AAR Sign up & Checklist

1) Registration

In order to register for classes, you must attend an Academic Advising and Registration (AAR) program. These half day AAR sessions (12:00 pm – 3:45 pm) and are still available on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 27th
  • Friday, May 18th
  • Friday, June 15th
  • Independent Registration

Register for Academic Advising and Registration (AAR)

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 to attend an AAR if you like.

2) Paying for College

If you have not completed your 2017-2018 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 2017 (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 (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 Account

StarID is used to log in to the campus wireless networks, all campus computers, ITS services and applications (including MyBSU) and student email.

Activate your Star ID

4) Housing On Campus

Submitting your Housing Application early will ensure you get the dorm 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) Final College Transcripts

Make sure to contact your college/university and submit your final official transcripts to Bemidji State University.

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.