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Admitted? Confirm Enrollment

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 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 links to create these accounts. 

SSO      PASSWORD      email

✔ 1. Click Here to Confirm, Register for Orientation & Pay Confirmation Fee

Admitted for 2019 - the confirmation site will be available in November 2018.

Click on Step 1, to have access and complete 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.
  • 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.

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 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.

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 2019 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, and interact with current students, staff and faculty. To learn more and preview the schedule, click here.

NSO DATES: (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Friday, January 18 (Spring 2019 Session)
  • Monday, June 3 *
  • Wednesday, June 5 *
  • Thursday, June 20 *
  • Saturday, June 22 *
  • Thursday, July 18 *
  • Wednesday, August 14 - FINAL NSO

* ORIENTATION & TRITON OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE 
Students can stay in Oak Hall beginning at 4 pm the night prior to Orientation 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 Orientation Check-in.

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: (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Monday, Dec. 17 (Spring 2019 Session)
  • Thursday, Jan. 17 (Spring 2019 Session)
  • Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Spring 2019 Session)
  • Thursday, May 16
  • Friday, June 7  *
  • Thursday, July 11
  • Friday, July 19
  • Friday, August 2
  • Saturday, August 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
International Student Orientation (ISO)
  • Wednesday, January 16 - Friday, January 18, 2019 (spring admits)
  • Monday, August 12 - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 (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.



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.