New Student Orientation is a program that is required for all new, entering undergraduates at MSU Texas. Whether you are a first year student or transferring, getting started at MSU Texas is a big step. 

New Student Orientation 

More details will be available in Fall 2022

 TSI Requirement


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 at

If you need to take the TSI, you can reserve a test date with the MSU Testing Office, at 940-397-4676, or by visiting their website. Some community colleges local to you may also offer TSI test options that can be mailed to MSU.  If you're not sure if you need to take the TSI or if you have other questions, contact your Admissions Counselor.

Academic Advising & Registration

Academic Advisor contact information is listed here. Beginning in November, you may contact your Advisor to schedule an advising appointment. This is required before registering for classes!

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.