Congratulations on your admittance to SBU!

We're so excited that you have pursued SBU as a college option. We look forward to getting to know you better and helping you through the rest of your college decision process.

With more than 80 areas of study, we know you can find your place at SBU!

SBU is a wonderful environment for you to grow spiritually, excel academically, and thrive socially. You will graduate with a solid education preparing you for your chosen career field and equipping you to carry out the Great Commission.

Portal Site

Now that you officially have been admitted to the University, you have access to the SBU Admitted Student portal site, which will be a valuable tool for you.

Accessing the Portal:

  • Click the "MySBU" link at the top of our website
  • Enter the username and password provided in an email sent after you were admitted to SBU
  • You will be prompted to set a new password after initial log-in

Please log on soon, so you don’t miss out on any important announcements. If you have trouble logging on, please contact our Help Desk at (417) 328-1702 or

What's Next?

Below are some next steps to take to learn more about SBU, secure your spot in classes and housing, and to maximize your financial aid opportunities.

Your admissions counselor will give you more specific details throughout this process. However, if you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor at any time.

1) Schedule a Personal Visit

We invite you to come visit SBU for a personalized visit of our campus. During your visit, you can:

  • Take a campus tour
  • Meet with a faculty member in your subject area
  • Discuss admissions and financial aid with your admissions counselor
  • Sit in on a class or attend a Chapel service
  • Eat a meal in our cafeteria
  • And so much more!

Visit SBU

2) Engage with SBU on Social Media

Share your excitement about your acceptance to SBU on social media by using our hashtag #SBUniv. Follow SBU (@SBUniv) on:

And check out what other people are saying about SBU on "The Hub" at

Check out "The Hub"

3) Submit Your FAFSA

To receive any state and federal financial aid for which you may qualify, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and send it to SBU. You will then receive a customized financial aid award letter from SBU.

Submit the FAFSA by February 1 to maximize your financial aid opportunities.

FAFSA Information

4) Attend Bearcat Days

Make plans to attend Bearcat Days, an overnight admitted student event held at SBU in March. During Bearcat Days you will:

  • Experience life as an SBU student
  • Meet other Future Bearcats
  • Interact with current SBU students
  • Stay in a dorm with a current student host
  • Talk with faculty
  • And so much more!

Visit Day Information

5) Send in your Enrollment Deposit

Ready to secure your spot in classes and housing? Make it official by sending in your $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit. This deposit is a prepayment on your tuition and will reserve your spot in classes and allow you to sign up for campus housing. Ask your admissions counselor if you have any questions!

Mail your deposit

Pay deposit online

6) Attend Summer Orientation

Come to a Summer Orientation event to receive your class schedule for the fall, learn about Welcome Week and meet your future classmates! Stay tuned for dates and sign-up information.

7) Sign Up for Welcome Week

You won't want to miss out on Welcome Week, our new student orientation event. During Welcome Week you will make new friends, grow spiritually, and begin making the transition to life at SBU.

Welcome Week Information