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

Admissions staff are available by phone and email Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer questions. Please call (816) 271-4266 or email

Yes, they can be reached at (816) 271-4362. They will continue to process FAFSA applications and award financial aid. Students should check Goldlink and their Missouri Western email account for updates.

Students may complete forms and upload documents through Goldlink. Many forms require a parent signature, or the parent may wish to upload a document. In this case, the parent will be sent an email after the student completes their part of the form. Parents should select the link in the email message and establish their own account.  Once complete, they will be able to electronically sign forms and upload documents.

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

We are hosting daily online visits Monday through Friday and plan to resume on-campus visits as soon as we are able. To schedule a virtual visit, go to

At this time, we are not adjusting our GO dates.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments if needed.

No, we have cancelled all travel from campus for the time being. When we are able to safely resume travel, if we are scheduled to be in your area, you will be notified by your high school counselor.

We are not currently offering in-person visits. We are hosting daily online visits Monday through Friday and plan to resume on-campus visits as soon as we are able. To schedule a virtual visit, go to, call (816) 271-4266 or email

We will contact you.  We will host daily online visits, so you will receive information about how to participate from your home.

We are happy to connect you via phone or email with our faculty members.

Our campus is staffed, but please call or email rather than visiting at this time.

Many schools are still able to submit transcripts electronically or by email. Please check your high school website about transcript options or email your high school counselor. If your high school is not able to send transcripts at this time, be assured that we will work with your high school once they are able to resume sending transcripts.

Missouri Western will be awarding credit to IB graduates for a B or higher in their Higher Level (HL) courses. This provision is only for those scheduled to take their exams in May 2020.

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.

Absolutely! High school counselors can email transcripts to