Online Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates
Contact the Undergraduate Online Enrollment Specialist for help.
Online Graduate Degrees and Certificates
Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for help with online and in-person graduate degrees and certificates.
Applying to Online Programs & Registering for Online Classes
If you have chosen an online program, refer to the steps below. If you are undecided but want to enroll in classes, choose a likely major and change it later. You can't apply without choosing a major.Get Help from an Online Enrollment Specialist
Applying to Online Programs
You will be asked to choose a major. If you are undecided but know you want to complete a degree online, choose a likely online major and change it later. You can’t apply without choosing a major.
If you want to apply now, begin by selecting “online bachelor’s degree” or “online graduate certificate” from the list of drop-down options on the application, then select your major, masters, or certificate in the second drop down.
You can’t apply without selecting a major, but it is easy to change your mind later. If you know you want to earn a degree online, be sure to choose an online major even if you know you plan to change it later.
Applying is free and most applications are approved within 3 business days. Priority deadlines and other information can be found on the application home page.
- If you are 19 years old or younger and have never attended college before, you will need to submit official copies of your final high school transcripts after applying.
- If you are over 19 or have attended college before, you will need to submit official copies of your previous college transcripts.
After being accepted to MSU Denver, online students will need to complete a fully online New Student Orientation. Please look for the email invitation to Orientation. To register for the correct orientation, you will need to know your student type (New or Transfer) and will need to select the Online option when you register for orientation. Orientation must be completed before a student can register for classes. Contact an Online Enrollment Specialist if you are having trouble registering for orientation.
Different types of support is needed at different times in your journey. Contact the right person depending on the questions you have:
Online Enrollment Specialist
If you have general questions about Online Learning at MSU Denver, different programs we offer, completing the application, the cost of your degree, etc. speak to an Online Enrollment Specialist.
If you need help choosing a major and deciding what courses to register for, consider engaging with an exploratory advisor. The fastest way to get an appointment with an exploratory advisor is via Navigate Student in your Student Hub or by phone at 303-615-2025. Email general questions to [email protected]
Academic Advisors assist students with plotting out a degree plan and choosing classes each semester. If you have been accepted to MSU Denver and want help planning which courses to register for and how to progress toward graduation, speak to your assigned Academic Advisor. To schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, visit the Student Hub and click “Course Info” under the banner.
Registering for Online Classes
Once you have completed all of the steps for applying for an online program, you are ready to register for classes! Registration opens at different times depending on when you will start classes:
- Fall – end of March
- Summer – end of February
- Spring – end of October
1. Go to the Student Hub and click on “Student Profile” under Web Services.
2. Click on the four squares in the top left of the screen.
3. Click on the “Menu” tab, then the “Students” Tab.
4.Next, Select the “Registration and Planning” option.
5. This will bring you to a new page where you can select “Add/Drop/Withdraw Classes”
6. Select the desired term from the drop-down menu and click continue.
7. Select the subject and delivery method you want to search for then click “Search”.
8. When you find the course and section you want to register for, click the “Add” button.
9. You will notice the classes appear in the schedule, as well as “Pending” listed in the Summary. Once you have solidified your schedule, click “Submit”.
10. You will know this is successful when you see the “Save Successful” green box appear as well as the classes solidified in your schedule. They will also state “Registered” in the summary.
11. To view your detailed schedule, Click on the “Schedule Details” tab above Class Schedule.
This field will allow you filter to online options:
The type of online class you register for will depend on your schedule and availability. Look at this list of Course Delivery Methods to see see what will work best for you. Online options are in the column on the right.
Financial Aid Guide
To begin applying for financial aid and scholarships through MSU Denver you will first require an MSU Denver student ID number, which you should receive once your application is approved and you are accepted.
You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have it submitted to MSU Denver. Follow the link to the free FAFSA application portal. When prompted, MSU Denver’s FAFSA code is 001360 (Federal Student Aid)
Once you have your student ID number and your FAFSA has been received, you can begin applying for grants, student loans, and scholarships! Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid. Most grant money is tied to your income or your families income.
How do I qualify for grants and loans?
Your FAFSA will give you access to Federal Student Aid grants and loans. Depending on your expected family contribution, you may also qualify for free tuition and fees via the Road Runner Promise.
How do I know what I am eligible for after I submit my FAFSA?
The information comes in a financial aid offer letter, which will be either mailed or emailed to you once you’ve been accepted. The letter tells you the cost of one year’s attendance, any grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study programs that you qualify for, and how much the college expects you to contribute.
Does MSU have scholarships I should consider?
You can browse a list of some of MSU Denver’s major scholarship and grant opportunities but as soon as you are accepted make sure you also complete the General Scholarship Application so you don’t miss out on funds that aren’t listed on this page.
MSU Denver also offers something called the General Scholarship Application. This is a kind of “one-stop shop” for many other, smaller scholarship opportunities. By submitting this application, students enter themselves for over 270+ scholarship opportunities. As soon as you are accepted make sure you also complete the General Scholarship Application so you don’t miss out on funds that aren’t listed on MSU Denver’s scholarships page.