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 -- $75 for freshman and $50 for 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. 

Click on each step to view detailed information and the actions you need to take.

Admitted for Spring 2018, the confirmation and orientation site will be available in November 2017.

Once you have accepted, you will be able to complete and view the following:

  • 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.

Once all steps outlined above have been successfully completed, your attendance at UMSL will be confirmed! This secures your place in the Triton family. You will be sent housing, orientation and academic advising information as it becomes available. Please reference this site to view updated checklist items necessary to complete prior to your first day of classes.



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 February 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 2017 semester. Contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing for more information at 314-516-6877 or umslreslife@umsl.edu.


SUMMER / FALL ADMITS 2017: Open NOW     |    SPRING 2018 ADMITS: Opens November 2017

After you successfully confirm your enrollment you can take additional steps toward becoming a Triton! These steps include reviewing your personalized, online New Student Checklist and registering for an 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.

Mark your calendars for upcoming student orientations

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.)

  • Wednesday, January 11*
  • Tuesday, June 6**
  • Wednesday, June 7
  • Friday, June 16
  • Saturday, June 17**
  • Thursday, August 3
  • Friday, August 4
  • Wednesday, August 16 - FINAL NSO

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:

  • Saturday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.*
  • Friday, May 12, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, June 9, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 13, 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 14, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Students beginning in Spring 2017 must attend these sessions.

International Student Orientation (ISO) Monday, January 9 - Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (spring admits) and Monday, August 14 - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (fall admits)

**TRITON OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE The Triton Overnight Experience provides admitted students the opportunity to stay the night in Oak Hall before their NSO session. You can register for this optional opportunity when you register online for orientation. Overnight dates are Monday, June 5 and Friday, June 16.

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