Dear Transfer and Former Student,
The first step in being a lion is to apply for admission and to be accepted. You will receive an acceptance letter from the Admissions office.
The second step is to enroll for the summer/fall classes. You have two options for enrollment. You can enroll at the April 12th Transfer/Former Student Southern Welcome or enroll on your own beginning April 13th. Registration Form
Option 1: You can enroll at the Transfer Southern Welcome on April 12th. This is a one-stop orientation and enrollment event specifically geared toward transfer and former students. Faculty advisors and student support services such as: Financial Aid, Bursars, and IT departments are housed in one location, Billinsly Student Center, for one afternoon to assist you in preparing for classes. Southern Welcome mailers will be sent to transfer and former students who have been accepted to the university beginning February 9th. If you choose to enroll at Southern Welcome, an online reservation is required. The reservation form will be made available on Friday, February 10th. Spots are limited and we want to ensure we have enough faculty advisors on hand to accommodate your needs.
Option 2: You can schedule an appointment with a facutly advisor beginning Thursday, April 13th. If you choose option 2, please refer to the enrollment checklist below to ensure you have met with the appropriate departments to assist you in completing the enrollment process.
Enrollment Check List:
- Pick up a copy of the University Catalog from the Registrar’s Office in Hearnes Hall 100. The catalog gives the school’s academic policies and provides you with the list of all the courses you will need for your major along with a description of each course and any pre-requisites required.
- Schedule an appointment with an advisor in the department of your major beginning Thursday, April 13th , please refer to the Administrative Assistant List
Transcript: Request an official transcript from all of the colleges attended to be sent to the Admissions office.
Student Bill: Your bill will be posted to your LioNet account once you have enrolled. It is your responsibility to check your LioNet account to your bill and settle it by the due date. If you are interested in setting up a payment plan or paying for the semester, contact the Bursar’s Office at 417-625-9381, http://www.mssu.edu/student-affairs/bursar/ or stop by Hearnes Hall 105 for assistance. Payments via cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express will be accepted.
Financial Aid: File your FAFSA if you plan to apply for any financial aid. The Financial Aid counselors are available during working hours to meet with individual students. For more information, visit the Financial Aid website at http://www.mssu.edu/financial-aid or contact the office at 417-625-9325.
- If you are going to receive outside scholarships, have you turned in all outside scholarship documentation to the MSSU Scholarship office? For more information, contact the Scholarship office at 417-625-3161.
Medical History: All students are required to provide the Willcoxon Health Center with a medical history form, proof of 2 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine or an immune titer. If you are living in campus housing, you cannot move in until you provide proof of a current Meningitis vaccine (MCV4 at age 16 or older). Download the medical history form and view detailed requirements at: mssu.edu/student-affairs/willcoxonhealth-center-requirements. (Bring or mail the completed medical history form and a copy of immunization records to the Health Center.) Once enrolled, students are required to complete an online Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment on LioNet which will determine if you need a TB test or to submit documentation. ***All immunization requirements must be met before the students are permitted to attend classes. If you would like to review your record with the Health Center and/or discuss vaccinations, you can reach them at: Willcoxon Health Center in Billingsly Student Center Room 242 or call 417-625-9323. Medical History Form
Lion Card and Parking Permits: You will need to go to the Campus Card Center in Billingsly Student Center Room 109 to process your Lion Card and register your vehicle. You will need a state or federal-issued photo ID and a license plate number for your parking permit.
Disability Accommodation: If you are a student with disability and need special accommodations, please notify the Coordinator for Student Disability Services, Lori Musser at email@example.com or 417-625-9516 prior to enrollment.
Email Activation: You are issued a school email account for all MSSU-related communication. You will have to activate that account before it can be used. Contact the Information Technology (IT) office at 417-659-4444 to get the information you need and directions to activate your email account.
Placement Tests: Though transfer students are not required to turn in ACT scores as part of their Admission requirements, note that some courses may require ACT scores for placement and may therefore require you to submit ACT scores or take the necessary prerequisite courses. Refer to the Course Placement
Rental Books: A list of required books for your classes will be available on your LioNet account after you have enrolled. Rental & purchase textbooks can be picked up for spring classes beginning January 4, 2017 in Billingsly Student Center. You will need your Lion Card ID to pick up your rental books.
- Join our Facebook page for Transfer and Former students by going to MSSU Transfer Students.
Please contact the Southern Welcome office if you have any questions 417-625-9731.
Welcome to MSSU!
Director, First-Year Experience
Southern Welcome Coordinator
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801