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Student Checklist


Step by Step Guide


 1. Apply and Establish Course Placement

2. Complete Orientation

Log in to your Minneapolis College online orientation account and upon login, click on New Student Orientation. Complete all lessons.

3. Watch Advising Resource Videos and Register for Classes

4. Activate Email

  • Log in to your Minneapolis College email account:
  • Email Assistance Guide
  • Your email address is different than your username and cannot be used as the username to sign in to your email account.  View your email address at
  • If you are unable to log in 24 hours after registering for courses, try resetting your StarID password on the StarID Self-Service site.  It can take some time for the password to sync from StarID Self-Service site to the Microsoft login page.  Email passwords cannot be changed on the Microsoft login page.

5. Pay for College

6. Prepare to Begin the Semester

7. Have a Successful Semester

  • Check your college email daily
  • Log in to D2L Brightspace to participate in your courses.  Courses appear in D2L the weekend before the semester begins
  • Read your syllabus for each class
  • Utilize student success workshops and tutoring for academic support through the semester
  • Stay connected with your instructors by attending their office hours