Frequently Asked Questions

Like schools across the nation, Missouri Western is making changes to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please review the following Admissions information.

I am a(n):

Admitted or Prospective Student
International Student
Transfer Student

For Admitted and Prospective Students and Their Families

Yes. The Admissions office is now open normal business hours; Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm. You may also reach us by phone at (816) 271-4266 or by email at

Yes, they are now open normal business hours; Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm or can be reached at (816) 271-4361. They will also continue to issue financial aid awards as they are processed.

Yes, because of tests being canceled, Missouri Western made the decision accept students based on high school GPA.  Students with a 2.7 GPA will be fully admitted even without an ACT or SAT score.  Visit our Admission Requirements page for more details.

No, applications will continue to be processed as we receive them.

Yes, we have resumed campus visits in a safe, socially distant format. Visits are available both in the morning and afternoon, Monday – Friday. Sign up for a visit today at

Your health and safety is of utmost importance to us. In order to keep you and our other visitors safe, Missouri Western staff will be wearing masks during your visit and we ask that you and your guests wear one as well. If you are unable to bring a mask, disposable masks will be available for our Admissions visitors. If you are unable to wear a mask due to a health concern, please let us know.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms : Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever above 100.4, chills, repeated shaking with chills, runny nose or new sinus congestion, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, fatigue, new gastrointestinal symptoms, new loss of taste or smell, please call our office and we will be happy to reschedule your visit.

We will be limiting in-person information sessions & campus tours to 12 people during each scheduled time.

Yes, we offer online information sessions in the morning and evening.  Sign up today at

We are happy to facilitate a meeting. Please be aware that some meetings may need to be done virtually.

As the school year begins, we will be working with local school districts to determine protocols for high school college visits. If in-person visits are limited, we will work with high school counselors to plan as many virtual visits as possible.

For International Students

We will continue to process new I-20s as rapidly as possible as soon as we have all of your required documents. The U.S. Department of State has limited visa services in several areas, so please check with your local U.S. embassy or consulate for visa processing services (including the interview).

While it is impossible to predict how long the virus will affect the U.S. and other areas, there is no blanket ban on attendance by students from affected countries. We will follow government guidelines on procedures for students entering from another area (although it is our sincere hope that this crisis has ended before the Fall semester).

Yes, you may defer your admission up to one year.

Yes. We will work with you as long as possible, but bear in mind that the later we receive your final documentation, the more difficult it will be to get your I-20 to you early enough to give you the best chance of finishing your visa process.

For admissions purposes, yes. However, we must still have an official transcript to issue your I-20.

For Transfer Students

Many schools are still able to send transcripts electronically. Please contact us at if you are unable to submit your transcript due to a closure.

For Counselors

We will continue to offer admission decisions to your students within a 7-10 day window.

Please remind your students that they can self-report both GPA and ACT.

We would love to send a counselor to your school. We will be working with each school to make sure that if we are unable to visit your building this year due to your district’s Covid-19 plan, that we can visit virtually.

Absolutely! High school counselors can email transcripts to