Students must complete an online web application for "LIFELONG" admission through There is no cost associated with this type of application. Be sure to include the course number (e.g. BLD 830) on the last page of your application.

After submitting your application, it will take 24-48 business hours for processing. You will receive two e-mails from the Registrar's Office informing you of your student number (PID) and an access number (PAN). Instruction on how to create your MSU NETID will come with one of the e-mails. The MSU NETID is used to gain access to your courses, the Library, and e-mail.

SPECIAL NOTES: Please be sure to indicate the course you desire on the last page of the application (i.e. BLD 830, BLD 842). Please make sure all of your college information is complete and accurate when completing the application. Thanks!

NOTE for residents of Arkansas and Maryland:
The U.S. Department of Education requires an institute offering distance education programs to acquire authorization from the states in which it operates. Specific regulations vary from state to state. Michigan State University is not seeking authorization in Arkansas or Maryland. Students whose resident address is in Arkansas or Maryland at the time of application for admission to Michigan State University are not eligible to apply to MSU online degree or graduate certificate programs. More information on U.S. Department of Education state authorization at

Department of Education Required Disclaimers