Non-degree seeking students are granted admission to Missouri Western State University after a review of their academic transcripts, test scores and/or other necessary admission documents are received.

The following is needed to grant admission (based on student type).

Students who are attending another college or university and wish to take courses at Missouri Western and then transfer the Missouri Western coursework to the parent institution for degree applicability must provide the following:

Office of Admissions
Eder Hall 101
4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph MO 64507

  • Students currently enrolled in high school who are seeking admittance to Missouri Western on a part-time basis concurrent with their high school attendance must provide the following:
    • Completed application for admission
    • Letter of permission from the high school counselor or principal (required each semester prior to enrollment)

Students seeking to enroll in courses at Missouri Western for self enrichment purposes (non-degree seeking) must provide the following:

Persons 65 years of age or older may register for undergraduate courses without payment of tuition but may be subject to fees and other expenses. Senior Citizen students must do the following:

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Students admitted under this category who later decide to seek a degree at Missouri Western must reapply for admission and provide all necessary admissions documents. However, a student will NOT be permitted to switch to a non-degree seeking status to avoid penalties imposed by the University.

No. Students under suspension are ineligible to be admitted under this category.

Yes. All applicable credits earned as a non-degree seeking student may be applied towards graduation should you change to a degree-seeking student.

No. Students who apply and are admitted as a non-degree seeking student are not eligible for financial assistance through the University.

I’m Admitted. What’s Next?