Completing the tasks below will help make your transition to Missouri State easy and organized.
Note: You will not be allowed to enroll in classes if these tasks are not completed before your SOAR session.
Apply for housing (or obtain an exception to live off-campus)
All single students under 21 years of age who have completed fewer than 27 hours of transferable credit after high school graduation are required to complete a housing contract before registering for classes.
Applications are complete when:
- You have submitted the online housing application
- Your $100 housing deposit has been paid
- Your meningitis vaccination records are on file at Magers Health and Wellness Center
- You have a parent signature on file (if needed)
Complete a housing contract online: My Missouri State ► Campus Life tab ► Housing channel ► Complete Your Application link
Exceptions to the housing policy must be approved by Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services PRIOR to attending SOAR. See Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services' exception page for details.
Request that your high school and previous colleges send official final transcripts directly to Missouri State's Office of Admissions at least two weeks before your SOAR session date.
You can bring unofficial copies of your transcripts to show your academic advisor if you believe your transcripts will not arrive prior to your SOAR session.
This online pre-orientation program is designed to prepare you for your SOAR session and transition successfully to college life. Complete MSU 101 at least two days before attending your SOAR session.
Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Completing your FAFSA allows you to be considered for financial aid at Missouri State.
Review and accept your financial aid award package
Once your FAFSA is completed and finalized, you'll receive an award offer and instructions for accepting it via your Missouri State email address.
Accept your award offer online: My Missouri State ► Student tab ► My Financial Aid channel ► Award Letter link
Students with disabilities are encouraged to request accommodations as soon as possible to arrange appropriate accommodations for classes, programs such as SOAR, and other University events.
Complete the Foster Recreation Center liability waiver
Students are required to complete this liability waiver online prior to using Foster Recreation Center facilities.
Complete the waiver online: My Missouri State ► Campus Life tab ► Campus Recreation channel ► Recreation Center Waiver of Liability link
Early completion of this form can save you check-in time and ensure Magers Health and Wellness Center staff have an accurate medical history for you.
Print and complete this form and submit it to Magers Health and Wellness Center during your SOAR session.
Get your BearPass Card
Bring a government-issued photo identification to get your BearPass Card (the Missouri State student identification card) during SOAR. Visit our BearPass Card Office if you do not obtain your card at SOAR.
The Missouri State Bookstore makes it easy to order, ship, pick up, or rent your textbooks—all online! View detailed instructions for ordering books online.
Reserve your textbooks online: My Missouri State ► Registration tab ► My Course Materials channel ► View Booklist and Order link
Campus parking permits are required of students who will commute or bring a car to campus.
Complete our sexual assault prevention program online
This required online program, Not Anymore, addresses issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, which impact countless college students across the country. Completion is required of new students before enrolling in their second semester.
Access Not Anymore online: My Missouri State ► Student tab ► My Admission Info channel ► Student Success (Sexual Assault Awareness Training) link
Complete the online tuberculosis screening questionnaire
Missouri state law requires the University to perform a targeted tuberculosis testing program prior to on-campus students enrolling for their second semester of courses.
Access the questionnaire online: My Missouri State ► Campus Life tab ► Wellness channel ► Tuberculosis Screening Survey link
Create a Campus LINK profile
Campus LINK, Missouri State's online community for student organizations, allows you to browse, learn about, and join any of Missouri State's 350+ student organizations.
Create your profile online: My Missouri State ► Home tab ► Quick Links channel ► Campus LINK link