Skip to main content, skip to search, or skip to the top of the page.

Enrollment Instructions:
Fall 2014

NOTE: Only Potential Graduates who have submitted an Application for Graduation (PDF) will have priority enrollment.

Important Enrollment Dates
Priority Enrollment (computer) for Fall 2014 Potential Graduates, Part-Time, Dual JD and other Dual Degree Students: -begins Mon., June 9, 2014
Priority Enrollment (computer) for Spring and Summer 2015 Potential Graduates, LL.M., and MJ Students: -begins Wed., June 11, 2014
Regular Enrollment Period (computer) for All Students: -begins Fri., June 13, 2014
Regular Enrollment Ends: Mon,  July 21, 2014
Late Enrollment Period begins:
$50 late fee: 
Tues., July 22, 2014
$100 late fee: 
$200 late fee: 
Mon., Aug., 25, 2014
Tues., Oct. 14, 2014
Computer Add Period Ends:
(To add a course after Aug. 26, 2014, a Drop/Add form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.)
Tues., Aug. 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Computer Drop Period Ends:
(To drop a course after Sept. 7, 2014, a Drop/Add form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.)
Sun., Sept. 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Drop Period Fees:
100% Refund: 
thru Sun., Sept. 7, 2014
No Refund: 
Mon., Sept. 8, 2014
Classes Begin:
  Incoming Students:
  Returning Students:

Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014
Labor Day - No Classes:
(Make-up day will be Friday, December 5. 2014)

Fall Break/Thansgiving Holiday:
Mon., Sept. 1, 2014

Mon., Nov. 24 - Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Last Day of Classes: 
(Only Monday classes meet to make up for Labor Day)
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Reading Period: Sat., Dec. 6 - Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Final Exams: Mon., Dec. 8 - Wed., Dec. 17, 2014

    The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make required, recommended, and supplemental textbook and other material information available to students at the time of enrollment on the online course schedule, to the maximum extent practicable. Textbook and supplemental material information is available through the MSU Schedule of Courses by clicking on the section number of the desired course.

    Reminder: The subject code for all MSU Law courses is "LAW".


    A. Tuition and Fees.
    MSU Law only issues electronic bills ("E-Bill") that can be reviewed on STUINFO. The failure of any student to pay tuition when due will result in automatic disenrollment.

    B. REFUNDS. Refunds for withdrawal from classes will be given in accordance with the schedule shown under DROP PERIOD above.


    Closing of a Course:
    Enrollment availability for a course is found at There are no waiting lists when a course has reached the enrollment limit. Courses will automatically reopen when enrollment falls below the enrollment limit.  However, students can request an "alert" be sent to their MSU email or via text message if a course section in their planner is full and an open seat becomes available.

    Holds on Your Account:
    If there is any type of hold on your account (including but not limited to: law school advisor, student receivables, financial aid, traffic/parking tickets, MSU), your enrollment requests CANNOT be processed. All holds must be settled before the end of the drop/add period in order for your enrollment requests to be processed. Any requests submitted without holds being resolved prior to the end of the drop/add period will be discarded.


    As a requirement for graduation, every student must complete the Upper Level Writing Requirement. Prior to enrolling for ULWR credit in any semester, students are required to have completed 29 credits. A "U" is shown on the course schedule next to any course that can be taken to satisfy the requirement.

    To receive ULWR credit an ULWR Declaration form (PDF) must be:

    1. signed by the supervising professor; and

    2. submitted to the Registrar's Office by the fourth of week of the regular semester (second week in summer) the student intends to satisfy the ULWR.


    To satisfy graduation requirements students must complete at least one course that includes instruction in trial and appellate advocacy, alternative methods of dispute resolution, counseling, interviewing, negotiating, problem solving, factual investigation, organization and management of legal work, or drafting. An "S" is shown on the course schedule next to any course that can be taken to satisfy the requirement.


    Directed Study enrollment is subject to the same drop/add deadlines as other courses.  However, students must first obtain approval of the supervising professor on a Directed Study Form before enrollment can be completed by the Registrar's Office.  Directed Study Forms are located in the bin that is located outside of the Registrar's Office in room 309 or can be downloaded (PDF).


    Externship enrollment is coordinated through the Career Services Office. When adding an externship, you must provide the name of the court/office/department. Reminder: Externship enrollment must be submitted before the end of the drop/add period.


  8. An election/cancellation to take a course on a credit/no credit basis may be made no later than the last day of classes for the semester or before any type of final exam (including take-home examination) is distributed, whichever is earlier.  Students who sign up for more than the maximum credits available under the Credit/No Credit Option will have the course that exceeds the maximum credits graded.


    Full-time students are allowed to enroll in a maximum of 16 credit hours during a regular semester (fall or spring) and 7 credits in the summer. Part-time students can only enroll in a maximum of 12 credits during a regular semester and 7 credits in the summer. Any student with an irregular and/or overload schedule must obtain the permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or Associate Dean for Student Affairs PRIOR to enrollment.

  10. DROPS & ADDS:

    During the regular semester (fall or spring) students can only add a course, provided the course has only met once. If the course has met more than once, a Drop/Add form signed by the professor must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

    Students can only add a course in the summer if it has never met. If a summer course has already met, a Drop/Add form signed by the professor must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

    A student who drops a course through Sunday, September 7, 2014, will receive a refund of tuition charged for that course.

    Beginning Monday, September 8, 2014 through Sunday, September 14, 2014, a course may be dropped without a "W" appearing on the student's record, but the student will be charged full tuition for the course.

    Beginning Monday, September 15, 2014, dropped courses will be charged the full rate of tuition, and a "W" will be placed on the student's record.

    Special Note to Scholarship Students
    Charges assessed for a course that is dropped after Sunday, September 7, 2014 is NOT covered by scholarships. The student will be required to pay the full rate of tuition for the dropped course.


Skip to main content, skip to search, or skip to the top of the page.