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Distance Learning Orientation

Enrolling in Summer or Fall 2017 courses?
Online Orientation for Distance Education students is open!

All new undergraduate students are required to attend an orientation session.  For our students who will be taking distance education courses only, we have provided the following online orientation program. (If you will be taking any courses on campus, you must attend a face-to-face orientation session or complete Early Orientation Online.)

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.

Orientation for our new distance education students is, of course, online. There are three steps that must be completed. 

  1. Complete the Required Orientation Modules.
  2. Review the online resources available for Distance Education students.
  3. Submit the Confirmation form.

 

Step 1: Required Orientation Modules

In order to complete your early orientation online, you must watch the videos in each of two modules and answer the "pop quiz" questions along the way. You must submit correct answers in order to complete the orientation. Click the buttons below to begin. 

 

Early Orientation Module 1

Early Orientation
Module 1

 

Early Orientation Module 2 

Early Orientation
Module 2, Part A

 

Early Orientation Module 2 

Early Orientation
Module 2, Part B

    

Step 2: Important Academic Information

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.

 

Additional Distance Education Resources

 

Money Matters: Financial Aid, Payments & Billing

 

University Information

 

Important Payment Deadlines

Summer I 2017

E Bills sent for Pre-Registration

May 25

Pre-Registration Tuition and Fees Due

June 2

First Day of Class

June 5

4th Class Day
*** Void for Non-Payment

June 8

Installment / ETFL Due Date

June 21

Summer II 2017

E Bills sent for Pre-Registration

May 25

Pre-Registration Tuition and Fees Due

July 10

First Day of Class

July 10

4th Class Day
*** Void for Non-Payment

July 13

Installment / ETFL Due Date

July 26

 

Fall 2017

E Bills sent for Pre-Registration

August 10

Pre-Registration Tuition and Fees Due

August 18

First Day of Class

August 26

12th Class Day
*** Void for Non-Payment

September 11

Installment / ETFL First Payment Due Date

September 27

Installment / ETFL Second Payment Due Date

 November 1

 

Spring 2017

 E Bills sent for Pre-RegistrationDecember 21, 2016
 Pre-Registration Tuition and Fees DueJanuary 6, 2017
 First Day of ClassJanuary 14, 2017
 12th Class Day *** Void for Non-PaymentJanuary 30, 2017
 Installment / ETFL Due DateFebruary 15, 2017

 Installment / ETFL Due DateMarch 22, 2017

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NOTICE TO DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS:  Some online courses require proctored exams given in college or university testing centers or through the use of online proctoring services.  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.

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.

Step 3: Submit Confirmation Form

Completed both modules (Step 1) and reviewed all the information (Step 2) on this page?
Click here to submit the Confirmation form. (Step 3)

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. Thank you.