UMSL to hold Quick Admit Days for transfer students July 17, Aug. 8

Quick Admit Day

Quick Admit Days on July 17 and Aug. 8 will give transfer students a chance to gain admission to UMSL, meet with advisors and register for classes, all in a single day. (Photo by August Jennewein)

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Missouri–St. Louis is meeting the needs of undergraduate transfer students with an opportunity to gain admission to the university, meet with an advisor and register for classes, all in a single day.

UMSL will hold the first of two Quick Admit Days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 17. The second is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 8. Both will be held in the Millennium Student Center.

“With 76 percent of our undergraduate students coming to UMSL as transfer students, we understand their unique needs, and with Quick Admit Day, we are able to provide all of those services in one day instead of it taking weeks,” said Dixie Williams, director of admissions. “This event allows students to get admitted, talk to financial aid, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

“We also know that sometimes students have not yet decided on their fall plans until now, and Quick Admit Day is just one way that we help students. We also provide daily tours and meetings with transfer specialists if our Quick Admit Day dates don’t fit in a student’s schedule.”

Nearly 300 students have taken advantage of Quick Admit Day to begin charting their degree paths in each of the past three years.

Prospective transfer students are encouraged to register for the July 17 or Aug. 8 events and fill out an online application in advance. UMSL will waive the application fee for participating students.

Students need to bring copies of unofficial transcripts from all institutions where they’ve earned college credit. Transfer specialists will review those materials. As long as the students meet the admissions requirements and sign that they will have their official transcripts sent to UMSL within 30 days, they’ll gain admission the same day. Students then have the chance to meet with an academic advisor and enroll in classes for the upcoming semester – thereby streamlining a process that typically takes a few weeks.

That includes meeting with orientation staff and getting registered for an upcoming transfer student orientation session.

For more information, contact Christy Hummel, assistant director of transfer services, at 314-516-6943 or askchristy@umsl.edu.

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