Missouri State University - West Plains


Electronic Schedules

Link to searchable online schedules including open sections and closed/canceled sections.

Official Printed Schedule (PDF 2.18 MB)

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General Information

Below is the general information provided in the printed schedule. The electronic schedules above are just the course section listings and availability.

New Important News

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the West Plains campus Equal Opportunity Liaison/Deputy Title IX Coordinator Brenda Polyard at (417) 255-7966 or the Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, (417) 836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights.

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Upcoming Events

Jan. 16, 6 PM Meet the Homecoming Candidates

A reception will be held before the Grizzly basketball game. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at half-time.
West Plains Civic Center - Gohn Room.

Jan. 29, 7 PM The Ballroom Thieves

This hip trio uses guitar, drums and cello to create a mix of Delta blues, Americana folk and rich harmonies. West Plains Civic Center - Theater. $10 admission; 13 years & younger free, Free with BearPass ID*.

Jan. 22, 7 PM Goodbye, Marianne

Based on the author's childhood experiences in Nazi Germany. Presented by the Imaginary Theatre Company of the St. Louis Repertory Theatre. West Plains Civic Center - Theater. $8 admission; 13 years & younger free, Free with BearPass ID.*

Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 Film Series

This year's series uses bestselling novel The Kite Runner for inspiration and includes documentary, family and feature films, with each viewing accompanied by audience discussion. Free Admission, West Plains Civic Center - Theater.

Mar. 3, 7 PM Caladh Nua

Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant band with its origins deeply rooted in the southern counties of Ireland. West Plains Civic Center - Theater. $10 admission; 13 years & younger free, Free with BearPass ID*.

Apr. 5-8 Public Affairs Conference

This year's conference is made up of panel and plenary speakers focusing on the theme of "Building Healthy Communities: Mind, Body, Spirit." Free admission. Conference to be held on the Missouri State University-Springfield campus, via ITV to West Plains campus.

Apr. 21, 7 PM Celebration of Leaders

A night to celebrate student success at the annual student awards ceremony. West Plains Civic Center - Theater. Free Admission.

May 5, 6 PM Alumni & Friends Picnic

Free admission, West Plains Civic Center - Exhibit Hall.

May 14, 10 AM Commencement

*Events offered by the Theater and Events Department are free to students who have paid the student activity fee and hold a current BearPass ID.

The Grizzly Basketball game schedule can be found on the Web at http://wp.missouristate.edu/Grizzly/bb or call (417) 255-7960 to receive a printed game schedule.

For updated information on calendar events, go to http://calendar.wp.missouristate.edu/

^ Films to be announced at a later date.

Dates & deadlines disclaimer

Due to the early publication deadlines, it is unavoidable that there will be a few schedule changes between the printing date of this book and the beginning of the semester. We have done our best to ensure the accuracy at the time of printing. For the most current schedule, visit our website at http://wp.missouristate.edu.

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2016 Spring dates & deadlines

2016 Spring Intersession*

The spring intersession is considered part of the summer session for admission, registration, grading and graduation purposes.

Jan. 4-8 (M-F) Spring Intersession 
Jan. 7 (R) Last day to withdraw, change to pass/notpass or audit


2016 Spring Semester

Dates refer to a full 16-week semester. Shorter sessions are offered and run concurrently with the full semester. Contact the registration and records office for short session deadline dates.

Nov. 16 (M) - Jan 10 (Sun) #Spring Regular Registration
Jan. 8 (F)  Senior Citizen Registration
Jan 10 (Sun) Last Day to Register
Jan 11 (M) Classes Begin
Jan. 15 (F) Last day of change of schedule period for spring
Jan. 18 (M) Martin Luther King Jr Holiday (No classes/Offices closed)
Feb. 15 (M) First spring payment due in business office
Feb. 15 (M)  President's Day Holiday (No classes/Offices closed)
Mar. 2 (W)  Spring 2016 Mid-Semester
Mar. 5-13 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break (No classes/Offices open)
Mar 15 (T)  Second spring payment due in business office
Mar. 24 (R) Spring Holiday (No classes/Offices open)
Mar. 25 (F)  Spring Holiday (No classes/Offices open)
Apr. 15 (F) Final spring payment due in the business office
Apr. 23 (R) - Aug. 16 (Sun) #Summer and Fall Registration
Apr. 28 (R)  Last Day to drop/withdraw, change to pass/not pass or to audit
May 5 (R) Last Day of 2016 spring semester classes
May 6 - 12 (F-R) Spring 2016 final examination period
May 13 (F) Final grades due by noon
May 18 (W) Transcripts with 2016 fall grades available
Jun. 3 (F) Transcripts with 2016 fall grades available

#Web Registration 24/7; registration and records office, 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday

* The spring intersession is considered part of the spring semester for admission, registration, grading and graduation purposes.

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Missouri State University-West Plains

Missouri State University-West Plains is one of three campuses within the Missouri State University System. The West Plains campus is a teaching and learning institution providing quality post-secondary educational opportunities to the communities it serves. Missouri State-West Plains offers associate degrees and serves as a delivery site for bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. Missouri State-West Plains is located 110 miles southeast of Springfield in the community of West Plains.

In addition to courses and programs offered in West Plains, Missouri State-West Plains offers the Associate of Arts (AA) in General Studies degree at the extended campus in Mountain Grove.

At Missouri State-West Plains you will find:

  • Quality instruction
  • Affordable cost
  • State-of-art facilities
  • A+ Eligible Institution
  • Person-centered environment
  • Student activities and organizations
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Honors Program

Academic offerings

  • Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees: Students will find two-year degrees designed to transfer into bachelor's degree programs, as well as career-oriented degrees and certificates.
  • Bachelor's and master's degree programs: Offered at the West Plains campus through Missouri State Outreach. For more information, call the outreach office at (417) 255-7931.
  • South Central Education Consortium (SCEC): Missouri State University-West Plains also offers selected courses at the SCEC facility in Willow Springs in partnership with Three Rivers College. The courses available meet the general education requirements of the programs offered at the SCEC. For information about these courses, call the SCEC office at (417) 469-3000.

Housing Options

While some students choose to live at home while attending Missouri State-West Plains, there are plenty of housing options available on and off campus for those interested. For information concerning housing options, go to: http://wp.missouristate.edu/housing/.

Grizzly Athletics

Grizzly Athletics consists of men's basketball and women's volleyball competing at the Division I level in the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Grizzly Cheer Team offers opportunities for both men and women. The Grizzly Athletics website at http://wp.missouristate.edu/grizzly/ provides a wide range of information.

University/Community Programs (U/CP)

The University/community programs department serves business development needs and provides educational, cultural and wellness opportunities for south-central Missouri. Programs are delivered at the West Plains Civic Center through a cooperative agreement with the City of West Plains. The U/CP website at http://wp.missouristate.edu/ucp/ outlines the services offered through the aquatics & wellness, small business and technology development center (SBTDC) and theater and events programs. Return to top

Missouri State-West Plains AEL program adds new locations 

The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program at Missouri State University-West Plains has added 10 locations to its umbrella of services.

Joan Wright, coordinator of AEL and college readiness programs, said the university is now offering services at Houston, Licking, Salem, Mountain View, Birch Tree, Willow Springs, Ava and Mountain Grove and at two locations in Cabool, in addition to its location in the Pennsylvania House on the Missouri State-West Plains campus. The university began oversight of the new locations July 1 when the grant for the previous provider, the Houston R-1 School District, expired, she explained.

“The director at Houston announced plans to step down earlier this year and approached me to see if we would be willing to take them over. She thought it made sense since we operated a program here,” Wright explained.

With the blessing of the Houston school superintendent and university officials, Wright said she sought and was granted approval from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to begin managing the programs at the other sites. DESE oversees grant-funded AEL programs across the state, so officials there had to approve the change, she explained.

In addition, DESE granted additional money to the West Plains program to help cover operational costs at the other sites for the next year. Wright said this is the last year of a three-year contract awarded by DESE to the university to offer the AEL program. Officials plan to reapply for the grant for the next three-year cycle to continue offering the program at all 11 sites, she added. The AEL Program is a preparatory program for area residents who want to take the state’s high school equivalency exam, the HiSET, which is offered through the university’s Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS) office. The program provides free assessment in reading, math and language skills and offers free training to those who are weak in any of these skills so they can successfully complete the online examination, Wright said.

In addition to the AEL Program, Wright said her department also offers college readiness programs and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The college readiness program provides free assessment services to determine skill level and ability of area residents who want to attend college. Residents who are weak in certain academic areas can receive free help from program instructors to develop the skills needed to be successful in college, Wright said.

Beginning this fall, the West Plains location started offering the university’s Pre-Algebra (MTH 20) class free of charge to university students who qualify, Wright said. “Students who have scored a certain level on the COMPASS placement test or ACT test will be able to take this class without having to pay the course fee normally charged through the university,” she said. Area residents who need to develop conversational English skills also can receive free help through the department’s ESL classes, Wright said. “These classes provide practical training in English that will improve conversational skills and allow residents to conduct everyday business with employers, business owners, government agencies and other situations in which interaction is required,” she explained.

Wright said area residents needing any of these services can contact the AEL office closest to them and schedule an appointment.

Offices include West Plains (417-255-7744), Houston (417-967-8520), Ava (417-683-2765), Mountain Grove (417-926-1025), Cabool (417-962-3050 for Cedar Bluff Community Center location or 417-962-5314 for Drury University Cabool Campus location), Salem (573-729-2756) and Birch Tree (573-996-6269), Licking (573-674-3264) and Mountain View (417-934-2999 or 417-247-2822).

For more information about the AEL Program and other services available through Missouri State-West Plains’ AEL/College Readiness Department, contact Wright at 417-255-7744 or JoanWright@MissouriState. edu, or visit http://blogs.wp.missouristate.edu/ael/ or the department’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/missouristatewpael.



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Griz Mobile App Now Available

Access Missouri State-West Plains campus news and events, view an interactive map of the campus, access class schedules, grades and other services and features available through My Grizzly Den, the university’s online portal, when you login. The app is free and available through Apple’s App Store and Google Play, or go to http://wp.missouristate.edu/mobile/  to download it directly from the university’s web page.

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New students

Getting started is easy!

Priority Enrollment for New Students: Students are encouraged to apply for admission early in order to complete all steps in the enrollment process and allow time for any financial aid to be processed.

Because the process is important and takes a significant amount of time, it is recommended that application procedures be completed immediately for the summer session and June 1 for the fall Semester. Applications are accepted prior to the first week of each semester; however, registration priority is given to early applicants. Students beginning the process later than recommended may not be able to accomplish the full enrollment process (admission, orientation, registration) before the first day of the semester and may need to wait to enroll for a subsequent semester.

If seeking financial aid: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any required supporting documents as early as possible. (Late applicants should anticipate that financial aid may not be processed prior to the beginning of the semester and should be prepared to purchase textbooks with other resources. Tuition and fees can be paid utilizing the University's deferred payment plan).

New students can follow the steps below to be admitted, take placement tests, attend orientation and register for classes.

Step one – Admission

» Submit an application for admission to the admissions office with a $15 application fee.

• For an application, see your high school counselor, go to our website at http://www.wp.missouristate.edu/
 or call the admissions office at 417-255-7955.

» Request high school transcript be mailed directly to the admissions office or request GED, HiSET or other state approved high school equivalency transcript be mailed to the admissions office from the department of education in the capital city of the state in which tested. Missouri High School Equivalency (GED and HiSET) transcripts are accessible by the University and do not require applicant request.

» Request official college transcript(s) be mailed directly to the admissions office if you have taken or are currently taking any courses for college credit. Students with 24 or more transferable hours are not required to provide high school transcript.

After the above documentation is received and processed by the admissions office, you will be mailed an admission letter that includes your BearPass number.

Non-Degree Seeking Students: There are several admission categories for students who wish to take courses but do not wish to pursue a degree. (See University catalog http://www.wp.missouristate.edu/
or contact the admissions office for options, requirements and limitations.)

Readmission: Former students who have not been enrolled for one academic year or more must apply for readmission. Returning students are encouraged to initiate the admission and registration processes well in advance of the semester in which they plan to return. Documentation and procedures will vary depending on previous enrollment.

Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program: Missouri State University-West Plains offers a fee waiver program to any Missouri resident at least 62 years of age who wishes to take an academic course offered by the University on an audit, non-credit, “seats available” basis. Special courses, off-campus or online course offerings are not eligible for this waiver program. Students will need to buy textbooks (if required) and pay supplemental course fees. For more information, contact the admissions office at 417-255-7955 or toll free 1-888-466-7897.

Step two – Testing

Placement policy: Missouri State University-West Plains does not require certain tests, such as the ACT, for admission; however, to ensure students are placed in courses in which they will be successful, students must take either the ACT or COMPASS test to determine placement in classes that have a math or reading prerequisite. Students also must submit a writing sample to determine placement in English classes. Contact the Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS) at 417-255-7222 for information about the writing sample. For information about ACT or COMPASS tests needed for courses that require a math and reading placement score, please read below.

ACT: ACT scores must be less than five years old. If ACT scores are not on the high school transcript, students should ask the testing company to send them to the admissions office. For more information about sending ACT scores, call ACT at 319-337-1313. Students are encouraged to take the ACT at a national test site. Most high school counselors have information concerning national ACT test dates and locations. Missouri State University-West Plains offers a residual ACT, but students should be aware that these residual test results are for use only by Missouri State University.

COMPASS: Students may take the COMPASS test instead of the ACT for placement in courses that require certain math and reading scores. Students also may take the COMPASS to challenge placement as determined by ACT. Missouri State University-West Plains offers the COMPASS by appointment. Please contact AACCESS at 417-255-7222 to make an appointment to take the COMPASS.

Transfer students with more than 24 hours who do not have English composition credits will need to contact AACCESS at 417-255-7222.

- The IDS 110 requirement will be waived for transfer students with 24 or more transfer credit hours with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

- The IDS 150 requirement will be waived for transfer students with 24 or more transfer credit hours with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

- Transfer students without transferable college level math and writing credits, as indicated by the student's academic records, must have an ACT or COMPASS score and institutional writing test on file.

Placement testing dates: To pre-register for placement tests or for more information, call AACCESS at 417-255-7222.

Writing sample testing for English placement will be given at 11 AM and the ACT will be given at 1 PM on the following days:

West Pains Campus

Spring Semester 
Nov. 19
Dec. 15
Jan. 4

Writing Sample only: For additional test dates for the Writing Sample, Call 417-255-27943 or visit http://wp.missouristate.edu/aaccess/placement-tests.htm

Step three – Registration/Orientation

Students must register for classes prior to the first day of the summer session, June 8, 2015 and fall semester Aug.17, 2015. Students seeking to register after the start of the semester may appeal to the dean of academic affairs. Appeals only will be approved in situations where extenuating circumstances warrant.

Registration: After first-time freshmen have been admitted to the University and completed required testing, they must attend STudent Advising and Registration (STAR) Orientation or a University-sanctioned equivalent and register for classes prior to the first day of the semester. STAR is designed to provide students with an introduction to the University and its services, policies and procedures, and to assist students in registering for their first semester. Students will receive information about attending STAR Orientation following their admission to the University.

Call AACCESS at 417-255-7222 to sign up for STAR Orientation. Early registration allows the best opportunity for proper advisement and students have a greater selection of classes the earlier they attend orientation. The dates are:

West Plains Campus

Monday, November 23 10:00 AM
Friday, December 4 10:00 AM
Tuesday, January 5 10:00 AM

Note to transfer students: Students who transfer in with less than 10 credit hours should attend orientation. Those who transfer 10 or more credit hours may attend an orientation. Students transferring only dual credit hours must attend orientation. First-time transfer students who do not attend orientation must contact AACCESS at 417-255-7222 to schedule an advising appointment and register for classes prior to the first day of the semester.

Summer Registration: First-time students who have been admitted should contact ACCESS at 417-255-7222  to schedule an advising session. First-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 10 credit hours who register for the summer session will need to attend an orientation session to register for the fall semester.

Textbooks: Students may access the textbook list by going to http://www.vhdrago.bkstr.com

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Student Registration

Your advisor will release your Alt PIN so you can register.

Meet with your advisor and get started! ASK Week –Oct. 26 - 30

This is an opportunity for current and returning students to meet with their advisors, schedule classes and receive their advisor/Alt PIN release in preparation for early registration. Faculty will have extended office hours to work with their advisees during ASK Week. Students can make an appointment with their advisors by phone, university e-mail or by signing up on the schedule posted on the door of their advisor's office.

Amy Ackerson L 212
Leigh Adams M 103
Dr. Craig Albin M 111
Edward Birdyshaw L 206
Cathy Boys T 209B
Cindy Bridges AACCESS
Judy Carr M 108
Barbara Caton L 300
Anyta Cavitt AACCESS
Bruce Cavitt AACCESS
Melinda Denton M 206
Joyce DeWitt L 301
Ana Estrella M 203
Libby Gall L 302
James Hart T 209D
Phillip Howerton M 113
Carla Huddleston L 307
Joyce Jennings-Pineda M 208
Melissa Jett
Kerri Jones AACCESS
Dennis Lancaster T 206
Debra Mayers M 215
Dr. Renee Moore T 209C
Connie Morgan M 115
Dr. Kathy Morrison M 104
Greta Myers AACCESS
Norma Ogletree Mountain Grove
Neva Parrott Library
Dr. Gary Phillips M 117
Alex Pinnon K 201
Jacob Poulette T 209
Anthony Priest M 110
Dr. Kip Rugutt M 207
Dasha Russell T 209D
Brenda Smith T 209C
Cindy Smith L 209
Deanna Smith O (603 West Main)
Dr. Rajiv Thakur M 109
Jay Towell M 213
Jerry Trick M 204
Lisa Wade L 307
David White T 209E
Mark White AACCESS
Dr. Linda Wulff-Risner T 209F


  • O= Gohn Hall (603 West Main)
  • C= Cass Hall
  • K= Kellett Hall
  • L= Looney Hall
  • M= Melton Hall
  • AACCESS= Advisement & Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (Located in Garnett Library)
  • T= Lybyer Technology Center


Students may register on the web or in the office of registration and records. Prior to registering for classes, students should note the following:

1. All degree-seeking students (with exceptions as noted below) are required to contact their advisors for an advising session and to receive the Alt PIN release, which is required for initial registration. Exceptions: Degree-seeking first-time freshmen (required to attend STAR & meet with an advisor), dual credit students (required to meet with the coordinator of admissions).

2. University officials recommend that students check their registration status online through My Grizzly Den to determine if any holds will restrict registration.

a. Go to homepage: http://wp.missouristate.edu.

b. Click on the BearPass login tab.

c. Log in with your BearPass login and password, which you would use to check your email or log onto a University computer.

d. Click on the "My Enrollment" tab.

e. In the registration section, click on "Registration Status."

f. Select appropriate term.

Any holds should be settled by contacting the appropriate office.

3. Students may web register through My Grizzly Den at any time except when system maintenance occurs each week from midnight on Friday to 2 AM Saturday.

4. Directions for web registration may be accessed at: http://wp.missouristate.edu/recreg/web-registration.htm.

5. Students also may register in the office of registration and records, 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to register at the appointed time for best selection of classes, but they may register any time following their scheduled time.


Early registration dates & starting times for current, readmitted & transfer students

Nov. 2 - 3

Students in special programs
(athletics, early degree students, honors students, nursing, respiratory care, veterans registered with veteran services & students who require special assistance)

Nov. 4  (8:00 AM)

Students with 45+ credit hours completed°

Nov. 5 (8:00 AM)

Students with 30+ credit hours completed*

Nov. 6 (8:00 AM)

Students with 20+ credit hours completed*

Nov. 6 (8:00 AM)

Students with 20+ credit hours completed*

Nov. 10 (8:00 AM)

Students with 10+ credit hours completed*

Nov. 11 (8:00 AM)

Students with 5+ credit hours completed*

Nov. 12 (8:00 AM)

Students currently registered

Nov. 13 (8:00 AM)

Early Registration

Nov. 14 - Early Registration on web**
Nov. 15 - Early Registration on web**

°Completed hours include transfer and institution hours but do not include in-progress hours.

**Web Registration 24/7; registration and records office, 8
AM–5 PM Monday through Friday

Regular registration dates

Current and readmitted students who have not registered during early registration may register on the following dates:

Mountain Grove campus registration

Students may register at Shannon Hall, 401 East 17th St. on the following date:

Closed/Canceled Classes

Students may view an up-to-the-minute online listing of closed or canceled classes on My Grizzly Den.

  1. Go to homepage: http://wp.missouristate.edu.
  2. Click on My Grizzly Den: http://mygrizzlyden.missouristate.edu
  3. Log on with the same username/password that you would use to check your email or log onto a University computer.
  4. Click on the "My Enrollment" tab.
  5. In the registration section click on "Class Schedules and Course Descriptions."
  6. Click on "Show Closed/Cancelled Class Sections."
  7. Select Spring 2016.

Closed class sections will be shown on this list as registrations fill available seats. Canceled classes will be listed as sections are canceled.

Most low enrollment classes will be canceled by the following date:

  • Spring 2016 - Jan. 5, by 5pm

Students are encouraged to check this listing prior to the beginning of classes.

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West Plains campus resident & non-resident tuition & fees

Tuition for 2016 Spring

Tuition will be assessed per credit hour based on the following:

2016 Spring

Missouri Residents


Non-Missouri Residents
Tuition (except for Online, NUR and RST prefix courses) $119 $238
Tuition for Online Courses $135 $135
Tuition for NUR (Nursing)
Prefix courses, except for NUR 197 and NUR 297
$152 $304
Tuition for RST (Respiratory Care)
Prefix courses, except for RST 120
$144 $288

Courses audited are counted in the same way as courses taken for credit in determining fees.

Students enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains through the off-campus high school dual-credit and dual-enrollment programs for fall 2015 are charged 50 percent of the tuition for a Missouri resident. Dual-credit students are not charged student services fees. Dual-enrollment students are charged the Computer and Technology Usage Fee, and may elect to self-pay other student services fees as outlined below. Both dual credit and dual enrollment students are charged supplemental course fees, when applicable.

Students taking only online classes have the option to self-pay the Professional Services Fee and/or the Student Activity Fee and/or the Student Recreation Center Fee. Students electing these fees must pay the fee(s) no later than the close of business the second Friday of full semester classes. Students who take a combination of online and on-campus courses are assessed the fees; however, in order to qualify for the Professional Services Fee, the combination of credit hours must total at least six hours. If the Professional Services Fee (including Health Services) is refunded because billable hours drop below six, the student will be given the opportunity to have the service reinstated.

Student Services Fees

2016 Spring
Capital Projects Fee $20
Student Recreation Center Fee $25
Professional Services Fee $15 for 6 credit hours or more
Computer and Technology Usage Fee $5 per credit-hour£
Student Activity Fee $20

£ The Computer and Technology Usage Fee is assessed on all credit hours through 18 hours at $5 per credit hour for a maximum of $90 for all semesters.

Non-degree seeking students enrolled in one or two credit hours are not charged Student Services Fees (except for the Computer and Technology Usage Fee).

Corporate education course fees will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. The Computer and Technology Usage Fee will be charged to all corporate sites.

Selected Special Fees for Spring 2016

Admissions Application Fee (Non-Refundable) $15
Duplicate Diploma Fee $20
Fee for sending documents via overnight mail inside the continental United States by registration & records $25
Replacement of Identification Card $5
Returned Check Charge $30
Graduation Fee first degree/additional degree $55/$20
Fee for sending documents via overnight mail outside the continental United States by registration & records Prevailing Rates

For more information on fees, see the 2015-2016 Catalog.

Fees are subject to revision by the Board of Governors without notice.

Missouri State University-West Plains is an A+ eligible institution.

Supplemental course fees for Spring 2016

AGR 104 $20
AGR 162 $105
AGR 163 $105
AGR 164 $105
AGR 170 $20
AGR 191 $20
AGR 196 $20
AGR 215 $20
AGR 262 $130
AGR 263 $105
AGR 264 $105
ART 098 $20
ART 100 $20
ART 101 $20
ART 115 $20
ART 202 $20
ART 215 $20
AST 113 $20
AST 114 $20
AST 115 $20
BIO 100 $20
BIO 111 $20
BIO 121 $20
BIO 122 $20
BIO 210 $20
BMS 110 $20
BMS 210 $20
BMS 267 $25
BMS 268 $25
CFD 260 $45
CGP 110 $55
CGP 115 $55
CGP 120 $55
CGP 130 $55
CGP 145 $55
CGP 150 $55
CGP 155 $55
CGP 160 $55
CGP 170 $55
CGP 180 $55
CGP 197 $20.00/
credit hr
CGP 200 $55
CGP 210 $55
CGP 220 $55
CGP 230 $55
CGP 250 $55
CGP 251 $55
CGP 252 $55
CGP 255 $55
CGP 260 $55
CGP 261 $55
CGP 262 $55
CGP 265 $55
CGP 297 $55
CHM 117 $20
CHM 161 $20
EPR 185 $140
FCA 150 $2,411§
FCA 155 $2,411§
GRY 197 $150
KIN 135 $30
LWE 120 $1,450¢
LWE 130 $2,625¢
LWE 131 $2,625¢
NUR 100 $155
NUR 101 $155
NUR 190 $200
NUR 201 $40
NUR 202 $40
NUR 204 $200
NUR 212 $200
NUR 220 $150
PHY 100 $20
PHY 101 $20
PHY 123 $20
PHY 124 $20
PHY 203 $20
PHY 204 $20
RDG 125 $30
RST 120 $150
RST 132 $180
RST 210 $150
RST 245 $180
RST 297 $180
TEC 111 $55
TEC 123 $55
TEC 165 $55
TEC 175 $55
TEC 200 $55
TEC 245 $55
TEC 260 $55
TEC 265 $55
TEC 270 $55
TEC 275 $55
VIN 111 $60
VIN 112 $60
VIN 113 $0
VIN 114 $0
VIN 115 $0
VIN 212 $60
VIN 214 $60
VIN 215 $60
VIN 246 $60
VIN 247 $60
VIN 257 $120
VIN 259 $120
VIN 266 $150
VIN 268 $150

§ A large portion of the FCA supplemental course fee is dictated by the South Central Career Center

¢ A large portion of the LWE supplemental course fee is dictated by the Missouri Sheriffs' Training Academy.

Calculating required tuition & fees

Multiply the number of credit hours for each course by the appropriate per-credit-hour fee based on the type of the course, add the tuition for all courses and add the student services fee appropriate for the total number of credit hours enrolled.

¥Example (for a Missouri resident during 2015 Fall Semester):

Fee Rate
Course Fees
ENG 110 3 $119 $357 $0
COM 115 3 $119 $357 $0
BMS 110 4 $119 $476 $20
RST 130 2 $144 $288 $0
MTH 103 (online) 3 $135 $405 $0
Total 15 hours - $1,883 $20
Total Tuition: $1,883
Student Services Fees: $155
Total Required Student Fees: $2,038
Total Supplemental Course Fees: $20
Total Incidental Fees: $2,058

€ Refer to the Student Services Fees section for more information.

¥ The required student fee schedule is subject to revision by the Board of Governors without notice.

Spring 2016 Refund Schedule +

Jan. 11 - 15 100%
Jan. 16 - 25 75%
Jan. 26 - Feb. 8 50%
Feb. 9 - Mar. 15 25%
Mar. 16 - May 5 No Refund


+Tuition refunds are calculated by credit hour.

+Refund schedules for course sessions other than those listed above may be obtained from the registration and records office. (This includes, but is not limited to: short courses, 5 week, 8 week, 10 week courses, and any other courses that are not a full semester.)

NOTE: For students who are recipients of Federal Title IV student aid, refunds will be made in accordance with all applicable federal regulations. (See note under “Financial Aid”)

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My Payment Plan

Students may enroll in My Payment Plan. Student fees must be paid in monthly installments as indicated by the fee payment deadlines. Spring Payment Plan due dates are Feb. 15, March 15 and April 15. The business office utilizes a third party credit card processing company for payments on University accounts. A convenience fee of 2.75 percent is now applied to Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit and debit card payments. For more information, terms and conditions, visit the business office in Cass Hall or call 417-255-7260.


Notification that a bill is ready to be viewed will be transmitted electronically to the student's University email account and payments may be made online. To access electronic bills and payment information, log into http://mygrizzlyden.missouristate.edu. No paper bills will be sent to students or parents.

Additional information can be found at: http://wp.missouristate.edu/businessoffice/

Note: It is the student's responsibility to complete payment whether or not additional statements are received. Payments must be received (not mailed) by the due date specified. In addition, students who withdraw from the University may continue to owe fees if the withdrawal is not requested in writing on or before the first two days of the term for the summer session and the first five days of the fall semester. Refer to the Fee Refund Schedule for more information.

Residency for Fee Purposes

Because Missouri State University-West Plains is a state-assisted institution, fees for Missouri residents are lower than those for non-residents. A student's residence status is determined at the time of admission according to a policy recommended by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education and adopted by the Missouri State University Board of Governors. Copies of this policy are available on request from the admissions office. Current students seeking a change in their resident classification should contact the admissions office.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. We recommend that you apply as early as possible to have funds available for the next semester.

To apply for federal and state financial aid, students must apply on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.gov and must include Missouri State University-West Plains' school code (031060). For more information or to obtain a Scholarship and Financial Aid Handbook, contact the Missouri State University-West Plains financial aid office in Cass Hall or call (417) 255-7243.

Note: Return of Title IV Funds (Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loans): If a student who received federal financial aid funds withdraws during a semester, monies that were disbursed to the student after institutional charges were paid may have to be repaid by the student. Check with the financial aid office for more information and examples of how a withdrawal could affect you.

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Request information

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If you would like to:

  • Receive more information about Missouri State University-West Plains
  • Schedule a campus tour
  • Receive additional information on any of our degree programs

You may:

Important phone numbers

Admissions (417) 255-7955
Business Office (417) 255-7260
Career Services/Higher Education Resource Center (417) 255-7230
Drago College Store (417) 255-7227
Financial Aid (417) 255-7243
Nursing (417) 255-7245
Registration/Records (417) 255-7979
Mountain Grove Campus (417) 547-7575
Missouri State University Outreach (417) 255-7931
Missouri State University Teacher Education (417) 255-7930
Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS) (417) 255-7222
Toll Free (888) 466-7897

Shannon Hall

Extended Campus in Mountain Grove, MO

(417) 547-7575

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