MSU Human Resources >> Toolkits >> How to Complete the HireRight Background Check/Degree Verification


  • Monitor your email (including your spam folder) for an email from HireRight which includes directions for how to initiate the criminal background check.
  • Access the secure HireRight website with the login and password contained in the HireRight email as soon as you receive the email.
    1. Change your password, as prompted by the system.
    2. Review the application instructions.
    3. Complete the personal information section, including address, email, date of birth and social security number. ***Be sure to complete your name as it appears on your social security card.
    4. Complete the education and training information.
        • Be sure to enter your most recent degree COMPLETED.
        • If you do not hold a degree please check the “Not Applicable” box with the “Education Information” section.
    5. Review the information submitted.
    6. Complete the authorization and consent section.
    7. Submit the information.
  • If additional information is needed, you may be contacted directly by HireRight, or by a representative of Michigan State University. Be sure to respond to these requests in a timely manner.

Still have questions? Contact MSU Human Resources at or 517-353-4434.