Services for Students

Student Orientation

Attend this one-day orientation to Missouri State University for new adult students.

Fall 2015 Adult Student Welcome
Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Plaster Student Union (PSU) Room 400 - The Union Club
Check in: 8:30AM-9
AM  • Welcome: 9AM-12PM  •  Campus Tour: 12PM-1PM  » more

Academic Advisement

Take advantage of the one-on-one advisement services offered by our professional staff. Different university departments also offer program specific advisement services to their students. » more

Placement Testing

Students without prior college credit in English composition or mathematics may be automatically placed into beginning levels of those subjects (MTH 101or ENG 100) without being required to take placement tests. However, if a student believes he/she is capable of doing more advanced work, a placement test must be administered to determine the starting level in each subject. Take your placement test at your convenience! Call 417-836-6929 or toll-free (800) 492-7900.

On-Site Visits

Receive our advisement services and assistance with your registration right at your place of business.

Each semester a representative from Adult Student Services visits local area business and industry to provide information about Missouri State University to the employees. During these visits, potential students receive catalogs and schedules and the opportunity to be advised and to register. We also visit the local libraries to disseminate information to the public regarding our programs. To schedule an on-site visit to your company, please call 417-836-6929.

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Become a member of this honor society for nontraditional students. This national honor society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to the recognition of nontraditional students continuing their higher education. » more

Child Care Options

As a Missouri State University part-time or full-time student, you will have access to several child care options – ideal for families with young children. » more


The Office of Adult Student Services administers a scholarship designed specifically for adult students. The University also offers many scholarships for the nontraditional student. » more