Advising & Support Services
- Academic Advising
- Academic advising is vital to successful completion of a degree program. Students are assigned academic advisers once admitted to a degree program. In addition to assisting with academic issues, advisers also can provide referrals to appropriate resources for social and personal issues.
- Academic integrity
- Academic honesty is taken very seriously at the University. It is each student's responsibility to learn how academic dishonesty is defined. The academic integrity policy can generally be found in the course syllabus. Questions about what is considered academic dishonesty, such as plagiarism, should be directed to the course instructor.
- Student Academic Profile Request
- If there is a need to see all courses previously taken at the University or those that may have been transferred from other colleges attended, you can request a copy of your academic profile be sent to your university email.
B. Getting Help
- Disability Center
- To help students participate fully in the learning experience, the University of Missouri Disability Center serves as a valuable resource for providing services and accommodations to students that need specific assistance. Students wishing to make use of academic accommodations must be registered with the Disability Center. Registration is required for each semester that academic accommodations are to be used.
- EdReady is a personalized college math readiness application designed to help students test their college readiness, see study options and gain a personalized learning path to fill in knowledge gaps. EdReady is a free resource and is maintained by the NROC Project, a community-guided, nonprofit project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- The Learning Center - Online Writery
- Students taking writing intensive courses or online courses that require writing assignments and who need help with their writing skills can check out the Online Writery. Tutoring sessions also are available for students that are able to travel to campus on occasion.
MU has contracted with NetTutor to provide online tutoring to MU students free of charge. The tutors are trained to not just provide answers but help you understand how to work through problems. They use the Socratic method so they will ask you a lot of questions to help lead you through the process. You may work with a live tutor, submit a question to the Q&A center, or review archives of previous tutoring sessions.
- If you access NetTutor through a course in Blackboard or Mizzou Online, you will not need to create an account.
- After you click on the link for NetTutor and choose a content area, you will see a section called Group Notes that has a link to Mizzou's Online Writery and a couple of introductory videos.
- You should watch the videos "Brief Overview of NetTutor" and "How to Submit a Question" at the bottom of the NetTutor page to see how the service works.
- MU Career Center
- Check out the resources offered through the MU Career Center. Academic advisers and faculty advisers also are good resources for finding out about career opportunities. Additionally, check with your academic home; some schools and colleges have career fairs or career resources for their academic majors.
- Tips for Success
- "Time Management" is key to success in online courses. Another key is having adequate computer and word-processing skills. You are encouraged to explore ways of ensuring your learning experience is valuable, rewarding and successful.
C. Available Programs
- Degrees and Programs available
- Try an MU Demo course today! Explore the broad spectrum of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are available.