Congratulations on your acceptance to

Congratulations On Your Acceptance

We know that starting your college education is an exciting time for students and their families and you likely have questions about "What's next?" — We have prepared a website to assist you as you begin your new life as a Bulldog! To ensure a smooth transition, please carefully review the following information, taking action where requested. (PLEASE NOTE - This website is for students accepted to the Big Rapids campus only. Students accepted to other campus locations should refer to the Statewide Website).

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MyFSU is the portal through which most of your University business will be conducted. It is through MyFSU that you will register for classes, sign-up for housing, access your Ferris email account, make payments and much more. You will want to check your MyFSU and Ferris email account regularly for important notifications and announcements. To access MyFSU proceed to the next page.


Orientation is an important step in transitioning successfully to Ferris State University from high school, another institution or the military. All new students to Ferris State University are required to complete an orientation. Orientation for incoming freshmen is a one day session that occurs on campus and includes class registration. Eligible transfer students have the option of completing an online orientation or attending an on campus session. To pay your Orientation Fee/Deposit and learn more about Orientation and Class Registration, proceed to the next page.

Financial Aid

The financial aid process can be overwhelming, especially the first time. Understanding how the process works can alleviate a lot of stress and help you obtain the best possible financial aid package. You are encouraged to read the "Financial Aid Overview" section of the Financial Aid Process. If you are a dependent student, it is helpful if your parents also read the information on the next page.

Estimated Cost

To assist you in determining your estimated costs for attendance proceed to the next page for more information.

Housing & Dining

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is excited to have you living on campus! To learn more about life and living on campus, proceed to the next page.

Be a Healthy Dawg!

The staff of the Birkam Health Center congratulates you on your acceptance to Ferris State University! FSU is not only committed to helping you succeed in your academic goals, but also to promote health and well-being while away from your hometown physician. Our Health Center provides many services from routine physical exams to basic urgent care should you become sick or injured. In addition, we are happy to consult with you regarding special topics such as women’s health, weight management and nutrition, allergy management, routine immunizations and contraception. Your care will be provided by licensed professionals ready to meet your health care needs.

Continue to the next page for important health forms.