The University of Central Missouri openly welcomes students who are undecided and want to keep their options open.
Students who are unsure about what academic program best fits them may choose to be an Open Option student. This program is intended to ensure students are progressing toward the completion of a degree while they are actively exploring their academic options. The goal of the Open Options program is to move students into a degree program in a timely, efficient manner.
At UCM, we are committed to helping every student make continuous and steady progress toward graduation, and to successfully graduate in a program best suited to the individual.
Specialized assistance in Academic Advising/Orientation.
Individualized Career Counseling.
Open Option Learning Community designed especially for open option students:
More one-on-one time with Success Advisors and Career Counselors.
Saves time, energy and money:
New freshman and transfer students.
Continuing students, who are in one academic program and have determined that program to no longer be a fit.
Deciding on your major can be a “puzzling” experience. Focus is a comprehensive online career exploration program that can help you decide on a major and explore career options. Focus is self-paced and interactive.
You will discover several important “pieces” of the puzzle such as your interests, personality, values, skills and aspirations. Focus will enable you to identify and explore options matching your personal attributes with an exhaustive major and career informational database.
If you are creating a new user account, you will be asked to enter an access code. Your Access Code will be the word: MULES