Frequently Asked Questions by Students

We have developed this special web page for questions we are frequently asked by students.  Click on a link below for more information. 

New/Returning Students:

How do I Apply for Admission?
What are the Admission Requirements?
Have you received my transcripts/test scores from other schools?
Have I been accepted for admission?
Where can I find Housing Information?
What are the Tuition Costs?
How do I check on Financial Aid?
What Academic/Degree Programs do you have?
What is the Meningitis Immunization Requirement?

Current/Former Students:

How do I order an MSU transcript?
What is my Personal Identification Number (PIN)?
How do I Login to WebWorld?
When and how do I register?
How do I find out what holds I have on my record?
When do classes start?
Which classes are being offered?
Where do I find degree requirements - catalog information?
What is the difference in dropping a class and withdrawing from classes?
How do I change my major?
Who is my advisor?
How do I change my address?
Where can I find information about TSI - Texas Success Initiative?
When and how do I apply for Graduation?
Where do I find Commencement/Graduation ceremony information?
How do I order a replacement diploma?

 

If you are still unable to find the answers to your questions, please contact us by phone or e-mail and we will be happy to assist:

940-397-4321
registrar@mwsu.edu

 


 

 






Have I been accepted for admission and/or
Have you received my transcripts/test scores from other schools?

While our office is asked this quite frequently, it is really the Admissions Office who processes new applications, reactivations, and receives the transcripts you have requested.  Please contact that office at 1-800-842-1922 or locally 940-397-4334. 
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What is my Personal Identification Number (PIN)?
The student PIN is a 6 digit number used as a password in conjunction with the student identification number (MSU Mustangs ID) generated for each MSU student by the University.  It is used for accessing the MSU WebWorld system (registration, financial aid, billing, grades, etc.)  The PIN is initially the date of birth (mmddyy), but must be changed by the student upon initial access into the MSU WebWorld system.  This number should be kept secure by the student for personal privacy protection. 
If you forget your PIN, you can enter your MSU Mustangs ID number on WebWorld, then click the "Forgot PIN" link; this should take you to the question/answer you originally set up.  If you answer the question correctly, you will be allowed to reset your PIN.  If this does not work for you, you can always come to the Registrar's Office in person with a picture ID and we can reset it for you.
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How do I login to WebWorld?
MSU provides student self-service opportunities via WebWorld.  With your MSU Mustangs ID and PIN, you may access registration, bills, grades, unofficial transcripts, financial aid information, change of address, and many other services online at http://registrar.mwsu.edu/prewebworld.asp.  The first page will give information about payment deadlines.  Read this thoroughly, then click on the link at the bottom of the page labeled.  To sign-in to WebWorld, click on "Enter Secure Area" -- enter your MSU Mustangs ID and your PIN.  You are now logged into WebWorld.  Browse the menu options for the services you wish to explore.  
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When and how do I register?
Registration instructions and dates are always listed with day, time, and classification details in the semester-specific Schedule of Classes:
  - Fall: http://registrar.mwsu.edu/schedule/fall/
          (updated early April each year)
  - Spring:  http://registrar.mwsu.edu/schedule/spring/
          (updated early November each year)
  - Summer:  http://registrar.mwsu.edu/schedule/summer/
          (updated mid-March each year)
Click on the section labeled "Front Portion" to review the registration dates.
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How do I find out what holds I have on my record?
You can view your holds in WebWorld by clicking on "View Holds" under the menu "Student Records".  This should list what type of hold, the reason, and the office responsible for placing the hold.  If more information is required about the hold, you should contact that particular office. 
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When do classes start?
You can refer to the Academic Calendar for semester beginning and ending dates, as well as a variety of other dates.  The following website has PDF files of the Academic Calendars: http://registrar.mwsu.edu/academiccalendar.asp
You can also find more specific calendar information in the Schedule of Classes
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Which classes are being offered?
Course Listing - This link takes you to WebWorld. Click to enter WebWorld at the bottom of the page, then choose "Class Schedule" to look up by term and each subject area.
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Where do I find degree requirements - catalog information?
Degree requirements for each major are listed in the current catalog, which can be viewed in PDF format at: http://registrar.mwsu.edu/catalog

Some departments also have information listed on their separate websites which may be helpful. Click here for a listing of the academic departments and their links:  http://academics.mwsu.edu/
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Who is my advisor?
Students are assigned an advisor based on the number of earned hours and their major fields of study during the orientation session of their first semester at MSU.  (Undeclared and many freshmen students are advised in the Mustangs Advising Center.)
If you do not remember who your advisor is, you can check with the MAC or with the office of your major field of study.
Don't know where your advisor or major office is located?
Click here to be taken to a maps page, then select "Campus Map".  If you print this PDF document, you can see which offices are located in each building. 
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