Distance Learning Orientation

All new undergraduate students are required to attend an orientation session.  For our distance learning students who do not live locally and will be taking distance education courses only, we have provided the following orientation information.

(If you will be taking any courses on campus, you must attend a general orientation session.)

As you begin, you may have many questions.  Orientation presents information concerning the important academic choices you will be making as well as services available to you as a student at Midwestern.  The faculty, staff, and students look forward to meeting you this semester. MSU is an exciting, growing university, and we are eager to help you get the best start.

Below are links of interest and information which will be vital to your educational journey at MSU.  Please take the time to review each of these sites, or at least bookmark this page so that you can refer to it later.  

Important Academic Information


Distance Education Resources


Academic Departments

Money Matters: Financial Aid, Payments & Billing


University Information



 Fall 2015

E Bills sent for Pre-RegistrationAugust 6, 2015
Pre-Registration Tuition and Fees DueAugust 14, 2015
First Day of ClassAugust 22, 2015
12th Class Day *** Void for Non-PaymentSeptember 4, 2015
Installment / ETFL Due DateSeptember 23, 2015
Installment / ETFL Due DateOctober 21, 2015



NOTICE TO DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS:  Some online courses require proctored finals given in college or university testing centers.  These centers frequently charge a fee of $10 - $25 per test.  This fee is not included in your tuition and fees for a course and is an additional expense for which you will be responsible.


To finish the orientation process and have your orientation hold removed, you must complete a verification form.  Click the bottom of this page to enter the passcode you received an complete the verification form.  Orientation holds will be released within 24 hours after the verification form has been submitted (except on weekends).  Holds are released during business hours/days by the Office of Student Development and Orientation.

For questions about your admission status, please contact MSU Admissions at 940-397-4334 or toll-free 1-800-842-1922.

IMPORTANT:  You will not be allowed to register for classes unless you have cleared your TSI (Texas Success Initiative) status. If you have questions about your TSI status, please contact the Registrar's Office at 940-397-4320.