Students often discuss their academic experiences, accomplishments and challenges with the family members who know them best. The important role parents and other family members play in these discussions is to support their student in learning to access and take advantage of the many resources available to them. Below are a number of these resources to help you effectively coach your student in their process.

Academic advising and support

Undergraduates are assigned to academic advisors and receive information about their advisors when they first register for classes or shortly after.

Help your student find tutoring, academic advising, help with deciding on a major, career-exploration services, disability accommodations and more at the Undergraduate Advising site.


The university’s academic policies include topics of interest to family members such as enrollment, registration, grades, records.

The Office of Academic Integrity has an online section on academic integrity to support family members in helping their student understand how to avoid cheating and plagiarism.

Registration and academic records

Your student can request a transcript or a certificate of enrollment through the University Registrar’s website.

Students with disabilities

Mizzou’s mission is to provide academic accommodations and support services, within the resources of the university, which will ensure that students with disabilities have the opportunity to competitively pursue a college education. Visit the Disability Center for more information.