About SIS Project

Michigan State University’s Student Information System (SIS) is administered by four lead units (Admissions, Controller’s Office, Office of Financial Aid and Office of the Registrar) with support from MSU IT Application Services. The current SIS is 20+ year old technology and is comprised of a mainframe with over 400 auxiliary systems. The SIS supports critical functions including, but not limited to:

  • Financial aid offers
  • Enrollment
  • Schedule of Courses
  • Grade processing
  • Degree conferment
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Admission applications
  • Tuition, fees and housing tracking
  • Course transfers
  • Curriculum and academic policy support

SIS is the system of record for information about students and the administrative data supporting learning and teaching at MSU. Modernizing MSU’s SIS will help the university offer a more personalized student experience, manage complex financial aid processes and provide robust analytics and metrics.

Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.2 has been selected as the primary platform to replace the current SIS, and Oracle’s Student Financial Planning, a cloud-based financial aid platform, will be another component of the new system. The Project team is working with MSU’s implementation partner, Sierra-Cedar, Inc., to install the new systems.

Members of the MSU community wanting to learn more about the SIS Modernization Project are welcome to direct any questions regarding the Project to the team at sis@msu.edu or via the Contact Form. Please also explore our additional Resources for more information.