Frequently Asked Questions

If I am a prospective student interested in a degree in Agribusiness Management or Agricultural Economics, how do I set up a time to visit the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics?

  • Contact the University of Missouri Admissions and express that you have an interest in visiting the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR). The Undergraduate Admissions office will work with you to set up a visit. A typical visit includes a campus tour, a “Meet & Greet” with the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and CAFNR, and a meeting with the Financial Aid Office if desired. Students also have the option to schedule a visit online.

What process should I follow if I want to transfer to the Department of Agriculture & Applied Economics?

  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.70 to transfer to the Department of Agriculture & Applied Economics. If you meet this GPA requirement, please go to 2-64 in the Agriculture Building and request a degree transfer. The transfer process is based upon whether the student is a:
    • CAFNR Student who has completed at least one semester at the University of Missouri
    • Student at the University of Missouri, NOT in CAFNR, who has completed at least one semester
    • Student at the University of Missouri, NOT in CAFNR , who has NOT completed at least one semester
    • Student transferring from another college or university

How many hours do I need to be enrolled in during a semester to be considered a full-time student at the University of Missouri?

  • Undergraduate students need to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester to be considered a full-time student.

Where can I learn more about MU’s General Education Requirements?

Where can I learn more about CAFNR’s Honors Program?

  • To learn more about the CAFNR’s Honors Program, please visit their webpage. While the Department of Agricultural Economics encourages the Honors Program, it does not either recommend or mandate participation.

Do I need to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam?

  • Every student pursuing a degree in Agribusiness Management or Agricultural Economics is STRONGLY encouraged to take the ALEKS exam regardless of whether the student is required to by the University of Missouri. The ALEKS exam is valid for 11 months after completion. Click here to learn more about the ALEKS Exam and Math Placement Requirements at MU.

To receive financial aid for the semester, do I need to be a full-time student at the University of Missouri?

  • To be considered for financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships), a student must be enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours. However, most scholarships through the University of Missouri and the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics require that students be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during the semester. For more information and to find out requirements for specific types of financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid Eligibility page and the Types of Financial Aid page.

If I am enrolled in less than 12 hours at MU, but also enrolled in credit hours at another college or university, am I still considered a full-time student at MU for financial aid purposes? 

  • Students taking off-campus courses and on-campus courses who need the hours to be combined for financial aid purposes will need to complete the Consortium Agreement form. The Consortium Agreement counts the hours a student is taking off-campus towards their hours they are enrolled in at the University of Missouri. Students must be enrolled in 6 credit hours at the University of Missouri in order to participate in the Consortium Agreement. Click here to access the Consortium Agreement form.

I would like to apply for a Department or College scholarship. How do I apply?

  • The University offers several scholarships for which students are considered automatically when they are admitted to MU. Other MU scholarships, including scholarships through specific Departments or Colleges, are centrally coordinated and require students apply using the MU Annual Scholarship Application. Eligible student applications are then considered for College and Department Scholarships. ALL Students are encouraged to apply, as different scholarships have various selection criteria. Not all scholarships are based on academic performance. For more information, please visit MU Financial Aid’s Scholarship webpage.

If I take a course off-campus, where can I go to find out if the course will transfer to the University of Missouri and what the course will transfer as?

  • Students should check the MU Transfer Equivalency webpage to ensure their course off-campus will transfer and to find out the course equivalency at MU. In addition, some department instructors will honor a transfer credit course (as a prerequisite for another course) only after proof of passing the course. For more information about credits and transfers, please visit the Credit and Transfer page.

If I take a course off-campus, will my transcript from the college/university automatically be sent to MU so I may receive credit for the course?

  • It is the student’s responsibility to request a transcript from the college/university and have it sent to MU to seek approval for off-campus courses. Please visit the Credit and Transfer page for more information.

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics requires that students take 120 hours to graduate. If I choose to pursue a minor, does this increase my total hours I need to graduate?

  • No. Students that choose to get a minor typically use their minor classes to fill their general elective requirements. For example, if your chosen minor requires 15 credit hours, and your degree program requires 15 credit hours of general electives as a part of the 120 total hours, the 15 credit hours from your minor will fill your general elective requirements.

What happens if I want to drop a course after the deadline to drop a course (without a grade) has passed?

  • If a student wishes to drop a course after the last day to drop a course without a grade, the process is referred to as withdrawing from a course. For more information about how to withdraw from a course, please visit the MU Registrar’s Website. If you are failing the class at the time you withdraw, the course instructor is required to give you an “F” in the class. The “F” will appear on your transcript for that class and the class will count towards your GPA. If you are passing the class at the time you withdraw, a “W” will appear on the transcript, and the class will not affect your GPA. In addition, there is no tuition refund with a withdraw option, unless a student completely withdraws from courses due to medical reasons. A separate tuition refund is required for withdraw due to medical reasons.

I’m trying to enroll for a class on MyZou, but MyZou states that I am not eligible to enroll and that I need a permission number. What is the process of obtaining a permission number?

  • You may need a permission number to enroll in a course for many different reasons. For example, the class may be full, you may not meet a prerequisite requirement, or you are currently enrolled in a course that is a perquisite for the course in which you are trying to enroll. To obtain a permission number, you will need to email the instructor for that class and request a permission number. The instructor will discuss your situation with you, and if the instructor grants you permission to take the class, he will give you the permission number or direct you to a person who can give you the number.

What is my Graduation Plan (Program of Study)?

  • After a student completes 75 credit hours, the student must fill out a Graduate Plan (Program of Study) form. The student will receive an email when it is time to begin filling out the form. The form MUST be completed and approved before the student will be eligible to enroll in courses for the next semester.

How do I go through the process of completing a Graduation Plan (Program of Study)?

  • The student will receive an email when it is time for them to begin filling out a Graduate Plan form. Once they have received the email, the student should set up an appointment to complete this form with their advisor. Once completed with the advisor, the student will be responsible for obtaining necessary signatures. When all signatures are received, the student may drop their form off in 200 Mumford Hall. Your form will be sent to the Academic Dean’s office in 2-64 Agriculture Building. You will then receive an email indicating your Graduate Plan has been approved or that the form has changes that need to be made.

What if after my Graduate Plan is approved, I change my mind on courses that I want to take?

  • After Graduate Plans have been approved, the student is still able to take other courses, change the sequence they take courses, delete a course, etc. However, it is neither required nor necessary to change the Graduate Plan form each time the student makes a change. Your Graduate Plan will be updated and completed the semester you plan to graduate.

For more information, please visit the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics Webpage.
Click here to access the Department Handbook

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