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MSU is upgrading! Throughout this academic year, MSU will be phasing in functionality for students and staff in the Student Information System (SIS) at student.msu.edu.

As a student, what will this mean for you? 

Websites used to complete student activities will be shifting to the Student Information System over the fall and spring semesters.

At the start of spring semester, Jan. 11, 2021, even more will be done in SIS, including:

SIS is here!
  • Class Search (Shopping Cart and Planner)

    Class Search TileThe new Class Search will be available at a publicly accessible website. While logged into SIS, students can prepare for fall 2021 enrollment by adding classes from Class Search to their Shopping Cart. Students will also begin using the Planner tool to produce a multi-year course plan based on their degree requirements.

  • Academic Progress

    Under the Academic Progress tile, you will be able to monitor progress on degree requirements, andAcademic Progress tile undergraduate students can work with advisors to run an Academic Requirement Report, or what they may refer to as a Degree Audit. This report will help you understand your progress towards degree and make your time with an advisor productive. In January, MSU will be moving from Degree Navigator to the Academic Progress tools available in SIS, but students expected to graduate by summer 2021 will continue to use Degree Navigator.  

  • Academic Records

    At the start of spring semester, some of your academic record information will be moving fromAcademic Records tile StuInfo into SIS. The system will display a quick glance of degree progress, course history, transfer credit and grades. StuInfo will continue to include this same information, but it will eventually be phased out from StuInfo and be accessible only in SIS. This transition is not beginning until later in 2021.

  • GradPlan (graduate students)

    Graduate students will begin accessing an all new GradPlan in SIS. The current GradPlan is limited GradPlan tileto doctoral students, so in January, master’s students will be able to complete their degree requirements without the need for paper tracking. Students expected to graduate fall 2021 or after will begin to utilize the new platform. If you’re unsure about whether you’ll need to use GradPlan based on your degree progress, please contact your graduate advisor.

You will also notice on your “My Profile” tile that in addition to your APID, you will have a student ID assigned. Your student ID is simply your APID with a "1" in place of the "A." Over the course of this academic year, you may be asked to provide your student ID or APID. Simply replace the "A" with a "1" to convert from APID to ID.


As a reminder, here’s what’s students began doing in SIS earlier this fall.

  • Electronic Consent and Statement of Financial Responsibility

    In order to conduct student business online, you are required to complete an electronic consent form as well as review and accept a statement of financial responsibility.

    The first time you log into SIS at student.msu.edu, you will be prompted to complete these tasks. You’ll also be asked to set additional system preferences.


  • Academic Advising and Tutoring Appointments for Undergraduate and Osteopathic Medicine Students

    To set up an appointment with your academic advisor in the new system, your advisor will need to set up their availability first. Beginning Nov. 30, you can begin making advising appointments in SIS!

  • Financial Aid Documents and Packages

    In November, the Office of Financial Aid began preparing packages for newly admitted students for fall 2021. As of Dec. 14, new students have access to the financial aid portal to view and manage their financial aid packages whereas you can view FAFSA data, submit documents, or complete other requirements to prepare for packaging in spring 2021.

  • Delegating Guest Access for Financial Aid

    Within the My Profile tile in SIS, you can delegate guest access in two ways: electronically andMy Profile tile by phone. Students will only be able to set guest access for financial aid within the new SIS until June 2021. Because your billing information and academic records will be available in StuInfo until that time, guest access will only be necessary to complete financial aid activities.