Review the UMSL admission requirements and apply online

  • The application fee is waived for veterans & servicemembers. View the UMSL Veteran Application guide that shows how to apply without paying the fee.
  • Check in-state tuition rate qualifications for military-connected students.

Transfer Students: 

  • Request official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning in which you have attended previously.
  • Send transcripts to: Office of Admissions, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121-4400. 
  • For more information about transferring to UMSL, visit the Admissions for Transfer Students website or contact this office at (314) 516-5162.

NOTE for currently serving applicants:  UMSL is a proud signer of the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (the DoD MOU).  If you intend to use a DoD education benefit (Federal or State Tuition Assistance) you must start this process with your unit Educational Service Officer (ESO) or your military counselor

Service-specific information on TA applications and processes can be found at:

As a military-friendly school, UMSL will evaluate your military transcript for academic credit. In most cases, course credit may be given for military technical training when the credit recommendations are similar to courses offered at UMSL. Send official transcripts to the Office of Admissions at this address: Office of Admissions, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121-4400. Please visit our Credit for Military Service page for more information.

Review eligibility for all GI Bill Chapters. If you qualify for both Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bills, please call our office BEFORE applying for benefits online. If you qualify for the Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act, you may receive the maximum benefit with the Montgomery, Chapter 30, GI Bill.

Apply online for GI Bill Benefits at Vets.gov or find more info on Vocational Rehabilitation.

  • After submission, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in the mail within 3-4 weeks.  
  • Bring a copy of your COE and DD-214 (member 4 copy) to the Veterans Center, 211 Clark Hall, for certificate verification. 

Congratulations! You're once step closer to earning your degree at UMSL!

Confirm Enrollment

  • This process must be completed before you can register for classes.
  • Log into your Triton Portal (tutorial found here) to confirm your enrollment and pay the $50 confirmation fee.
    • Transfer students can defer this fee to their student account and it will be covered by GI BIll. Select the "defer payment to student account" option on the payment page.
    • First-year students will need to pay the fee and receive reimbursement once the GI Bill is applied to your student account. If this creates a financial hardship, call the New Student Programs office at 314-516-5291 to have it manually deferred to your student account.
Sign-up for Orientation
  • Orientation is a requirement for all newly, admitted, degree-seeking, undergraduate students. It must be completed prior to your first day of classes. Click here for the list of orientation dates and more information.

Contact your academic advising office to schedule an appointment. View contact info.

  • At your advising appointment, inform your advisor that you are using VA benefits and that you need a VEV note added to your file. IMPORTANT: A VEV must be added EACH semester in which you wish to receive benefits. Be sure to notify the advisor you are using benefits.
Veterans using GI BIll still qualify for federal student aid including grants and loans
View additional veteran and servicemember specific scholarships here.

As an UMSL student, you have access to wealth of resources and support services available to ensure that you have a successful student experience! Check out a few to get you started below: 

  • Health, Counseling, and Disability Access Services is a one-stop shop for many of medical and mental health needs. They also offer individualized, appropriate accommodations and services to ensure full and equal participation in all education opportunities. 
  • Student Advocacy and Care provides students with interventions, education, and access to resources which empower them to address barriers relative to academic progress and personal success. 
  • Student Academic Support Services (SASS) Student Enrichment and Achievement, the University Tutoring Center, Multicultural Student Services, Pre collegiate Student Services, and UMSL’s TRIO Student Support Services are all a part of SASS. These departments provide students with workshops, success coaches, learning tools and more!