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Campus of Record

The Missouri State University – West Plains Campus began maintaining a separate transcript for its students during the fall 1995 semester. All credit earned through Missouri State University (West Plains Campus or Springfield Campus) prior to the fall 1995 semester is recorded in its original form on transcripts maintained by the Springfield Campus and will appear as transfer credit on the West Plains Campus transcript. All courses taken through the West Plains Campus during or after the fall 1995 semester will appear only on this transcript. Courses taken through the Springfield Campus during or after the fall 1995 semester will appear only on transcripts maintained by that campus. Anyone needing information regarding Springfield Campus transcripts should call the Records Office on that campus at (417) 836-5520. Effective August 28, 2005, Southwest Missouri State University – West Plains officially became Missouri State University – West Plains.


Missouri State University—West Plains is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. Phone (312) 263-0456.

Grading System

Grade Interpretation Points/Credit Hour Used in GPA
A Excellent 4.0 yes
B Superior 3.0 yes
C Average 2.0 yes
D Passing 1.0 yes
F Failing 0.0 yes
P Passed Passed the course under the Pass/Fail or Pass/Not Pass system. A "D" or better is required to earn this grade. no
NP Not Passed Failed the course under the Pass/No Pass system. no
H Honors An "H" preceding a grade indicates that the course was taken at the honors level. yes
I Incomplete Grade receives no credit and carries no penalty. The course must be completed within limited time or is changed to a failing grade. no
W Dropped Dropped course passing. no
AU Auditor Visitor/No credit received. no
E Excluded An "E" following the points indicates that the course is under Academic Renewal or has been repeated. The course receives no credit and does NOT meet any course or graduation requirements. no
I Included in GPA An "I" following the points indicates a repeated or topics course that receives credit and IS included in the GPA and meets graduation requirements. yes
XF Failure Failure due to academic dishonesty. yes

1Student receives credit for the course from credit by assessment or examination. Prior to fall 2017 such credit was recorded with a grade of P or NP.

2When granted academic renewal, the student forfeits the use of all courses, whether passed or failed or regardless of origin, taken prior to the date chosen by the student. The grades received are removed from the GPA. Academic renewal does not erase the record; the original grades are noted on the transcript. For classes prior to Fall 2009, the grade will be noted as an N. Once elected, academic renewal is irrevocable.

Credit System

The unit of credit is the semester hour.

Completion of Degree

A minimum of 62 credit hours is required for a degree. The entry for a completed degree will indicate the type of degree, date awarded and major.

Full-Time Classification

Undergraduate students must carry 12 or more hours of graded credit (including P/NP) in spring or fall semesters (6 or more in summer) to be considered full time.

Campus Codes

WP, West Plains Campus; OL, On-Line; MGC, Mountain Grove Campus; LNU, Liaoning Normal University; HS, High School

Transfer Credit

For students with transfer credit, an entry will appear on the transcript indicating the number of credit hours awarded for each institution attended. Transfer credit is noted on the transcript only for courses completed by students prior to or during their enrollment at Missouri State University – West Plains. Individual transfer courses are not listed.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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 non-discrimination 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/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)