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Mustang Checklist

Congratulations on being admitted to SMSU! Here is a checklist of items for you to complete prior to beginning your first semester. Click the box next to the items as you complete them to keep track of your progress. You can bookmark this page and return to the page to review your progress.

If you have questions about any of these steps, please call the Admission Office at 507-537-6286 or Toll Free at 1-800-642-0684 or reach out to your Admission Counselor!

1. Apply for housing


You can complete your Housing Contract and Application beginning October 1. $100 refundable deposit required, Priority Deadline: March 1st

Where to go: Housing Contract and Application – Login with Star ID for online or use included paper application

For more information go here:

Contact: Residence Life Office – or 507-537-6136

2. Choose your meal plan


SMSU Campus Dining. Choose a meal plan that best fits your needs and then eat your heart out at the SMSU Food Hall, State Street Subs, the C-Store and the Coffee House! Every day you will have plenty of options to get the energy you need to attack the day!

Living on campus. You will choose your meal plan while filling out your housing application.

Commuting to campus. Go to the Mustang Card Center on campus to select and purchase your meal plan.

3. Making college affordable


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Priority Deadline is January 1st

You can file your FAFSA using your 2020 tax return information beginning October 1. For more information visit

For more information go here:

Contact: Financial Aid Office – or 507-537-6281

4. Apply for scholarships


Complete the Mustang Scholarship Application online

Scholarship Offers will be made the 1st week of each month starting in September. Students need to be admitted and meet qualifications to receive award.

Where to go: (Login with Star ID)

5. Attend an Admitted Student Day


These programs are exclusive to students who have been admitted to SMSU.

Admitted Student Days Dates

  • February 21-24, 2023

Click here to RSVP:

6. Submit required health forms


Complete the required immunization (e-form or PDF) and medical history report form (PDF Only): Deadline: By the 1st day of class

Where to go: - Click on “Forms” – Click “ Student Immunization e-form” ( PDF forms are available) Contact: Health Services - 507-537-7202

7. Submit your final transcript(s)


Submit an official final transcript

Deadline: Freshman - After graduation. Transfer - After final grades have been posted from each post-secondary school attended

8. Register for classes


Learn more about the registration process by attending an Admitted Student Day program prior to registering for classes.

Sign Up

*If you are unable to attend an Admitted Student Day program, contact your admission counselor to learn about how to register for classes.


Information about these events will be mailed/communicated to you prior to the event date(s).

Gold Rush Days

MOVE-IN DAY: August 17, 2023
GOLD RUSH DAYS: August 17-20, 2023
FIRST DAY OF CLASS: August 21, 2023