COVID-19 Updates for Mizzou Admissions

Preparing for college can be stressful even under normal circumstances. As all of our lives are disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure that you get the information and help you need to continue your admissions journey.

The situation is changing every day, so please check this page regularly for the most up-to-date information about Mizzou’s admissions policies and plans. For information on the campus response to the pandemic, please visit We’ll get through this together.

General information about the Office of Admissions

Is the Office of Admissions open?

Our physical office in Jesse Hall is currently closed, but we are available remotely.

Is it too late to apply for Fall 2020?

No! Mizzou has rolling admission, so we’re still accepting applications to start in August of 2020. You can apply at

Can I still qualify for automatic scholarships for Fall 2020?

Yes. Once you apply for admission, you will be considered for our automatic scholarships based on your current ACT or SAT scores. For more information about scholarships, visit

Will Admissions staff be available for help and support?

Yes! Office of Admissions staff are working remotely, and we are still available to help students and families with any questions or problems during our regular business hours.

How can I contact the Office of Admissions?

You can:

Admitted students

Is May 1 still National Decision Day?

Yes. Mizzou knows students are still in the college decision process. And you can accept your offer of admission at any time—even after May 1. Please reach out to our office if you have any concerns.

Is May 1 still the deadline for housing?

Yes. You must submit a Housing and Dining Contract by May 1 to be included in the second round of housing assignments. However, university-sponsored housing will be available even if you submit your contract later.

I’m worried about making a decision right now.

We know that this big decision is even harder right now. We’re here for you. Even though we have deadlines for certain enrollment steps, you can still accept your offer of admission and enroll all through the summer.

What if my family’s financial circumstances change?

Financial aid awards have been made based on your current FAFSA information. However, if your family has experienced a substantial change in your financial situation, we may be able to help. Email or contact your
financial aid adviser.

Is my enrollment fee refundable?

Yes. As a direct result of the COVID-19 disruption, we will refund enrollment fees through June 1, 2020. You must cancel admission on your status page to get a refund. Learn more at

Is my housing & dining contract refundable?

Yes, the Housing & Dining Contract is refundable through May 1. You must cancel your admission on your status page by May 1 to get a full refund. Learn more at

Am I still required to attend Summer Welcome?

Yes, but Summer Welcome will take place online this year. You will receive details about this change via email. Detailed updates will also be posted as available at

Please contact the Office of New Student Programs with any questions or concerns about orientation.

Office of New Student Programs
(573) 884-9868

Prospective student events

What events have been impacted or canceled?

All events for the spring have been canceled. We will put events back on the calendar once it is deemed safe to do so. Continue checking for the most current information about visits and events.

Will I still see my Mizzou Rep at my high school? At my school’s college fair?

Mizzou will not be attending college fairs or visiting high schools until further notice. We are evaluating all future events for the safety of our prospective students and admissions representatives.

How can I learn more about Mizzou while visits are suspended?

You can sign up for a virtual presentation or a one-on-one video chat with an admissions representative. Learn more and sign up at

Are events going to be rescheduled?

Virtual alternatives are available at On-campus events have not been rescheduled as we continue to monitor the situation to ensure your safety and the safety of our campus community.

Can I come to campus even though daily campus visits are suspended?

Many university functions have temporarily moved online, and physical access to campus is limited and restricted. We encourage you to sign up for a virtual visit or reach out to your admissions representative with any questions you may have.

Current and future applicants

My ACT or SAT testing date was canceled. Can I still apply?

Yes. Please contact us if this situation applies to you.

Still have questions? We’re here to help.

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