Missouri State University

Scheduling Section Times

Standard Start Times

Scheduling of correct times within a classroom will be enforced by the Academic Scheduling Coordinator.

To ensure the best possible opportunities for our students and the most effective use of classroom space, it is important to distribute classes throughout the day.

  • MWF offerings should be scheduled with no more than 15% nor less than 5% at any hour from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 10% of the MWF offerings should be between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. 
  • MWF classes will meet for 50 minutes each day with 15 minutes between classes. Lab classes lasting more than one hour will be an exception to this. 
  • TR classes should be scheduled in either of the following ways:
    • 75 minute periods on both days. Beginning at the proper times
    • Two classes meeting on one day and one meeting on the other (i.e. 9:30-11:20 on Tuesday and 9:30-10:20 on Thursday.)
  • Standard start times for evening courses will be enforced. 
  • Departments offering general education courses should distribute them throughout the day and in a variety of instructional methods for student benefit and room utilization.
  • Departments with one-hour lecture classes on one day of the week should distribute these throughout each day of the week using the same time slot and room.
  • Evening courses (4:00 p.m. or later) meeting once per week should be distributed throughout the Mon-Thurs schedule. Two days per week combinations should also be distributed evenly between MW and TR.
  • Departments with block courses should attempt to schedule them in the same rooms and times from block to block.
  • Summer classes meet the same amount of time per semester hour of credit as do fall and spring semester classes.  Regardless of the length of the class period, all daytime Monday through Thursday classes must be scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., or 4:40 p.m.

Exceptions to standard start times below

Scheduling of correct times within a classroom will be enforced by the Academic Scheduling Coordinator. To request an exception be made to allow a class not to follow the standard meeting day/time pattern that is scheduled in a class room, please complete the “Non-standard Permission Form” found on Scheduling Support’s website.

M, W, F
  Standard Times

T, R
  Standard Times

M, W or T, R
  Evening Standard Times

8:00-8:50

8:00-9:15

4:00-5:15

9:05-9:55

9:30-10:45

5:30-6:45

10:10-11:00

11:00-12:15

7:00-8:15

11:15-12:05

12:30-1:45

8:30-9:45

12:20-1:10

2:00-3:15

 

1:25-2:15

3:30-4:45

 

2:30-3:20

 

 

3:35-4:25

 

 

Scheduling Class Meeting Times – Required Time in Class

Regardless of the length of the term, students must complete a minimum number of minutes to receive the appropriate credit for the class.

Full Semester

Weeks in Term

Credit Hours

Minimum Total Minutes
Class Should Meet Per Term

Suggested Minutes 
Class Should Meet per Week

16

1

750

50

16

2

1500

100

16

3

2250

150

16

4

3000

200

16

5

3750

250

Block Classes

Weeks in Term

Credit Hours

Minimum Total Minutes
Class Should Meet Per Term

Suggested Minutes 
Class Should Meet per Week

8

1

750

100

8

2

1500

200

8

3

2250

300

8

4

3000

400

8

5

3750

500

Summer Session 2

Weeks in Term

Credit Hours

Minimum Total Minutes
Class Should Meet Per Term

Suggested Minutes 
Class Should Meet per Week

5

1

750

170

5

2

1500

340

5

3

2250

500

5

4

3000

680

5

5

3750

850

 Summer Session 3 and 4

Weeks in Term

Credit Hours

Minimum Total Minutes
Class Should Meet Per Term

Suggested Minutes 
Class Should Meet per Week

4

1

750

200

4

2

1500

400

4

3

2250

600

4

4

3000

800

4

5

3750

1000

Intersession

Weeks in Term

Credit Hours

Minimum Total Minutes
Class Should Meet Per Term

Suggested Minutes 
Class Should Meet per Week

3

1

750

300

3

2

1500

600

3

3

2250

900

3

4

3000

1200

3

5

3750

1300

 

Weeks in Term

Credit Hours

Minimum Total Minutes
Class Should Meet Per Term

Suggested Minutes
Class Should Meet per Week

2

1

750

400

2

2

1500

800

2

3

2250

1200

2

4

3000

1600

2

5

3750

2000

 

Weeks in Term

Credit Hours

Minimum Total Minutes
Class Should Meet Per Term

Suggested Minutes C
lass Should Meet per Week

1

1

750

750

1

2

1500

1500

1

3

2250

2250

1

4

3000

3000

1

5

3750

3750