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Why should I get a Bachelor's Degree? 

Getting your Bachelors' Degree will expand your knowledge and skills, allowing you increased flexibility in your career.  Learn more about career path possibilities with your Bachelor's Degree.

What does the program consist of?

Coursework and class descriptions are avialble on the Courses page

When can I start?

You can start in fall, spring, or summer. Please allow 3 weeks for application processing.

How do I apply?

Students need to complete two applications - both are on the this page.

I have never taken an online class. What should I expect?

Details about our what to expect for your online degree, including resources are on the Learning Online FAQs page. 

Are any visits to campus required?

Orientation is online, and no campus visits are required. If you are are working while getting your degree you may need days off to complete specific assignments - those details will be included in your course syllabus. 

How can I complete my general Education Requirements Online?

How Do I Register for Classes?

  • You will work with the program coordinator to determine which classes to enroll in, and a future plan of study. To enroll, you'll need your Minnesota State Mankato StarID and password and you'll log into the E–services website.
  • Once you are logged into the registration system, you have access to search for open sections, add a class, view your class schedule and registration windows and check any holds under the Registration tab.
    • Do an advanced search to search for courses in a particular goal area
    • If you register for classes through the "Search for Open Sections" feature, you do not need to know the 6 digit course ID number.
    • If you register for classes through the "Quick Add feature", you will need to find the 6 digit course ID number available through the Course Listings page.

I Have Tried to Register for Classes, but There is A Hold On My Account. What Should I Do?

There are two common holds that students have on their account. The first hold is for transfer students related to Minnesota State Mankato orientation.

  • All transfer students will receive an invitation to the University orientation, as part of the normal introduction to life at the University.
    • Because you are a part of an online program, you will complete the online orientation program.
    • Through orientation, you'll learn about the resources you'll need as an online or off-campus student, followed by a short quiz.
  • After completion of the quiz, the hold will be lifted. Get all the details about orientation for online learners here. There is a small fee to complete this orientation.

The second common hold is for any transfer student or previous Minnesota State Mankato student who has not taken upper division classes.

  • This hold relates to an undeclared major and/or program required (inability to register for upper division courses). To have this hold removed, please email, Julie Dittrich, at
    • Include your name, Minnesota State Mankato Tech ID, and explain the situation.
  • If you have any other holds on your account, contact the Campus Hub.