What is START ALL About?

Student Testing, Advising, Registration and Transition (START) is designed as the beginning of your transition to Maryville University. This program will introduce you to the unique educational experiences that Maryville offers.

During START – You Will:

  • Meet and interact with your future classmates, deans and faculty
  • Be introduced to the Digital World at Maryville University and receive an iPad to provide you the opportunity to engage in a more diverse, customizable, and interactive learning environment
  • Receive your Maryville University student I.D.
  • Receive one-on-one academic advising and begin class registration
  • Obtain financial aid information
  • Attend sessions to help you prepare for your first semester on campus

Before You Attend START:

  • Send your college and Advanced Placement (AP) credits to the Office of Admissions. We will need the institution, exact course prefix, title, course number and credits earned (e.g., Maryville University, MATH 116: Intermediate Algebra, 3.0)
  • Fill out your Parking Pass Permit Application to bring with you.
  • Click here for a campus map

2018 START Dates

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018

A list of suggested items to bring along if you are staying overnight:

  • Linens (pillows, bedding, towels, etc.)
  • Alarm clock
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Toiletry items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)


You must pay your enrollment advance tuition payment of $250 before your START invitation email is sent. Please contact your Admission Counselor at 314-529-9350 with any questions regarding making this payment.

Bascom Honors Program

During START, we hope you will explore the unique opportunity to participate in the Bascom Honors Program. This involves enrolling in at least one Honors course during your START advising appointment.

First-year students entering Maryville with a high school GPA of 3.5 and above are invited to apply to the Bascom Honors Program. The mission of the program is to enrich the intellectual life of able and highly motivated undergraduate students, to create a community of students and faculty who love learning, to enhance the University’s intellectual climate and to further the integration of liberal and professional learning.