Congratulations on your admission to MTSU and welcome to the True Blue Family! Below are a few important steps we encourage you to take.
Step 1: Set Up Your Accounts
Create PipelineMT and MTMail Accounts
PipelineMT is the student portal that you'll use to register for classes, view financial aid, pay your bill, and so much more. Your MTSU email account is the preferred method of communication on campus. You are expected to use this for all school related matters and will need to get in the habit of checking this email account on a daily basis beginning today.
For you to retrieve and setup your MTSU username and password, which is used for both PipelineMT and MTMail account logins, you will need to follow these steps:
- Go to https://mtsu.edu/changepw
- Follow the prompts to create a password and take note of your username listed in the
body of that email surrounded by parentheses
- It is usually your initials followed by a number and a letter (abc1a)
- Your MTMail address and account login will be email@example.com
- If you have any trouble setting up or accessing your accounts, please contact the ITD Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-898-5345.
- Visit the MTMail FAQ page for common questions, instructions on how to set up a mobile device, and more.
Step 2: Be Prepared
Send in missing Admissions items
You may still be missing some items we need in Admissions, like a final high school transcript or a college transcript if you attended dual enrollment somewhere. Students also have to show proof of citizenship, which you can do at mtsu.edu/evea. You'll receive letters and emails about missing Admissions requirements if applicable. Get those items to us at the earliest possible time.
Tennessee state law requires that all students have the following vaccinations to be a full-time college student: Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses or proof of disease and Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) – 2 doses. Furthermore, all students under age 22 who will be living in on-campus housing must show proof of adequate immunization (after your 16th birthday) against meningitis prior to moving into on-campus housing. For more information, visit the mtsu.edu/healthservices.
Participate in the PIE Program
The Partners In Education (PIE) program is designed to strengthen the three-way partnership among the student, the family, and the University so as to maximize support of the academic success of the student. By signing up for the PIE program, students may allow designated persons access to specific academic information otherwise protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). These designated persons will have access to grades and progress reports of their student members, letters concerning certain types of disciplinary dispensations, and may telephone or email the MT One Stop for other information related to their students - academic progress, financial aid, and account information as long as the membership is active. The program is optional, and students may withdraw permission to release information at any time. More information regarding the PIE program, including how to add PIE partners on PipelineMT, may be found here.
Step 3: Apply for Everything
Complete the FAFSA
You'll want to do this as early as possible to be eligible for the greatest amount of funds, and you can start the FAFSA for the next school year on October 1. Visit http://fafsa.gov to get started and make sure you list MTSU as your number one school with our school code 003510. The priority deadline to complete the FAFSA for federal aid is February 1st each year. Visit the Financial Aid website at https://mtsu.edu/financial-aid/fafsa.php for more information about completing the FAFSA and verification. Once you have done your FAFSA you can complete missing requirements and view financial aid awards on PipelineMT under the Financial Aid menu.
Apply for Scholarships
Scholarships are a great way to help defray the cost of tuition, and there are many scholarship opportunities available. You can find more information about scholarships at mtsu.edu/scholarships. Scholarship deadlines vary so be sure to check the specific dates for each individual scholarship. If you have questions about scholarships contact the MT One Stop.
Apply for Housing
If you want to live on campus, which is always suggested for first-year students, make sure you apply for Housing early to get your preferred residence hall. There is a $350 pre-payment required with the application, which will be split and applied to your fall and spring bills. Visit mtsu.edu/housing for more information and to apply today.
The next BIG step in your college career is to register for classes. This occurs at our new student orientation sessions called CUSTOMS. Information about CUSTOMS will be sent out in March for incoming fall students, while sessions start in late May and run through July. For students starting in the spring you'll receive information starting in October. At CUSTOMS, you meet with your academic advisor, register for classes, and learn a TON about life as a Blue Raider. Visit mtsu.edu/customs for more information.
Be TRUE BLUE!
Show off your TRUE BLUE pride and let everyone know that MTSU is your choice!
Contact MT One Stop:
Virtual Counter: Click Here
Phone: (615) 898-2111
Dropbox: Click Here
Please do not send any documents or emails with unredacted Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as Social Security Numbers or credit card numbers, through any means other than the Dropbox, mail, or in person.