Enrollment Checklist


Follow these steps to enroll in Mizzou at the Columbia campus.

  1. Clear enrollment holds.

    • Log onto myZou. Go to the “Student Center” and then “Holds.”
    • See which unit placed a hold on your account, and contact the office.
  2. Meet with your adviser to prepare your schedule.

    • List alternate classes.
    • Consult your 90-hour form, if applicable.
    • Enroll in at least 12 credit hours to be considered a full-time student.
    • Select the proper number of hours for variable-credit courses.
    • If you are an international student, check in at the International Center before enrolling.
  3. Check term credit-hour limitations.

    • Schools and colleges limit the number of hours a student may take. To exceed the limit, obtain permission from the academic advising office.
    • Before the posted deadline, your academic advising office may enroll you in any classes that exceed the maximum credit hours allowed.
    • If extenuating circumstances arise after the posted deadline, you must submit a Late Changes to Registration form in person to the Registrar's office.
  4. Obtain permission, if required.

    • Check class availability in myZou.
    • If a class is closed, you must obtain permission.
    • Check for prerequisites or enrollment requirements under the section number and “Enrollment Requirements” in myZou.
    • Courses requiring special permission are displayed as "instructor consent" or "department consent."
    • Contact the department offering the course to obtain a permission number or instructions. (Use “Advanced Search” under “Class Search” in myZou to find the department.)
    • Review restrictions for self-paced classes.
  5. Request tuition adjustments.

    • Submit requests for tuition adjustments through the department/academic program, providing the adjustment, if applicable. (Example: A student with a graduate teaching assistantship must contact the department/academic program for application information.)
  6. Add/drop/change sections.

    • Make changes to your schedule on myZou before the posted deadline.
    • If extenuating circumstances arise after the posted deadline, you must submit a Late Changes to Registration form in person to the Registrar's office.
    • Each student must have his or her academic advising office's approval to make changes after the posted deadline.
  7. Change grading options.

  8. Verify contact information.

    • Check your phone numbers and addresses. Make corrections or changes in myZou in the Student Center under "Personal Information."
    • Update emergency contact information on myZou.
  9. Get an identification card.

    • Obtain an MU ID at the ID Office, on the lower level of The Mizzou Store in the MU Student Center.
    • Provide your student number and a current driver’s license, military ID card, state ID card or passport.
    • The photo ID you present must contain your official name, and it must match your name as it appears in the university student system.
    • Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed on all official holidays).
    • Unusable cards or those broken due to normal wear and tear may be replaced at no charge. Normal wear and tear is determined by ID Office staff.
    • Replacements for lost ID cards cost $15.
  10. Be sure to check https://advising.missouri.edu/contact/

Canceling Enrollment

  • If you decide not to attend the University of Missouri for the term and already have completed enrollment, you must cancel your enrollment or registration with the university.
  • Students may cancel all of their courses online up to 10 days before the start of the term. If the deadline has passed but the term has not yet begun, you must submit an Early Cancellation form to the Office of the University Registrar.
  • If you decide not to attend the university after classes have begun, you must inform your academic dean’s office and submit the University Withdrawal form.