Steps to TOP

1. Receive and Review Admission Packet ‌

After you have been admitted to SVSU, you will be mailed an Admission Packet with your SVSU network login information and instructions on setting up your account. Once your online account has been activated, you are ready to sign up for TOP. Using your new online account, log in to Cardinal Direct and click on the Students Menu.

2. Submit Your Orientation Payment

From the Student Menu in Cardinal Direct, click on "Make a Payment," and then "Orientation Registration Fee." Follow the sets to submit your non-refundable $50 payment (e-check or MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Please note, SVSU does not accept Visa.)

3: Select Your TOP Date

After submitting payment, return to the Student's Menu and select "Orientation Registration." Verify your major and contact information, select your TOP date, and click Submit. You will be directed to a confirmation screen when you have successfully registered.

4: Wait for Your TOP Confirmation

You can verify your TOP date on Cardinal Direct at any time. However, you will also receive a confirmation in the mail shortly.

Need to Change Your Reservation?

If you need to change your TOP date, you can do so online. Simply log in to Cardinal Direct and go to the "Orientation Registration" page, and select a new date.

If you have any questions or difficulties registering for your TOP program, please call the Admissions Office at (989)964-4200.