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.

Nice To See You Again!

Thank you for getting the ball rolling! It looks like you still have a few more steps to complete. Ready to work your way down the rest of the checklist?
Tell Us A Bit About Yourself

Please check any boxes that describe who you are. From there, we’ll customize a checklist explaining exactly what you need to do to finalize your acceptance and prepare for the upcoming year.

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Step 1

Secure Your Spot


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!


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Step 2

Activate Your Email / Review SLU Technology

Log in to My.SaintLeo portal/Set up student email

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

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 MySaintLeo 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.


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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 may request one through one of our rental programs.

Students who will be full-time campus residents are eligible for the no-cost rental program. See the next section below for more information and to request your device.

Commuting or only enrolling part-time? Take advantage of our low-cost fee-based rental program. CLICK HERE for info on the low-cost fee-based rental agreement. Click below to request your device.


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No-cost rental programs for full-time campus residents

Each year Saint Leo reviews our technology program to ensure that we are providing students with top technology and support. After a recent review, we are pleased to announce that Saint Leo has determined this year’s incoming full-time students who live on campus and who will not be bringing their own technology will be eligible for devices through a no-cost rental program on a first-come, first-served limited basis.

First-Year Students: Eligible for a Microsoft Surface 3 through our no-cost rental program, available on a first-come, first-served limited basis. Request device below.


Transfer Students: Eligible for a compliant device through our no-cost rental program, available on a first-come, first-served limited basis. Request device below.


CLICK HERE for info on the no-cost rental agreement.

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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 SLU 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.

Health history

This form does not require a doctor’s signature and may be submitted by email. Not filling this out will block you from course registration and prevent you from getting your housing assignment or financial reimbursements. You may also return your form by mail:

Health & Wellness Center
Saint Leo University – MC2214
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574-­6665

If you have any questions, please call the Health & Wellness Center at (352) 588-­8347.


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Please note: Your immunization form requires a signature from your doctor, so don’t put it off until the last minute. Mail back your completed form, along with any required health records, to the Saint Leo Health & Wellness Center:

Health & Wellness Center
Saint Leo University – MC2214
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574-­6665

If you have any questions, please call the Health & Wellness Center at (352) 588­-8347.


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Student health insurance waiver

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 (usually available sometime in mid-July).


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Residence hall application/‌agreement

You’ll need your Saint Leo email address and portal password to access the housing website. Housing applications open April 1, 2016. First-­year housing is guaranteed as long as you submit your residence application and agreement by July 1, 2016.

Please note: You won’t be able to apply for housing until your deposit has been processed, which usually takes about three days. If you need special housing accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at, by phone (352) 588­-8464 or by fax (352) 588-8506.


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Form I-20, passport & all travel support documents

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.
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Student visa

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 $200 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
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Arrival in the U.S.

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.

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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

Placement exams on campus will take place Monday-Friday, April 3-July 23.  We are unable to offer campus placement exams on Saturdays and Sundays.


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Proof of residency

In order to ensure that you receive the appropriate Florida state aid to which you are entitled, you must provide valid proof of Florida residency. Complete and submit your Florida Resident Proof of Residency form along with the required documentation by July 1.


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Student ID

Your Student ID gives you access to campus buildings, pays for dining hall meals and can be loaded with “Monarch Money” to buy stuff at the Lion’s Lair and campus bookstore. Sign up online and pick up your ID once you get to campus.


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Parking decal

Both residents and commuters must have parking decals on their cars. Skip the lines by registering online. You can pick up your decal when you arrive on campus.


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Step 5

Add Week Of Welcome To Your Calendar

Plan to attend New Student Orientation

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.


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Step 6


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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Thanks for securing your spot in the upcoming class and taking care of all your paperwork. Now, the only thing you have to worry about is how you’ll squeeze the next four years into the trunk of your car. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­