FAQ


Where can I get an official MU transcript?

How do I get my unofficial MU transcript?

  • You can get an unofficial transcript (student academic profile) from myZou. To email a copy of your academic history to yourself, go to Self Service, Student Center. From the Student Center, select Student Academic Profile from the “Other Academic” drop-down list. Click the “Go” button.
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How do I request an official transcript from another institution?

  • You must contact the Registrar’s office at that institution and request a transcript from them. If you are having the transcript sent to MU, send it to the Admissions office. There is typically a fee for requesting an official transcript.
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How does adding a Mizzou online self-paced class affect my full-time status?

  • A Mizzou Online self-paced class will be applied to the semester in which you enroll. However, there is a deadline near the middle of the semester for enrollment in Mizzou Online self-paced courses; after this point, if you enroll in a Mizzou Online self-paced class, it will appear on your schedule for the next semester. It is best to contact your academic advisor before enrolling in a Mizzou Online self-paced class.
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When can I meet with my advisor?

  • You need to schedule an appointment with your advisor in advance. Students can schedule an appointment with their advisor by using MU Connect or by calling 573-884-9700. Check your student email account for announcements regarding beginning-and-end-of-the-semester walk-in advising hours.
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When do I register for classes?

  • You can find out when you register for classes by going onto myZou. Go to Self-Service; then click on Enrollment; and then click on Enrollment Dates.
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Where can I find information about scholarships?

  • You can find information about scholarships by asking your department or organizations in which you are involved about scholarship opportunities.  Also, MU’s Financial Aid website provides information about types of scholarships; including scholarships, grants, and loans offered through the University of Missouri. You can also search online for scholarships; www.fastweb.com is one resource, but there are many others.
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Can I repeat a course?

  • You are allowed to repeat up to 15 credit hours of C- or lower coursework under the course repeat/GPA adjustment request policy. Repeating a course is not always the best option. Talk to your advisor to see if repeating a course is right for you. The course repeat policy/GPA adjustment request is located at http://registrar.missouri.edu/policies/course-repeat.php.
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Do I have to meet with my advisor?

  • You do not have to meet with your advisor to register for classes. However, by meeting with your advisor, you will be aware of your progress towards graduation and it will enhance your college experience. Your advisor can provide important information and make necessary referrals.
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How do I change my major?

  • If you are a declared or undeclared major within the College of Arts and Science, you need to fill out a Change of Major form to change your major to a different Arts and Science major (this form can be obtained from M110 Student Success Center or 107 Lowry Hall).
  • If you are a declared or undeclared major within the College of Arts and Science, you need to complete a Transfer of Division form with the division you’re transferring into to change to that major (e.g., College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Human Environmental Sciences, School of Health Professions, School of Natural Resources, School of Nursing).
  • If you’re a declared major in a division outside of the College of Arts and Science and would like to change to a declared or undeclared Arts and Science major, then you need to complete a Transfer of Division form by visiting transferofdivsion.missouri.edu or with a walk-in advisor in 107 Lowry Hall (walk-in hours are Monday-Friday from 10 AM-4 PM)
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When do I file a graduation plan?

  • In the College of Arts & Science, you need to file a graduation plan by the time you have completed 60 hours. You must have completed ENGLSH 1000 and MATH 1100 with a C- or better and have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and, depending on your chosen major, complete specific coursework. You will need to meet with your advisor for assistance in completing the grad plan and to obtain your advisor’s signature. Your advisor will make you 3 copies of your grad plan. You then will need to officially file the grad plan in the College of Arts & Science Advising Office in 107 Lowry Hall (you will need to call 573-882-6411 to schedule an appointment to file a completed grad plan signed by your academic advisor). You must take the 3 copies of the plan with you to that appointment.
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How can I find out information about study abroad?

  • If you want to study abroad, start planning early. Meet with an advisor in the International Center to discuss requirements and attend an information meeting about study abroad. It is also important to let your advisor know that you wish to study abroad.
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Can I take all my general education classes first before starting the classes for my major?

  • Taking only general education classes is fine if you are still exploring your options for a major. Nevertheless, you do not want to take general education classes only before starting courses for your major. If you do this, then you could potentially delay your graduation date. It’s a good idea to begin exploring majors early on by taking an exploratory course in a subject you might be interested in to see if it’s the right fit for you.
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Do I have to apply to my department to be accepted into the program?

  • There are certain majors that require you to apply for their program, such as Journalism, Communication, and Business. If you are unsure if you need to apply to your program, contact your advisor.
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Can I take classes somewhere else and have them count for requirements here?

  • You can take classes at other accredited institutions and have them count for your course requirements at MU. To find out if a course will transfer, you can look up transfer equivalencies in myZou (mostly for schools located in Missouri), or you can complete the Transfer Course Approval Form and submit it to the Admissions office for evaluation.  You can also visit www.transfer.org for transfer equivalencies from other institutions to MU.  Courses do not count towards your GPA, unless they are taken at a University of Missouri institution (Mizzou, University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Missouri St. Louis and University of Missouri S&T).
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When should I drop a course?

  • You might consider dropping a course if you feel severely overwhelmed by the class, but it’s a good idea to talk to your advisor before dropping. You need to check the dates and deadlines on the Registrar’s website for deadline of the drop date. If you miss the drop deadline, you will need to withdraw from the course instead.  When dropping a course, you should check the refund schedule on the website of the Office of Cashiers to see how dropping the course will affect you financially.
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Does my advisor make my schedule for me?

  • No. After you meet with your academic advisor to review the major and general education requirements and your progress towards those requirements, it is your responsibility to use the graduation plan or planning worksheet and degree requirement sheet to create a schedule. You can use the online Schedule Planner planning tool to assist with course enrollment through myZou.
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How can I find my enrollment date/time?

  • To find your registration date, log in to myZou and visit the Student Services Center. In the Enrollment box on the right-hand side of the page, select details. Then select the correct semester and your enrollment date and time will be displayed. Note: Plan to enroll as close to your registration date as possible; if you do not enroll in the classes that you need during Early Registration, they might fill up!
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How do I know if I have a registration hold, and how can it be released?

  • To check if you have a registration hold, log in to myZou and visit the Student Services Center. Holds are indicated in the box on the upper right-hand side of the page. For information on lifting the hold, click details and then click the hold. When you click the hold, the contact information for the office that can lift the hold will be displayed. Your academic advisor cannot release your holds; you will have to take the necessary action in order to have your hold released.
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Where can I find course descriptions and prerequisite information?

  • If you are interested in a course, please make sure to click on the section information in myZou and read all of the additional course information before attempting to enroll in the course; prerequisites and special requirements are indicated in this section. If you are unable to add a course, you may not meet the prerequisites.
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Can I add a course that is closed? If so, how?

  • If a course you want to enroll in is closed or you are unable to enroll, you need to contact the department or professor offering the course and request permission to add the course. If a permission number is not granted, you can keep checking back on myZou periodically to see if there is an opening. Another student might drop the course, thus opening up a seat. It is best to have an alternate course in mind in case you do not get your first choice. Contact your academic advisor if you have questions.
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How do I know which courses can fulfill general education requirements?

  • You should check the Distribution of Content Course List (also referred to as the general education or gen ed site) to see if a course can count as a general education requirement. In general, if the course is on the list, you can count it; if not, you can’t. There may be a few exceptions, so it’s always best to double-check with your academic advisor.
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