Online Orientation - Spring 2019

Online Orientation for Distance Education students is open!

Who can complete orientation online? For ALL new students beginning at MSU Texas in Spring 2019, you are eligible to complete orientation online. 

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in orientation. Graduate students will receive information on separate orientation options, but are welcome to review the undergraduate information below.  

As you begin your time at MSU, 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.

In order to complete orientation online, there are two steps that must be completed. 

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

Step 1: Required Orientation Modules

In order to complete your early orientation online, you must watch the videos in each of the modules. Click the links below to begin. 

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  1. Module One - Academic Information 15 minutes *required for all students
  2. Module Two. CHOOSE 1!
    Module Two - Money Matters 
    25 minutes *required for all students
    F-1 Visa student? Please be aware that most federal and state financial assistance programs are government funded and have U.S. residency requirements. Most information on payment arrangements or other MSU Business Office services (and many local/MSU scholarships) apply to every student. 
  3. Module Three. Main campus and Flower Mound students should complete the appropriate video module below. This module is not required for Distance Education students.
    CHOOSE 1!
    Student Services 15 minutes *required for students taking classes on campus in Wichita Falls
    Flower Mound Information for DFW Students 10 minutes *required for students taking classes at Flower Mound or hybrid/online classes in the DFW area

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Want to get it right the first time? Plan your time accordingly; the video system isn't great about frequent starting and stopping, so schedule enough time to watch the whole video from beginning to end. Use the right browser; if you don't have Adobe Flash and an up-to-date browser, you may want to use another device. Don't skip slides; each report about your viewing record will show if you skipped slides or sped through without listening to the audio.  

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

Spring 2019

Fall 2018 Financial Deadlines: E Bills sent for Pre-Registration = August 10; Pre-Registration Tuition and Fees Due = August 17; First Day of Class = August 25; 12th Class Day***Void for Non-payment = September 10; Installment/ETFL Due Date = September 26; Installment/ETFL Due Date = October 24
E Bills sent for Pre-Registration January 2
First Day of Class January 12
12th Class Day *** Void for Non-Payment January 28
Installment / ETFL Due Date February 13
Installment / ETFL Due Date March 27




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.