You're admitted. Now what?

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 freshman 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 links to create these accounts. 

✔ 1. Click Here to Confirm, Register for Orientation & Pay Confirmation Fee
Admitted for Spring 2018, the site will be available in November 2017.
Click on Step 1, to have access to complete and view the following:
  • Accept or Decline your offer.
    • Once you have accessed the tasklist, you will be promoted to "accept your attendance".
      If you decide not to enroll at UMSL, you can decline your offer of admission. After you decline, we know that you no longer are considering UMSL, and we will discontinue our communications. You can change your mind and confirm at a later date, but declining your admission might impact your enrolment options.
  • Complete a pre-orientation questionnaire.
  • Register and select your orientation program and date.
  • Register your parents and family members to attend orientation.
  • View a personal checklist of items you will need to complete.
  • Pay your confirmation fee to lock in your acceptance to UMSL.
  • View links for any required placement tests.
If you are needing assistance, click this Step by Step Guide that provides screen shot images of the Confirmation and Orientation registration site.
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).  To confirm and pay online, click on step 1 to begin.

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 freshman 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.

Once all steps outlined above have been successfully completed, your attendance at UMSL will be confirmed! This secures your place in the Triton family and you can take additional steps toward becoming a Triton! These steps include reviewing your personalized, online New Student Checklist and keep informed of additional checklist items to prepare you for your Orientation session.

All new students must complete an orientation prior to classes beginning. You can learn more about your New Student Checklist and Orientation at umsl.edu/orientation.

Upcoming 2018 Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation (NSO) Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

NSO is mandatory for all first-time college students. At NSO, you'll meet with an academic advisor to develop your academic schedule, obtain a TritonCard [the university student ID card], get your parking permit and Metro pass, and have a chance to reserve textbooks from the TritonStore.

NSO DATES: (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

  • Friday, January 12* (Spring 2018 Session)
  • Tuesday, June 5
  • Wednesday, June 6
  • Thursday, June 21
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Wednesday, July 18
  • Wednesday, August 15 - FINAL NSO

NSO & TRITON OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE DATES:

Students can stay in Oak Hall beginning at 4 pm the night prior to a NSO session for an additional $25 cost.  This will include a night to explore campus including the Recreation and Wellness Center, Dinner in the Residence Hall, Treats of St. Louis, Pool Party at Oak Hall, and sleep overnight in a Residence Hall room.  We do not have housing option for parents/family members and ask that they join their students the next day at New Student Orientation Check-in.

  • Overnight: Monday, June 4, NSO: Tuesday, June 5
  • Overnight: Wednesday, June 20, NSO: Thursday, June 21
  • Overnight: Friday, June 22: NSO: Saturday, June 23

All transfer students who have accumulated less than 24 college credit hours must complete an in-person TSO. Transfer students who have accumulated more than 24 college credit hours have an option to attend in-person TSO or complete the online orientation.

TSO DATES:

  • Monday, Dec. 18, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Spring 2018 Session)
  • Thursday, Jan. 11, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Spring 2018 Session)
  • Saturday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.*(Spring 2018 Session)
  • Friday, May 11, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, June 8, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 12, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, July 13, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 1, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

International Student Orientation (ISO)

  • Tuesday, January 9 - Friday, January 12, 2018 (spring admits)
  • Monday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (fall admits)

QUESTIONS? Please email us at Orientation@umsl.edu.



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.


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.

4. Click Here to Complete Placement Requirements

These online assessments should be taken before your Orientation session.

5. Click Here to Submit All Final Documents

  • Final Transcripts. Admission is provisional until your final official transcripts are recieved and on file with the Admissions Office.
  • Meningitis & Immunication Forms. In order to live on campus, all residential students must complete these forms prior to move-in day.