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New Graduate Student Information

Information for Incoming Graduate Students

Hello, and welcome to ESU! We are so happy you've chosen us for your journey, and we hope to make obtaining a graduate degree as seamless as possible. Below you'll find information about a variety of resources that will be helpful to you along the way. If you need any further guidance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

1.) There are a few things that are a bit more urgent than others, like accessing campus and your student accounts. The blocks below will help you navigate your very first steps as a graduate student at ESU.

Get your Hornet ID Card

If you are taking courses on our Emporia campus, you may want to get a Hornet ID card . Get all the details here.

Campus Parking

If you will be driving to campus, you will need to learn about your parking options. Get the info here.

Computer + IT Support

IT will be your go-to for accessing your student portal. Get the details here.

Student Accessibility & Support

Learn about the Student Accessibility & Support services here.

2.) Next, we need to make sure you know what you need regarding enrollment.

At this point, we hope you've spoken to your program advisor for direction on which classes to take initially. If you haven't yet, we highly recommend contacting them to ensure you're taking the necessary coursework.

To check your registration status or add or drop courses, click the link below.

DegreeWorks, accessible through Hornet 365, is also a great way to track the status of your degree completion.

3.) Now it's time to ensure the financial part is tended to.

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Financial Assistance

We offer graduate scholarships, assistantships, and tuition reduction programs to make your degree more financially viable.

Explore financial assistance

Tuition Information

The Business Office is where you'll go to view and pay your bill.

Visit the ESU Business Office

There are a number of other resources that will help you transition to being a graduate student at ESU easily and make the most of your time here. See the links below for more information.