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You know where you want to go, and we can help you get there. Here’s how to choose and take the online courses that will help you learn new skills — or earn your degree or certificate.

A quality education online and off

Through Missouri Online, the four UM System universities give you access to courses that show you how to take what you learn and apply it beyond the classroom.

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Your path forward

Types of courses

Taking a course is about more than picking a subject and buying books. We’ll help you understand all your options so your path best aligns with your needs. Learn more about the different types of online courses available to you.

Prepare for your courses

Familiarize yourself with all the tools that a student will need on a daily basis, from accessing your email to figuring out how to order your textbooks.  

Enroll in a course

Once it is time to make that move and enroll, this information can tell you where to enroll based on the course you want, when your deadlines are and what to do if you change your mind.

Proctored exams

To guarantee the integrity of your exam results, you may need to take a proctored exam online, or you can request an alternative assessment from your instructor.

Grades and transcripts

Understand the grading options that are available to you, and find out how to share evidence of your hard work if you want to transfer or apply for further study.

Cross-campus enrollment

If you are a student at a UM System university and would like to take an online course from another UM System university, you will need to go through a cross-enrollment process. Find the cross-enrollment procedures for your campus:

Course sharing and cross enrollment: Requesting accommodations as a visiting student with a disability

Students with disabilities wishing to utilize their home institution’s approved accommodations as a visiting student at a host institution should reach out to their host institution’s disability services office. Students should follow the initial steps outlined by each institution to request an accommodation plan and should then provide a copy of their home institution’s accommodation letter in lieu of submitting third-party documentation. 

Students will meet with a representative from their host institution to learn more about differences between campus procedures related to accommodation implementation and to obtain their accommodation letter. In the event that a student chooses to transfer to the host institution, additional documentation and meetings may be required. 

You’re almost there

The last piece of the puzzle is ... you. These tips will help you take charge of your learning.