Steps to Success for Graduate Students

Now that you've been accepted to MSU Denver as a graduate student and are ready to get started, we're ready to help you with the process. Just follow the steps to success and you'll be on your way to achieving your academic goals.

1. Get Your Student ID Number

As an accepted student, you will receive a 9-digit “900” Student ID number in your acceptance letter. You can also get your student ID number from the Office of Admissions. 

2. Login to the Student Hub

Visit msudenver.edu/myfirstlogin for instructions on how to access your NetID and PIN. Then head over to the Student Hub at msudenver.edu/studenthub where you will use this information to login and access web services such as student email, registration, class schedules, financial aid, and other services you may need in the future. 

3. Attend Orientation

Graduate students (domestic) are not required to participate in orientation. However, if you have applied as a degree seeking undergraduate student for pre-requisite purposes and have not previously attended MSU Denver, you will be required to complete the orientation before registration. Go to www.msudenver.edu/nso for more information.  There you’ll be able to register to complete the orientation online.  You can also check your MSU Denver email account for instructions.

International Graduate students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation on campus the Saturday after classes start.  

4. Have Previous Graduate-Level Credits Reviewed

Contact the academic department for your program of study. They will review previous graduate-level work earned at a regionally accredited institution and determine whether or not transfer credit is applicable to the master’s program at MSU Denver.                

5. Meet Your Advisor and Register for Classes

Contact the academic department of your program so that the Program Coordinator can help you develop a plan of study.  For more information, you can also visit the program’s advising page.  An advising appointment may be required before registration is allowed.         

Master of Professional Accountancy - MPAcc:

msudenver.edu/accounting/mastersdegree

Master of Arts in Teaching - MAT:

msudenver.edu/education/advising/graduateadvising

Master of Social Work - MSW:

msudenver.edu/socialwork/officeofsocialworkstudentservices/advising

 
6. Apply for Financial Aid

Visit msudenver.edu/financialaid/graduate for information on the types of aid which are available to graduate students. You can also contact the Office of Financial Aid at 303-556-8593 or stop in to Student Success Building, Area 6, Suite 130.

7. Get Your Books, Supplies, and Student ID Card

Purchase books and supplies at Tivoli Station, formerly Auraria Campus Bookstore. Secure your Student ID card in Tivoli Room 243. Items needed: $22 (cash or credit/debit), a valid photo ID and a copy of your class schedule. 

8. Pay Your Tuition

Pay tuition and fees via the Student Hub (see step 2) or at the Cashier’s Office located in the Student Success Building, Room 140, by 5 p.m. on the Friday before classes begin. 

9. Review the Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement

Visit msudenver.edu/healthcenter/msudenverplans for more information on this requirement. 

10. Review the Mandatory Immunization Requirement

Visit msudenver.edu/healthcenter/immunizationrequirements for more information on this requirement. 


Residency

When you apply to MSU Denver, you will be asked a series of questions to determine your residency status for in-state or out-of-state tuition. All students who apply and seek to qualify for in-state tuition, as well as other forms of state or institutional aid, are subject to the requirements of HB 1023 (Lawful Presence Law).  Any student whose lawful presence is verified through the process of completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be considered to have met the requirements. 

Access Center

 The Access Center assists students with disabilities in reaching their academic potential through equal access to education by providing reasonable academic accommodations to students with disabilities as mandated under ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Contact 303-556-8387 or visit the center at Auraria Library 116 for more information, or go to the Access Center Website at msudenver.edu/access. 


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