Apply as a First-Time Freshmen, Transfer, Returning, or Non-Degree Seeking Student

Undergraduate applicants must submit an electronic application that requires about 15-20 minutes to complete. Once completed, it will be reviewed by our Admissions staff and/or faculty. You will be contacted within 2-5 business days regarding the status of your admission. You can also return to the application site and check on your application status at any time.

You will be asked to create a unique user ID and password. By creating a secure user ID, you will have the opportunity to save your application at any point and return later to complete it. Or, you can complete the entire application at once. Please write down your user ID and password for reference later.

Paying your application fee (Undergraduate: $35 for U.S. students, $40 for international students): You will have the opportunity to pay the application fee online on our secure server with a MasterCard, Visa, Discover card, or your checking or savings account (echeck). If you are not prepared to pay the fee now, you can return later that same day to log in with your user ID and password to pay the application fee. 

After you complete your application and pay your application fee, you will receive an email confirmation of your application submission and confirmation of a paid application fee. Within 1-2 business days, you will receive an email with your SSO ID (username) and how to create a password to login to MyView. 

Important: The application will ask if you are interested in earning a degree in one of the following formats: Nights/Evenings, Online, Weekends. Be sure to select the appropriate format(s) to indicate your interest in UMSL|NOW programs.

Returning students that have previously attended UMSL: Your undergraduate records are accessible by Admissions staff and you do not need to send an UMSL transcript or resend previously submitted final transcripts.

Helpful Tips: 
It is recommended that you close all other browser tabs and windows before starting the application. If you experience any problems, please clear your cache (delete your cookies) and try to continue. Should you have any questions or should any situation arise that prevents you from applying or submitting the application fee, please contact our campus specialists in electronic applications for assistance:

Jerry Hoffman - (314) 516-5719
Levi Locke - (314) 516-5169

If you prefer, you can use a printed PDF format of the application as an Undergraduate Applicant.





What You Will Need:

  • Permanent address information.
  • Your intended degree program (major) and enrollment plans.
  • Previous high school (for undergraduate applicants only) and college information (for graduate and transfer applicants), such as attendance and graduation dates. Transfer students require a 2.3 GPA.
  • Test dates and scores of any standardized admissions testing you have taken (e.g. ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT or TOEFL). Standardized tests are not required for students 22 years old or older.
  • Emergency contact information.
  • A valid Mastercard, Visa, or Discover card for paying the application fee.