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New Student Orientation

Because we want our students to be successful at Ferris, we require all new off-campus and online students to complete the New Student Orientation for Ferris Statewide & Online before they can register for classes.

This is your first step towards being an informed and successful student with Ferris. We have designed this orientation to give you an individually tailored experience that will provide you with the tools and resources you will need throughout your academic journey.

After completing the self-paced tutorial and practice quizzes, which takes roughly less than one hour, you will take a final quiz to demonstrate your understanding of the content. You must get at least 7 out of 10 questions correct on the final quiz to be considered as completed. Please give our staff one to two business days to review your information and release your registration hold.

New Student Guide

/HTMLS/statewide/booklets/statewide_newstudentguide.pdf Download our New Student Guide for a checklist of things to do now that you are a student.  Information Included:

  • Navigate Ferris Website and MyFSU
  • Plan your Semester
  • Register for Classes
  • Understand Billing and Financial Aid
  • Explore Student Services
  • Regional Offices
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Stay Connected and Informed

Want to check that we have recorded your orientation completion and cleared your hold?

Log in to MyFSU, click on Student tab, and click Holds in the Registration and Schedule portlet. If you do not see “Reg Orien Statewide-Online” hold type, you have successfully completed the orientation final quiz and your registration hold has been cleared.

We hope you are ready to learn and are excited about earning your degree!

Ferris Statewide



Ferris Statewide

Main Office:
410 Oak Street ALU 113
Big Rapids, MI 49307

(800) 562-9130
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