Registering for Classes: New Students
Newly admitted/re-admitted students are eligible to register after the close of the pre-registration period. Enrollment dates, Semester Calendars, and courses offerings can be found online at the  Registration website.

Registering for Classes: Former Students
Former UMSL students who have not been enrolled for a year must submit a reenrollment application available in the Admission's Office.

Registering for Classes: Currently Enrolled Students
Currently enrolled students are given the opportunity to preregister, by appointment, before new or returning students. Pre-registration appointment times are sent to students’ university email and can also be found by logging into MyView.

Students may enroll as auditors in any course with the prior consent of the instructor and dean of the college in which the auditors desire to be registered.  They may be dropped from the course when, in the judgment of the instructor and dean, their record justifies such action.  Auditors are charged full fees and receive no academic credit.

Registration Cancellation
Students who have enrolled and paid their fees but do not wish to attend the university may cancel their registration any time before the first day of the semester. Cancellations may be processed at the Office of the Registrar or by logging into MyView and dropping all classes. The refund schedule for cancellation of registration after class work begins can be found on the Cashier's Office website.

Academic Advising
Undergraduate students are admitted to the college or school that offers the degree program declared on the student's application. The university’s Academic Advising Website has advising information for all undergraduate students.

Undeclared students, visiting students, and non-degree-seeking students are admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences but advised in the Center for Student Success 225 MSC.

Undeclared students are encouraged to declare a major as soon as possible since it is important to determine what specific requirements must be satisfied to complete the baccalaureate program. The Center for Student Success has workshops that assist students with their decisions.

College of Arts and Sciences
All incoming undergraduate students are required to be advised. Advising services are available in the College Advising Office located in 303 Lucas or in their major department. Students who have declared majors are encouraged to contact their major departments as soon as possible. Please visit the college website for a complete list of Departmental Faculty Advisors and other student resources.

Since there are specific requirements that each major must satisfy to complete a baccalaureate program, students are urged to declare their majors as soon as possible. This may be done at the time of application or later in the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs of the College of Arts and Sciences. Once a student declares a major, the department offering the degree will assign a faculty adviser and contact the student. The adviser, usually a faculty member in the student's area of interest, will assist in selecting suitable courses and advise the student in matters relating to degree requirements.

Students with specific concerns related to the specialized degree requirements of the college, including transfer credit, should consult with the academic departments responsible for their majors. Students may also contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs of the College of Arts and Sciences by phone at (314) 516-5501 for clarification on any academic issues or by e-mail at

College of Business Administration
The College of Business Administration's office of undergraduate academic advising provides assistance to students in planning their academic careers, and in dealing with appropriate course selection, College of Business Administration requirements, general education requirements, evaluation of transfer credit, course prerequisites, school policies and regulations, and graduation requirements. Other matters related to a student's academic career should also be directed to this office.

Transfer students admitted to the College of Business Administration should contact the advising office and plan to meet with an advisor early in the semester for an evaluation of transfer credit and the planning of their degree programs.

All students are urged to make advising appointments early during each semester, prior to registration dates, to obtain approval of schedules for upcoming semesters. Advising is a continuous and ongoing process. For additional information, call 314-516‑5888 or email

College of Education
Students wishing to prepare for teaching careers should consider the following:

Students who intend to teach in elementary, early childhood, middle school, special education, secondary education, or physical education settings must apply for admission to the College of Education.

Students who intend to teach in secondary school classrooms may choose to pursue the bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences plus certification, or the B.S. in education degree, which includes Missouri certification.

With either option, students must meet university and departmental requirements, as well as those for teacher certification in Missouri. Regardless of which option students choose, they must complete the formal application to the teacher education program, available online. Careful planning of individual schedules is necessary to ensure selection of appropriate courses and to avoid extending programs. Students should therefore seek advisory help from the Teacher Certification and Advising Office at the earliest opportunity. Regular consultation with advisers is essential. The office provides assistance to all students interested in professional education programs and certification requirements. Questions about admission to the teacher education program, sequencing of courses, prerequisites, graduation requirements, and related matters should be directed to 314-516-5937 or in person in Room 155 Marillac Hall, South Campus.

College of Fine Arts and Communication
The College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the programs in Art and Art History, Communication, Music, and Theatre, Dance and Media Studies. 

For advising, students may contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs located in 303 Lucas, call 314-516-5501, or visit the college's Advising Website for departmental contacts.
Students who maintain a relationship with their department have greater opportunities to meet other students with similar interests as well as to optimize their student experience. 

College of Nursing
The College of Nursing offers the bachelor of science in nursing degree (B.S.N.) for non-RNs through a four-year or accelerated program of study. RNs who are graduates of diploma or associate degree nursing programs complete a junior‑senior B.S.N. completion option (RN to B.S.N.). With both options (pre- or post-licensure), students must meet university and College of Nursing requirements.

Faculty maintain the right to make appropriate curriculum changes to comply with standards for accreditation and approval as stipulated by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Missouri State Board of Nursing’s minimum standards. For that reason, students receive exceptional advising support from college advisors.

Pierre Laclede Honors College
Honors Scholars receive both academic advising and personal counseling from the college's administrative and teaching staff throughout their undergraduate careers. During the first two years, particular attention is given to the ways in which students fulfill Honors College and university general education requirements and prepare themselves for their majors by taking the necessary prerequisites. After a major is declared, Honors College advisement with regard to work done for honors credit continues and is supplemented by major‑related advising provided by the appropriate academic unit. The college identifies candidates for major graduate fellowships and assists them in preparing their dossiers. Similar assistance is given to scholars planning to go on to graduate and professional schools or seeking career opportunities immediately upon graduation. Honors advising is housed in 106 Provincial House and is explicit on the college's Academic Advising Website.