Strive to Achieve Results (STAR)

Strive to Achieve Results (STAR)

Welcome to Mid-State!

You are on your way to an in-demand future, and we are thrilled to be your partner! Now that you're admitted, there are just a few more steps to take before you're ready to start classes, and the STAR session is designed to get you there quickly and connect you with the right resources to be successful.

Not admitted yet?  Apply today!

What Is STAR?

STAR stands for Striving to Achieve Results. Because the STAR session is designed to ensure your success, it is a requirement for all new students at Mid-State. If you are unable to access documents on this page, please contact a new student specialist by calling 888.575.6782 for more information regarding STAR.

STAR sessions include:
  • Student Accounts presentation — 1 hour
  • Accuplacer (if haven’t taken Accuplacer or ACT in the last five years) — 2 hours
  • Academic Advising — ½ hour
  • Registration — ½ hour

Sign Up for a STAR Session

After you've been admitted to Mid-State and have received your welcome letter, select the campus of your choice below to see the available dates and times and sign up. These instructions should help.

Adams Marshfield Stevens Point Wisconsin Rapids
How to prepare for STAR:
  • If you're taking the Accuplacer, it's important to do your best to ensure placement in the right courses for you. Spend some time practicing with the exercises available on the Accuplacer practice site.  
  • If you’re not taking the Accuplacer, no preparation is necessary.
What to bring:
  • Your Social Security Number (knowing it is fine—no card necessary)
  • Photo ID if taking Accuplacer
  • ACT and/or Accuplacer scores if you have them
  • High school / college transcripts if you wish to transfer courses to Mid-State
Please check in at the front desk at least 10 minutes before your STAR session begins.

Getting Started Resources for New Students

Following are highlights of the resources new students need to know about right away. Your STAR session will introduce you to many of these, so feel free to take a look ahead of time and be prepared to ask any questions you have when you attend STAR.

Student identification number

To protect your privacy, Mid-State Technical College assigns a computer-generated identification number to each student when they apply to the college. Mid-State is required to collect social security numbers for state and federal reporting, but we do not display social security numbers on external student documents, reports, or ID cards.


MyMSTC is the online portal for current students. It is your go-to resource for a number of self-service tools and resources. You will be able to customize MyMSTC to meet your needs and keep up with college news.

Financial aid

The Financial Aid Office provides Mid-State students with a complete program of financial resources. Filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid), is your first step to accessing the funds available to you each year through federal, state, local, and private sources in the form of loans, scholarships, grants, and work study programs.

Tuition, billing, and payment options

A variety of options are available for paying tuition. Check your MyMSTC account after registering for your courses to view your tuition. If you have any questions, jump over to the Registration/Records page to access resources and reach out for help if you still have questions.

Campus email

Mid-State email is the College's primary method for communicating important information to students and staff. Students are encouraged to check their email regularly to keep current with Mid-State information. 

Student resources

There are many resources available to help you be successful. The LiNK (previously Learning Commons), disability services, tutoring, and academic counseling are just a few. Jump over to our Student Resources page if you ever need a boost of support to make the most of your time at Mid-State and stay on track to graduation and your in-demand future!