Wednesday, January 13 – Open registration for all students
(freshmen, returning, transfer, non-traditional)
- Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- See “Take Placement Exams” for testing times.
Location: Our staff will greet you in the main lobby of Eder Hall. Parking is located in the Lot A circle drive or Lot B
What can I do before I arrive?
Placement in math, reading, and writing courses at Missouri Western is determined by ACT/SAT subscores. Students with the following are required to take developmental courses before completing general education requirements in these areas.
- ACT math, reading, and writing subscore(s) 17 or below
- SAT math subscore 0-480
- SAT Reading/English subscore 0-490
- No ACT/SAT scores
If you have not taken the ACT/SAT or if you are unsatisfied with your ACT/SAT score placement, we encourage you to consider any of the placement tests listed below. Taking these exams could save you time and money as you complete your degree because they often allow students to test into higher-level courses. Missouri Western placement exams are free.
Students may take the RPE the following dates/times prior to walk-in registration in the Center for Academic Support, Hearnes 213. Please go here for more information and to register for the exam. Students do not have to register in advance for the January 12 and 13 times. They may go to the CAS a few minutes prior to the start time. The RPE utilizes the Next Generation Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Exam. It is a self-paced test given on a computer, and it consists of questions related to reading comprehension and sentence skills. A score of 250 or above places a student out of a developmental reading course.
- January 5: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
- January 6: 1 p.m. (online), 3 p.m.
- January 12: 2 p.m.
- January 13: 10 a.m.
Missouri Western State University requires all students to submit a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire
RESIDENCE HALL STUDENTS
Students living on campus are required to submit:
- Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire AND
- Meningococcal Immunization (MCV4 or MPSV4) documentation (given at 16 years of age or older) or if applicable, a signed waiver that indicates you have medical or religious exemption from the meningococcal immunization OR
- Other official immunization records from the Health Department, a physician’s office, hospital or school.
Additionally, students who have ever had a positive tuberculin skin test, must submit a physician signed chest x-ray report with their health and immunizations records, prior to move-in to confirm the absence of active disease.
Prior to moving in, all documentation must be submitted by:
- Mail: Esry Student Health Center, 4525 Downs Drive – Blum Union 203, St. Joseph, MO 64507 OR
- Fax: (816) 271-4498 OR
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is available for both residential and commuter students. Your parking permit can be obtained by visiting the University Police Department in Blum 201.
Visit the University Police Department Office in Blum 201 to get your Student ID.
The Griffon Alert system is designed to enhance and improve communication so that all members of the Missouri Western campus community can stay informed in the event of an emergency or campus closure due to weather. The system is designed for students, staff and faculty only, but each student may add additional emails and phone numbers for family members who wish to receive alerts.
Be sure to purchase or rent your textbooks at the Missouri Western Bookstore before classes begin. Professors will expect you to have them on the first day of class, and may even assign reading.
Students with disabilities who encountered barriers to equal access and inclusion while attending high school may encounter similar barriers in the college environment as well. If you are a student with a disability who is anticipating barriers to full participation in the Griffon Orientation online module or live session, contact the Accessibility Resource Center to request accommodations.
Accessibility Resource Center, Blum 234
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 registration and we ask that you wear one as well. If you are unable to bring a mask, disposable masks will be available for our Admissions visitors.
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 work to accommodate your registration via phone and/or online.
Dates to Know:
January 13 – Walk-in Registration
January 19 – First Day of Classes