The office of academic support is housed within the division of academic affairs, and is dedicated to enhancing student success by offering free comprehensive academic assistance to Missouri State University-West Plains students who the University believes will benefit from the additional support provided to enrich the student's academic program.
The office of academic support serves undergraduate students who are:
- Identified as "at risks" through the Grizzly Guard early alerts and mid-term grades
- On academic probation
- Readmitted to the University
- Classified as first-generation college students
- From underserved/under-represented populations
- In need of basic skills to help them be academically successful, including English as a second language (ESL)
The office of academic support monitors students' academic progress, and works with students individually and in groups on issues related to academic success. The office collaborates with the deans' offices, Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS), career development center, the office of registration and records, academic departments and faculty advisors, the office of diversity and inclusion and other campus resources to assist students in achieving academic success through comprehensive and integrated academic support services in support of the University's enrollment goals and strategic initiatives.