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_ Submit an Application for Admission

For an application, see your high school counselor, apply online or download a paper application or call the admissions office at (417) 255-7955.

_ Official High School or HiSET Transcript

Request high school transcript be sent directly to the admissions office or request GED, HiSET, or other state-approved high school equivalency transcript be sent 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.

_ College(s) Transcripts

Request official college transcript(s) be sent 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 or equivalency transcript.

After the above documentation is received and processed by the admissions office, you will be mailed an admission packet that includes your BearPass number and information regarding registering for classes. 

_ Testing For Course Placement

Missouri State University-West Plains does not require certain tests such as ACT for admission. To help ensure students are placed in courses in which they will be successful, however, students must take either the ACT or ACCUPLACER test to determine placement in classes that have a math or reading prerequisite. A student's placement in English courses will be determined by a self-evaluation of the student's writing skills. Contact the Testing Center at 417-255-7943.

Contact information

Office of Admissions
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775

Phone: (417) 255-7955 or toll free (888) 466-7897