Adult Student Services

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Reach your educational goals

It's never too late to return to school

Are you a new or returning student who has been out of high school for three years or more?
Alternatively, are you 22 years of age or older and have received a passing score on the GED or HiSET?
Do you juggle multiple responsibilities - school, work and family?
Whether you are just starting a degree or transferring from another institution, Adult Student Services is here to help your transition to Missouri State go smoothly.

New Office Location: Find us in Park Central Office Building's lower level in rooms 001-006. 
Adult student sitting in front of a computer in a computer lab.
Discover our wide variety of academic choices. You are sure to find one that suits your interest.


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Nondegree-seeking students and visiting university students can take MSU courses. Need to fulfill prerequisites? Take a few more classes to complete a bachelor’s degree? Or, are you continuing your education to develop new skills? Enroll as a nondegree-seeking student.
Academic advisor, John Hall, helping a student during the Adult Student Welcome.
Adult Student Services offers an orientation for the adult student each fall and spring semester.
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Check out this special fee waiver program available for those age 62 and older.
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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.
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Providing one-on-one registration assistance to nondegree-seeking and nondegree-seeking graduate students.

Contact Us

Offices can be found on the lower level of the Park Central Office Building, rooms 001-006.

In-person office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Park Central Office Building
Missouri State University
Adult Student Services
117 Park Central Square
Springfield 65806
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Age-Friendly University Global Network
Missouri State University is proud to be a member of the Age-Friendly University Global Network. With a focus on public affairs and diversity, Missouri State University supports student of all ages.