Advising and Student Transitions

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Returning Students

If you previously attended St. Cloud State and are returning to finish your undergraduate degree, you need not apply for admission.

Use this page to guide your enrollment. We look forward to working with you to meet your academic and career goals.

Update student information

We need your contact information. Sign into your e-Services account with your Star ID and password. If you need assistance, contact 320-308-2111 or registrar@stcloudstate.edu

Click Account Management, located on the left side of the screen. Then click Address Info. Review and update your local, permanent and diploma addresses. The latter is the address where we'll mail your diploma.

Update transfer information

If you took courses from a Minnesota State system college or university after you attended St. Cloud State, email a request for a degree audit update.

If you took courses from any other college or university after you attended St. Cloud State, request an official transcript be sent to:

Office of Records and Registration
St. Cloud State University
118 Administrative Services Building
720 Fourth Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN. 56301-4498

You may contact the Office of Records and Registration to confirm receipt of official transcript(s).

Sign into e-Services to see which courses were accepted for transfer. Click Grades/Transcripts and then click Interactive Degree Audit Report.

Advising

We offer these academic advising opportunities:

  • Undecided about a major. Contact Advising & Student Transitions
  • Formally admitted to your major, but have not applied to graduate. Contact your major/minor department(s) to make an advising appointment with a faculty member. Mention that you are a returning student. 
  • You have an intended major. Contact your major/minor department(s) to make an advising appointment with a faculty member. Mention that you are a returning student. 
  • Herberger Business School majors and intended-majors. Contact the Business Advising Center.
  • Applied for graduation while previously attending St. Cloud State. Contact a graduation evaluator in the Office of Records and Registration. The evaluator will review your inactive graduation file. Allow up to three business days for the review. The evaluator will contact you with information related to your degree progress to-date. Where appropriate, the evaluator may schedule an appointment with you or may refer you to your major/minor department for advising.

Regardless of your situation, meeting with an advisor is your opportunity to determine requirements you have completed and plan the completion of your degree.

Register for courses

Go to the Registration Guide for registration information and step-by-step directions. For additional assistance, contact the Office of Records and Registration.

Your St. Cloud State e-mail is the University's official means of communication. Students are responsible for information sent via e-mail.

See Information Technology Services for information about our technology tools. To activate your email account you must be registered for courses.

Student Services

Our Student Services page has annotated links to 30 offices and programs, including:

Returning from military service

If you're returning from military service, visit Veterans Resource for information such as military transfer credits and educational benefits.

After doing so, schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. Advisors can help select courses and answer transition questions. Appointments can be scheduled with a general advisor by calling our office at (320) 308-6075. You also may work with a faculty advisor in your major.

Returning to SCSU for an additional degree

If you have earned your undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State and want to return to for an additional undergraduate degree, follow these steps:

Contact the Office of Records & Registration

Consult with a graduation evaluator by calling 320-308-2111 or emailing registrar@stcloudstate.edu. The evaluator will obtain information from you, explain your options, discuss University policies and procedures, and provide instructions tailored to your goals.

Engage with a Department(s)

Seek advising and official admittance to your chosen major/minor department. Mention you are a returning student who has earned a St. Cloud State bachelor's degree.

Information from the Office of Records and Registration will help determine which course of action best suits your needs. You will be instructed how to be admitted to your program and advised on which courses to take. 

Once you have been admitted to your major/minor program, you can get a copy of your degree audit by logging into e-Services. Click Grades/Transcripts, located on the left side of screen. Then click Interactive Degree Audit Report. Contact the Office of Records and Registration if you need help. 

Register for Courses

See Register for courses above.

Returning after suspension

Students who are returning after completing a suspension will reenter the University on academic probation.

Before returning, you must meet with an academic advisor to create an Academic Success Plan. We recommend doing this mid-way through your suspension.

You will remain on academic probation until you are in good standing. In many cases this takes more than one semester. If you achieve at least a 2.3 GPA for the term and a term credit completion rate (CCR) of 100 percent (grades A, B, C, D, not F, W, or I), you may remain on probation. If good standing or continued probation is not achieved, you will be suspended again.

Suspended students in the Academic Collegiate Excellence (ACE) program will work with the ACE office to facilitate a suspension appeal. Additional steps may be required of suspended ACE students. Contact the ACE program staff for more information.