You’re admitted, so now what?
Congratulations! Now that you’ve been admitted to Missouri Western, it’s time to prepare for life as a Griffon.
1. Activate your Goldlink student portal.
In your acceptance packet, you will receive information about how to activate your Goldlink student portal. You will use this portal to complete many of your next steps and throughout your time as a Griffon.
2. Apply for financial aid by March 1.
To receive the maximum amount of financial aid and scholarship dollars, you should complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov by March 1. After this deadline, you can still receive some federal aid. The deadline for any state aid is April 1.
3. Apply for competitive scholarships by March 1.
Missouri Western provides excellent automatic scholarships that you can receive upon admission, but there are also thousands of dollars in scholarships available on a competitive basis, such as the A+ Scholarship. Apply for these scholarships using the Competitive Scholarship Application which is accessible through your One Stop application portal.
4. Submit your housing deposit by April 1.
Missouri Western offers seven residence halls that provide a nurturing environment for you to succeed. They also have all of the amenities of home, including no communal bathrooms! First-time students who live more than 50 miles away from campus are required to live on campus. Information about securing your room in the residence halls is included in your acceptance packet.
5. Review and accept your financial aid package.
In late-April, you will receive notification that your financial aid award is ready to review. At that time, you’ll logon to your Goldlink account to accept your financial aid and scholarship package.
6. Attend a New Student Registration program.
In mid-April, you will receive your invitation to a New Student Registration program with instructions on how to complete your online advisement session and sign up for your chosen date in June. At the registration program, you will meet with an academic advisor to finalize your registration.
7. Attend the Griffon Edge orientation program.
The moment has arrived! It’s time to begin your transformation and find your inner Griffon. Learn more on the Griffon Edge website.