Upon admission to the university, students are notified that instructions
will be sent by the Registrar's office before registration.
Former students not currently enrolled must submit a reenrollment
application to the Office of Admissions
Currently Enrolled Students
Currently enrolled students are given the opportunity to preregister,
by appointment, before all other students. Students wishing to preregister
for the next semester in a different division or school must complete
a Change of Division form.
Students may enroll as auditors in any course with the
prior consent of the instructor and dean of the school or 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.
After the close of the preregistration-by-appointment
period, all newly admitted or readmitted students are eligible to register.
Students wishing to register for more than a normal course load must obtain
approval from their dean.
UM-St. Louis Express
UM-St. Louis Express provides Missouri’s Senior Citizens
(65 and older) easy access to undergraduate courses without limit on an
audit (not for credit) space-available basis. Graduate courses are not
available through this program. Students are subject to: non-refundable
$25 registration fee, parking fee, and course related fees. Former UMSL
Express students who reapply for the Program must again pay the registration
fee. Students interested in attending as an UMSL Express student may
obtain a registration form from the Office of Admissions. Students should
complete and return the form with proof of age to the Office of Admissions
on the day before classes are scheduled to begin or after.
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. Cancellation forms may be obtained at the
Office of the Registrar. For the refund schedule for cancellation of registration
after class work begins, see the Schedule of Courses published
Enrollment and Academic Advising
Undergraduate students are admitted to the college, school, or professional
school which offers the degree program which was declared on the student's
application. Undeclared students, visiting students, and non-degree-seeking
students are admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences. Students indicating
a desire to pursue a degree in the evening hours are admitted to the Evening
The Advising Center, 225 Millennium Student Center, (314)
516-5300, provides advising for all undergraduate students, regardless
of major. 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. Advisers in
the Advising Center offer the following services to all undergraduate
students: setting and planning academic goals, planning or changing a
course schedule, withdrawing from school, placing a course on S/U status,
petitioning for grade modification, applying for graduation, and making
referrals as needed.
College of Arts and Sciences
All incoming undergraduate students are required to be advised in
the University Advising Center in the Millennium Student Center. Students
who have declared majors are encouraged to contact their major departments
as soon as possible.
The 15 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences
offer majors, minors, and certificates in the humanities, social sciences,
mathematics and computer science, and the biological and physical sciences.
Interdisciplinary programs are available in women's and gender studies,
gerontology, labor studies, conservation biology, trauma studies, and
more. The college also serves students with interests in the health sciences,
pre-law, and pre-journalism. Information on these areas may be obtained
in the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs in the College of Arts
and Sciences, 303 Lucas Hall.
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 Advising Center. 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 should consult with the academic departments
responsible for their majors. Questions regarding transfer credit as they
relate to a specific degree may be directed to the appropriate department.
Students may contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs in the
College of Arts and Sciences by phone at (314) 516-5501 for clarification
on any academic issues related to the division or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Business Administration
The College of Business Administration's office of academic advising
has available a staff of professional academic advisers who provide 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 policy and regulations, and graduation requirements. Other matters
related to a student's academic matriculation should also be directed
to this office.
Prospective business students who are admitted to the
Evening College should submit an official declaration of their major to
that office. When they have completed 39 hours of credit, they will be
assigned to the College of Business Administration for advisement.
Transfer students who have been admitted to the College
of Business Administration should contact the advising office and plan
to meet with an adviser 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 information, call (314) 516-5888.
College of Education
Students wishing to prepare for teaching careers should consider the
Students who intend to teach in elementary, early childhood,
middle school, special education, or physical education settings must
apply for admission to the College of Education.
Students who intend to teach in other secondary school
classrooms may elect to apply for admission to the College of Education
to pursue the Bachelor of Science in education degree (B.S.Ed.), or they
may elect to earn a degree from another college or school at UM-St. Louis
and take courses additionally to meet university and state teacher certification
With either option, pre- and post-degree students must
meet university and departmental requirements, as well as those for teacher
education in Missouri. Teacher education curricula vary considerably.
Regardless of which option a student chooses, he or she must complete
the formal application to the teacher education program. 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 Undergraduate Teacher Education 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.
College of Fine Arts and Communication
The College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Department of
Art and Art History, Communication, Music, and Theatre and Dance. These
four departments offer eight degrees, both graduate and undergraduate.
The College also serves students with interests in pre-architecture.
The College of Fine Arts and Communication is further distinguished by
its collaboration with the community. Endowed professorships link the
University to the Saint Louis Symphony, The St. Louis Art Museum, Opera
Theatre of St. Louis, the Laumeier Sculpture Park and a variety of other
St. Louis cultural institutions.
Students and prospective students are encouraged to contact
the department advising coordinators for the program of individual study.
Students who maintain a relationship with their department have greater
opportunities to meet other students with similar interests as well as
optimize their student experience.
Barnes College of Nursing
and Health Studies
The Barnes College of Nursing and Health Studies 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. track (RN to B.S.N.),
which avoids repeating previous nursing education. With both options,
students must meet university and Barnes College of Nursing and Health
Studies requirements. Careful planning is necessary to assure appropriate
course sequencing. Students are strongly encouraged to develop a plan
of study in conjunction with a nursing academic adviser to avoid extending
the program of study.
Faculty maintain the right to make appropriate curriculum
changes to comply with standards for accreditation as stipulated by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Missouri State Board
of Nursing’s minimum standards.
Pierre Laclede Honors
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 their 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.
The University of Missouri has been directed by the Board of Curators
to implement a variety of studies designed to assess the outcomes of university
education. To this end two types of assessment are required of all students:
- A test of general educational development given to incoming freshmen
and graduating seniors.
- A test or project, specified by the major department, given to graduating
Students who do not comply will not be allowed to graduate.
As alumni, graduates are encouraged to participate in assessment by completing
questionnaires sent to them by the university.
Students must be in residence for at least 24 of the last 30 hours
of graded credit (exclusive of courses graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory
basis), except under unusual circumstances, to be decided by the dean.
Students should file a degree application form with their respective
dean's office at least one year before the expected graduation date. (Students
in the College of Arts and Sciences or Fine Arts and Communication should
file their degree applications in the University Advising Center.) The
dean's office makes a final check to determine that all graduation requirements
have been met. Students should check with the dean's office or an adviser
to be sure their program fulfills the requirements of the department and
college or school, as well as the university general requirements. To
assure graduating at the end of a specific semester, all work for that
semester and any delayed grades from previous semesters must be completed
with the grades sent to the Office of Admissions no later than the official
date for submission of final semester grades.
Three times during the year, a Schedule of Courses is published,
listing the specific courses offered that semester and their meeting times
and locations. This Schedule is available as follows:
Fall semester schedule: preceding March.
Winter semester schedule: preceding October.
Summer session schedule: preceding March.
The Schedule is also on the UM-St. Louis Web site:
http://www.umsl.edu . The university reserves the right to cancel
without notice any course listed in the Bulletin or the Schedule
of Courses for any semester or to withdraw any course which does not
have adequate enrollment