STAR Orientation sessions will be offered in a variety of formats for students admitted
for Spring 2023 and Summer/Fall 2023 terms.
Scheduled STAR Orientation dates may include sessions offered either on-campus or
via Zoom video conferencing.
Students have an alternative option to sign up for an online version of STAR Orientation,
which consists of a series of video modules via the university’s Blackboard learning
Contact the Advisement Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS)
at 417-255-7222 to reserve your spot in a Zoom, on-campus, or online STAR Orientation session or
sign up online for a STAR Orientation.
Missouri State University-West Plains is happy you have chosen to continue your education
at our campus. As your first step toward college success, you must attend one of the
STudent Advising and Registration (STAR) Orientations. The program is designed to
assist you in the transition to college life.
First-time freshmen or transfer students with less than 10 credit hours must register
for and complete one of these types of STAR orientations:
- On-campus sessions, which will be offered on several dates for summer/fall or spring
admission terms. (see list of dates below)
- Zoom video conferencing sessions, which may be offered for summer/fall or spring admission
terms. (see list of dates below)
- Online sessions via the university’s Blackboard learning management system.
Contact the Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success
(AACCESS) at 417-255-7222 to reserve your spot in a Zoom, on-campus, or online STAR Orientation session or
sign up online for a STAR Orientation.
Upcoming STAR Dates
AACCESS staff will contact students if the STAR sessions need to be changed to Zoom.
Spring 2023 admission:
December 2, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – on-campus
January 11, 2023, 10:00 a.m.– on-campus
Summer/Fall 2023 admission:
Friday, June 2, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – on-campus
Friday, August 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – on-campus
Friday, August 11, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – on-campus
Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – on-campus
Before attending one of the STAR Orientations, the following items must be completed:
- Admission to Missouri State University-West Plains
- ACT or SAT score on file or
- Have Accuplacer reading and math scores on file or take the Accuplacer placement exam.
(Test scores must be current (less than 5 years old). The ACT and Accuplacer (math
& reading) exams are available through the Testing Center. Please contact the Testing
Center at 417-255-7943 for testing needs.)
STAR Orientations are 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.
University administrators and staff members will present information about the campus
and explain important topics including, but not limited to:
- financial aid
- student life and housing
- tutoring and other support services
- professional services
- academic programs
- degree planning
For more information about STAR Orientation sessions and how to register for an orientation
session, contact AACCESS at 417-255-7222, email: WPAACCESS@MissouriState.edu or complete the online form on the AACCESS web site.
To register for classes:
Students will need to meet with an academic advisor to register for classes. AACCESS
and faculty academic advisors will contact students to schedule either a phone, Zoom,
or on-campus advising and registration appointment. The appointment may be prior to,
on or after the date the student has completed STAR Orientation. Students may also
contact AACCESS at 417-255-7222 or email WPAACCESS@MissouriState.edu to schedule an advising and registration appointment.
Missouri State University-West Plains Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for
Empowering Student Success (AACCESS)
128 Garfield West Plains, MO 65775