Admission Timeline

July (summer prior to the senior year)


  • Create your BearPass login and set up your My Missouri State student portal.
  • Register to take the October ACT or SAT. Our ACT school code is 2370 and our SAT school code is 6665.
  • Confirm your intent to enroll by paying the $150 enrollment deposit.


  • Access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit the MSU office of student financial aid for more information.
  • The Housing Application opens. Check your mail and email for housing information from the Department of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services.


  • Register to take the December ACT or SAT. The December test is the last from which we can accept scores to determine eligibility for three automatic scholarships: the Board of Governors, Provost and Deans’ scholarships.




  • Register for SOAR (Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration) through your My Missouri State portal.



  • Check your email for final financial assistance letters from the office of student financial aid.



  • Attend SOAR in June or July.
  • Ask your high school to send your final transcript with your date of graduation directly to the office of admissions.


  • Complete and submit your medical history form to the Magers Health and Wellness Center.
  • Review your academic advisor assignment, if you participated in a June or July SOAR session.


Get more information

Contact the admissions office at for more information on becoming a Bear.

Confirm your intent to enroll

Accept your admission offer and confirm your intent to enroll by paying the $150 enrollment deposit.

Paying the enrollment deposit holds your spot in MSU's incoming class of first-time students for the fall semester and also reserves a spot for you at Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (referred to as SOAR).

Once your enrollment deposit has been paid, you may register for SOAR beginning February 1.

Pay the enrollment deposit