Procedures for Adding and Dropping Classes (and Withdrawing)

Procedures for adding a class or changing sections

For students without a registration hold:

Students without any holds that block registration may add a class or make a section change online through the My Missouri State portal or through the Office of the Registrar.

For students with a registration hold:
  • Students with any hold that prevents web registration will need to clear the hold with the appropriate office before initial registration can take place. Refer to Hold Codes for contact information.
  • Students with current registration may make a change of schedule by contacting the Office of the Registrar.
Special circumstances:
  • If permission is required as a course prerequisite, that permission must be granted by the department before the class can be added to registration.
  • Student athletes must process all registrations and change of schedules in the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Academic Achievement Center.

Changing schedule after schedule change deadline:

If you are trying to add a class(es) after the first week, departmental approval will be required. Students must contact the offering department and get approval using the Registration/Change of Schedule Form. Approval can be via email from the department or via sign and stamped form. The completed form or email must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar for processing.

Download the Registration/Change of Schedule form


Procedures for dropping a class

The date each drop is completed shall be the date used in determining the refund of fees and the assignment of grades. For exception to drop after the stated deadline to drop a class, refer to the "Exception" section of the Change of Schedule policy.

For students without a registration hold:

Students may withdraw from one or more of their classes online through their My Missouri State under the Registration tab or through the Office of the Registrar.

For students with a registration hold:

Students who have a registration hold can drop classes by accessing the Drop Classes with a Hold link in My Missouri State.


Important Notes:

Drops are not allowed after the last day to drop deadline for the course. Students may find the specific deadlines for their courses through their My Missouri State portal, on the Registration tab, Refund and Drop Deadlines link. 

Students should use the drop procedure judiciously as dropping courses will generally result in extending the time required to complete a degree. In addition, dropping below a full-time or half-time enrollment status may jeopardize insurance, financial aid, scholarship, athletic participation eligibility and immigration status for F-1 or J-1 students.

Students dropping a class because of a concern regarding their grade in a course are encouraged to consult with the instructor prior to dropping a course. Students who are concerned about the impact of dropping a course on their progress toward graduation are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor prior to dropping.

University athletes must process all registrations and change of schedules in the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Academic Achievement Center.


Additional procedures for dropping all classes

Drops are not allowed after the last day to drop deadline for the course. Students may find the specific deadlines for their courses through their My Missouri State portal, on the Registration tab, Refund and Drop Deadlines link. For exception to drop after the stated deadline to drop a class, refer to the "Exception" section of the Change of Schedule policy.

Important information for students who withdraw from all classes during a semester:

Meal Plans: Contact the Dining Services Office regarding the refund policy for meal plans which are independent of a housing contract.

Parking: Parking permits must be returned to the Parking Office by students who wish to receive a refund of the parking permit fee.

Residence Halls: Students living in University housing must terminate their housing contract with Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services.

Veterans: Recipients of veterans benefits must report drops to the Veteran Student Center.

BearPass Card: Students who have a BearPass Card Debit Account must complete a BearPass Card Debit Account Withdrawal form which is available at the BearPass Card Office. This form will cancel the account and authorize a refund of the account balance.