Mizzou Academy is proud to offer the Diploma Path with University of Missouri High School. Students can choose where and when they learn, along with customizing their plan of study. Graduates enjoy collegiate opportunities worldwide and an accredited academic experience, all under a research-intensive university.

Students interested in enrolling part-time for one or a few courses, but not planning on graduating with a diploma, should see the Part-Time Application.

Diploma Program

1. Pre-application

2. Complete the application form: Submit the application by creating a Tiger Portal Login/Account and pay the application fee ($50 domestic) online. Please note: Once complete students will receive an email with login credentials to the Tiger Portal. This does not guarantee acceptance into the diploma program. Students are not expected to pre-select courses, but they must be approved by the University of Missouri High School Counselor.

3. Forward school records: Official high school transcripts should be sent to

Attention: Counseling
University of Missouri High School
101D Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

4. Submit the Local School Release Form: If under 18 and a resident of a school district in the United States applicants must provide verification of permission from a school official in their district to enter our diploma program. (If completing a paper application this form is part of the application packet.*)

This and all records should be addressed to:

Attention: Counseling
University of Missouri High School
101D Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

or faxed from the school to 573-884-9665

Official transcripts should not be faxed.

5. Look for the decision letter: Watch your mail for a letter from your University of Missouri High School Counselor that includes:

  • Review of accepted credits
  • Notation of credits still needed based upon the diploma path selected
  • Recommended course selections

6. Select courses and pay tuition: Find Courses and add them to your Backpack. Once chosen, the course selections will be reviewed and approved by the University of Missouri High School counselor (usually within one calendar week).

7. Confirm access: Log back in or check your email for notification that your courses have been approved (if not approved, contact the counselor) before tuition is charged to your student account. Tuition and fees must be paid in full before access to coursework will be granted.

8. Order textbooks: To order any needed materials, use the link provided in the confirmation email, the link provided in the course description online, or visit the Virtual Bookstore.

9. Verify enrollment accuracy: Students who think they may not be enrolled in the correct course should contact us immediately.

10. Begin your journey: Log in to your Tiger Portal regularly, and read your syllabus and course introductory information for your class.

Diploma Application paper applications can be mailed to 303 Townsend Hall, Columbia, MO 65211 and incur an additional $20 processing fee.