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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What degree programs are offered by distance education?
  • When are distance education courses/programs offered?
  • How do I know if I am ready for distance education?
  • If I am a main campus student, can I enroll in distance education courses?
  • Where can I see a list of available distance education courses?
  • Is the academic content of distance education courses/programs equivalent to the academic content of main campus courses?
  • Is there an orientation for distance education courses/programs?
  • Can distance students participate in graduation on campus?
  • Will my diploma indicate that I took my courses online?
  • How do I apply for graduation?

    Application and Admission to MSU

  • When and how can I apply for admission to Mississippi State University as a distance learner?
  • Are scholarships available for distance students?
  • Can distance students get an MSU student ID card?

    Distance Student Services

  • What is a Coordinator?
  • What level of computer skills do I need to be successful in a distance course?
  • Are tutoring services available for distance students?
  • Where can I find a testing center to take my proctored exams?

    myState and Class Registration

  • What is myState?
  • What is a NetID and NetPassword?
  • What is the process to register for a course?
  • How will I know if I am registered for a class?
  • Why am I unable to register for my distance courses?
  • How do I find out what textbooks I will need?
  • How do I access my distance courses?
  • How do I view my grades?

    Technical Support

  • How do I access my Mississippi State email(BullyMail) account?
  • Who do I contact if I cannot gain access to my distance course or have other technical issues?
  • What are the technical requirements for the successful completion of distance courses?

    Tuition and Fees

  • What is the cost of a distance education course?
  • Will financial aid and/or scholarships help pay for my distance courses?

Further Assistance

Contact us at:

Center for Distance Education
365 Barr Avenue
Memorial Hall
P.O. Box 5247
Mississippi State, MS 3976