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Spring 2015 Schedule of Classes

Select one of the links below to learn more about preregistration and other related information.

Spring 2015 Booklet (PDF version)

Regular Registration • Registration Schedule • Reinstatement Policy • Repayment Notice for Federal Financial Aid •  Residence Life • Final Exams

More Registration Information:

Auditing a Course
Bookstore HoursBookstore - TextbooksBookstore - Rental Textbook Returns
Dual Credit
Enrollment Verification
Financial Aid Review
Grade Reports
Lion Card IDs
New Student Orientation
Parking Permits
Sixty Plus Program  • Student Account Payment Due DatesStudents with DisabilitiesStudent Success Center
Tuition and Fee Refund Policy
Withdrawal Policy


Preregistration is by appointment with an academic adviser in the major department, or if undeclared, by appointment with Advising, Counseling and Testing Services.


Preregistration Instructions

  • Print your Degree Audit CAPP in LANDSCAPE format.
  • Make an appointment with your adviser. A list of available appointment times will be posted by the adviser's office. Your adviser will assist you; however, you are responsible for selecting courses. Check your catalog for prerequisite requirements.
  • After meeting with your adviser, have the schedule entered in the computer terminal according to your approved registration date listed on the schedule below and during the hours posted by your major department, or use Web Registration.

Your schedule cannot be entered in the computer prior to the date scheduled below.

(Faculty and Staff may not be available for advising or registration during final exams December 8-12, 2014 .)


Preregistration Schedule


Regular Registration - (Students who are unable to pre-register)

SPRING - January 8-9, 2015

  • Registration will be from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the major department. Undeclared majors should register with the Advising, Counseling & Testing Services, Hearnes Hall.
  • Faculty and staff will not be available for advising or registration before 1:00 p.m. on January 8 and 9, 2015.
  • Returning students who were not enrolled during the Fall 2014 semester will start the registration procedure in the Admissions Office, Hearnes Hall.
  • Note: Delayed start classes have various registration deadlines, Registration must be completed no later than the second day of class.


New Student Orientation • Freshmen, Transfer & Former Students

A Southern Welcome Orientation and Registration program will be held for all new transfer and former students on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Students should visit the Southern Welcome website  or contact the Southern Welcome office at 417.625.9731 to make their reservation and for additional information.

Freshmen Southern Welcome Orientation:

Freshmen students may enroll for the Spring semester beginning November 18th.  Please call the department of your major to set up a convenient time to enroll.   Make sure you complete the following procedures during enrollment. 

  • Processed your MSSU Lion Card Picture ID
  • Processed your MSSU Parking Permit (if bringing a vehicle to campus)
  • Met with IT Services and activated your school email account
  • Dropped off your medical history information
  • Enrolled and have a copy of your schedule and bill
  • Met with Financial Aid Counselor (if needed)
  • Met with Bursar’s Office staff (if needed)
  • Picked up your books from the bookstore (if preferred)


Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program

The Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment program at MSSU provides an opportunity for students to take classes while in high school and earn college credit. Students generally participate in Dual Credit in one of the following ways:

  • High Schools articulate agreements with MSSU to offer courses on their campuses with qualified high school teachers OR MSSU Faculty members as the instructors.
  • MSSU provides courses to high schools or a host site via distance learning (i.e. SITV, DVD)

Students who wish to take dual credit courses should complete the application and registration forms. If you are a high school official and are interested in exploring a Dual Credit opportunity for your students, or you would like further information about the dual credit program, please contact Julie Wengert, Director of Academic Outreach or call 417-625-9785. 


Sixty Plus Program (60+) 

The Sixty-Plus Program is a tuition waiver offered by the Department of Distance Learning designed for community members sixty years of age or older (60+) who would like to take on campus classes with a special pricing benefit. 60+ students receive a 100% tuition waiver for three credit hours per semester. Book rental charges, ID card, parking sticker, course supplies, special course fees, and repeated courses are the student’s responsibility. Continuing Education classes are not eligible for the Sixty-Plus Program. New 60+ students must be admitted to the university before they may register. To apply for admission, contact the Admissions Office. Students may register during Open Registration or Regular Registration through the academic department offering the course or courses for which they wish to enroll. After enrolling a 60+ student, the academic department should notify Online Academic Advising at An award may not be given if the Online Academic Advising office is not notified. 


Auditing A Course

The cost to AUDIT is the same as for a credit course. The student must obtain a "Permit to Audit" from the Registrar's Office. The signatures of the instructor as well as the Dean must be obtained. You cannot receive Financial Aid for an audit class.

The signed "Permit to Audit" must be returned to the Registrar's Office, Hearnes Hall, by the end of the second week of classes. No change from audit to credit or from credit to audit may be made after the second week of classes.


Students with Disabilities

Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an individual basis based on the student’s current documentation. Students who need services or would like more information, should contact the Coordinator of Student Disability Services at, 417-659-3725 in the Student Success Center or the website at


The Student Success Center (417.659.3725)   Hearnes Hall

Classes and other services designed to meet the special academic needs of students are offered through the Center. The Student Success Center in Hearnes Hall Room 301 is available Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tutoring in Content Areas and Writing • Peer and faculty tutors are available. Tutoring is by appointment and on a drop-in basis. Both short- and long-term assistance is provided.

English 080 - Basic Composition • A basic writing course taken in preparation for English 101. Students write at least six major papers with special attention given to organization, syntax, grammar, and mechanics. (Listed under English)

University Experience UE 150 - College Academic Skills • A course designed to develop and strengthen an understanding of student responsibility, goals and attitudes necessary for the successful transition from secondary school to college. Active learning through critical thinking, reading and writing to support academic success at the University level will be practiced. Students will identify learning styles and strengths and weaknesses associated with their learning processes.


Student Account Payment Due Dates

Students who have pre-registered for the Spring 2015 term are required to view their student account balance on LioNet upon enrollment. No paper statement will be mailed. 100% of the student’s account balance will be due by the published due date. This balance may be paid in full, via payment(s) to the student account, the Tuition Management payment plan (, authorized financial aid or a combination of these options.

Spring 2015 Due Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

100% of the total student account balance is due in full, prior to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday of the second week of classes. Failure to remit the balances required by January 21, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. will result in an immediate cancellation of your Spring 2015 class schedule.


Reinstatement Policy

Payment Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (prepay after this date)

Following the deadline for tuition and fee payment the Bursar’s Office will cancel the registration of students for non-payment. After the drop, students must apply to seek re-enrollment to their current class schedule (all courses). Students must apply for reinstatement no later than Friday, January 23, 2015 but should reinstate as soon as possible in order to receive grades for the term. Students that fail to meet the deadline may seek reinstatement but must prepay at the Bursar’s Office the estimated full amount of tuition, fees and books. The receipt for payment must be presented in the Registrar’s office before reinstatement will be considered by the instructors.


Tuition and Fee Refund Policy


Repayment Notice for Federal Financial Aid

  • Students who withdraw earlier than 60% of the semester will be subject to repayment of part or all of their aid, as determined by Federal Regulations.
  • Students will be notified in writing of any amount due. A hold will be placed on the student’s account until repayment is made in full.
  • Students must make repayment of their portion of financial aid within 45 days. Failure to make repayment within 45 days will result in:

1. Referral to the US Department of Education for collection.

2. Ineligibility of federal financial aid from all colleges and universities until the repayment of aid and interest due is paid to the US Department of Education.


Financial Aid Review

Do you know the status of your student loans? Check online at  . Make time for a Financial Aid review today. Call 417.625.9867 or come by the Financial Aid office, Hearnes Hall, for a review of whom you owe, how much and when to repay. The default prevention counselor is located in Hearnes Hall.


Withdrawal Policy

Students who do not officially cancel their registration will be responsible for tuition and fees as indicated above. Non-Attendance does not constitute a withdrawal from classes. Please confirm your registration in LioNet (not Blackboard).

Withdrawal from a single class: Beginning January 26, 2015 student must pick up a drop form in the Registrar's Office, obtain the required signatures, and return the form to the Registrar’s Office. The official date of withdrawal is the date the form is RECEIVED in the Registrar's Office. Prior to January 26, students may contact their adviser to be dropped from a single class or use their alternative PIN to drop the class through LioNet up through the first week of class.

Withdrawal from all classes: Beginning January 12, 2015 student must see the university exit counselor in the Financial Aid Office, Hearnes Hall. Federal Financial Aid recipients who withdraw from all classes will automatically be placed on Financial Aid Suspension and may owe a balance to MSSU. Prior to January 12, the student should contact their adviser to cancel their spring 2015 schedule.



Textbook information for all classes can be found at After enrolling a student’s booklist may be found online at by accessing LioNet. Your booklist will specify the required textbooks requested for your classes. Spring rental textbooks may be picked up at Textbook Rental in the lower level of Billingsly Student Center beginning January 2, 2013. Textbook rental fees will be applied at the time of checkout. Bookstore charges and Textbook Rental fees are required to be paid by 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 21, 2015.


Bookstore Hours • Spring

Special Hours During Registration:

  • Monday-Friday, Jan. 5 -9 - 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 10 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 11 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday -Thursday, Jan. 12 - 15, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 16 - 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Textbook Rental Hours During the Spring Semester:

  • Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Campus is closed January 19, 2015 for Martin Luther King Day

Retail Hours During the Spring Semester (January 20-May 1):

  • Monday-Thursday, Jan. 25 - May 1 - 7:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan 25 - May 1 - 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Special Hours During Final Exams:

  • Monday-Thursday, May 5-8, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 9, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hours during the semester subject to change. Note: Bookstore/Rental Textbook charges will not appear on your account until the following business day.


Rental Textbook Return

Rental books due by Monday, May 11, 2015 -- extended 32 day rental period of $12 per hour, per book if returned by Thursday, June 10, 2015.

Three Ways to Return Rental Textbooks

1. Bring them to book Rental, 1st floor Billingsly Student Center
2. Place them in the after-hour book drop behind Billingsly Student Center
3. Mail them to: MsSU Bookstore, 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, mO 64801

Late and Unreturned Rental Books
If your book(s) is not returned or received with a postmark on or before the due date, the buyout price of the book will be charged to your student account and the book is yours to keep.  If you choose to return the book within 25 days beyond the due date, the book buyout price will be refunded and a $12 per hour, per book, extended rental fee will be assessed to your account.


Parking Permits  - Parking permits are available at the Campus Card Service Center, BSC 109 (lower level of Billingsly Student Center).


Lion Card IDs - Lion Card IDs are available at the Campus Card Service Center, BSC 109 (lower level of Billingsly Student Center).


Residence Life – (On Campus Residence Requirements)

All first year students under the age of 21 are required to live in the Missouri Southern Residence Halls to the extent space is available, unless they are married, live with their parents or are excused by the Director of Housing.


Grade Reports

Grade reports will be available online through LioNet. If you need a hard copy, you may request it at the Registrar’s Office or through LioNet.


Enrollment Verification

You may request Enrollment Verifications from the Registrar’s Office at under the "Request my Records" menu or via LioNet Quick Links Channel. Select student, then National Student Clearinghouse.