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Thank you for your interest in applying to UMSL! We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 terms. Please see the list below for the appropriate application.

Please note if you are applying to start a class for one of our 8-week sessions, you need to apply for the semester that the 8-week session is in. For example: If you are applying to start classes in March of 2021, you would apply using the Spring 2021 application.

*If you are applying for Advanced Credit, please DO NOT use any of the applications below. For more information about Advance Credit options visit our Advance Credit Program site.

Undergraduate Applications

Application for First Time Freshmen and Transfer Students


Returning students can use this application as well.

In a continued response to our students during COVID-19, all undergraduate admission application fees have been waived for the following semesters: Spring, Summer and Fall, 2021. When you get to the fee section of the application, go ahead and submit the application. The fee will be waived in the process of submitting it. This does not apply to the Common Application. Apply now to take advantage of the $35 in savings!

Application for Non-Degree Students


A non-degree-seeking student is someone interested in taking classes for personal or professional development, but not currently seeking to obtain a degree from UMSL.

Non-Degree Undergraduate Application for Teaching Certificate

UMSL requires an official transcript from the institution where you received your Undergraduate Bachelors Degree. To apply to be an undergraduate Teacher Certification seeking student, complete this application.


Application for Visiting Students


A visiting student is one who has completed at least one semester at another institution and plans to return to that college or university after completing selected courses at UMSL.

The Common Application


The Common Application is a national application platform for freshman and transfer students.


Graduate & Professional Applications

Application for Graduate Students


Application for College of Optometry


Application for Masters of Social Work



Supplemental Applications

Pierre Laclede Honors College -- Supplemental Application


College of Nursing -- Supplemental Application



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Should you have any questions or should any situation arise that prevents you from applying or submitting the application fee, please contact a campus specialist in electronic applications at (314) 516-5451 for assistance.

If you prefer, you can use a printed PDF format of the application as an Undergraduate Applicant. All Graduate applications must be submitted online.