FAQ Admissions

How do I submit my High School Transcript and ACT score?

o   Your high school counselor, or a staff from the school district needs to submit the transcripts either by mail or through a secure online system such as Parchment. 

o   If you didn't include BSU as a school to receive your ACT score automatically, you can go into your ACT account and request it be sent. If your ACT Composite and all sub scores are listed on your high school transcript, we will accept that.

I am a High School Senior and not done with classes. Do I send my incomplete transcript now?

Send in your transcript now, and then when you finish high school, send in the updated one that shows you graduated.

How do I log into MyBSU and my Office 365 email?

The login for your MyBSU is firstname.lastname@live.bemidjistate.edu with your StarID password. If you don’t know your StarID password or need to reset, it look up “StarID Self Service” online to troubleshoot. Once you get into your MyBSU account then the login for your email is starid@go.minnstate.edu and the same password you used before. Still can’t get in? Call Tech Support at 218-755-3777.

Will every college credit I earned in High School be transferred? What if I don't like the grade I received in a college class?

College credit earning in high school will transfer into the goal area that it fits under. If it doesn't fit under a goal area or for your major it will be an elective credit. If you got a D, it will transfer. An F will not. You will have the option to retake a class when you come to college.

Where can I find what classes transferred?

You’ll need to log into your MyBSU, access your E-Services, and then open your Academic Records tab, select Degree Audit Report to see the courses that transferred. Side note: we don’t typically do these credit evaluations until the week before a student registers for classes at BSU.

Do I need a computer?

o   Although campus doesn’t require you to have a computer, certain majors do require it.

o   We have computer labs all over campus for students to use (including a 24 hour lab in Decker Hall) – these are both PC and Mac computers that can either run Windows or Apple software.

o   We offer FREE installation of Microsoft Office on a computer you bring with you.

o   We recommend bringing whatever you’re most comfortable with.

Do you offer tutoring if I am struggling with a class?

o   Yes, we offer FREE tutoring through our Advising Success Center, as well as 15 hours on tutor.com included in your tuition.

o   There are Peer Academic Advisors (PAA’s) on every floor in the dorms that are also available to help with academic questions and concerns.

I am undecided, do you have any resources to help?

o   Advising Success Center is a resource on campus where students can seek support in choosing the right major. Every student on campus will take a Strengths Finder Assessment to assess their top 5 strengths and how they relate to your daily life as well as career potential.

o   You have time to decide! The first couple semesters you will be taking generals so don’t feel rushed.

Can a freshman take on-line classes?

No, Freshmen are not allowed to register as online students as very few generals are available as on-line classes.

When can I have a car on campus?

Any time starting your freshman year. Parking passes are available for purchase through the Cashier's office.

Is it easy to find transportation?

o   Yes. Bemidji and the surrounding communities can use Paul Bunyan Transit to get around town. There’s also Jefferson Lines that have buses go to Fargo and Minneapolis daily.

o   We also have cabs and Lyft.

Where do I register for housing/meal plans?

In your E-Services account under Housing. The housing application opens in October for accepted students, the meal plans aren’t selected until the following June when room selection windows open.

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