Auditing a Course
Bookstore Hours • Bookstore - Textbooks • Bookstore - Rental Textbook Returns
Financial Aid Review
Lion Card IDs
New Student Orientation
Sixty Plus Program • Student Account Payment Due Dates • Students with Disabilities • Student Success Center
Tuition and Fee Refund Policy
Preregistration is by appointment with an academic adviser in the major department, or if undeclared, by appointment with Advising, Counseling and Testing Services.
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 10-14, 2012.)
Regular Registration - (Students who are unable to pre-register)
SPRING - January 10-11, 2013
A Southern Welcome Orientation and Registration program will be held for all new transfer and former students on Monday November 19, 2012 and January 10, 2013. Students should visit the Southern Welcome website or contact the Southern Welcome office at 417.625.3158 to make their reservation and for additional information.
Freshmen Southern Welcome Orientation:
All freshmen are required to attend the Southern Welcome Orientation and Registration program to be held at 8:30 a.m., Thursday January 10, 2013 in Billingsly Student Center. Students should visit the Southern Welcome website or contact the Southern Welcome office at 417.625.3158 to make their reservation and for more information.
The CREDIT-IN-ESCROW program consists of university studies for outstanding high school students who have:
An ACT score is required for students interested in enrolling in English, Math, Science or Social Science classes. Application and approval is for one semester only. The student must apply each semester.
These courses may be taken during the day or evening, and are available in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. If the student earns a grade of "C" or better in a CREDIT-IN-ESCROW class, the credit for the course will be held in escrow. Upon successful completion of the course and high school graduation the CREDIT-IN-ESCROW will be placed on the permanent academic record.
Contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417.781.MSSU (6778) for further information.
The Dual Credit program at MSSU provides an opportunity for students to take classes and earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students generally participate in Dual Credit in one of the following ways:
Students who wish to take dual credit courses should complete the enrollment forms and submission requirements. 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 the dual credit program, please contact Noel Wiseman, Dual Credit Coordinator for Distance Learning or call 417-625-9861.
Missouri Southern’s Sixty Plus program is designed for persons sixty years of age or older who would like to take on campus or online university courses with a special pricing benefit. Sixty Plus students receive their first three credit hours each semester free, with a 50% tuition reduction for every credit hour after that. Textbook rental, campus fees, special course fees, distance learning fees and repeated courses are the responsibility of the student. Continuing Education classes are not eligible for the Sixty Plus Program.
Sixty Plus students can attend as degree seeking or non-degree seeking. Sixty Plus students can take classes for a grade and credit, or may audit a class if they wish to do so. Class registration is based on the number of college hours taken previously.
Sixty Plus students may register through the Online Academic Advising in the Department of Distance Learning. If a Sixty Plus student has a declared major and a faculty advisor, they are registered for classes by their faculty advisor. The faculty advisor should then email email@example.com to request the waiver. Once a Sixty Plus student is registered in a course or courses, Online Academic Advising will notify the Bursar’s office, so the Sixty Plus fee waiver can be applied to the student’s account. The student is responsible for timely payment of the balance.
Interested students may contact Online Academic Advising for more information. Online Academic Advising can be reached by phone at 877-837-8527 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 Lori Musser, 417-659-3725 in the Student Success Center or the website at http://www.mssu.edu/disability-services/.
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.
Students who have pre-registered for the Spring 2013 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 (www.afford.com/mssu), authorized financial aid or a combination of these options.
Spring 2013 Due Date: Monday, January 21, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
100% of the total student account balance is due in full, prior to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday of the second week of classes. Failure to remit the balances required by January 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. will result in an immediate cancellation of your Spring 2013 class schedule.
Payment Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Monday, January 21, 2013 (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 25, 2013 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.
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.
Do you know the status of your student loans? Check online at http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/. 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.
Students who do not officially cancel their registration will be responsible for tuition and fees as indicated above. Non-Attenance does not consitute a withdrawal from classes. Please confirm your registration in LioNet (not Blackboard).
Withdrawal from a single class: Beginning January 28, 2013 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 30, 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 14, 2013 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 14, the student should contact their adviser to cancel their spring 2013 schedule.
Textbook information for all classes can be found at www.mssubookstore.com. After enrolling a student’s booklist may be found online at www.mssu.edu 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., Monday, January 21, 2013.
Bookstore Hours • Spring
Special Hours During Registration:
Textbook Rental Hours During the Fall Semester:
Retail Hours During the Fall Semester:
Special Hours During Final Exams:
|Hours during the semester subject to change.||Note: Bookstore/Rental Textbook charges will not appear on your account until the following business day.|
Spring 2013 rental textbooks must be returned no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 13. A book drop is now located behind Billingsly Student Center for after hours and weekend drop-off. Rental textbooks not returned by 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 13, will be charged to student accounts at the retail price. This fee may be reduced to a late fee equal to the current rental fee when returned after this time through Thursday, June 20. Students in Internet courses must have spring rental textbooks returned or postmarked by 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 13. Books not received or received with a later postmark will be billed to the students account for the retail price of the book.
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.
You may request Enrollment Verifications from the Registrar’s Office during regular business hours or via LioNet Quick Links Channel, select student, then National Student Clearinghouse.