Prior to the start of school and during the first two weeks of the fall/spring term or the first week of the summer term, please contact your advisor or department to be dropped from a course. You do not need to obtain a form from our office to drop a course during this time.
During the third week of classes for the fall/spring terms and second week of the summer term, course withdrawal forms are obtained through the Registrar's Office. A withdrawal will result in a W grade on the transcript for the course.
If you have at least one on-campus course, you must initiate the withdrawal from a single course in the Registrar's Office, even if the course is online. All withdrawals must be initiated by the enrolled student. Someone else (parent, spouse, sibling, friend, etc.) may not obtain the required signatures or return the form to the Registrar's Office on your behalf. Students must complete the form and obtain the following signatures:
If you are receiving veterans benefits, are a student athlete, a member of Project Stay, a member of the Honors Program, or an international student, additional signatures are required.
If you are a 100% distance student (no on-campus courses), you may request a single course withdrawal from Online Academic Advising by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following deadlines apply to full-semester classes for the Fall 2013 semester:
|August 30, 2013||Last day for 100% refund|
|September 13, 2013||Last day for 50% refund|
|November 1, 2013||Last day to withdraw from single course (no refund)|
|December 2, 2013||Last day to withdraw from all courses|
Dates may vary for off-schedule courses (i.e. first eight weeks, second eight weeks). The withdrawal and refund of fees information listed above only pertains to full-semester fall courses running from August 19, 2013 through December 13, 2013. Please review the Fall 2013 Off Schedule Chart for withdrawal dates for courses that do not meet for the full semester. Questions about course fees for these courses should be directed to the Bursar’s Office.
Beginning the first day of classes, you must see the Financial Aid office in Hearnes Hall to withdraw from all of your courses. A student who completely withdraws from the University prior to the last week of classes in a regular or summer semester may receive a grade of 'W' in all courses in which the student is enrolled. Withdrawal from the University after the last week of classes in a regular or summer semester will result in a grade of 'F' being recorded for all courses. A student who leaves school without officially withdrawing will receive grades of 'F' in all courses.
You may also complete the total withdrawal form online through the Financial Aid Office.
Following the deadline for tuition and fee payment, the Bursar's Office will drop students for non-payment. The payment deadline is Tuesday of the second week of the semester (full terms). After being dropped for non-payment, students must apply to seek re-enrollment to their current class schedule through the end of hte second week of classes.
Students seeking reinstatement 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 in order to receive a reinstatement application. Students must obtain instructor approval for each class before the application can be processed. The Bursar's Office will forward the payment receipt to the Registrar's Office for distance learning students.
The following deadlines apply to the Fall 2013 semester:
|August 27, 2013||100% of tuition and fees due. Courses will be dropped for non-payment.|
|August 28 through August 30, 2013||Reinstatement period. Re-enrollment after this date requires 100% prepayment in the Bursar's Office. Present receipt to the Registrar's Office for a reinstatement application.|
|After August 30, 2013||Reinstatement requires an appeal, documentation of extenuating circumstances, and approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.|
All requests for reinstatement after the second week of classes must be approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. On-campus students may file the Reinstatement Appeal and submit it with documentation of extenuating circumstances to the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office. Students whose courses are 100% online may file the Reinstatement Appeal for Online Students, provide documentation and instructor approval, and fax the form to the Registrar's Office at 417-625-3117. Further instructions are included on each form.
Faculty members keep records of attendance in all regularly scheduled courses at Missouri Southern. The primary objective of a student and professor is the student's attainment of course goals. It is recognized that students who achieve those objectives are normally those who attend class regularly. The professor, when giving a final semester grade, bases his/her evaluation on how well the student has achieved the course goals.
For financial aid purposes, if a student misses any class for ten (10) consecutive working days, the faculty member will report the last attended date in writing to the Office of the Registrar.
Students who miss a class do so at their own risk and must assume the responsibility for work missed because of class absences. Professors are willing to assist students whose absences are caused by valid illnesses, University approved activities and extenuating circumstances. The professor may require whatever evidence is needed to support the reason for absence.
The attendance record is significant to the total record and is useful in guidance and counseling. When absences are excessive, the professor will report the fact to Student Services and they will in turn counsel with the student. Any student earning a grade of 'F' must have the last attended date recorded on the grade roster. All students who stop attending class should also have the last attended date recorded on the grade roster.
Students should be aware that absence from class invariably has a built-in penalty of lower academic achievement. Excessive absences usually result in failure to achieve the course goals.