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Registration Checklist for First Year and Transfer Students

1. Admission Acceptance
New and transfer students will receive notification from the Alcorn State University Office of Admissions that they have been accepted.

2. Request an A-Number & Email Address
Once you’ve been accepted, visit and from the main menu, click on Personal Information. Next, click Activate your Email/Canvas Account. Click the Next button and follow all instructions.

3. Apply for Financial Aid
Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at  and apply for scholarships at Scholarship Universe.

4. Register for and Attend SOAR
Once admitted, students should register for and attend a Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) session in the summer. The deposit fee for SOAR is $30.00.

5. Connect with your Academic Advisor
Once you are registered for SOAR, your academic advisor will contact you regarding your class schedule.  Visit the University College, academic advising website at to meet your advisor and schedule an appointment if needed to develop your class schedule for the upcoming academic term.

6. Apply for Housing
Once you have registered for SOAR and applied for financial aid, new and transfer students should visit to apply for on-campus Housing. Use your new A-number and pin (six-digit date of birth) to login. Pay the $125.00 non-refundable Housing deposit.

7. Pay Fees
Visit Banner Online Services (; Students; Banner Online Services) to review and accept your financial aid and complete the registration process by applying your financial aid or paying out of pocket (using a credit card). Visit the Financial Aid website, Registration Guide to access step-by-step instructions for accepting your financial aid package and completing the registration process.