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You're now one step closer to earning your degree at UMSL. To keep the momentum going, you'll need to accept your offer of admission by completing our online confirmation form. We recommend completing this form by May 1. Along with this form, you'll need to submit your non-refundable enrollment confirmation fee -- $50 for first-year and transfers -- which is used for programs benefiting new students and to confirm your intent to enroll at UMSL.



New User Setup: SSO, Password, Email

Before you begin, make sure you have activated your SSO username and password which serves as your official UMSL login for many of the tasks below. You will need your student number (123456) that was included in your Admissions packet. Activating your SSO and password also creates your official UMSL email (SSO@mail.umsl.edu) which serves as the primary communication tool between you and UMSL.

Click the separate SSO, password and email links to create these accounts.





Click here to Confirm, Register for Orientation & Pay Confirmation Fee
  • Accept or Decline your offer.
  • Complete a pre-advising questionnaire.
  • Select your orientation program date.
  • Register your parents and family members to attend orientation.
  • View a personal checklist of items to complete.
  • Pay your confirmation fee to lock in your acceptance to UMSL.





2019 Admitted Student Checklist Booklet This booklet outlines your orientation experience including schedules, expectations, what to bring, and much more! Please read and share with your family or guests who are also attending. You will receive this booklet in the mail.




2019 Orientation Dates. Click the image to view dates and learn more about your mandatory orientation experience.

FreshmenTransfersParents & FamiliesInternationalTriton Overnight ExperiencePublications & Commnications

Admitted Student Events open to all prospective and admitted students and families.

GRADUATE  The Office of New Student Programs serves our undergraduate admitted student population. Graduate students should contact the Graduate School to learn about their orientation options.



We encourage all students to apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can submit the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov and the priority deadline to apply is January 1. The FAFSA code for UMSL is 002519. Please contact Student Financial Aid with questions about scholarships, loans or grants at 314-516-5526 or financialaid@umsl.edu.
What are my options for payment?

Confirm and Pay Online. By confirming and paying the $50 confirmation fee online will provide an easy quick option to pay by credit card. You can also register for the Triton Overnight Experience ($25) and guest fee ($25). 

Confirm and Defer. We’re committed to providing access to all qualified applicants, regardless of their income and background. As part of that commitment, we offer enrollment confirmation fee deferrals when payment presents a financial hardship that could otherwise prevent a student from enrolling at UMSL. If the deposit presents a financial hardship or your cost of attendance will be paid by a third party, you may defer your enrollment confirmation fee. This will reserve your spot and it will be applied to your first semester bill and you may apply financial aid or third-party funds to help pay for this fee. Please contact orientation@umsl.edu to assist with this process.

What's a deferral? All first-year and transfer admitted to on-campus programs are required to submit an enrollment confirmation fee. A deferral allows a student to complete Orientation and other enrollment steps without paying the fee. Instead, the charges are “deferred” or pushed back to be due with the student’s first semester bill after financial aid has been distributed. In this way, students don’t pay the deposit out of pocket. *The $50 confirmation fee and $25 triton overnight experience fee can only be deferred to students accounts. All guest fees cannot be deferred to students accounts.

UMSL has numerous on-campus or near-campus living options for our students, ranging from themed residence halls to on-campus apartments.  By choosing to live in one of UMSL's housing options, you will have unbeatable access to campus events, concerts, classes, university shuttles, campus police, on-site staff, on-site laundry, as well as the opportunity to learn more about yourself as you gain independence and meet new people.

The housing application will become available in early Spring 2018 semester. Contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing for more information at 314-516-6877 or umslreslife@umsl.edu.

These online assessments should be taken before your Orientation session.

  • Math Placement -First-Year and Transfer Students
  • Language Placement -First-Year and Transfer Students
  • Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) - First-Year Only; Will receive electronic link beginning in May
  • Final Transcripts. Admission is provisional until your final official transcripts are received and on file with the Admissions Office.
  • Meningitis & Immunization Forms. In order to live on campus, all residential students must complete these forms prior to move-in day.

The Office of New Student Programs (NSP) provides ongoing programs and services that support new students and families in transition to University of Missouri–St. Louis. We look forward to assisting you with high quality support to begin your UMSL Experience. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff.