Missouri State University - West Plains


Electronic Schedules

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

Official Printed Schedule (PDF 1.8 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.

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, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or 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 and institution. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to Brenda Malkowski, Affirmative Action Liaison, Missouri State University-West Plains, 128 Garfield Avenue, West Plains, Missouri 65775, 417-255-7966.

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Upcoming Events

West Plains Civic Center (WPCC)

Dec. 7, 2 PM • "The Polar Express": Grab your golden tickets and join us as we board "The Polar Express" for a special holiday film presentation. This magical journey follows a doubting boy and several other lucky children who board a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus' home. WPCC Theater. Free Admission.

Dec. 11, 7 PM • "Bah! Humbug!": Mr. Scrooge throws his TV remote at ghosts while Bob Cratchit works inside the ATM in this hilarious modern update of a beloved holiday classic. Travel with the three spirits on a journey through past, present and future as old Ebenezer Scrooge learns the joys of kindness and giving. Can Christmas be saved by the Cratchits? This musical romp is sure to put a smile on the Scroogiest of faces. Presented by the Imaginary Theatre Company of the St. Louis Repertory Theatre. WPCC Theater. $8 admissions; 13 years & younger free, Free with a BearPass ID.

Jan. 17, Alumni Homecoming After Party: All Missouri State University-West Plains alumni and guests are invited to attend an after party following the 7 PM Grizzly homecoming game at the West Plains Civic Center. Free t-shirts will be handed out to alumni at the game to wear to the after party.

Jan. 23, 7 PM • "The Emperor's New Clothes": Presented by the St. Louis Repertory Theatre's Imaginary Theatre Company. More details to be announced.

February 5,12, 19, 26, 7 PM • Film Series: Free Admission, WPCC Theater.

May 7, 6 PM • Alumni and Friends Picnic: Free admission, WPCC Exhibit Hall. RSVP to the development office at WPDevelopment@MissouriState.edu or (417) 255-7240.

May 16, 10 am, Commencement: WPCC

*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.

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

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2015 Spring dates & deadlines

2015 Spring Intersession**

Jan 5-9 (M-F) Spring Intersession 1

2015 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 22 (Sat)-Jan 11 (Sun)# Spring regular registration
Jan 11 (Sun) Last day to register
Jan 12 (M) Classes begin
Jan 16 (F) Last day of change of schedule period for spring
Jan 19 (M) First spring payment due in business office
Feb 16 (M) Presidents' Day Holiday (Classes will not meet; offices closed)
Mar 7-15 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break (Classes will not meet; offices open)
Mar 15 (Sun) Second spring payment due in business office
Mar 24 (T) Autimatic 'W' grade for drop; withdraw, change to pass/not passor to audit deadline
Apr 2 (R) Spring Holiday (Classes will not meet; offices open)
Apr 3 (F) Spring Holiday (Classes will not meet; offices closed)
Apr 15 (W) Final spring payment due in business office
Apr 30 (R) Last day to drop or withdraw from semester
May 7 (R) Last day of spring semester classes
May 8-14 (F-R) Final examination period
May 15 (F) Final grades due by noon
May 16 (Sat) Commencement
May 20 (W) Transcripts with 2015 spring grades available
June 5 (F) Transcripts with 2015 spring degrees available

Dates & deadlines Disclaimer

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

** The spring intersession is considered part of the spring session for admission, registration, grading and graduation purposes.
# Web Registration 24/7; registration and records office, 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday.

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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) degree in General Studies at the extended campus in Mountain Grove.

At Missouri State-West Plains you will find:

  • Quality instruction
  • Affordable
  • 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 the Missouri State Outreach program. 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. The SBTDC is located in the Ozarks Small Business Incubator at 408 Washington Ave.

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Nationally Recognized

Missouri State-West Plains is ranked sixth in the nation among two-year colleges, according to Washington Monthly magazine's college rankings!

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New Spring Classes

Learn to speak Chinese,
investigate geosciences careers in new spring classes

Area residents can learn how to speak Chinese, investigate careers in the geosciences and learn more about some of America's most beloved novelists in some of the new courses being offered during the 2015 spring semester at Missouri State University-West Plains.

Elementary Chinese Language I (CHN 100) is a three-credit-hour course that will use a combination of in-class and online instruction to help students learn this language. Through the course, students will develop their skills in interpersonal (speaking, listening, reading and writing), interpretive (reading and listening) and presentational (writing and speaking) communication, according to instructor Wan-Tzu Chen, a certified Chinese language teacher in Missouri and Pennsylvania. They will have the opportunity to orally practice their skills in real life communication situations, as well as learn more about the Chinese culture itself to enhance their understanding of its influence on the language, she explained. No prior knowledge of the Chinese language is required for this course. It will meet on campus from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, in addition to one hour of online instruction.

Geoscience Orientation (GRY 197) is a three-credit-hour course scheduled for Mondays from 2 to 4:50 p.m. that will bridge the social and natural sciences, according to Assistant Professor of Geoscience Dr. Rajiv Thakur. "Geoscientists use many tools and techniques in their work. Geographic technologies like geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS) and online mapping such as Google Earth are increasingly important for understanding our complex world," he said. "This course will help students broaden their horizons about geospatial techniques, its applications and employment opportunities in today's rapidly globalized world."

The class will include a three- to four-day field trip to understand the job profile of geographers, geoscientists, cartographers, urban and regional planners and other geoscience professionals. Students also will experience geocaching and understand the functioning of GPS.

"Geoscience Orientation is right for anyone who wants to enter today's competitive job market, which demands that students possess the knowledge, skills and relevant job experience that will set them apart from other applicants," Thakur said. "This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of geosciences, the applications of geographic information science and how in all this cartography, spatial analysis and data management combines to facilitate spatial decision making.

"If you like the outdoors, if you like to travel, if you want to understand the truth about natural resources and environmental change, if you want to help people by providing energy, resources, safe homes and a clean environment, if you love the natural world, then a major and career in geoscience might be just right for you," he added.

Major Writers of English (ENG 110) is a three-credit-hour class set for 11 to 12:20 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays that will give students the opportunity to study noted American novelists beginning with James Fenimore Cooper and ending with Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, said Professor of English Dr. Craig Albin, who will be teaching the class. The course will explore several dominant themes linking these writers, including their varying treatments of community, conscience, race and gender. The reading list will include Last of the Mohicans by Cooper; The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, O Pioneers! by Willa Cather, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner and Sula by Morrison. Writing requirements will include two interpretive essays and a research paper, so students enrolled in the class should have successfully completed Writing I (ENG 110). Additional course work will be required for students taking this class as an honors course and a 'B' grade or higher must be earned in order to receive an honors designation, Albin said.

Earth Science for Teachers (GRY 240) is a four-credit-hour class scheduled for 5:30 to 8:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is specifically designed for elementary education majors and is closely aligned with the state of Missouri's Learning Assessment Standards for Science, according to instructor Mary Mutrux. The class explores the fundamentals of geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy, participating in over 100 hands-on activities. "The students will be found often times making moon and sunset observations, which is especially handy for the evening class," she said. Emphasis will be placed not only on state science standards, but also inquiry science teaching methods, brain-based learning and geo-literacy. Mutrux is a retired public school teacher who has received several state awards. She has taught this course at Missouri State-West Plains for the past six semesters.

Project Management (TEC 255) is a three-credit-hour online class that will teach students how manage projects and how successful projects are tied to an organization's success, according to instructor Ron Hensley, superintendent of the physical plant at Missouri State-West Plains. Students will learn how to organize, plan and keep current with ongoing projects and follow through to the completion of a project. In addition, the class will offer suggestions for tools and software that can make projects run smoothly and make them easier to manage, Hensley said. "The class is basic enough that anyone can take the class and get good information from it," he added.

Current and readmitted students can begin registering for 2015 spring semester classes during early registration Nov. 17-21. Registration times are based on number of hours completed. Area residents, as well as current students who did not sign up during early registration, can begin registering for classes Nov. 22 during regular registration, which will continue through Jan. 11, 2015.

For more information about admissions and registration procedures, call the admissions office at 417-255-7955 or toll free at 1-888-466-7897 or visit the University's website, http://wp.missouristate.edu.

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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 before Jan. 12, 2015.

Because the process is important and takes a significant amount of time, it is recommended that application procedures be completed immediately for the spring 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 www.wp.missouristate.edu/admissions, 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 stateapproved 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 transferrable 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 www. wp.missouristate.edu/catalog 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 transferrable collegelevel 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 a.m., and the ACT will be given at 1 p.m. on the following days:

West Plains Campus

Spring Semester

Nov. 14 • Dec. 1 • Dec. 12 • Jan. 5

Writing Sample only:

Dec. 3, 10 AM • Dec. 4, 4 PM • Jan. 8, 11 AM

Step three- Registration/Orientation

Students must register for classes prior to the first day of the spring semester, Jan. 12, 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

Friday, Dec. 5       10 AM Tuesday, Jan. 6                10 AM

Friday, Jan. 9 10 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.

Textbooks: Students may access the textbook list by going to 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 – Nov. 10-14

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 Looney Hall 306
Leigh Adams Melton Hall 103
Dr. Craig Albin Melton Hall 111
Edward Birdyshaw Looney Hall 206
Cathy Boys Lybyer Center 209B
Cindy Bridges AACCESS
Judy Carr Melton Hall 108
Barbara Caton Looney Hall 300
Anyta Cavitt AACCESS
Bruce Cavitt AACCESS
Melinda Denton Melton Hall 206
Joyce DeWitt Looney Hall 301
Ana Estrella Melton Hall 218
Libby Gall Looney Hall 302
James Hart Lybyer Center 209D
Phillip Howerton Melton Hall 113
Carla Huddleston Looney Hall 307
Jeff Huff Lybyer Center 209G
Joyce Jennings-Pineda Melton Hall 208
Melissa Jett Cass Hall
Susan Johnson Gohn Hall (603 West Main)
Kerri Jones AACCESS
Dennis Lancaster Lybyer Center 206
Debra Mayers Melton Hall 215
Dr. Renee Moore Lybyer Center 209C
Connie Morgan Melton Hall 115
Dr. Kathy Morrison Melton Hall 104
Greta Myers AACCESS
Barbara Nyden Lybyer Center 209F
Norma Ogletree Mountain Grove
Neva Parrott Library
Dr. Gary Phillips Melton Hall 117
Alex Pinnon Kellett Hall
Jacob Poulette Lybyer Center 209A
Anthony Priest Melton Hall 110
Dr. Kip Rugutt Melton Hall 207
Brenda Smith Lybyer Center 209C
Cindy Smith Looney Hall 208
Deanna Smith Gohn Hall (603 West Main)
Dr. Rajiv Thakur Melton Hall 109
Jay Towell Melton Hall 213
Jerry Trick Melton Hall 204
Lisa Wade Looney Hall 307
David White Lybyer Center 209E
Mark White AACCESS
Dr. Linda Wulff-Risner Lybyer Center 209K


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.
    1. Go to homepage: http://wp.missouristate.edu.
    2. Click on the BearPass login tab.
    3. Log in with your BearPass login and password, which 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 "Registration Status."
    6. 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/webregistration.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

November 17 (8:00 AM)

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

November 18 (8:00 AM)

Students with 45+ credit hours completed°

November 18 (1:00 AM)

Students with 30+ credit hours completed°

November 19 (8:00 AM)

Students with 20+ credit hours completed°

November 19 (1:00 PM)

Students with 15+ credit hours completed°

November 20 (8:00 AM)

Students with 10+ credit hours completed°

November 20 (1:00 PM)

Students with 5+ credit hours completed°

November 21 (8:00 AM)

Students currently registered

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

Regular registration dates

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

Spring Registration

Students should register for classes before the first day of the semester. (January 12, 2015) Students seeking to register after the start of the semester may appeal to the dean of academic affairs. Appeals will only be approved in situations where extenuating circumstances warrant.

  • November 21, 2014 - January 10, 2015 - Regular Registration
  • January 9, 2015 - Senior Citizen Registration

† Web registration 24/7; office of registration and records, 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Mountain Grove campus registration

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

Spring Registration

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 • 4-7 PM

Students also may register for classes on the web or in the office of registration and records on the West Plains campus at any time during regular registration.

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 2015 term.

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:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • 5 PM

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 2015 Spring

Tuition will be assessed per credit hour based on the following: Missouri ResidentsNon-Missouri Residents
Tuition (except for Online, NUR and RST prefix courses) $114 $228
Tuition for Online Courses $129 $129
Tuition for NUR (Nursing)
prefix courses, except for NUR 197 and NUR 297
$145 $290
Tuition for RST (Respiratory Care)
prefix courses, except for RST 120
$137 $274

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 spring 2015 are charged 50 percent of the tuition for a Missouri resident, rounded to the nearest dollar. Dual credit students are not charged student services fees. Dual enrollment students are charged the Computer and Technology Usage Fee; all other student fees are waived. 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 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. Students electing these fees must pay the fee(s) no later than the close of business the second Friday of full semester classes.

Student Services Fees

 2015 Spring
Capital Projects Fee $15
Student Recreation Center Fee $25
Professional Services Fee $15 for 6 seated 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.

Supplemental course fees for 2015 Spring

AGR 104 $20
AGR 162 $105
AGR 191 $20
AGR 196 $20
AGR 215 $20
AGR 262 $130
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 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 hour


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
LWE 120 $1,450¢
LWE 130 $2,625¢
LWE 131 $2,625¢
EPR 185 $140
NUR 100 $155
NUR 101 $155
NUR 190 $200
NUR 201 $40
NUR 202 $40
NUR 204 $175
NUR 212 $175
NUR 220 $150
PED 135 $0-$30
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 200 $55
TEC 260 $55
TEC 265 $55
TEC 270 $55
VIN 111 $60
VIN 112 $60
VIN 113 $60
VIN 114 $60
VIN 115 $60
VIN 246 $60
VIN 247 $60
VIN 257 $120
VIN 259 $120
VIN 266 $150
VIN 268 $150

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



Selected Special Fees

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
Fee for sending documents via overnight mail outside the continental United States by registration & records Prevailing Rates
Replacement of Identification Card $5
Returned Check Charge $30
Graduation Fee first degree/additional degree $55/$20

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 Spring Semester):

Fee Rate
Course Fees
ENG 110 3 $114 $342 $0
COM 115 3 $114 $342 $0
BMS 110 4 $114 $456 $20
RST 130 2 $137 $274 $0
MTH 103 (online) 3 $129 $387 $0
Total 15 hours - $1,801 $20
Total Tuition: $1,801
Student Services Fees: $150
Total Required Student Fees: $1,951
Total Supplemental Course Fees: $20
Total Incidental Fees: $1,971

€ 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 fee refund schedule +

January 12-16 100%
January 17-26 75%
January 27-February 9 50%
February 10-March 17 25%
After March 17 No Refund

+Fee 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.
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 February 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

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