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.
Currently Enrolled Students
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.
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 College.
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
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 of 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 of 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
Transfer students who have been 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 both 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.
College of Education
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, pre- and post-degree students must meet university and departmental requirements, as well as those for teacher education in Missouri. 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 APEC 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
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.
College of Nursing
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.
Pierre Laclede Honors College
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 seniors. 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.
Fall semester schedule: preceding
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