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Admission With Conditions

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Admission With Conditions2019-10-15T08:47:49-05:00

Applicants who don’t meet the automatic admissions guidelines (but meet our regular application deadline) may be admitted with conditions placed on their enrollment based on evaluation of their previous academic record. If you are admitted with conditions, you will be enrolled as a part-time student, giving you the opportunity to strengthen basic academic skills and prove your ability to be successful at the University level.  (Students who are 20 years old or older will be limited to 9 credit hours).


What is Admission With Conditions?2017-10-16T20:39:21-05:00

This is admission to the University with certain conditions due to your prior academic record, based on your ACT composite score and high school GPA/HiSET/GED. Enrolling as a part-time student is your opportunity to strengthen basic academic skills and prove your ability to be successful at the University. By enrolling part-time in a limited number on classes, you will be able to focus your efforts and maximize your success. Once you demonstrate your ability to complete this coursework with a 2.0 GPA at the end of your first semester, you will be granted regular admission and may enroll in 12 or more credit hours and take any course for which you meet the prerequisites.

How will enrolling part-time impact me?2017-10-16T20:09:20-05:00
  • Taking fewer courses limits your financial obligation to the University for the first semester.
  • If you receive a Federal Pell Grant, you will not lose your grant; however, it will be reduced based on the number of credit hours you take.
  • You will not be eligible to receive the Missouri Access grant because this grant requires full-time enrollment.
  • You must enroll during Griffon Orientation (GO). If you fail to attend GO, you will NOT be able to enroll for classes. GO takes place during the summer fort fall applicants and January for spring applicants.
  • You will not be allowed to live in the residence halls on campus, as these require full-time enrollment.
  • You will not be eligible too participate in NCAA athletics or music programs which require full-time enrollment.
  • This may impact your insurance, child support, or other legal arrangements. You should discuss this status with your insurance provider or legal counsel.
What are the expectations of Admission With Conditions?2017-10-16T20:13:13-05:00
  • Attend and successfully complete specified orientation programs prior to the first day of classes;
  • Meet class expectations;
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 at the end of the first semester for all credit hours attempted; and,
  • Maintain enrollment in your core courses.

Failure to meet these expectations will result in dismissal from the University for one academic semester.

How do I gain regular admission to the University?2017-10-16T20:19:24-05:00
  1. You can retake the ACT to meet the posted admission standards for full-time admission.
  2. Fall applicants can attend summer school and complete 6 credit hours of transferrable coursework with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  3. Start at a local community college and transfer to Missouri Western upon successful completion of at least 9 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
Do I have the ability to appeal this decision?2017-11-03T16:57:00-05:00

The goal of the Office of Admissions is to allow students with demonstrated potential for success to enroll as full-time students, and we acknowledge that this potential is not always evident based on standardized test scores or previous academic work. If you have a unique situation, you may choose to appeal your admission to the Admissions Committee. This requires you to complete the appeal form, requesting an individual review of your circumstances along with 2 letters of recommendation by the appropriate deadline. The Admissions Committee meets routinely and will notify you of their decision via postal mail. Please note, this is not an automatic waiver; each request is reviewed by the Admissions Committee for extenuating circumstances and evidence of potential success at the University level.

Download the application packet below to begin the Individual Review process:
Individual Review Application Packet

Fall & Summer semesters: 
July 1
Spring semester: December 1

Important Deadlines
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