Important The admission application deadline for summer semester based courses are 10 days prior to the start date of the course. For classes beginning June 5th the deadline is May 26th. We will continue to accept applications for self paced classes, late starting classes and fall classes.

Undergraduate Nondegree

Students interested in taking individual university-level courses (not part of a degree program) must apply to the University to be admitted as a nondegree student. Because the application times out after 20 minutes, please have your records ready including prior or current school information prior to completing the application online.

Application for nondegree undergraduate admission

Use to take an undergraduate-level university course.
Important When filling out the application please list current or most recent college information only.

Once admitted, you will receive information by email on how to activate your myZou account and enroll in courses.

Notes:

  • If you have been designated a "distance" student, are not a Missouri resident, and you want to take a course as a nondegree seeking undergraduate, you will pay a minimal nonresident fee in addition to tuition. See the cashier's website for details.
  • Nondegree-seeking students are not admitted to a specific degree program and do not qualify for federal financial aid.
  • If you meant to apply to an undergraduate degree program, for more information about MU undergraduate requirements, visit Admissions.
  • Veterans in non-degree-seeking status may not collect VA benefits for educational assistance. Contact the Mizzou Veterans Center for more information.
  • You may be required to submit a transcript.
  • Residents of states outside Missouri: Please check the University of Missouri distance education regulations page for information about our ability to serve residents of other states. We are unable to accept online students in certain programs due to regulations in some states.

Graduate Nondegree (Post-baccalaureate)

Students interested in taking individual courses (not part of a degree program) must apply to the University to be admitted as a post-baccalaureate student.

Application for post-baccalaureate admission (graduate)

Use to take a graduate-level course. Must upload a copy of your bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution at the time of application.

Once admitted, you will receive information by email on how to activate your myZou account and enroll in courses.

Notes:

  • Nondegree-seeking students are not admitted to a specific degree program and do not qualify for federal financial aid.
  • If you meant to apply to a graduate degree program, choose from our degree list to find program specific admission requirements.
  • Veterans in non-degree-seeking status may not collect VA benefits for educational assistance. Contact the Mizzou Veterans Center for more information.
  • Residents of states outside Missouri: Please check the University of Missouri distance education regulations page for information about our ability to serve residents of other states. We are unable to accept online students in certain programs due to regulations in some states.

Graduate nondegree (post-baccalaureate) admission transcript requirements

To receive graduate credit at the University of Missouri, students are required to provide a baccalaureate transcript from a regionally accredited institution.

Mizzou Online will accept unofficial transcripts as temporary supporting documentation. You will be required to upload this document before your application can be submitted for review.

Send your official transcript to:

All transcripts must include the official degree conferred and the date the degree was awarded. Admission applications will be processed after the transcript is received.

If the undergraduate degree is from MU, or if an official copy of the bachelor's degree transcript is already on file, additional information is not necessary.

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