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Admitted Students Checklist

You've Been Admitted. Now What?

The hard part might be over, but you still have a few things to get squared away before you’re an official Lion. Don’t worry, we've made it as painless as possible. This site will guide you through the final steps of the admission process and answer all of your burning "what’s next" questions. If you need to get in touch, contact us at any time.

Step 1: Secure Your Spot (Required)


If you have not already done so, reserve your place in the upcoming class and submit your deposit today. This nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit will appear as a credit toward tuition costs for your first term of enrollment. If you have already deposited, check off this step!

Submit Deposit 


Step 2: Activate Your Email / Review Saint Leo Technology (Required)

Log in to Okta portal/Set up student email

Follow these instructions to log in to the Okta portal. Be sure to click ‘ACCEPT’ for the Student Financial Responsibility and Registration Agreement.

Registration Agreement

View Registration Agreement Instructions (PDF)

Completing your registration agreement is a key step in continuing with your education at Saint Leo University. This agreement makes you aware of the financial requirements for all students. If you do not sign your registration agreement, you will not be able to enroll in classes. If you have any questions prior to completing the agreement, please call Student Financial Support toll-free at (800) 240-7658.

Important Note: It is critical to complete your registration agreement as soon as possible.

You’ll also want to activate your student email. You’ll start receiving important info about housing, registration and more as soon as we process your deposit so it is important to begin checking your student email. Once your email is activated, you’ll also gain access to Okta and eLion (manage financial aid, access academic information, register for and check class schedules, grades, account balance and other important student information). While you’re here, go ahead and bookmark these links. You’ll be using them a lot.

Saint Leo Portal 

Determine Your Technology Needs

Are you planning to bring your own laptop/device to Saint Leo? Make sure it meets our compliant device requirements by CLICKING HERE.

If you are not bringing a device, or your device does not meet our compliance standards, you are eligible for the Saint Leo University low-cost laptop rental program

Commuting or only enrolling part-time?

You are eligible for the Saint Leo University low-cost laptop rental program.


Step 3: Fill Out Required Forms

Based on your responses above, these are the forms you’ll need to fill out to complete the admission process. Most will require your Saint Leo University Student ID # and university email address, which you can find in your acceptance email sent by the Office of Admissions or by contacting your admission counselor.

Immunization (Required)

Please note: Your immunization form requires a signature from your doctor, so don’t put it off until the last minute. Please try using our new Med+Proctor system to upload your health documents. If you cannot log in, please download the form and email it to

If you have any questions, please call the Health Center at (352) 588 -8347. Please note that immunization records must be received by (date coming coon) for all resident students.

Med+Proctor Instructions 

Download Immunization Form 

Student Health Insurance Waiver (Required)

Because all full-time students must have health insurance, Saint Leo automatically enrolls all full-time students in a university-approved health plan. To waive this coverage and prevent your account from being billed, complete the waiver process. The waiver will open on (date coming soon). The deadline to remove the insurance charge from your Saint Leo University bill is (date coming soon).

Student Health Insurance Waiver 

Form I-20, passport & all travel support documents (Required)

International students require a Form I-20 and F-1 student visa to enter and study in the United States. To receive your Form I-20, complete the following steps:

  • Provide a color copy of your passport.
  • Submit your completed and signed Certificate of Finances form.
  • Send supporting financial documentation. All students are required to demonstrate the financial ability to pay for at least one year of academic and living expenses before being issued an immigration document by Saint Leo University. All supporting financial documents must be in English or accompanied by a notarized English translation showing available liquid funds. The financial documents cannot be older than six months at the time of submission to Saint Leo University in order to be considered valid. These financial documents include, but are not limited to, bank statements and letters, government or organization scholarships. These items can be sent electronically, through postal mail or faxed. Once your documents have been received, Saint Leo University will issue the Form I-20. This will be mailed to the mailing address listed on your Certificate of Finances form.

Student Visa (Required)

Once you receive your Form I-20, complete the following steps to apply for your F-1 student visa:

  • Immediately review your Form I-20 once you receive it. Check your name, date of birth, and all other information for accuracy. If you find any errors, please let us know immediately.
  • Pay the $350 SEVIS Fee.
  • Apply for your F-­1 student visa. (Please note: Citizens of Canada and Bermuda do not need to apply for a student visa and can enter the United States with a Form I-20.)
  • Make an appointment at the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
  • Attend your appointment with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Be sure to take the following items to your appointment:
    • Signed Form I-20
    • Saint Leo University acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Receipt confirming SEVIS payment
    • Supporting financial documents
    • Saint Leo Health History and Immunization forms

Arrival in the U.S. (Required)

Once you have been issued your F­-1 student visa, you are ready to come to the United States to study. Please be sure to carry all of the listed documents with you on your flight, including your Form I-20.


Step 4: Get Ahead By Completing These Steps Before You Arrive

The last thing you want to do when you get to campus for the first time is wait in line for your student ID or a parking decal. Get these out of the way now (and thank us later).

Placement Testing (Required)

Online Placement Exams for Fall 2022 will take place between February 14, 2022 - August 26, 2022, and on-campus exams will take place from May 9, 2022 - July 29, 2022.

For all Transfer students: If you have taken college-level English and/or Math, please follow-up with your admissions counselor to see if we have your official transcript on file. If you have not ordered your official transcript, please contact the university or college you previously attended and have them sent as soon as possible.

If you have not taken college-level English and/or Math, you will need to complete Placement Exams.  You will receive more information once you submit your deposit.

For First Time in College if previously dual enrolled or have AP credits: If you have taken AP credits and/or college level English and/or Math, please follow-up with your admissions counselor to see if we have your official transcript on file. If you have not ordered your test records or official transcript, please contact the appropriate office as soon as possible.

If you were not dual enrolled or receiving AP credit, you will need to complete Placement Exams.  You will receive more information once you submit your deposit.

Placement Testing 

Course Registration (Required)

First time in College:
Registration opens on April 18. Contact your Student Success Coach to register.

Transfer Students:
Contact your Faculty Advisor for registration. Registration opens on April 18, 2022.

Complete COM 140 Waiver Exam (Optional)

COM 140 Waiver Exam Academic Policy

The waiver exam may be taken by students to demonstrate sufficient computer applications competency (through previous education or experience) to justify a waiver of the required course, COM140- Basic Computer Skills.

Only students who are extremely proficient in the content of COM140 should attempt this exam (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows /Internet). Students are ineligible to take the wavier exam if they have taken COM140 at Saint Leo, regardless of grade received. The exam is Pass/Fail and you must receive a minimum score of 74% to pass. If you receive a passing score, you are exempt from taking the course. Please note that you will not receive credit for the course and are required to replace the three (3) credits by completing another course at Saint Leo or by using transfer credits. If you receive a score below 74%, you are required to enroll in the course. There is no charge for the test.

Waiver Testing Information

The Waiver Exam tests your knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Windows/Internet. Any student who has not taken COM140 can take the COM140 Waiver Exam. The policy is very clear: students get one and only one attempt to take the test. Should the student fail to log in and take the test during one term, s/he can try again in another term but should s/he log in, try the test, and quit, s/he cannot gain access again.

Important Note

Passing this exam does not award credit for COM 140 (University policy prohibits credit by examination). You will take another 3-credit hour course instead to complete your degree program requirements. If you wish, you may take one of the advanced computer classes, for which COM 140 is a prerequisite. A passing grade is a minimum of 74%.

Waiver Testing Procedure

  • The exam will test your knowledge and experience of MS office 2013.
  • Number of attempts for the waiver exam: 1
  • Minimum passing score: 74
  • Time allotted: 75 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • The exam must be completed within the designated testing period.
  • Students must request to complete the waiver exam here.
  • Emails are sent to qualified students at the beginning of the testing period with access instructions.
  • Students must request to enroll in the Waiver during registration periods only.

COM 140 Waiver Form 

Student ID (Required)

Your Student ID gives you access to campus buildings, pays for dining hall meals and can be loaded with “Lions Loot” to buy stuff at the Lion’s Lair and campus bookstore. View the information requirements, send over your approved photo, and pick up your ID once you get to campus.

Student ID Information 

Plan to Work on Campus?

If you intend on applying as a student worker, there are a few things you’ll want to do in advance.

Visit the Employment Website

Visit to view a list of current openings. You can filter this list to only show student openings. Student worker roles are posted on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year with the biggest hiring taking place at the start of each semester (Spring, Summer, Fall).

Bring your work authorization documents

In order to function as a student worker, you are required to present original work authorization documents within 3 days of hire. Human Resources recommends you bringing these documents with you to campus, as we are unable to accept copies or photos of them. Failure to provide these documents in a timely manner could result in the delay of your start date.

Important Note:

All students must have a social security number in order to complete a background screening. Please review the list of acceptable documents carefully to ensure you have all required documents needed to verify your authorization.

(List of Acceptable Documents)

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources department at (352) 588-7226 or

Step 5: Add Week of Welcome to Your Calendar

Register for New Student Orientation (Required)

Please check back soon for Fall 2022 New Student Orientation dates and information.

All incoming students (first-year and transfer) must attend this kickoff event prior to the start of the semester unless other arrangements have been made. You can find details about this important event here.

New Student Orientation 

Step 6: Connect

Download the App

Get a head start on meeting your future classmates by joining the Saint Leo Schools app, available for Apple and Android. You’ll receive an invitation, or you can find it yourself at

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