Student Resources

First-Generation Student Association
This student-run organization provides community and support — including social events — for first-generation college students at Mizzou.

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TRiO Student Support Services
The TRiO office provides qualifying students services in six main categories: academic, financial, social, professional/career, leadership development and cultural competency.

McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program provides enriching experiences that prepare eligible students for postgraduate study.

Discover Program
For freshmen, sophomores and juniors, this program helps qualifying Tigers explore graduate programs, career trends, paid internships and more.

Trailblazers (url TBD)
This Freshman Interest Group focuses on leadership and first-gen college student topics.

Heartland Scholars Academy
A Trulaske College of Business program, Heartland Scholars Academy equips first-generation rural students with tools and skills needed to succeed at Mizzou while providing firsthand exposure to the business world.

Career Center Career Tools
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.

Glimpse into Graduate School
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

Aerial view of MU's Student Involvement Fair

Explore more than 600 student organizations at the annual MU Involvement Fair.

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.

You’re on campus. Now what?
• Participate in Welcome Week before classes begin.
• Get connected to student organizations, clubs and groups.
• Learn about academic support at the Learning Center.

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.

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It’s March. Now what?
• Take steps to confirm your major by meeting with an advisor or Career Center staff.
• Meet with your academic advisor to talk about fall classes — and beyond.

It’s May. Celebrate!