Congratulations, Husky!

Now that you  have been admitted to a master, certificate or doctoral program at St. Cloud State University, it is time to prepare to be an active student in our system. After reviewing and/or acting on Steps 1-4 below, watch for an email inviting you to a new student orientation prior to classes starting.

Welcome to your new academic home surrounded by fellow curious Huskies. 

Your Next Action Steps

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StarID Setup Step 1

Your first step to accessing all of the systems and services you need to start your journey as a graduate student is to activate your StarID.

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Apply for Scholarships Step 2

We encourage all students to search and apply for scholarships using different key words. Deadlines and scholarship terms can be found within Huskies Scholarships.

International graduate scholarships are available for students starting throughout the year.

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Consider a Graduate Assistantship Step 3

Full-time students who have been admitted to a graduate program are encouraged to apply for a graduate assistantship. Programs and departments offer a mix of on campus and remote assistantships. 

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Housing Step 4

On-campus and off-campus housing and an estimate of housing and living expenses are available for graduate students. St. Cloud’s cost of living is comparable to other Upper Midwest cities of its size.

New Student Orientation

A variety of orientation options are available for all new graduate students through the School of Graduate Studies. If you have questions – such as where to park or how to register for classes – the virtual orientation will provide answers. While the virtual orientation is meant to help new graduate students, it can serve you throughout your graduate career at St. Cloud State University. 

International students should expect to attend the listed orientation sessions and view the International next steps. International students who do not have a completed baccalaureate or graduate degree from a U.S. institution will be registered for EAP 151. This is a required administrative orientation course. Sponsored students (Fulbright, Muskie, IREX) are not required to complete this course. 

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Our Team is Here to Help Contact us today

Our Graduate Admissions team specializes in providing a full-service, student-centered approach. Wherever you are in your decision-making process, they will guide you to find the right solution.

For questions directly related to your program of study, please contact your graduate program's coordinator/director. 

Phone: (320) 308-2113 or (800) 369-4260
In Person: 101 Administrative Services Building

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