Early Registration

Each semester, currently enrolled students are given the opportunity to pre-register for the next semester’s classes. Early registration usually begins in October and March; the specific dates are listed with the University Registrar.

Early registration procedures:

  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor prior to preregistration week by using MUConnect. 
  • Use the course listings in myZou and/or Schedule Planner to plan your schedule.
  • Registration by computer should be completed at the appointment time listed on the student’s myZou screen or any time thereafter until the end of the preregistration period.

Regular Registration

Regular registration periods are published in the university calendar and are usually scheduled one or two days prior to the beginning of classes. Regular registration procedures are the same as those for pre-registration.

Late Registration

No student will be permitted to register in any school or college of the University of Missouri or in any course other than problems, special readings or research after one week following the first day of classes in regular session or the equivalent thereof in a shorter session. Any student registering after the close of the regular registration period shall pay a nonrefundable late registration fee in addition to all other fees.

Late Add or Drop

Add/drop is the method of getting into or out of a class after registration is completed. Deadline dates for adding and dropping courses each semester are published in the university calendar. The academic adviser also has a list of the deadline dates.

A student is permitted to drop a course using MyZou within the first five weeks of a semester or by the 12th class day of a blocked course with no notation of enrollment in the course being placed on the student’s permanent record. Courses dropped after this point will appear on official records as W (withdrew).

A student who wants to add or drop a course after the add/drop date has ended, should first consult with their academic advisor.