If you are taking a course, earning a degree or earning a certificate online, we encourage you to bookmark this page so you can access resources easily. This page serves as a gateway for each step of being an online student.
Choose your courses
If you’re wondering how to choose courses in your degree or certificate program, most of our program pages display the courses required for each option. You can also talk to your adviser or to the Missouri Online team for more guidance.
Consider your course load
As you choose courses, also remember how many courses you can take on at a given time. Studying online provides more flexibility than you would have otherwise, but you are still expected to complete the same amount of homework and take part as much as you would in a classroom.
Apply for financial aid early
If you are a degree-seeking online student, you may be eligible for financial aid. The financial aid offices encourage you to apply for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline. And, even if you miss that deadline, you are still encouraged to apply should aid still be available.
Log on to your course
For all courses, have your User ID handy.
Take exams and check your grades
All your interactions will continue online, including exam proctoring and finding out how you’ve done.
Student complaint resolution
Students enrolled in distance education courses who have a complaint about a course or experience should follow the complaint policy for their respective home institution. Find more information about the student complaint resolution process section for your university.
Looking for more resources?
The four UM System universities have gathered information that students often need so you can get help with technology and stay connected. Select your university and find more information: