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Congratulations and welcome to Stephens.

We can't wait to welcome you to our community! If you've received your acceptance letter, we have a few next steps for you. 

Questions? Talk to your admissions counselor about any questions you might have. We’re always here to help.  


Pay your deposit now.

Next Steps for Accepted Students 

You've made a great decision to apply to Stephens. We have a few recommendations to help you finalize your enrollment. 

  • Step 1: If you haven't been to our campus yet, we encourage you to schedule a visit. You can arrange visit dates through our Plan a Visit page. We will tailor your visit to your interests.
  • Step 2: File your FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which also serves as your application for financial aid at Stephens. We use this information to help determine the aid, grants and scholarships for which you may be eligible. You are always welcome to contact [email protected] with your questions, too. (If you are not planning to fill out a FAFSA, please let us know.) Stephens' FAFSA Code is 002512.
  • Step 3: Pay your enrollment deposit. We use your date of deposit to assign housing, for example, so you’ll want to reserve your spot now.

Accepted Student Days

What are Accepted Student Days? These days are designed to help accepted Stephens students take the next step in their Stephens College journey. This is your opportunity to meet with an adviser and create your first semester schedule, get your student ID and start your housing form. You'll also meet the the offices that are here to help you including Financial Aid. 

Why should I attend an Accepted Student Day? Accepted Student Day is an opportunity to check several things off of your list prior to your arrival this fall, including: advising, registration, campus ID and more! This program will welcome and introduce you to the campus community. It is your opportunity to meet with an academic adviser and complete your fall course schedule. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet new and current Stephens students, interact with faculty and staff, and learn about involvement opportunities beyond the classroom. At Accepted Student Day you will receive answers to any questions you may have.

When are Accepted Student Days? We have lots of dates available throughout the spring. There's always something going on at Stephens so check out the optional activities you can choose from too. This year's schedule includes:

  • Friday, March 16 | 8:30-1 p.m. - Session Full 
    Optional Activities: Attend an afternoon Fashion Lecture Series and/or receive complimentary tickets to attend the evening production of “When We Were Young and Unafraid.”

  • Monday, March 19 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Session Full 
    Optional Activities: Explore campus and see areas that have been on your checklist. Get familiar with what awaits you at Stephens!

  • Friday, April 13 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  - Session Full 
    Optional Activities: See Stephens alumnae around campus for our annual Celebrate Stephens reunion event, go to the annual fashion show, “The Collections,” on Saturday afternoon, or peruse our historic costume gallery exhibit, “Victor Costa: Designing Dreams in Fashion,” while you are visiting campus.

  • Friday, April 20 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Optional Activities: Enjoy complimentary tickets to the New Works Dance Concert on Friday evening, and check out the Unbound Book Festival on the Stephens campus on Saturday.

  • Friday, April 27 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Optional Activities: Peruse our historic costume gallery exhibit, “Victor Costa: Designing Dreams in Fashion,” or enjoy complimentary tickets to “Into the Woods,” which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

  • Monday, May 21 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Just Added) 
    Register here.

  • Friday, June 22  | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Just Added) 
    Register here.

I haven’t submitted my enrollment deposit yet. Will that effect my visit? All incoming students are required to submit an enrollment deposit of $250 to confirm your spot in the incoming class. You are most welcome to attend Accepted Student Day, but will not be able to officially register for classes until your enrollment deposit is submitted. We will have an opportunity for you to take care of that onsite, or you may click here to take care of it now!

Where should I park for Accepted Student Day? Directions to campus and parking maps are available here. Parking spaces will be marked with event signage on the day of the event. You do not need a parking pass to park for the day, but do be aware that there is no overnight parking allowed.

Where do I check-in for Accepted Student Day? Check-in will be in Lela Raney Wood Hall, located at 6 North College Ave., Columbia, MO 65215.

More Info for You

All of the offices at Stephens College are excited to welcome you. 

You can start by checking out the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS about the enrollment process. Then check out any of the links below for more information. 

Residence Life

You can start thinking about your housing options and whether or not you’d like to bring a pet. (But don't worry, you don't need to make any decisions for a while.)

Office Fact Sheets:

Helpful Quicklinks


Questions? Talk to your admissions counselor about any questions you might have. We’re always here to help.  


Pay your deposit now.

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