AAR Sign Up & Student Checklist

1) Academic Advising & Registration (AAR) programs:  Click here to sign up today!

AAR events are held on-campus from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on dates listes below. Students and parents will spend the program learning about what it takes to complete a successful transition to BSU. The program concludes with an advisor meeting to complete registration for your first semester of classes and the printing of your official BSU student ID card. Students living 6+ hours from campus have the option to sign-up for an Independent Registration session to discuss registration with an advisor over the phone.

 Fall Semester Starts – 2019 FRESHMEN/TRANSFER (AAR) PROGRAM Dates:

• Friday, April 26, 2019
• Friday, May 3, 2019
• Friday, May 17, 2019
• Friday, June 14, 2019
• Independent Registration (for those living 6+ hours away)
• On-Site Registration (Transfer Students Only)

Click to select an AAR date for Fall 2019


2) Paying for College

If you have not completed your 2018-2019 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 2018 (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 residence hall you want. We’ll help orient you to the Residential Life process. All new, incoming freshmen students are required to live on-campus for their first year at Bemidji State (some exceptions apply). To read more about this policy, please review the Residential Living Requirement Policy

5) Immunization Form

Please click the following link to submit your Immunization Form. Documentation needed varies based on the state your graduated high school from and the year that you graduated.

7) Final High School & College Transcripts

Make sure to contact your high school and submit your final high school transcript (after graduation).  The final high school transcript is required for continued enrollment at BSU. In addition, if you have are a Transfer Student or have any college level courses, please make sure that all final official transcripts are sent 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.