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Registration Process - After Admission Acceptance

Step 8: For Nursing Applicants

In addition to applying for admission to the University, nursing applicants must apply for admission to the Nursing Program.

Step 9: MyISU Portal

The MyISU Portal offers access to online registration, student University records, e-mail, and other services. Once admitted, students should activate their Sycamore login on the MyISU Portal.

  1. Go to
  2. Then click "Activate Your Sycamore Login."

IMPORTANT: Students will need their University ID numbers (found on their acceptance letters), date of birth, and the last four digits of Social Security Number.

Step 10: Transfer Credits

Upon completion of the admission process, academic advisors review students' transcripts to determine which credits will transfer. Students should contact their advisors to discuss their transferable credits and plan their schedules for the semester.

For more information about transferring college credits, undergraduate students should visit Transfer Central.

Step 11: Registration

Courses (and instructions) are located in the Class Schedule on the MyISU Portal.

Step 12: Bookstore

Visit the ISU bookstore to purchase textbooks and other course materials.

Step 13: Student ID Card

Once admitted, students must obtain their student identification cards (ID) to access University services.

To request an ID, call or email Traffic and Parking Services at:

Phone: (812) 237-8888 Email:

The e-mail must include:

  • Student's name
  • Student's 991 number
  • Student's complete mailing address (street and/or post office box)

Step 14: Starting Courses

Online courses: To access courses, log on to the MyISU Portal and click the "My Courses" tab. Typically, courses are not accessible until the first day of class.

On-campus courses: Dates, times, and locations are listed in the class schedule.

Step 15: Sycamore Express

Sycamore Express provides one-stop answers and assistance for currently enrolled ISU students. Once admitted and registered for classes, students should visit and bookmark this site for assistance with billing and finances, graduation, and more.

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.