Registration Information

Late Registration

No student will be permitted to register in any school or college at MU or in any course, other than Problems, Grad Exam, Special Readings, Research or Internship, after the expiration of one week following the first day of classes in regular session or the equivalent thereof in a shorter session. Registration in Problems, Special Readings, Research, Internships or for Graduate Examination will be permitted until the final day of classes for the session. A department may establish an earlier deadline.

A late registration fee equal to the tuition for one undergraduate credit hour will be assessed starting the first day of classes for the regular session for the term.

This means that student may no longer enroll in any classes, including “Exam only,” after the last day of classes for the term, which is the day before Reading Day.

Adding a Course

Students may add courses through the end of the business day one week following the first day of classes in regular session or the equivalent thereof in a shorter session (Example: Monday-Monday). For specific dates and deadlines, view the Office of the University Registrar’s website.  Students may add courses through myZou.

* An advisor’s and dean’s approval may be required; it is suggested you consult with your Academic Advisement Unit for guidance.

* Students can add courses themselves until the end of the add period.

Registration in Problems, Special Readings, Research, Internships or for Graduate Examination will be permitted until the final day of classes for a session with a Late Changes Registration Form signed by the student’s Academic Advising Unit and the form processed in the Office of the University Registrar-Registration Office, 125 Jesse Hall (No late fee assessed). A department may establish an earlier deadline.

* Students may not register for, and/or receive, credit (semester hours) for a course other than the number of credits shown as approved for the course in the Schedule of Courses.

Auditing a Course (Hearer)

Students who wish to obtain knowledge from a course, but do not need or want the credit for graduation may enroll in the course(s) as auditors/hearers.

  • Hearers receive no credit toward a degree and an H grade appears on the transcript.
  • The credit received when auditing a course does not count toward your verification of full, half or less than half time enrollment status. This credit is not reported to the National Student Clearinghouse for enrollment verifications.
  • Students pay standard fees for the course(s).
  • Students’ academic advising unit must approve and change their grading option in myZou for the change to become official. Students may not change their registrations status (hearer vs. credit) after the expiration of two weeks following the first day of classes in regular session or the equivalent thereof in a shorter session. See the University Registrar’s website at http://registrar.missouri.edu/academic-calendar/ for each semester.
  • Students who fail to meet class requirements may be dropped from the course by their academic advising unit upon request of their instructor and with the dean’s stamp.
  • Normally, a hearer will attend the course on a regular basis; either the department or an individual instructor will stipulate the requirements for enrollment in a course as a hearer.

Dropping a Course

Students can drop a class in myZou until the last day to drop a course without a grade. Check the posted deadlines for classes that meet for the full semester or term.

Dropping or withdrawing from a self-paced course must occur before completion of the final exam in the self-paced course.

If a student wishes to drop a class after the last day to drop without a grade, the process is referred to as withdrawing from a course. Follow instructions for withdrawing from a course

Dropping all classes is considered withdrawal from the university

Section Changes

Students will be permitted to change sections through the end of the business day one week following the first day of classes in a regular session or the equivalent thereof in a shorter session (Example: Monday-Monday).

Withdrawing from a Course

If a student drops a course after the last day to drop a course without a grade, the process is referred to as withdrawing from a course. To withdraw from a course, a student must begin in his or her academic advising unit by completing the Course Withdrawal Form.

Students must check with their academic areas to:

  • obtain approval and signatures
  • determine whether additional forms are required

The form must include all signatures to be accepted by the Office of the University Registrar. The registration changes are not considered complete until the Office of the University Registrar has processed the form.

Follow all instructions for completing the required forms »

NOTE: Students may not withdraw from all courses or their last course via myZou after the tenth day prior to the start of the semester or term. This must be done in the academic advising unit (school/college).

Withdrawals will be recorded on the transcript

Faculty will assign a grade of W (withdrew) or F (fail/unacceptable) based upon performance at the time the student withdraws from the course. Before withdrawing from a course, students should verify with their instructors which grade will be assigned.

Review the grading policy

Withdrawing from the Term University

Dropping all classes is considered a withdrawal from the Term (University) and must be initiated in the academic advising unit (school/college) and completed by the end of the business day of the Monday of the last week of classes or prior to completing the final in a self-paced course. Finals are not included as part of the term for this purpose. See policy on withdrawal from the Term (University) and grades for withdrawn students at: http://registrar.missouri.edu/policies-procedures/withdrawal-university.php.

Students should check with their academic area for approval and to see if additional forms are required. The form must include all signatures to be accepted by the Office of the University Registrar. The registration changes are not considered complete until the Office of the University Registrar (125 Jesse Hall) accepts the form. Students enrolled on campus need to submit their forms in person. Off- campus student also have the option to submit the signed form by fax, or scan, and e-mail the form from their official University e-mail account. See Withdrawal from the Term (University) (http://registrar.missouri.edu/policies-procedures/withdrawal-university.php).

If done after the first day of standard classes and the student is enrolled for a term, the student is still eligible to pre-register for the following term. If a term elapses (other than summer) between enrollments the student must apply for readmission through the Admissions Office, 230 Jesse Hall.

Special Registration Functions

Dropping ALL classes PRIOR to the first day of the term constitutes a “Cancellation.” Students may drop all their courses ten days prior to the start of the term via myZou. After that time, students must notify the Office of the University Registrar in writing or by submitting the Early Registration Cancellation form (http://registrar.missouri.edu/forms/early-cancellation-form.pdf) to the Office of the University Registrar, 125 Jesse Hall . A $20 Cancellation fee will be charged.

Specific deadlines for registration functions appear on the Registrar website at http://registrar.missouri.edu/academic-calendar/. An advisor’s and/or dean’s approval may be required for registration functions; it is suggested that you contact your academic advising unit for guidance.

Dismissal

The Director of the Student Health Center will have the authority to exclude a student from classes and other University exercises and activities because of exposure to a communicable or contagious disease, or to require a student to withdraw from MU at any time if he/she has a medical or psychiatric condition constituting a hazard to himself/herself or other students, or to the campus community.

At any time a dean may, following such procedures as are reasonable dismiss a student from a course, or from the school or college, for failure to perform academic duties.

Refunds

Refund dates are different than drop/withdrawal dates.

A course dropped prior to the first day of the semester will receive a full refund less $20 cancellation fee. Courses dropped after the semester starts will receive partial refunds based on the date of the drop/withdrawal. Refund schedules are based on the standard 16-week semester. Courses which meet with shorter or non-standard times will have the refund deadlines adjusted. Specific refund amounts and dates/deadlines are available on the Cashiers website at http://cashiers.missouri.edu/refund_schedules.htm.

Refunds are based on the length of time you are enrolled in a course. Specific refund amounts and dates/deadlines are available on the Cashiers website at http://cashiers.missouri.edu/refund_schedules.htm. In order to avoid unnecessary fees and/or confusion of billing, students should pay close attention to the refund schedule.