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 final high school and college transcripts
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.
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
Request accommodations for disabilities
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. Contact the Disability Resource Center at 417-836-4192 or email us at DRC@MissouriState.edu for more information.
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
Complete the Medical History Form
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 at the Plaster Student Union Info Desk after you check-in for SOAR.
Order textbooks at the Missouri State Bookstore
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
Get your BearPass
We want you to have the best experience at SOAR! Here info on how to submit your photo online for your BearPass Card. This will lower wait times and additional long lines. Go to www.missouristate.edu/onlinephotosubmission to start the photo submission process. You will need to be able to login to your Missouri state account. For Help with this you can contact the Help Desk for assistance. https://helpdesk.missouristate.edu/
Once you have logged in to your account, follow the easy steps to submit your photo.
Purchase a parking permit
Campus parking permits are required of students who will commute or bring a car to campus. Permits are available online July 1st.
Complete the 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 ► click the Discover link ► Search for Student Training card ► Choose 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 ► click the Discover link ► Search for Magers Health & Wellness Center card ► Choose the TB Information and Screening Survey link
Learn about getting involved
The Office of Student Engagement, located on the first floor of the Plaster Student Union, is your one-stop shop for campus involvement. Missouri State has 350+ student organizations.
To learn more about getting involved, visit Pick One and become actively engaged on campus! Build friendships, develop leadership skills, connect to campus and boost your resume all while exploring your interests!