Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Truman State University!

You’ve made a great choice and a valuable investment in your future. As a Truman student, you are joining a community of 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, you are probably wondering “What’s next? What can I do to keep on top of things?” The following information will let you know what you need to do to prepare for becoming a Bulldog.

Are you an international student? Visit our Center for International Students website to learn more about your next steps.

Next Steps

Visit campus anytime!

Schedule 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 1!

Housing OptionsNew Student Housing Registration

Early submission of the housing application and housing application fee/deposit will help ensure you receive your top choice of residence hall. The application and fee can be completed online through your student portal, TruView. Re-enter your application anytime before May 1 or you select your room to meet new potential roommates or edit your room preference rankings. Housing allocations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fill out the FAFSA anytime after October 1!

FAFSA 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.

Summer Orientation for Freshmen

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!

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.

Return the required medial documents including your medical history form, insurance form, and vaccination record to the Student Health Center by July 1. For students living on campus, you will not be able to move-in until the Student Health Center has received all of the materials.
To make sure your incoming student record is finalized, you will need to submit your final transcripts to the Office of Admission. Note that we require all transcripts from your college courses (dual enrollment) and all AP, IB, and CLEP test scores be submitted to Truman.
Moving to campus will elicit a roller coaster of emotions and our Truman Days program for new students is designed to make your transition to Truman State University easy. Before coming to campus, check the Residence Life’s suggested items to bring. Then, get to campus early, set up your room, and start making friends your first day on campus!

Summer Orientation

Truman Week

Move-In Day


My favorite aspect of Truman is the sense of community. I love knowing so many people around campus and having so many great opportunities that I might not have at a larger university.

Neva S., Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor