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The ASC is here to help guide you through your first semester and make sure you learn everything you need to know to have a safe, productive and successful BSU experience.

We understand the importance of finding your community on campus. The students that develop friendships, join clubs and organizations and take satisfying courses are those that are most likely to succeed and earn a degree. To facilitate these bonds, BSU has developed a series of programs that help students make those first connections with campus:

New Student Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure you get off to a good start at BSU.

  • Course Registration. All new students are expected to attend a New Student Registration (NSR) program to complete their first semester course registration. We understand that traveling to Bemidji State University to attend one of our NSR programs may not be feasible. Students living 6+ hours away have the option to sign up for an Independent Registration session.
  • Fill out Financial Aid information. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Secure Housing through your e-Services account.
  • Purchase Your Textbooks. The Bemidji State University Bookstore is located in the Lower Hobson Union. You may stop by the bookstore or reserve books online. Ask the bookstore about the option to rent your textbooks. There are also several other purchasing options available off-campus.
  • Send Final Transcripts. Have your final high school or transfer college transcripts sent to BSU prior to the start of classes.
  • Immunization Form. If you haven’t done so already, complete your Immunization Form online.
  • Check Drop for Non-Payment Date. Course registration will be canceled due to non-payment.
  • Log-in to Your MyBSU. Access MyBSU via the top corner of the BSU homepage. Once logged in, you can explore your BSU email, e-Services, D2L and more.
  • Complete the Sexual Violence Prevention Training. This training will be accessible via D2L and should be completed during your first semester.

Preparing for Your First Semester at BSU

Follow this student guide to registering at Bemidji State University.

Navigating the BSU Catalog 

Reviewing the DARS

Searching for Classes

E-Services How-To


Additional Information and Services for New Students