Who is NOT required to pay the enrollment deposit?
Transfer students: Students with 24 or more hours earned after high school graduation do not attend SOAR; instead, these students must complete an online transfer orientation and schedule an appointment with an advisor to enroll in classes. See our Admitted Transfer Student To-Do List for a list of steps to take upon entering Missouri State.
Nontraditional students: Students who are 22 years of age or older, are married and/or have children, have not been in school for an extended period, or are primarily taking evening courses may take part in alternative orientation and registration opportunities offered by the Office of Adult Student Services.
Who is required to pay the enrollment deposit?
All first-time students admitted to Missouri State for the fall semester (beginning in August) with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours earned AFTER high school graduation are required to pay the enrollment deposit and attend SOAR.
Payment of your $150 enrollment deposit acts as your official acceptance of MSU’s offer of admission, confirms your intent to enroll, and reserves your spot at SOAR (Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration).
When can I register for SOAR?
SOAR registration opens February 1. If you have paid your enrollment deposit by that date, you will be able to register for a SOAR session from your personalized site. View the Register for a SOAR session web page for detailed instructions.