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Academic Advising

For questions regarding on academic issues including registering for classes and degree planning, you should consult your academic advisor.
Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates should contact their colleges to locate an advisor and register for classes. Click on your college's name below for more information:

Arts and Sciences

Business Administration


Honors College

Joint Engineering Program

Graduate and Professional Students

As a graduate or professional student, you are advised to contact your program director or academic advisor in you home department. To locate your advisor, click on the link to your program below:

Graduate School


College of Optometry

Social Work

Enrollment Requirements

When registering for classes with your academic advisor, be sure to remember the following:

  • As an F-1 or J-1 international student, you must enroll full-time every Fall and Spring in order to comply with visa regulations. Undergraduates must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester, 9 of which must be taken on-campus. Graduate students must enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester, with at least 6 hours taken on-campus.
  • You must receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F) for a course to count towards the minimum credit requirements. Grades of W, DL, EX, and FN will not be included in your total credit hours for the semester.
  • If the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has determined that you are required to enroll in an English course, you must register and complete the course as prescribed. Courses that are Recommended by the EAP program are not mandatory, though you are encouraged to enroll and complete the course as recommended. Refer to the UMSL EAP Policy for more information.