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Registering for Classes

New Domestic or Online International
New On-Campus International
Current Students
Add/Drop/Change Course

Registration Policies

  • Classes are limited in size; registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Graduate level courses are numbered 5000 and 6000.
  • Arranged Courses: Unlisted courses must be arranged by the student and the advisor, instructor, and department chair. An Arranged Course Request Form must be used to register for arranged courses. These forms are available from the Records Office. They can be mailed to you upon request. Registration for arranged courses should be completed on campus, since Arranged Course Request Forms require department and division approval.
  • Students pay in-state tuition, or if approved, the appropriate reciprocity rate (WI, ND, and SD).
  • 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.

Registration Procedures

New Domestic Students or Online International Students

New students will be able to register for courses using e-Services inside the MyBSU Portal.

  1. Go to the main BSU website: www.bemidjistate.edu.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, select "myBSU"
  3. Under the MyBSU Login select "New Account Activation"; follow the instructions.
  4. Click 'e-Services' on the left and login with your BSU Tech ID and pin number.
  5. You may be asked to activate a Star ID at this time if you have not already done so.
  6. You will be asked to change your Pin#; follow the guidelines provided in e-Services.
  7. Once you are in e-Services, select  'Courses & Registration' on the left.
  8. You will be given several options; I would suggest using "Search for a Course."
  9. After you have found the course you desire, select "Add to Wish List." Once you have added your courses to your Wish List, you will select “Continue to Review My Plan” in the upper left corner.
  10. Check the courses you want to take and click "Select Course(s) to Proceed to Register" at the bottom of the screen. Enter your pin# (the one you changed your original pin# to when you logged in).
  11. If there are no holds on your account or conflicts between your courses, you are now registered for the upcoming semester.  If you do run into trouble, be sure to check the times of your courses for overlap or any restrictions placed on the courses themselves before contacting the Records office about holds.

If, for some reason, you are unable to log in to the MyBSU Portal, you may be able to temporarily bypass the portal and register for courses.

  1. Go to the main BSU website: www.bemidjistate.edu.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, select "myBSU."
  3. Once you are in the portal, in the lower right-hand corner, select "e-Services."
  4. Enter your student ID# and your pin#. (Generally, your pin# will either be the YYMMDD of your birth or the last 6 digits of your Social Security Number, unless you have chosen not to give us this information).
  5. You may be asked to activate a Star ID at this time if you have not already done so.
  6. You will be asked to change your Pin#; follow the guidelines provided in e-Services.
  7. Once you are in e-Services, on the left-hand side, select "Courses & Registration."
  8. You will be given several options; I would suggest using "Search for a Course."
  9. After you have found the course you desire, select "Add to Wish List." Once you have added your courses to your Wish List, you will select “Continue to Review My Plan” in the upper left corner.
  10. Check the courses you want to take and click "Select Course(s) to Proceed to Register" at the bottom of the screen. Enter your pin# (the one you changed your original pin# to when you logged in).
  11. If there are no holds on your account or conflicts between your courses, you are now registered for the upcoming semester.  If you do run into trouble, be sure to check the times of your courses for overlap or any restrictions placed on the courses themselves before contacting the Records office about holds.

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New On-Campus International Students

New on-campus international students register for their initial term classes through the International Program Center.

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Current Students

Current students continue to register using e-Services in the myBSU portal

  1. Log in to the MyBSU Portal
  2. Click 'e-Services' on the left and login with your BSU Tech ID and pin number.
  3. Click 'Courses & Registration' on the left.
  4. You will be asked to change your Pin#.
  5. Click 'Quick Add' and enter the course ID's of the classes you wish to take or use "Find a Course" to look for classes.
  6. After you have found the course you desire, select "Add to cart." You will be redirected to your cart.
  7. Check the courses you want to take and select "Register for Checked Courses" at the bottom of the screen.
  8. If there are no holds on your account or conflicts between your courses, you are now registered for the upcoming semester.  If you do run into trouble, be sure to check the times of your courses for overlap or any restrictions placed on the courses themselves before contacting the Records office about holds.

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Former Students

Former students (who have attended BSU previously, but have been inactive for over a year) can register using e-Services, provided they left the university in good standing and don't have any registration holds.  Graduate students who wish to return to their previous graduate status should complete the Graduate Status Reactivation Form to ensure that the School of Graduate Studies obtains the most current program and contact information.  Students can also update address information using e-Services.

Your myBSU Login will be reactivated once you register through e-Services. You may be asked to activate a Star ID at this time if you have not already done so.

Adding/Dropping/Changing Classes

In the event a course you have chosen is filled, you must contact the instructor for permission to add before classes begin.  Program changes are made using the telephone or Web registration system.

Refunds Policy: 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: 25%
Class days 21+: 0%

The Director of Accounting Services or his/her designee will review special hardship cases by written petition only. The hardship must be fully documented.

Withdrawal from School

In order to completely withdraw from school, students must file for an honorable dismissal or be subject to failing grades. This action is to be initiated in the Office of Student Affairs, SN 101. If you are not able to do this in person, a letter or phone call (followed by a letter) to the Records Office will be acceptable.

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