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Resources for Distance Students

St. Cloud State University graduate students earn their degrees in traditional on-campus formats and through a variety of online, blended, and distance learning programs. Whether you are on-campus, down the road, or on the other side of the globe, as a graduate student you are important to us. As a graduate student you will be included in all communications from the School of Graduate Studies and we welcome your questions and feedback.

To determine if you are a distance student, please click on the link to delivery methods for graduate programs. All our Online and Off-campus cohort students are considered distance students.

Orientation Information

Spring 2017 Orientation Recording

Fall 2016 Orientation Recording


Advising Academic Advising is provided by the graduate programs. The link to Delivery methods above will connect you to the graduate catalog and the contacts for your graduate program.

Bookstore Books can be purchased online through the Husky Bookstore and shipped to your home.

Disability Services Disability services are provided through the office of Student Disability Services.

Financial Information

Library Services You can access the resources and services of the St. Cloud State University Library.

Registering for Classes SCSU students may register on-line through the Office of Records and Registration website at This Web site allows you to register, add, drop, or withdraw a class, look up your student ID number, check your grades, review your degree audit, change your address, pay tuition, and check your financial aid awards. Students will need the StarID to access this system. Registration Help: (320) 308-2111

SCSU ID number: All students admitted to SCSU have a student ID number. This 8 digit identifier was included in your admission letter or you can look up this number by clicking on E-services sign in on the Records and Registration home page.

Star ID: Students can use their SCSU ID number to create a Star ID. The Star ID is used to replace the many different login ID's and passwords that students have in the Minnesota State system. You can activate your Star ID here.

Student ID Cards: Online Only students can request a student ID card by emailing an individual headshot on a light background (similar to a passport photo -- no hats, sunglasses, other people, etc.) along with their name and student ID number to If you indicate, you are a graduate student, the card office will notify Graduate Studies to pick-up and mail the card to you. Please make sure you have listed your most current address in e-services. Note: Students at Plymouth should follow the directions online at

Weather Related Closings: Taking a class at the Twin Cities Graduate Center? Decisions regarding weather-related closing, cancellation or delay of the Twin Cities Graduate Center will follow the lead of nearby Anoka Ramsey Community College.

The Write Place: The SCSU writing center provides online appointments for students who are not able to make it to campus. Go to the website, create an account and select to schedule an online appointment.