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Activating StarID for International Students

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StarID-BSU-logoHow to Activate StarID without a Social Security Number:

1.  Go to

2.  At the top, click on StarID Self Service.

3.  Click on Activate StarID.

4.  You will arrive at a page with these options.


5.  In the Students section, click on Personal Email Address.

6.  Enter your email address and a verification code will be emailed to you. The email address you enter must be the one that you used when registering for BSU/NTC or your BSU/NTC student email account.

7.  Check your email for the verification code and enter it in the box shown below.


  • If you get an error “We cannot verify the email address that you have entered (Error Code: IAM-G007)” it means that the email address you entered is not one that MinnState has on file. If this happens contact the MinnState helpdesk at 1-877-466-6728

8.  It will display your StarID in yellow at the top of the page and will let you enter a password.