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Next Steps for New Students

Your Next Steps

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Starting your college journey is an exciting moment. Here you'll find your next steps after receiving your acceptance letter and resources to make an easy transition to life as a Ferris State Bulldog.

One-on-One Virtual Guidance

We're here to help you find your way forward. If you have questions about your next step, schedule a time to meet a Ferris expert virtually. 

Get Help

New Student Checklist


    Submit Your FAFSA

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Submit your FAFSA right away. You'll need our school code: 002260.

Launch FAFSA

  • Log in to Ferris360

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Log in to Ferris360 to gain access to your student account.

Set Up Your Account


    Online Orientation

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Get to know Ferris. Online orientation is required for all new students.

Start Online Orientation


    Housing Options

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Confirm your housing and dining options as soon as possible.

Explore Housing & Dining


    In-Person Orientation

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After online orientation, sign up for an in-person session on campus.

Sign Up Now


    First Day of Classes

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Classes start on August 26. We can't wait to see you here!

Add it to your Calendar

Resources for New Students

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We recommend parents access our Parent Portal to learn more about attending Ferris. Create an account and progress through each module at your own pace.

For Statewide and Online Students

If you will be attending a Statewide location or enrolling in an online program, head to our Statewide & Online homepage to learn about your next steps to Ferris.