Registration Checklist

1) Registration

To register for classes, on-campus transfer students should attend an Academic Advising and Registration (AAR) program during the months of March-June (and again in November). Closer to the start of each semester, students may register independently, or with the help of a transfer advisor.

Sign up for an Academic Advising and Registration event here

Note – Students transferring into an online, hybrid, or off-site program need not attend an AAR session in order to register for classes. However, you may register for and attend an AAR if you like.

If you are ready to register completely independently, please start here:

2) Paying for College

If you have not completed your 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please consider doing so in order to maximize funding available and eliminate delays in receiving financial aid for Fall 2019 (Priority Deadline: January 1st). BSU is committed to helping you find a way to pay for college, whether it is through financial aid, scholarships or employment options. If you require any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the Financial Aid office at 218-755-2034.

If you haven’t submitted all of your scholarship applications yet, get a head start on the school year by downloading the necessary forms here.

3) Activate your StarID

Your StarID is used to log in to the campus wireless networks, all campus computers, ITS services and applications (including MyBSU) and student email. If you haven’t already, please Activate your Star ID.

4) Housing On Campus

Submitting your Housing Application early will ensure you get the room you want. We’ll help orient you to the Residential Life process.

5) Immunization Form

Minnesota requires all students (including online/off-site students) to have documentation of up-to-date immunization against tetanus/diphtheria (Td) and measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), with the exception of students who graduated from a Minnesota high school in 1997 or later. Complete and submit the Immunization Form.

7) College Transcripts

The Admissions team will need all of your college transcripts, even if you think some credits won’t transfer. Check this resource for more information: Sending Transcripts.

8) Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (PETSA)

The PETSA program provides critical information about responsible behaviors and decision-making regarding non-discrimination, dating and relationships violence, and harassment. You will receive an email at the beginning of August with instructions on how to complete PETSA.

9) BSU/Bemidji Resource Guide

This Community Resource Guide will help you as a Bemidji area resident and BSU student with information about community services, finances, wellness, and more.