courses prior to your first semester of enrollment at Michigan State. TRANSFERRING CREDITS Transfer students should utilize the Transfer MSU searchable credit equivalency system at transfer.msu.edu to identify course credits that may transfer to MSU.

If you are a transfer student, a staff member will be available at your Academic Orientation Program to explain your transfer credits transferred and to answer additional questions. A degree progress report will be prepared for each transfer student attending AOP.

CANCELING YOUR ADMISSION If you decide you are not going to attend MSU, please use your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to cancel your admission and make space for another student. SPARTANS 2020 Get more info and connect with fellow students! “Like” the Class of 2020 page on Facebook and use the hashtag #spartans2020 to share your good news on Twitter! COMMON TOPICS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE DURING YOUR SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT If you will be a freshman, successful completion of your senior year schedule, as listed on your applica- tion, is a condition of your admis- sion to Michigan State.

Changes to your senior year class schedule may affect your offer of admission. All incoming freshmen MUST have their high school submit a final transcript that includes month, day, and year of graduation.

This publication contains important information about your next steps to becoming a student at Michigan State University YOU’RE A SPARTAN! MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 4 4

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4 RESERVING YOUR PLACE STEP 1: Activate your MSU NetID and MSU email account Activate your NetID and email account at tech.msu.edu/new-students. Activation allows you to submit your Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED), reserve space in an Academic Orientation Program (AOP), and complete a Housing Contract. Once you have established your MSU email account, you should monitor it regularly, as MSU will send important information to this email address.

STEP 2: Submit the Advanced Enrollment Deposit and select an Academic Orientation Program Date All students who plan to enroll at MSU must submit the $250 Advanced Enrollment Deposit*. Payments by credit card or electronic check can be made at admissions.msu.edu/aop.asp. Submitting your deposit holds your place in the entering class and allows you to register for a required Academic Orientation Program. Once you have successfully submitted your AED online, you will be able to select a date to attend an AOP. Please note that AOP dates fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

All new students must attend an Academic Orientation Program at Michigan State; failure to attend your assigned session may result in a cancellation of your admission. DEADLINES y Freshmen planning a Fall semester enrollment should submit an AED within four weeks of the date of admission, and no later than May 1. The AED is refundable upon written request until May 1. MSU reserves the right to cancel your admission if you do not submit your AED by May 1. y Transfer students planning a Fall semester enrollment and any student planning a Spring or Summer semester enrollment should submit the nonrefundable AED within four weeks of the date of admission.

*If financial circumstances make payment of the AED difficult, contact the Office of Admissions regarding a possible deferral of your payment. Please note: The deadline for submitting your AED may change based on factors such as space availability and time of year. STEP 3: Complete a Housing Contract All freshman students must live on campus during their first year at MSU, and many decide to do so for two years or more. Although transfer students who have completed more than 28 credits are not required to live in a residence hall or on-campus apartment, doing so is strongly recommended. Exceptions to MSU’s housing requirements can be found online at liveon.msu.edu/housinghandbook.

The process of submitting your AED will determine whether you are required to live on campus.

After you have submitted your AED, you will complete your Housing Contract and select your preferences and meal plan. To request a room- mate, follow the directions on the Housing Contract. If your potential roommate has not yet received an admission decision, you should still submit your AED and Housing Contract within four weeks of receiving your offer of admission. Once you complete your Housing Contract, you will receive information from Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) regarding the housing assignment process. All students will have the option to select their own room or be assigned to a room by REHS.

More information on the require- ments and deadlines will be provided by REHS. Fall semester students will be notified of their housing assignments by early August; Spring semester students will be notified of their housing assignments by late December.

For more information, visit liveon.msu.edu or contact Resi- dence Education and Housing Services at 877.9.LIVEON or liveon@msu.edu. ORIENTATION AND PLACEMENT EXAMS FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS As a condition of your enrollment at MSU, you must register to attend an Academic Orientation Program. Incoming freshmen are required to attend an overnight AOP; new transfer stu- dents must attend a one-day program. At your required AOP you will meet with an academic adviser, discuss any transfer credits, plan a course schedule, enroll in classes, and receive information on a variety of resources and services available at Michigan State.

Because you will meet with an academic adviser during your AOP, you should not seek academic advisement in advance of your AOP date. Once you are registered for an Academic Orientation Program, you will receive more information about housing, check-in, parking, and activities closer to the date of the program. Visit orientation.msu.edu for a tentative schedule of activities and more information, including exemptions to the AOP requirement.

If you have a disability and are preparing to attend AOP, please notify the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities by phone at 517.884.RCPD or send an email to rcpd@msu.edu. PARENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM Parents are encouraged to attend an optional Parent Orienta- tion Program (POP), which takes place during a student’s AOP. At POP, parents learn about the programs and services available at MSU and about how to ease the transition of sending a student to college. Pre-registration is required. For registration and more information, visit orientation.msu.edu. TAKING PLACEMENT TESTS Students enrolling in the Fall should complete all placement exams.

All students enrolling in Spring and Summer semesters must take any exams prior to attending their AOP.

MATH PLACEMENT TESTING All students entering MSU as freshmen must take the Math Placement Exam at math.msu.edu/mps before attending an Academic Orientation Program so advisers can select math- ematics courses that best match student skill levels. More information about the Math Placement Exam, including exceptions to this policy, can be found in the FAQ section of the Math Placement Exam website at math.msu.edu/mps. FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TESTING If you have studied a foreign language and are interested in continuing this course of study (and are not bringing in AP or transferable credit), you need to complete the relevant language test.

The test results will determine an appropriate starting level for college language study. It is suggested that students take the placement exam even if they do not plan to immedi- ately enroll in foreign language courses.

Foreign language placement tests in French, German, and Spanish can be accessed at flplacement.cal.msu.edu/about.php. Information regarding completion times, testing environments, and rules are also available on the website. More information about online placement tests can be found at admissions.msu.edu/admission/freshmen_placementtests.asp. ONLINE STUDENT PORTAL AND SBEI BEASPARTAN.MSU.EDU Use your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to learn more about joining the Spartan Family. To log in, you will need your Applicant ID and password that you used to submit your application for admission.

Once logged in, you can view personalized admissions information and perform other tasks such as: y Change your selected major preference y Change your desired term of enrollment y Edit your personal email address y Upload required documents STUDENT BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCES INVENTORY All incoming freshman students are required to complete the Student Background and Experiences Inventory (SBEI) prior to enrolling at MSU. This tool provides MSU with a standardized way to learn more about the background and experiences of incoming students in order to determine resources and support from which they will benefit.

To complete the required SBEI, log in to your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu.

Log in to your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to locate your Personal Identification (PID) number and receive your Personal Access Number (PAN). These numbers are needed to activate your MSU NetID and MSU email account. 27 DIFFERENT RESIDENCE HALLS, FIVE DISTINCT NEIGHBORHOODS, AND AWARD-WINNING CUISINE liveon.msu.edu eatatstate.com n Log in to your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to locate your Personal Identification (PID) Number and receive your Personal Access Number (PAN) n Use your PID and PAN to set up your NetID and email ac- count at tech.msu.edu/new-students n Submit your Advanced Enrollment Deposit and select an Academic Orientation Program date n Complete a Housing Contract n Complete your online placement exams n Complete the Student Background and Experiences Inven- tory prior to your AOP session n Submit the Immunization Self-Report form n Have your final, official transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions WELCOME MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY TO CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ADMISSION! You now have the chance to join more than 50,000 current students and 500,000 living alumni as part of the Spartan Family and join a tradition that’s existed since 1855.

We hope you decide to be a Spartan. Follow the steps inside to reserve your place! USE THIS QUICK START CHECKLIST AND REVIEW ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS GUIDE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AMONG THE INCOMING CLASS OF SPARTANS.

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4 RESERVING YOUR PLACE STEP 1: Activate your MSU NetID and MSU email account Activate your NetID and email account at tech.msu.edu/new-students. Activation allows you to submit your Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED), reserve space in an Academic Orientation Program (AOP), and complete a Housing Contract. Once you have established your MSU email account, you should monitor it regularly, as MSU will send important information to this email address. STEP 2: Submit the Advanced Enrollment Deposit and select an Academic Orientation Program Date All students who plan to enroll at MSU must submit the $250 Advanced Enrollment Deposit*.

Payments by credit card or electronic check can be made at admissions.msu.edu/aop.asp. Submitting your deposit holds your place in the entering class and allows you to register for a required Academic Orientation Program. Once you have successfully submitted your AED online, you will be able to select a date to attend an AOP. Please note that AOP dates fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

All new students must attend an Academic Orientation Program at Michigan State; failure to attend your assigned session may result in a cancellation of your admission. DEADLINES y Freshmen planning a Fall semester enrollment should submit an AED within four weeks of the date of admission, and no later than May 1. The AED is refundable upon written request until May 1. MSU reserves the right to cancel your admission if you do not submit your AED by May 1. y Transfer students planning a Fall semester enrollment and any student planning a Spring or Summer semester enrollment should submit the nonrefundable AED within four weeks of the date of admission.

*If financial circumstances make payment of the AED difficult, contact the Office of Admissions regarding a possible deferral of your payment. Please note: The deadline for submitting your AED may change based on factors such as space availability and time of year. STEP 3: Complete a Housing Contract All freshman students must live on campus during their first year at MSU, and many decide to do so for two years or more. Although transfer students who have completed more than 28 credits are not required to live in a residence hall or on-campus apartment, doing so is strongly recommended. Exceptions to MSU’s housing requirements can be found online at liveon.msu.edu/housinghandbook.

The process of submitting your AED will determine whether you are required to live on campus.

After you have submitted your AED, you will complete your Housing Contract and select your preferences and meal plan. To request a room- mate, follow the directions on the Housing Contract. If your potential roommate has not yet received an admission decision, you should still submit your AED and Housing Contract within four weeks of receiving your offer of admission. Once you complete your Housing Contract, you will receive information from Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) regarding the housing assignment process. All students will have the option to select their own room or be assigned to a room by REHS.

More information on the require- ments and deadlines will be provided by REHS. Fall semester students will be notified of their housing assignments by early August; Spring semester students will be notified of their housing assignments by late December.

For more information, visit liveon.msu.edu or contact Resi- dence Education and Housing Services at 877.9.LIVEON or liveon@msu.edu. ORIENTATION AND PLACEMENT EXAMS FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS As a condition of your enrollment at MSU, you must register to attend an Academic Orientation Program. Incoming freshmen are required to attend an overnight AOP; new transfer stu- dents must attend a one-day program. At your required AOP you will meet with an academic adviser, discuss any transfer credits, plan a course schedule, enroll in classes, and receive information on a variety of resources and services available at Michigan State.

Because you will meet with an academic adviser during your AOP, you should not seek academic advisement in advance of your AOP date. Once you are registered for an Academic Orientation Program, you will receive more information about housing, check-in, parking, and activities closer to the date of the program. Visit orientation.msu.edu for a tentative schedule of activities and more information, including exemptions to the AOP requirement.

If you have a disability and are preparing to attend AOP, please notify the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities by phone at 517.884.RCPD or send an email to rcpd@msu.edu. PARENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM Parents are encouraged to attend an optional Parent Orienta- tion Program (POP), which takes place during a student’s AOP. At POP, parents learn about the programs and services available at MSU and about how to ease the transition of sending a student to college. Pre-registration is required. For registration and more information, visit orientation.msu.edu. TAKING PLACEMENT TESTS Students enrolling in the Fall should complete all placement exams.

All students enrolling in Spring and Summer semesters must take any exams prior to attending their AOP.

MATH PLACEMENT TESTING All students entering MSU as freshmen must take the Math Placement Exam at math.msu.edu/mps before attending an Academic Orientation Program so advisers can select math- ematics courses that best match student skill levels. More information about the Math Placement Exam, including exceptions to this policy, can be found in the FAQ section of the Math Placement Exam website at math.msu.edu/mps. FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TESTING If you have studied a foreign language and are interested in continuing this course of study (and are not bringing in AP or transferable credit), you need to complete the relevant language test.

The test results will determine an appropriate starting level for college language study. It is suggested that students take the placement exam even if they do not plan to immedi- ately enroll in foreign language courses.

Foreign language placement tests in French, German, and Spanish can be accessed at flplacement.cal.msu.edu/about.php. Information regarding completion times, testing environments, and rules are also available on the website. More information about online placement tests can be found at admissions.msu.edu/admission/freshmen_placementtests.asp. ONLINE STUDENT PORTAL AND SBEI BEASPARTAN.MSU.EDU Use your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to learn more about joining the Spartan Family. To log in, you will need your Applicant ID and password that you used to submit your application for admission.

Once logged in, you can view personalized admissions information and perform other tasks such as: y Change your selected major preference y Change your desired term of enrollment y Edit your personal email address y Upload required documents STUDENT BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCES INVENTORY All incoming freshman students are required to complete the Student Background and Experiences Inventory (SBEI) prior to enrolling at MSU. This tool provides MSU with a standardized way to learn more about the background and experiences of incoming students in order to determine resources and support from which they will benefit.

To complete the required SBEI, log in to your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu.

Log in to your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to locate your Personal Identification (PID) number and receive your Personal Access Number (PAN). These numbers are needed to activate your MSU NetID and MSU email account. 27 DIFFERENT RESIDENCE HALLS, FIVE DISTINCT NEIGHBORHOODS, AND AWARD-WINNING CUISINE liveon.msu.edu eatatstate.com n Log in to your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to locate your Personal Identification (PID) Number and receive your Personal Access Number (PAN) n Use your PID and PAN to set up your NetID and email ac- count at tech.msu.edu/new-students n Submit your Advanced Enrollment Deposit and select an Academic Orientation Program date n Complete a Housing Contract n Complete your online placement exams n Complete the Student Background and Experiences Inven- tory prior to your AOP session n Submit the Immunization Self-Report form n Have your final, official transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions WELCOME MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY TO CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ADMISSION! You now have the chance to join more than 50,000 current students and 500,000 living alumni as part of the Spartan Family and join a tradition that’s existed since 1855.

We hope you decide to be a Spartan. Follow the steps inside to reserve your place! USE THIS QUICK START CHECKLIST AND REVIEW ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS GUIDE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AMONG THE INCOMING CLASS OF SPARTANS.

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4 RESERVING YOUR PLACE STEP 1: Activate your MSU NetID and MSU email account Activate your NetID and email account at tech.msu.edu/new-students. Activation allows you to submit your Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED), reserve space in an Academic Orientation Program (AOP), and complete a Housing Contract. Once you have established your MSU email account, you should monitor it regularly, as MSU will send important information to this email address. STEP 2: Submit the Advanced Enrollment Deposit and select an Academic Orientation Program Date All students who plan to enroll at MSU must submit the $250 Advanced Enrollment Deposit*.

Payments by credit card or electronic check can be made at admissions.msu.edu/aop.asp. Submitting your deposit holds your place in the entering class and allows you to register for a required Academic Orientation Program. Once you have successfully submitted your AED online, you will be able to select a date to attend an AOP. Please note that AOP dates fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

All new students must attend an Academic Orientation Program at Michigan State; failure to attend your assigned session may result in a cancellation of your admission. DEADLINES y Freshmen planning a Fall semester enrollment should submit an AED within four weeks of the date of admission, and no later than May 1. The AED is refundable upon written request until May 1. MSU reserves the right to cancel your admission if you do not submit your AED by May 1. y Transfer students planning a Fall semester enrollment and any student planning a Spring or Summer semester enrollment should submit the nonrefundable AED within four weeks of the date of admission.

*If financial circumstances make payment of the AED difficult, contact the Office of Admissions regarding a possible deferral of your payment. Please note: The deadline for submitting your AED may change based on factors such as space availability and time of year. STEP 3: Complete a Housing Contract All freshman students must live on campus during their first year at MSU, and many decide to do so for two years or more. Although transfer students who have completed more than 28 credits are not required to live in a residence hall or on-campus apartment, doing so is strongly recommended. Exceptions to MSU’s housing requirements can be found online at liveon.msu.edu/housinghandbook.

The process of submitting your AED will determine whether you are required to live on campus.

After you have submitted your AED, you will complete your Housing Contract and select your preferences and meal plan. To request a room- mate, follow the directions on the Housing Contract. If your potential roommate has not yet received an admission decision, you should still submit your AED and Housing Contract within four weeks of receiving your offer of admission. Once you complete your Housing Contract, you will receive information from Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) regarding the housing assignment process. All students will have the option to select their own room or be assigned to a room by REHS.

More information on the require- ments and deadlines will be provided by REHS. Fall semester students will be notified of their housing assignments by early August; Spring semester students will be notified of their housing assignments by late December.

For more information, visit liveon.msu.edu or contact Resi- dence Education and Housing Services at 877.9.LIVEON or liveon@msu.edu. ORIENTATION AND PLACEMENT EXAMS FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS As a condition of your enrollment at MSU, you must register to attend an Academic Orientation Program. Incoming freshmen are required to attend an overnight AOP; new transfer stu- dents must attend a one-day program. At your required AOP you will meet with an academic adviser, discuss any transfer credits, plan a course schedule, enroll in classes, and receive information on a variety of resources and services available at Michigan State.

Because you will meet with an academic adviser during your AOP, you should not seek academic advisement in advance of your AOP date. Once you are registered for an Academic Orientation Program, you will receive more information about housing, check-in, parking, and activities closer to the date of the program. Visit orientation.msu.edu for a tentative schedule of activities and more information, including exemptions to the AOP requirement.

If you have a disability and are preparing to attend AOP, please notify the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities by phone at 517.884.RCPD or send an email to rcpd@msu.edu. PARENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM Parents are encouraged to attend an optional Parent Orienta- tion Program (POP), which takes place during a student’s AOP. At POP, parents learn about the programs and services available at MSU and about how to ease the transition of sending a student to college. Pre-registration is required. For registration and more information, visit orientation.msu.edu. TAKING PLACEMENT TESTS Students enrolling in the Fall should complete all placement exams.

All students enrolling in Spring and Summer semesters must take any exams prior to attending their AOP.

MATH PLACEMENT TESTING All students entering MSU as freshmen must take the Math Placement Exam at math.msu.edu/mps before attending an Academic Orientation Program so advisers can select math- ematics courses that best match student skill levels. More information about the Math Placement Exam, including exceptions to this policy, can be found in the FAQ section of the Math Placement Exam website at math.msu.edu/mps. FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TESTING If you have studied a foreign language and are interested in continuing this course of study (and are not bringing in AP or transferable credit), you need to complete the relevant language test.

The test results will determine an appropriate starting level for college language study. It is suggested that students take the placement exam even if they do not plan to immedi- ately enroll in foreign language courses.

Foreign language placement tests in French, German, and Spanish can be accessed at flplacement.cal.msu.edu/about.php. Information regarding completion times, testing environments, and rules are also available on the website. More information about online placement tests can be found at admissions.msu.edu/admission/freshmen_placementtests.asp. ONLINE STUDENT PORTAL AND SBEI BEASPARTAN.MSU.EDU Use your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to learn more about joining the Spartan Family. To log in, you will need your Applicant ID and password that you used to submit your application for admission.

Once logged in, you can view personalized admissions information and perform other tasks such as: y Change your selected major preference y Change your desired term of enrollment y Edit your personal email address y Upload required documents STUDENT BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCES INVENTORY All incoming freshman students are required to complete the Student Background and Experiences Inventory (SBEI) prior to enrolling at MSU. This tool provides MSU with a standardized way to learn more about the background and experiences of incoming students in order to determine resources and support from which they will benefit.

To complete the required SBEI, log in to your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu.

Log in to your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to locate your Personal Identification (PID) number and receive your Personal Access Number (PAN). These numbers are needed to activate your MSU NetID and MSU email account. 27 DIFFERENT RESIDENCE HALLS, FIVE DISTINCT NEIGHBORHOODS, AND AWARD-WINNING CUISINE liveon.msu.edu eatatstate.com n Log in to your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to locate your Personal Identification (PID) Number and receive your Personal Access Number (PAN) n Use your PID and PAN to set up your NetID and email ac- count at tech.msu.edu/new-students n Submit your Advanced Enrollment Deposit and select an Academic Orientation Program date n Complete a Housing Contract n Complete your online placement exams n Complete the Student Background and Experiences Inven- tory prior to your AOP session n Submit the Immunization Self-Report form n Have your final, official transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions WELCOME MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY TO CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ADMISSION! You now have the chance to join more than 50,000 current students and 500,000 living alumni as part of the Spartan Family and join a tradition that’s existed since 1855.

We hope you decide to be a Spartan. Follow the steps inside to reserve your place! USE THIS QUICK START CHECKLIST AND REVIEW ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS GUIDE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AMONG THE INCOMING CLASS OF SPARTANS.

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COME VISIT! FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS TYPES OF AID Financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work is available for both direct educational costs (tuition, books, fees) and personal living expenses (food, housing, miscellaneous). APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID To be considered for federal aid and MSU funds, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Funding for many aid programs is limited and awarded on a first-come, first- served basis; students and their families are encouraged to com- plete the FAFSA online as soon as possible after January 1 of their desired year of enrollment.

For more information, visit finaid.msu.edu or contact MSU’s Office of Financial Aid at 517.353.5940.

SCHOLARSHIPS A variety of scholarship opportunities are available to students. Scholarship selection criteria vary, but in most instances, no additional applications are required and all admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships. Students who receive scholarship awards from MSU will be notified by mail. Award letters are sent between December 1 and May 1 for Fall admission and on a rolling basis for students enrolling in Spring and Summer semesters. In addition to the scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions, Michigan State’s searchable scholarship database contains hundreds of scholarships awarded by individual colleges and departments based on academic level or major preference.

Browse scholarship opportunities at admissions. msu.edu/scholarships.asp.

HEALTH AND DISABILITY INFORMATION SUBMIT YOUR IMMUNIZATION FORM Michigan State requires all entering undergraduate students to complete the Immunization Self-Report form, available online at immunize.msu.edu. If you need assistance completing your Immunization Self-Report, bring your immunization documentation with you when you come to MSU, and someone will assist you. Questions about the immunization policy can be directed to the University Physi- cian’s Office at 517.353.8933 or uphys@msu.edu. A list of recommended immunizations, FAQs, and other information regarding student health and disease prevention can be found at uphys.msu.edu.

For more information about vaccinations, availability of vaccines, and health insurance, visit olin.msu.edu. CONSENT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or guardian sign the Consent for Medical Treatment of Students Under Age 18 form, available at olin.msu.edu/students. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) assists students by maximizing ability and opportunity for full participation at MSU. If you have a disability that substantially limits a life activity and would like to request a disability-related accommodation to participate in MSU programs, you should register with the RCPD.

Self-identification is voluntary and confidential. To expedite the accommodation process, please let us know if you have a physical, sensory, cognitive, or psychological disability via secure/confidential web registration at myprofile. rcpd.msu.edu. If you encounter problems registering online, call the RCPD office at 517.884.RCPD. Once your request is received, an RCPD specialist will contact you to schedule a confidential assessment of your needs.

Find more information about disability issues at rcpd.msu.edu. PROGRAMS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS MSU strongly encourages all admitted students to visit campus to learn about preparing for life as a Spartan. Several visit options are offered throughout the year. For more information, visit admissions.msu.edu/visitcampus. COMPUTER REQUIREMENT Michigan State requires all new undergraduate students to have a computer that can connect to the Internet. Visit tech.msu.edu/new-students for more information, including recommendations about software purchases. CHANGING YOUR MAJOR Students wishing to change their academic major preference should submit a request through their Be a Spartan online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu.

Students must submit any major changes at least two weeks prior to their scheduled AOP session so that the appropriate academic adviser will be available at AOP.

FRESHMAN COMPOSITION CLASS PLACEMENT Students are placed into a Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRA) course based on their ACT/SAT test scores. Students wishing to “write out” of their Preparation for College Writing course have an opportunity to take a placement exam. For more information visit wrac.msu.edu/first-year-writing. INCOMING STUDENTS WITH COLLEGE- LEVEL CREDIT y Send a copy of official score results to the Office of Admis- sions if you have taken an Advanced Placement (AP), College- Level Examination Program (CLEP), A-Levels, or Internation- al Baccalaureate (IB) exam.

MSU will NOT award credit without official score results.

y Request that official transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions if you have completed or will complete any college course work prior to attending MSU. (Official transcripts must be received at least two weeks prior to your AOP session.) Notify the Office of Admissions if you are currently enrolled in college courses or anticipate taking college courses prior to your first semester of enrollment at Michigan State. TRANSFERRING CREDITS Transfer students should utilize the Transfer MSU searchable credit equivalency system at transfer.msu.edu to identify course credits that may transfer to MSU.

If you are a transfer student, a staff member will be available at your Academic Orientation Program to explain your transfer credits transferred and to answer additional questions. A degree progress report will be prepared for each transfer student attending AOP.

CANCELING YOUR ADMISSION If you decide you are not going to attend MSU, please use your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to cancel your admission and make space for another student. SPARTANS 2020 Get more info and connect with fellow students! “Like” the Class of 2020 page on Facebook and use the hashtag #spartans2020 to share your good news on Twitter! COMMON TOPICS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE DURING YOUR SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT If you will be a freshman, successful completion of your senior year schedule, as listed on your applica- tion, is a condition of your admis- sion to Michigan State.

Changes to your senior year class schedule may affect your offer of admission. All incoming freshmen MUST have their high school submit a final transcript that includes month, day, and year of graduation.

This publication contains important information about your next steps to becoming a student at Michigan State University YOU’RE A SPARTAN! MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 4 4

COME VISIT! FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS TYPES OF AID Financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work is available for both direct educational costs (tuition, books, fees) and personal living expenses (food, housing, miscellaneous). APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID To be considered for federal aid and MSU funds, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.

Funding for many aid programs is limited and awarded on a first-come, first- served basis; students and their families are encouraged to com- plete the FAFSA online as soon as possible after January 1 of their desired year of enrollment. For more information, visit finaid.msu.edu or contact MSU’s Office of Financial Aid at 517.353.5940.

SCHOLARSHIPS A variety of scholarship opportunities are available to students. Scholarship selection criteria vary, but in most instances, no additional applications are required and all admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships. Students who receive scholarship awards from MSU will be notified by mail. Award letters are sent between December 1 and May 1 for Fall admission and on a rolling basis for students enrolling in Spring and Summer semesters. In addition to the scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions, Michigan State’s searchable scholarship database contains hundreds of scholarships awarded by individual colleges and departments based on academic level or major preference.

Browse scholarship opportunities at admissions. msu.edu/scholarships.asp.

HEALTH AND DISABILITY INFORMATION SUBMIT YOUR IMMUNIZATION FORM Michigan State requires all entering undergraduate students to complete the Immunization Self-Report form, available online at immunize.msu.edu. If you need assistance completing your Immunization Self-Report, bring your immunization documentation with you when you come to MSU, and someone will assist you. Questions about the immunization policy can be directed to the University Physi- cian’s Office at 517.353.8933 or uphys@msu.edu. A list of recommended immunizations, FAQs, and other information regarding student health and disease prevention can be found at uphys.msu.edu.

For more information about vaccinations, availability of vaccines, and health insurance, visit olin.msu.edu. CONSENT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or guardian sign the Consent for Medical Treatment of Students Under Age 18 form, available at olin.msu.edu/students. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) assists students by maximizing ability and opportunity for full participation at MSU. If you have a disability that substantially limits a life activity and would like to request a disability-related accommodation to participate in MSU programs, you should register with the RCPD.

Self-identification is voluntary and confidential. To expedite the accommodation process, please let us know if you have a physical, sensory, cognitive, or psychological disability via secure/confidential web registration at myprofile. rcpd.msu.edu. If you encounter problems registering online, call the RCPD office at 517.884.RCPD. Once your request is received, an RCPD specialist will contact you to schedule a confidential assessment of your needs.

Find more information about disability issues at rcpd.msu.edu. PROGRAMS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS MSU strongly encourages all admitted students to visit campus to learn about preparing for life as a Spartan. Several visit options are offered throughout the year. For more information, visit admissions.msu.edu/visitcampus. COMPUTER REQUIREMENT Michigan State requires all new undergraduate students to have a computer that can connect to the Internet. Visit tech.msu.edu/new-students for more information, including recommendations about software purchases. CHANGING YOUR MAJOR Students wishing to change their academic major preference should submit a request through their Be a Spartan online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu.

Students must submit any major changes at least two weeks prior to their scheduled AOP session so that the appropriate academic adviser will be available at AOP.

FRESHMAN COMPOSITION CLASS PLACEMENT Students are placed into a Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRA) course based on their ACT/SAT test scores. Students wishing to “write out” of their Preparation for College Writing course have an opportunity to take a placement exam. For more information visit wrac.msu.edu/first-year-writing. INCOMING STUDENTS WITH COLLEGE- LEVEL CREDIT y Send a copy of official score results to the Office of Admis- sions if you have taken an Advanced Placement (AP), College- Level Examination Program (CLEP), A-Levels, or Internation- al Baccalaureate (IB) exam.

MSU will NOT award credit without official score results.

y Request that official transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions if you have completed or will complete any college course work prior to attending MSU. (Official transcripts must be received at least two weeks prior to your AOP session.) Notify the Office of Admissions if you are currently enrolled in college courses or anticipate taking college courses prior to your first semester of enrollment at Michigan State. TRANSFERRING CREDITS Transfer students should utilize the Transfer MSU searchable credit equivalency system at transfer.msu.edu to identify course credits that may transfer to MSU.

If you are a transfer student, a staff member will be available at your Academic Orientation Program to explain your transfer credits transferred and to answer additional questions. A degree progress report will be prepared for each transfer student attending AOP.

CANCELING YOUR ADMISSION If you decide you are not going to attend MSU, please use your online student portal at beaspartan.msu.edu to cancel your admission and make space for another student. SPARTANS 2020 Get more info and connect with fellow students! “Like” the Class of 2020 page on Facebook and use the hashtag #spartans2020 to share your good news on Twitter! COMMON TOPICS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE DURING YOUR SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT If you will be a freshman, successful completion of your senior year schedule, as listed on your applica- tion, is a condition of your admis- sion to Michigan State.

Changes to your senior year class schedule may affect your offer of admission. All incoming freshmen MUST have their high school submit a final transcript that includes month, day, and year of graduation.

This publication contains important information about your next steps to becoming a student at Michigan State University YOU’RE A SPARTAN! MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 4 4

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