This student-run organization provides community and support — including social events — for first-generation college students at Mizzou.
The TRiO office provides qualifying students services in six main categories: academic, financial, social, professional/career, leadership development and cultural competency.
The McNair Scholars Program provides enriching experiences that prepare eligible students for postgraduate study.
This MU Career Center platform is searchable with hundreds of resources and dedicated spaces for student groups with targeted messaging — including a page for first-generation students.
For students within two years of graduate study, Glimpse provides resources, programming and support toward a graduate school application, as well as guidance in choosing a graduate program.
What to Expect: A Timeline
You’ve been accepted. Now what?
• Register for New Student Orientation.
• Sign up for campus housing.
• Complete your required training. Completing these trainings early will prevent holds that prevent you from registering later.
• Send official transcripts and documents to the MU Office of Admissions. This includes your final high school transcript or credit from other schools, as well as AP, IB or CLEP credit.
It’s October. Now what?
• FAFSA opens Oct. 1. Complete by Mizzou’s Jan. 7 priority date.
• Make housing decisions for next year.
• Meet with your academic advisor to talk about spring classes — and beyond. Early registration for the next semester occurs in October and November. Get ready!
It’s January. Now what?
• Renew or review scholarships.
• Check your schedule to see if you need to make changes. Sometimes course locations or details change before classes begin. In addition, if you need to make adjustments based on your previous semester, now is the time to do so.
• Consider registering for summer courses. You can register for summer courses at MU starting in January. To stay on track to complete your degree in four years, you should earn 30 credits per academic year.
It’s May. Celebrate!