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Spring Green PlantApply now for admission to MSC Southeast

Spring semester is coming up sooner than you think! Classes will begin on January 8, 2018.

Are you a new student?

  1. APPLY as soon as possible! Once you've filled out the form and paid the $20 application fee, your next step is to...
  2. TEST - Take the Accuplacer placement test and...
  3. SUBMIT DOCUMENTS - We'll also need your previous transcripts and other documents.
  4. REGISTER - You'll be invited to join us for New Student Registration. Meet with your advisor, learn about college life, and get ready for SPRING!

New Student Registration Dates/Times


Red Wing:

  • Tuesday, November 28 at 8:00 am
  • Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 pm
  • Friday, January 5 at 8:00 am


  • Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 29 at 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 4 at 8:00 am


Are you continuing from Fall semester?

If you haven't registered yet... WE WANT YOU BACK!

  1. If you haven't done so, meet with your advisor ASAP and get your access code.
  2. Register for your Spring classes online.
  3. Tuition is due on December 14 - but you don't have to pay it all at once. See "Minimum Payment Criteria" for more information.

Advance registration for Current Students open now

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Spring Semester 2018 Advance Registration for Current Students begins October 30, 2017

Schedules for Spring Semester 2018 and Summer Session 2018 are now available on the college website.  All students must schedule an appointment to meet with their advisor for an advising session for Spring Semester.  At this session, students will review their Degree Audit Report (DARS) with their advisor and receive their unique Registration Access Code, if applicable, for Spring Semester registration. This Degree Audit Report will assist students in tracking progress in their declared major at MSC Southeast. (Note: Summer Session 2018 Pre-Registration begins on January 29, 2018.)

Current students have the advantage of being able to register before new students; register NOW to secure your classes!

Students can access their student account by going to www.southeastmn.edu eServices and clicking on Red Wing or Winona Campus login.

What if I forgot my StarID or Password?

  • Click on Need Login Help? to retrieve helpful information.

Who is my advisor?

  • Go to Grades and Transcripts from left hand menu, Interactive Degree Audit Report (DARS).  Your advisor will be listed on the DARS report. Your Registration Access Code is not available on this report. You must meet with your advisor to receive this code if applicable.

When do I register?

  • Go to Courses and Registration from left hand menu, Registration Window.  This is determined by the number of completed credits. You will not be allowed to register before your scheduled time.  Be sure to check that you have selected the correct term and year when looking for your registration window and registering for courses.

How do I see if I have any holds to prevent me from registering?

  • Go to Courses and Registration from left hand menu, Registration Holds.  Immunization hold will not show until you attempt to register for classes.  Students who are unsure whether their immunization form was turned in should check with Student Services prior to registration.

What if I want to register for an online/hybrid course?

  • If you are enrolled in an online or hybrid course, you must login to classes the first couple of days of the semester (https://southeastmn.learn.minnstate.edu) to demonstrate your participation in the course. If you have questions, please contact your instructor.
  • Students enrolled in their first online course are also encouraged to attend a D2L Brightspace Orientation.  Sessions will be held on both the Red Wing and Winona Campus.  If you have questions with accessing your D2L Brightspace account, please contact the Information Technology Department Help Desk at 507-453-2408.

When do I have a Financial Obligation for Spring Semester and how much do I owe?

  • Go to Bills and Payment from left hand menu.  Tuition and fee charges can be viewed after registration.  Tuition payment is not required at the time of registration; however, will be due for Spring Semester on Thursday, December 14, 2017.  Students that register for a course are financially obligated for the tuition and fees associated with that course unless the course is dropped within the prescribed time frame according to college policy.  If financial arrangements have not been made by this date, you may be dropped from the registered course(s) per Minnesota State Colleges & Universities board policy 5.12.  Note:  If you have a change in plans, you are responsible to login to your account to drop your courses.  If you have a problem dropping, contact the Student Services Office as soon as possible.

When do I register if I am a Post-Secondary Options Student?

  • Continuing Post-Secondary Enrollment Options students will register starting the week of November 6.

Any further questions, feel free to contact the Student Services Office.


Guitar Repair and Building program repairs Oud

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Sofi and the Baladis - concert

Guitar Repair & Building program repairs an Oud  

"This is a very big part of why we do what we do, to be part of an important art" -- David Vincent

Broken OudTouring the United States with the Israeli band Sofi & the Baladis, musician Yaniv Taichman made a horrifying discovery the morning they left Pierre, SD. The headstock of his oud had suddenly snapped off -- a victim of the the cold, dry air in the Dakotas. Fortunately they had a backup oud, so he was able to continue performing in concerts. 

Wait a minute -- what's an oud? An ancestor of the guitar, the oud (prounounced "oohd") looks a lot like a lute, with a large bowl-back body, 11 strings, no frets, and violin-style tuners. Sofi & the Baladis play Samaritan music on the oud and other traditional instruments.

Alerted by the tour manager, Arts Midwest World Fest Project Manager Ken Carlson scrambled to find a luthier who could repair the broken instrument. He suggested that en route to their next tour residency at The Sheldon Theatre, the group could drop the instrument off for repairs about 100 miles away from Red Wing. 

At the last minute, Yaniv decided to keep his oud instead. This turned out to be a stroke of luck, since Arts Midwest and The Sheldon Theatre had arranged a lunchtime workshop at Minnesota State College Southeast early in the band's week-long Red Wing residency. 

During the Oct. 31 workshop, Yaniv got so many technical questions about the oud that he realized MSC Southeast isn't an ordinary college. Of course not -- he had stumbled upon the premier lutherie college in the United States, MSC Southeast's Guitar Repair and Building program

Yaniv explained that he was playing an oud that belonged to lead singer Sofi. He unzipped the black case that was carrying his own instrument. When he pulled it out -- in two pieces -- there was a collective gasp from the audience. "We can fix that!" somebody called out, and that's just what happened.  

Oud photosHe left the oud in the capable hands of instructor David Vincent, and that very afternoon the repair process began. "The original maker's work on this instrument is quite nice, and it appears that hot hide glue was used. Where the headstock broke off is not on the original glue line but in the wood next to it. That's a good sign that the original glue joint was well done," David commented.

Ready to rock

By the end of the week, Yaniv's oud was ready to return to the stage at the Sheldon Theatre concert on Nov. 3.  He was overjoyed to be reunited with his instrument. 

"Maestro David Vincent brought my Oud back to life," said Yaniv. "It sounds, looks and feels amazing!"

"This is a very big part of why we do what we do, to be part of an important art," David Vincent responded. "It was very special to me to hear these fabulous musicians share their culture and tradition from halfway around the world, and to feel a part of it."



Top: Sofi and the Baladis gave a workshop on traditional Samaritan music at MSC Southeast. (Katryn Conlin, photo)
Left: Yaniv Taichman showed his broken oud to the audience at the college. (Katryn Conlin, photo)
Right: Instructor David Vincent worked on the instrument. (Yaniv Taichman, photos)


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