Missouri State University - West Plains


Electronic Schedules

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

Official Printed Schedule (PDF 4 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 Polyard, Affirmative Action Liaison, Missouri State University-West Plains, 128 Garfield Avenue, West Plains, Missouri 65775, 417-255-7966.

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Upcoming Events

April 8-19, Art Around Town

Monday-Friday 8 AM-8 PM
Saturday-Sunday 1 PM-5 PM
West Plains Civic Center Mezzanine

April 14-17, Public Affairs Conference: The Ethical Citizen: Can You Make a Difference?

Free and open to the public
Presentations from Missouri State University-Springfield will be offered live via interactive television (ITV) on the West Plains campus, http://www.publicaffairs.missouristate.edu.

April 23, Portland Cello Project

7 PM
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door; 13 years & under free*
West Plains Civic Center Theater

May 7, Alumni & Friends Picnic

6 PM
Free admission
RSVP to the development office at WPDevelopment@MissouriState.edu or 417-255-7240
West Plains Civic Center Exhibit Hall

May 16, Commencement

10 AM
West Plains Civic Center

June 19-20, Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival

Free admission
West Plains Civic Center and East Main Street

July 6-9, Kids' College

Noon-5 PM each day
Open to 4th through 8th graders
Cost is $75
Each student gets a Kids’ College T-shirt
For more information call 417-255-7966

*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.

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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2015 Summer/Fall dates & deadlines

2015 Summer Intersession

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

May 18-22 (M-F) Summer Intersession 1
June 1-5 (M-F) Summer Intersession 2

2015 Summer Session

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

April 23 (R)-June 7 (Sun) #Summer regular registration
June 7 (Sun) Last day to register
June 8 (M) Classes begin
June 12 (F) Last day of change of schedule period for summer
June 15 (M) First summer payment due in business office
July 3 (F) Independence Day Holiday (Classes will not meet; offices closed)
July 8 (W) Automatic 'W' grade for drop/withdraw, change to pass/not pass or to audit deadline
July 15 (W) Final summer payment due in business office
July 23 (R) Last day to drop or withdraw from session
July 28 (T) Last day of summer session classes
July 29-30 (W-R) Final examination period
July 31 (F) Final grades due by noon
August 10 (M) Transcripts with 2015 summer grades available
August 13 (R) Transcripts with 2015 summer degrees available

2015 Fall Intersession

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

August 11-15 (M-F) Fall Intersession

2015 Fall 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.

April 23 (R)-August 16 (Sun) #Fall regular registration
August 16 (Sun) Last day to register
August 16 (Sun) 2015 Fall Convocation
August 17 (M) Classes begin
August 21 (F) Last day of change of schedule period
September 7 (M) Labor Day Holiday (Classes will not meet; offices closed)
September 15 (T) First fall payment due in business office
October 15 (R) Second fall payment due in business office
November 15 (Su) Final fall payment due in business office
November 23-24 (M-T) Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes, offices open)
November 25-27 (W-F) Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes, offices closed)
November 30 (M) Last day to drop or withdraw from semester: Last day for auto 'W' grade for drop/withdrawal, change to pass/not pass or to audit deadline
December 3 (R) Last day of fall semester classes
December 4-10 (F-R) Final examination period
December 11 (F) Final grades due by noon
January 8 (F) Transcripts with 2015 fall grades available
January 22 (F) Transcripts with 2015 fall degrees available

#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) 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

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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Missouri State-West Plains adds several new academic programs

Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains have added several new degree options to its academic offerings during the past year.

Associate of Science (AS) in Agriculture

The AS in Agriculture is designed for students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in the discipline at Missouri State in Springfield or any other four-year institution following graduation. The degree will help prepare students for new agricultural initiatives, including new agricultural cooperatives and value added product development that are creating new opportunities and the need for additional education in this field.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Entrepreneurship with new Emphasis Areas in Agricultural Business, Culinary Arts and General Business

Additional emphasis areas for the AAS in Entrepreneurship degree were added to better serve students and the community by preparing them for careers with local opportunities. Study areas include a general education component, entrepreneurial core courses and an electives component that allows students to select courses that will pertain directly to their type of business. Small businesses represent about 99.7% of employers, employ about half of the private sector workforce, and generate 60 to 80% of the net new jobs in the United States.^ In the West Plains area, entrepreneurs make up more than 13.0% of the population.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Health Information Technology

The AAS in Health Information Technology prepares students for careers in medical billing and coding. The positions are an important link between healthcare providers and insurance companies. Medical billing and coding professionals are responsible for ensuring that physicians receive the correct reimbursements from insurance companies and are essential to many healthcare organizations. Graduates of this program may be eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Technology with Emphases in Alternative Energy, General Technology and Technology Management

The AAS in Technology degree is an expansion of the AAS in General Technology degree. The new degree adds emphases in Alternative Energy and Technology Management.

The Alternative Energy option is designed to prepare students for jobs in the "green" industry. The degree combines existing agriculture and technology courses with four new classes in electricity and electronics, alternative energy – biofuels, alternative energy – solar, and alternative energy – wind.

The Technology Management emphasis includes courses that are part of the Technology Management Certificate and the AAS in Business-Technology degree, but it is designed for students who desire to focus more on technology than business. Students will gain knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, including supply chain management, safety management, quality management and project management.

^(Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; Advocacy - funded research by Kathryn Kobe, 2007

Unique Fall Semester Short Courses Offered

Missouri State-West Plains is offering a variety of short courses during the 2015 fall semester that community members can take for personal enrichment and students can take as special interest courses to gain an extra credit or two. The short courses focus on specific topics of interest to provide opportunities for area residents to continue their lifelong learning. Most courses last for five to eight weeks, meeting one night per week. For information about the admissions and registration process, contact the admissions office at 417-255- 7955 or WPAdmissions@MissouriState.edu.

  • Applied Electricity & Electronics
  • Beginning App Inventor for Non-Programmer
  • Birth Order & Its Role in Development
  • Business Computing: Microsoft Office
  • Digital Storytelling & Presentation Graphics
  • Greenhouse Management
  • The Great Immunization Debate
  • The History of Photography
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing with Social Media
  • Mobile Technology in Everyday
  • Sales & Customer Service

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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 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 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 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 AM and the ACT will be given at 1 PM on the following days:

West Pains Campus

Summer Session
May 5
May 19
June 2
Fall Semester
June 16
July 7
July 21
August 4

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

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

Friday, May 8 10:00 AM
Thursday, May 21 10:00 AM
Friday, May 29 10:00 AM
Thursday, June 4 5:30 PM
Friday, June 12 10:00 AM
Friday, June 19 10:00 AM
Friday July 24 10:00 AM
Thursday, July 30 5:30 PM
Friday, Aug. 7 10:00 AM
Tuesday, Aug. 11 10:00 AM
Friday, Aug. 14 10:00 AM

Mountain Grove Campus

Tuesday, July 28 1:00 PM

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 – April 6-10

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 306
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 218
Libby Gall L 302
James Hart T 209D
Phillip Howerton M 113
Carla Huddleston L 307
Joyce Jennings-Pineda M 208
Melissa Jett C Hall
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 Garnett
Norma Ogletree Mountain Grove
Neva Parrott Garnett 112
Dr. Gary Phillips M 117
Alex Pinnon K 201
Jacob Poulette T 209
Anthony Priest M 110
Dr. Kip Rugutt M 207
Brenda Smith T 209C
Cindy Smith L 209
Deanna Smith O (603 West Main)
Pam Tate Garnett 104A
Dr. Rajiv Thakur M 109
Jay Towell M 213
Jerry Trick M 204
Lisa Wade L 307
David White T 209E
Mark White Garnett 102
Dr. Linda Wulff-Risner T 209K


  • O= Gohn Hall (603 West Main)
  • C= Cass Hall
  • K= Kellett Hall
  • L= Looney Hall
  • M= Melton Hall
  • AACCESS= Advisement & Academic Coaching Center forEmpowering 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

April 16, Thursday (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)

April 17, Friday (8:00 AM)

Students with 45+ credit hours completed°

April 17, Friday (1:00 AM)

Students with 30+ credit hours completed°

April 20, Monday (8:00 AM)

Students with 20+ credit hours completed°

April 20, Monday (1:00 PM)

Students with 15+ credit hours completed°

April 21, Tuesday (8:00 AM)

Students with 10+ credit hours completed°

April 21, Tuesday (1:00 PM)

Students with 5+ credit hours completed°

April 22, Wednesday (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:

Summer/Fall Registration

Students should register for classes before the first day of the semester. (June 8 - Summer Session; Aug.17 - Fall Semester) 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.

  • April 23 - June 7, 2015* -Summer Regular Registration
  • April 23 - Aug. 16, 2015* -Fall Regular Regestration
  • June 5, 2015 - Senior Citizen Summer Registration
  • Aug. 14, 2015 - Senior Citezen Fall Registration

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

Mountain Grove campus registration

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

Summer/Fall Registration

Thursday • April 21, 2015 • 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 Summer or Fall 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:

  • Summer 2014 - June 3, 2015, by 5:00 P.M.

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 Fall, Spring and Summer

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

2015 Summer

Missouri Residents

2013 Summer

Non-Missouri Residents

2015 Fall

Missouri Residents

2015 Fall

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

2015 Fall2016 Spring
Capital Projects Fee $20 $20
Student Recreation Center Fee $25 $25
Professional Services Fee $15 for 6 seated credit hours or more $15 for 6 credit hours or more
Computer and Technology Usage Fee $5 per credit-hour£ $5 per credit-hour£
Student Activity Fee $20 $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 2015 Summer/Fall

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  2015-2016 Fall/Spring

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

Fall 2015 Tuition Refund Schedule +

August 17-21 100%
August 22-28 75%
August 29-September 14 50%
September 15-October 12 25%
After October 13 No Refund

Spring 2016 Tuition Refund Schedule +

January 11-15  100%
January 16-25  75%
January 26- February 8 50%
February 9 - March 15 25%
After March 16   No Refund

+Fee refunds are calculated by percentage of tuition at time of refund scehule.

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. Summer Payment Plan due dates are June 15 and July 15. Fall Payment Plan due dates are September 15, October 15 and November 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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