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Parent and Guardian Resources

Higher education is one of the biggest decisions facing young adults. What should I study? What career am I best suited for? How will I pay for it? Should I still go even if I am not sure what I want to study?

As parents and guardians you want to help your student make an informed decision and feel confident they made the right choice. Let's face it, this is the beginning of their independence, but it will also be an adjustment for the entire family. Assembled here is a collection resources available across campus to assist with this decision, the admission process and some of the challenges ahead.



Once your student has decided to attend UMSL, we have resources available on campus to assist them with making the adjustment to life at the University. We are all here to help students succeed. If you have difficulty locating the information you need, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Affairs by phone at 314-516-5211 or email umslstudenta@umsl.edu. If we do not have the answer, we will certainly locate the right person to help you.

Whether coming from out of town or from the St. Louis Metropolitan area, be sure to check out the on-campus housing options available at UM-St. Louis through the Office of Residential Life.