First-Year Admission Next Steps
Starting your college career is an exciting and busy time in your life. These next steps will help guide you through the first-year admission process and prepare you for success at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.
There are a few things you should take care of right away
Submit Your Deposit
Once you submit your enrollment deposit and intent to enroll form, you can register for New Student Orientation and apply for housing and parking.
Complete the FAFSA
It’s important to complete your free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for your education.
Access the FAFSA at fafsa.gov.
Complete Your Enrollment
Once you have submitted your deposit, you will have a few more steps to take before you begin your classes:
- Submit your final transcripts
- Submit your FAFSA and make an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid
- Activate your virtual community account
- Activate your University student account
- Complete new student orientation
- Apply for housing
- Apply for parking*
- Submit your emergency contact and health record forms*
- Purchase your laptop*
- Ensure you have your required immunizations
- Submit your photo for your student ID
- Purchase textbooks and course materials for the fall semester
*An active email account is required before these steps can be completed.
Contact your previous school(s) to request to have your official transcripts sent to the University. Submit official score reports for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or dual credit courses – you may be able to earn credit for them. Mail all documents to the Office of Admissions at 1 Pharmacy Place, St. Louis, MO 63110.
Submit your FAFSA and make an appointment with the Office of Financial AidIf you have not done so already, please set up a virtual appointment with the Office of Financial Aid. Don't forget to complete any outstanding tasks in the Financial Aid Portal to secure your financial aid.
Activate Your UHSP Virtual Community Account
You will receive a personal email invitation to join the UHSP Virtual Community. To activate your account, log in using the personal email address that you used to apply to the University. Once you are logged in, set up your profile, share your goals and add a photo of yourself.Return to Top
Activate Your University student account
This account provides access to the University IT systems, including email and Microsoft Office, and will be needed to complete steps in your enrollment process like submitting emergency contact forms and health records. Follow these steps to activate your University account.Return to Top
Complete New Student Orientation
While you may have already visited campus, New Student Orientation is your first introduction to the University as an official student. Complete the program by Saturday, Aug. 1.Return to Top
Apply for Housing
Living on campus provides you with a unique opportunity to build lifelong friendships and take advantage of a network of support resources here to help you be your best. All new undergraduate students under the age of 21 are required to live on campus until they have completed 90 credit hours. Housing applications are available online.Return to Top
Apply for Parking
Students have the opportunity to park on campus. Parking applications are reviewed after your enrollment deposit is received, on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is subject to availability, so it is best to apply early. Learn more or to apply for parking, visit uhsp.edu/parking.Return to Top
Submit Your Emergency Contact and Health Record Forms
Once you have activated your University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis email, complete your Emergency Contact Form and upload a scanned copy of your immunization record signed by a licensed health care professional to the Student Health Record Form.Return to Top
Purchase Your Laptop
Immunization Requirements for Incoming Students (must provide copies of documentation for the following):
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunizations (2-shot series) or titers
- Tetanus vaccine (within the past 10 years)
- Varicella immunization (2-shot series) or titers (history of chicken pox is NOT sufficient)
- Hepatitis B immunizations (3-shot series)
- Influenza vaccination (yearly every fall)
- PPD / TB test (must provide copy of documentation of results)
- COVID-19 vaccination. Read more here.
Submit a color photo of yourself in front of a plain, single-color background for your student ID card. Please email submissions by Monday, Aug. 2 to Sandy Scott, administrator, parking and access services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase textbooks for the fall semester by Monday, Aug. 9.
Once you have registered for courses and activated your University student account, visit Campus Web to purchase your course materials and textbooks via the online bookstore. Shipping to campus is free.
Once you receive an email notification that your textbooks have arrived on campus, you can pick up your textbooks throughout the Week of Welcome at the package pick-up counter located in the South Residence Hall.
Orders must be placed by Monday, Aug. 9 to ensure your materials are delivered before the first day of classes.
If you have any questions or need any assistance with your next steps, we are here to help. Please contact the Office of Admissions or your admissions representative at 314.446.8328 or email@example.com.