Accepted? What Are My Next Steps?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Minnesota State Community and Technical College. We look forward to having you as an M State eCampus student.

Before you begin the registration process, make sure you know your StarID and password. (Both were created during your application process). If you need assistance retrieving them, visit the MnSCU StarID Help Site.

Complete these steps to register:

  1. Review and complete the items on the eCampus Pre-Advising Checklist.
  2. Contact your assigned advisor for assistance with course selection and registration. Your advisor will provide you with the access code that is required to register for classes.
  • Your advisor is identified in your acceptance letter and on your SpartanNet homepage.
  • Access your advisor's contact information at

If you require further assistance, please call 877.450.3322, email or let's chat at


Assessment Testing

M State uses the Accuplacer assessment to help you prepare an academic plan that fits your skill levels in reading, writing and mathematics. This assessment allows us to place you in the level of courses where you are most likely to succeed.

You are required to take the Accuplacer assessment before registering for classes unless you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have completed college-level coursework in English or mathematics.
  • Your ACT score meets the college's standards in English, reading and mathematics.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Accuplacer and ACT scores are valid for two years for mathematics and three years for reading and English.

If you have earned an AA or AS degree but have not completed the math requirements for a new degree or program, you will need to take the Accuplacer math exam. There is no charge for the first Accuplacer assessment, but there may be a nominal retest fee. Only one retest is allowed per academic year.

As an eCampus student there are three ways to take your Accuplacer assessment test.


  • The guidelines for a Proctor are on the top of the Assessment Test Request Form. This form needs to be submitted to M State five days before you plan to take the Accuplacer assessment test.
  • When taking the Accuplacer assessment at a MnSCU location you must contact the Assessment Test Coordinator at the location you choose. Your test scores will automatically load into our system once you have completed the assessment.


Current eCampus Students

  • Access E-Services, Tech Help, and D2L Brightspace within your SpartanNet landing page.
    • If SpartanNet is ever down, you can access D2L Brightspace here.
  • Check out all the resources available to all eCampus students on Resources and Tools page.
  • In order to understand your rights and responsibilities as a student, M State expects you to read the Student Handbook. Please contact us if you have any questions about the handbook.
  • For advising assistance contact your assigned advisor. You can identify your assigned advisor by logging into your SpartanNet home page. Students are advised to touch base with their advisor each semester to discuss their overall program plan, career goals and course registration. Find your advisor's contact information on our Directory.
  • eCampus students self-register for classes each semester in E-Services after working with their assigned advisor on their upcoming semester schedule. For assistance with the self-registration process, please review the E-Services Quick Guide.
  • View the eCampus Course Offerings online. Select "Find Courses by Location", click on eCampus, and chose the appropriate semester.
  • The eCampus Student Commons is a location for all eCampus students to go ask questions, find answers and connect with other students taking online classes. Access the D2L Student Commons within your D2L Brightspace.

Last modified: September 4th, 2015 at 07:33am