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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.

From the options below, please be sure to choose/read all applicable areas that describe your situation while attending Saint Leo University.

All Undergraduate Students

Step 1: Secure Your Spot

Deposit (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

Log in to Okta portal/Set up student email (Required)

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

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.

View Registration Agreement Instructions (PDF)

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.

Determine Your Technology Needs

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

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: Complete On-Campus Housing

Residential students will complete their housing application and room selection by logging into their RESIDENCE account.

Your log in information will be as follows:

  • Username:
  • Password: This is set as your Saint Leo email password.

To access your new RESIDENCE online account, you will need to use your Saint Leo University email account. Please note that newly admitted students will have to wait a minimum of 48 - 72 hours (during regular weekday working hours) from the time of their deposit before they can access the RESIDENCE system.

Step 4: 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. 

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.

Please note: This waiver is not yet available for the Fall 2024 Semester. Please check back in July to access this waiver for submission before the Fall Semester.

Student Health Insurance Waiver

Step 5: 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)

Option 1: If you have credits from Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, International Baccalaureate (IB), or Cambridge AICE/GCE, please submit your transcripts to Saint Leo University Registrar's Department to verify if you can waive the placement exams.

Option 2: If you took the SAT or ACT tests, please submit your official scores. We will use the highest score for English and Math placement.

Option 3: If you haven't completed Options 1 or 2, you must take the English and Math Online Placement Exams for Fall 2024. Details here:

Students needing accommodations should contact the Office of Accessibility Services at (352) 588-8464 or email to submit a formal request for ADA accommodations and provide the necessary documentation.

Failure to complete placement exams will result in automatic enrollment in foundational courses. Contact your Success Coach with questions.

In order to register for classes, please reach out to your Admissions Counselor to find out who your advisor is. Your Academic Advisor will help you register for classes.

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)

To register for classes, first sign the REGAG. Your Academic Advisor will assist with registration, or you can contact Student Success directly at If you haven't signed your REGAG, contact your Admissions Counselor for assistance. Once signed, your Admissions Counselor will introduce you to your academic advisor, who will assist with class registration.

First Time in College: Contact your Student Success Coach to register.

Transfer Students: Contact your Faculty Advisor for registration.  

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

Step 6: Add Week of Welcome to Your Calendar

Register for New Student Orientation (Required)

Please check back soon for Fall 2024 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.

Learn About New Student Orientation

Step 7: Additional Resources

International Students

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.

Parking Registration

If you are bringing a car to campus, you must register your vehicle with the University and obtain a parking decal.

How to Register for a Parking Decal

There is a $60 fee for resident students ($30 for commuter students) to obtain a parking permit on campus.

Once completed, a decal will be assigned and billed to your student account. It will then be available for pick-up upon arrival on campus for the semester.

Register Vehicle Online

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 My Workday - Saint Leo University Employment website 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.

View List of Acceptable Documents

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

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