Transfer Policies and Information
To be admitted in this category, applicants must provide:
1. Completed application for admission form.
2. Official transcript from each undergraduate college and university attended. Student transcripts received from other colleges and universities become the property of MWSU, and are not reissued to the student or to another institution.
3. $15 nonrefundable application processing fee (this is a one-time fee required only with the initial application to MWSU).
A transfer student who has completed an Associate of Arts degree (AA), an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree (AAT) degree, the 42-hour general education block (must be noted on the transcript or other official document), or bachelors degree from an accredited Missouri institution is considered to have satisfactorily completed MWSU's general studies requirements (some exceptions apply which will be evaluated on a course by course basis). A transfer student who has completed any other degree or one outside the state of Missouri will have their courses evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
MWSU accepts unlimited lower division transfer hours (100-200 level) from accredited two-year colleges. Graduation requirements which may impact a transfer student include:
• Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours (including 60 hours from a senior college in the following departments: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communications Studies and Theatre, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, Economics, English, Foreign Languages and Journalism, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology, History, Philosophy and Geography, Music and Psychology).
• Earn a minimum of 30 credits in upper-division coursework (300-400 level)
• Earn 30 of the last 45 credit at MWSU in institutional coursework
MWSU adheres to the guidelines of the Missouri Articulation Agreement. Transfer course work is evaluated and awarded on the same basis as credit awarded at MWSU. Consequently, criteria used to evaluate currently enrolled MWSU students is equally applicable to transfer students. Applicants who are considering transferring to MWSU may refer to the Table of Academic Standards contained in this catalog to determine their academic status for transfer admission purposes.
Appeal Procedure for Transfer Credits
A student has the right to appeal a denial of transfer credit at MWSU. If a transfer student's appeal is denied by MWSU, after all appeal steps internal to MWSU have been exhausted, transfer students can appeal to the state-level committee on transfer and articulation. The student wishing to appeal his or her case at the state level must:
1. File a written appeal with the Admissions and Graduation Committee (see Registrar's Office, Eder 102).
2. Explain in writing the reason for the appeal to the committee on transfer and articulation. Send appeal requests to: Commissioner of Higher Education, Coordinating Board for Higher Education, 3515 Amazonas Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109.