Getting Started

Get enrolled today. We’ll walk you through the steps.

1. Apply for admission

Distance students must apply for admission to Bemidji State University using the same process and forms as our traditional students:

2. Transfer credit evaluation

Your earned credits will be evaluated for transfer after we receive your transcripts from previously-attended colleges and universities. The BSU transfer team can download transcripts from Minnesota State schools electronically. If your transcripts are from outside of the Minnesota State system (including the University of Minnesota), please contact that college or university to request an official copy of your transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions at BSU (See the Sending Transcripts page). Your transfer evaluation will be completed within 3 weeks after your admission to BSU. We will notify you by email when it is complete.

3. Apply for financial aid and scholarships
4. Register for classes
5. Verify computer requirements

Review computer and Internet required specifications.

6. Purchase course materials
  • Find required texts for your courses at the University Bookstore.
  • You can order your textbooks online and your order will be shipped to you.
7. Ask questions

Contact Extended Learning at:

Contact the School of Graduate Studies at:

8. Succeed

Take advantage of the many student services offered at Bemidji State University.