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After You've Been Admitted - Steps to Success

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 My First Login for instructions on how to access your NetID and PIN. Then head over to the Student Hub 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. Take Accuplacer Assessment Exams

If you are required to take assessment exams (requirements are determined based on ACT/SAT scores or transfer credits), you must complete them before registering for orientation. Accuplacer assessment exams are available in the Office of Testing Services located in the Tivoli Student Union, Room 347. Please call 303-556-3677 with any questions.

4. Attend Orientation

ALL degree-seeking students are required to complete an Orientation as part of the pre-enrollment process before registering for classes. Degree-seeking transfer students may complete the orientation requirement online. Pre-registration is required for on-campus sessions.

5. Have Previous College Credits Reviewed

Official transcripts from previous colleges were required for admission. If you would like to have further courses evaluated for transfer (courses that were completed after admission or courses on a transcript that was not submitted), please visit the Transfer Services Office located in the Student Success Building, Room 180. You may also call 303-556-3774 or email

6. Meet Your Advisor and Register for Classes

First-time college students must meet with an academic advisor to plan their academic path. Students who attend an on-campus Orientation session will receive advising and register for classes at that time. Transfer students who choose to complete the online Orientation should use the "Who is My Advisor?" tool for information on how to schedule a meeting with an advisor who can assist you with class registration.

7. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by using MSU Denver’s school code 001360. MSU Denver also offers a variety of scholarships which are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis or based on academics, achievement and financial need.

8. Authorize the College Opportunity Fund Stipend

Colorado resident students qualify for a College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend which will pay for a portion of in-state tuition by completing the online COF application. After you register for your first semester classes, complete the one-time COF stipend authorization to have it applied to your tuition.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Review Other Requirements

All students should carefully review and complete any necessary steps regarding the mandatory health insurance requirement and the mandatory immunization requirement.

Access Center

Students with mental health, hearing, visual, physical, chronic health and learning disabilities are encouraged to contact the Access Center-Disability Support Services in the Plaza 122. Students are provided assistance in coordinating a full range of support services.

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