New Student Orientation for International Students

International students should plan to complete orientation in two parts:

  • First, complete online university orientation using the link that corresponds with your entry term (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, etc.). The online orientation will cover basic academic, financial and involvement information for new students. 
  • Second, attend the Mandatory International Student Meeting. Additional meeting details will be provided to you by the Global Education Office (GEO). Contact GEO for any questions related to immigration and travel. 

Academic Advising & TSI Requirement

View the Academic Advisor contact information. Once the schedule of classes is available for your entry term, you'll want to contact your Advisor to schedule an advising appointment. This is required before registering for classes!

Please note that if you have a TSI status of "not taken" or "partially exempt" you will not be able to register for classes until we have TSI scores or proof of a full TSI exemption on record. Therefore, students who are not exempt and have not attended another public Texas college, must schedule to take the TSI assessment in the required subject areas prior to registration. Additional information can be found on the Texas Success Initiative webpage.

Orientation Fee

Effective Fall 2015, the MSU Board of Regents authorized a mandatory, one-time $75.00 Student Orientation Fee for all new freshmen and transfer undergraduate students. This fee is added to the student's MSU account and is not a fee that must be paid in advance or before completing the orientation. The fee covers the orientation programming, staffing, technology and materials provided to the incoming student at either an on campus or online orientation.


Please contact the MSU New Student Orientation Staff at or 940-397-6284.

Important Links


Below are links that could be useful during your educational journey at MSU. Please take the time to review each of these sites or save this page so that you can refer to it later.


Student Support Services

Additional Resources Online

Money Matters: Payments & Billing

University Information