MSU Guest Account Instructions

An MSU Guest Account grants limited access to web-based MSU services for users are who not affiliated with MSU directly, such as members of the general public who sign up for non-credit courses.

In order to access your online course you will need to follow the instructions below. If you have any technical problems, please contact the Michigan State University IT Service Desk from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday, any day the University is open.

If you need to reset your password at any time go to https://auth.msu.edu/ and select the option for "Need help Signing in."

Registration Instructions

Please follow the steps below to register for a Guest Account. It is recommended that you use Firefox or Chrome to create your account. Please do not use Internet Explorer or Safari at this time. All users must complete parts one and two below.

  • Part 1: Initial registration
  • Part 2: Complete registration

Part 1: Initial Registration

Go to the following page: Step 1 Initial Registration to begin the Guest Account registration process. IMPORTANT: If you have registered for a Community ID in the past, you must register your Community ID email address with your new Guest Account to transfer any saved information (courses, grades, certificates, etc.). Refer to the instructions below for assistance.

  1. Click on the following link Step 1 Initial Registration and complete the Guest Account request form. Once the form is complete click the Register button.

    Account creation steps

  2. If you need to modify any information select the Back button. In your email (open a new tab if you view your email in a browser - do not close the registration form) you will receive a message with the subject "Michigan State University - Guest Registration Verification." This is the first of two registration emails you will receive during this process. Copy the verification code and enter in the required field shown below and select the Confirm button. If you don't see this email check your junk folder.

Verify Guest Account

Part 2: Complete Registration

You will need to complete this step in order to sign-in and register for your online course. In your email you should receive a second email verifying that your account has been initialized. Important: If you access your email through a browser do not close the registration form - instead open your email in a new tab or a different browser.

  1. Go to https://auth.msu.edu and enter your email address and password.
  2. Enter your registration email, secondary email, or phone number to verify a method to reset your password. Select the Create My Account button. You are now able to register for your online course.

GuestAccount-Step03

If you have any technical problems, please contact the Michigan State University IT Service Desk from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday, any day the University is open.

*Please note: If you need to reset your password at any time go to https://auth.msu.edu/ and select the option for "Need help Signing in" and follow the prompts.