UM Visiting Graduate Student Program

The UM System Visiting Graduate Student Program offers eligible graduate students a streamlined process for applying and registering for graduate courses on other UM campuses.


  • Must be a degree-seeking graduate student at one of the UM System schools (S&T, Mizzou, UMSL, or UMKC).
  • Must be in good-standing at both the home and host institutions.
  • International students should consult with their international enrollment advisor to determine eligibility for this program.


  • To apply for this program, a UM System Visiting Graduate Student Application should be completed and submitted to the home campus graduate office for certification at least two weeks before the beginning of the semester. No application fee is required.
  • The graduate student’s home campus graduate office will review the form; if approved, the home campus graduate office will transmit the approved form to the host campus graduate office. The host campus will notify the student when they are eligible to register for courses.

Course Fees

  • All course fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Graduate students should contact their home campus financial aid office for more information on financial aid/funding.
  • Tuition/fee waivers generally do not transfer to the host campus.

Transferring Credits

  • Courses taken as a Visiting UM Graduate Student are subject to the transfer and residency policies of the home institution.
  • To officially transfer courses from the host institution to the student's graduate program, official transcripts must be requested by the student and all of the home institution's transfer policies and processes must be followed.