Congratulations on your admission to Missouri State University! We’re excited to have you join our thriving academic and social community. Here are a few important next steps:
Visit campus and Springfield
We encourage you to visit campus if you haven't already. A campus visit is a great way to confirm your interest in Missouri State and get a feel for student life. Take a tour led by a University Ambassador, meet with an admissions representative, and learn more about financial aid, academic programs, and student opportunities. Schedule your campus visit today.
Connect with your future classmates and Admissions
Join our Future Student Facebook Community and begin meeting your future classmates with our Facebook app. Our Future Student Facebook Community is a great tool for finding roommates, interacting with current Missouri State students, and asking questions about anything MSU-related. Also, "like" the Admissions Facebook page to get the latest news, updates, inside tips, and information on the admissions process.
Begin the financial aid process
If you are planning to apply for financial aid, we encourage you to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To receive priority consideration for all aid programs, you must submit your FAFSA so that it is received by the processor no later than March 31. We recommend that you apply on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You can apply for aid after March 31; however, there are certain programs for which you will not be considered. You should also start looking for scholarships. To find out more about scholarship opportunities, ask your high school guidance office, check the Web or your local library, and visit our scholarship page.
Reserve your housing
You will receive information regarding our housing policy and residence halls from the Department of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services (commonly referred to as the "Housing Office"). This will include information on the housing application process and will provide instructions that you must follow to ensure that your admission date will be used as your priority date for housing.
Plan to attend Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR)
By mid-April, you and your family will receive an invitation from our Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) Office to attend a two-day SOAR session during June or July. During SOAR, you will learn about the University, meet other incoming students, confer with an advisor and register for classes. Attendance at SOAR is required of all first-time freshmen, and you will have the option of choosing one of the SOAR session dates in June or July that best fits your schedule.