Congratulations on your acceptance to Truman State University!
You’ve worked hard, and you have what it takes to succeed here where you can accomplish so much more. As a Truman student, you’re joining a community of dynamic learners who share in your intellectual curiosity. You will live on an active campus full of others like you who like to keep busy, have fun, and explore new things — the life of a Typical Truman Student, or “TTS” as you’ll hear students call themselves.
Now that you have been admitted to Truman State University, what’s next? Whether you’re a first-year freshman or a transfer student, here are the resources you need to make your transition into the university.
Are you an international student? Visit our Center for International Students website to learn more about your next steps.
Visit campus anytimeSchedule your Visit
Come check us out for a day. Meet a counselor, talk with faculty, attend a class or tour campus. The Admission Office is open most days Monday through Friday and some select Saturdays.
Submit your housing application and fee/deposit by May 1Housing Options New Student Housing Registration
Early submission of the housing application and housing application fee/deposit will help ensure you receive your top choice for your residence hall. The application and fee can be completed online through your student portal, TruView. After submitting your housing application, you may return to the form to modify your room preferences or roommate selections before May 1 or until you have selected a room, whichever occurs first. Housing allocations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fill out the FAFSA anytime after October 1FAFSA website
Truman’s Financial Aid Office does not require students and families to complete the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA), but FAFSA completion is necessary to be eligible for state and federal grants and loans. Completion of the FAFSA is not necessary for merit-based scholarships consideration through the Admission Office.
New freshman students are required to attend one of our nine Summer Orientation sessions. These sessions allow you to create your first semester schedule, meet other incoming students, and gather information important to both you and your family. Register for your preferred orientation date online via TruView starting in mid-March. Before your orientation date, don’t forget to submit your registration questionnaire, placement exams, and registration agreement.Spring Orientation
New freshman and transfer students beginning Truman classes in the spring are required to attend our Spring Orientation session. This session allows you to meet other incoming students and gather information important to you. Register for spring orientation online via TruView starting in mid-November. Before your orientation, don’t forget to submit your registration questionnaire, placement exams, and registration agreement.Transfer Student Orientation
Truman provides an optional orientation for new transfer students. Transfer students are able to move on campus early and attend a number of highly beneficial activities and discussions meant to make the transition to Truman more relaxed. Meet numerous faculty and department chairs, and talk with previous transfer students about the ins and outs of being a Truman student.
Truman allowed me to study music, manage the student newspaper, run marketing for various organizations, serve on the executive board for a Greek organization, and take courses in music and history in Salzburg, Austria, among other things. A lot of really incredible professors opened their doors to me, even when I wasn’t in their department because they saw I had an interest and wanted to learn. Having such a varied background not only helped me to learn what I was and was not interested in, but also helped me land a number of different positions.