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It’s easy to get registered for your courses.  First, make your course selections from the online catalog.  Choose courses that are offered online, on-campus, via interactive television or guided and self-directed study courses.   Then choose one of the registration options below.

For Extended Learning Students:

If you have been admitted to Bemidji State University as an undergraduate or graduate Extended Learning student, register using e-services at MyBSU.  Your portal offers the easiest and fastest registration option.  For a step by step process of logging in to your e-services account the first time, please see the "Registration Walkthrough" information provided by the Records Office.

Not yet admitted?

You will need to be admitted as a special (or non-degree seeking) student or as regular, degree-seeking student to register for courses.

For on-campus students:

If you are admitted to Bemidji State University as an on-campus student and wish to register for online courses, you may need permission from your instructor and the department to register.   Review the course message in the course schedule for more information.

Registration Policies

  • Classes are limited in size; registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Graduate-level courses are numbered 5xxx and 6xxx. Undergraduate students should not register for these.
  • Arranged Courses: Unlisted courses must be arranged by the student and the adviser, instructor, and department chair. An Arranged Course Request Form must be used to register for arranged courses. These forms are available from Records and Advising Services.
  • Students residing in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin need to complete and submit the appropriate application in order to receive the reciprocity tuition rate. Residents of all other states, as well as international students, pay rates equivalent to Minnesota residents.
  • The class schedule is not to be regarded as a contract.
  • Credits are in semester hours.
  • In compliance with Minnesota Public Law 1974, Chapter 479, data requested from the students in the registration process will be used for the purpose of advisement, to locate a student in case of emergency, and to provide statistical information. Failure to supply all requested information may jeopardize a student’s progress at this institution.
  • Bemidji State University uses social security numbers and birth dates for student identification purposes on student records. Providing this information is voluntary. If you do not provide these numbers, your application will still be processed. This data is requested for administrative purposes for the University.
  • Before you register, be prepared to provide the following:
    • Student name
    • Student ID
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone number
    • Course Name
    • Course Number
    • Course ID

Refunds policy, for regular academic year:

Date of Withdrawal Refund allowed
 Class days 1 to 5  100%
 Class days 6 to 10  75%
 Class days 11 to 15  50%
 Class days 16 to 20  50%
 Class days 21+  0%

In cases of special hardship, please submit a written petition to the Director of Accounting Services for review.  The hardship must be fully documented. 

Senior citizens registration

Minnesota Law 197B, Chapter 19, establishes the right of Minnesota residents reaching the age of 62 to enroll in courses at the cost of $18 per credit hour, plus course fees.  Or a senior may audit courses at no charge, but only when space is available.  To take advantage of this option, contact the Records Office for a senior citizen application.