Student Success & Academic Advising Center

Athletes

Are you a student athlete?

  • Are you a freshman student athlete? – This means you have never been to a college or university before, although you may or may not have some dual credit (courses taken in high school for college credit).
    • Have you had your final high school transcript sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/  and Missouri Western?
    • If you have questions regarding compliance, go to http://gogriffons.com/sports/2011/10/28/GEN_1028110831.aspx?&tab=2
    • Do you have dual credit courses (courses taken in high school for college credit and paid for the courses?) Have you contacted the college(s) and had those transcripts sent to Missouri Western?
    • Have you had your ACT or SAT scores sent from ACT or College Board (SAT scores) to Missouri Western?
    • Have you completed your FAFSA form and other financial aid forms and had them sent to Missouri Western?
    • Do you know what you want to major in? To look at requirements for particular majors, please go to the following:
      • Missouri Western homepage
      • Click on A-Z Search
      • Click on “M”
      • Major/Minor forms
      • Scroll down to the area of interest
      • Click on the major of interest Or click on this link:  https://forms.missouriwestern.edu/registrar/ug/
      • You must be a full-time student to be on an athletic team. Therefore, you need to be enrolled in 12 hours and courses with a CED prefix do not count in the 12 hours.
      • If you know your ACT subscores:

 

ENGLISH:
English subscore < 18, must enroll in ENG 100 or a Writing Placement Exam score of 4 or higher To challenge your English placement, students can take the Writing Placement Exam during the New Student Registration Program or Walk-In Registration
English subscore 18-25, can enroll in ENG 104 For further information on challenge options, please call the English Department at 816.271.4310
English subscore 26 or higher, can enroll in ENG 112 or a Writing Placement Exam score of 6 or higher Once you complete this course, you will receive 6 hours of composition credit, which fulfills the English composition requirement for general studies for 4 yr. degree programs
MATH:
Math subscore < 22,   must enroll in MAT 081 A   mathematics placement test is available for students wishing to attempt to test   out of the Developmental Mathematics Program [MAT081]. Contact the Development Mathematics   Department at 816-271-4400 for information on the test and to schedule a testing   time.
If math subscore is 22 or higher, you can enroll in a general studies math course.
MAT 110 – Contemporary Problem Solving is recommended for the following majors: Art, English, History, Music, Physical Education and Speech Communication. (NOTE: Students may elect to take either MAT 112 or MAT 116 in place of MAT 110.) MAT 112 – Finite Mathematics is recommended for the following majors: Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Elementary Education, History, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology and Speech Research
MAT 116 – College Algebra is recommended for Biology, Business, Computer Information Systems, Elementary Education, Engineering Technology, History, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Social Work and Speech Research. MAT 130- Pre-Calculus is recomended for Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology and Mathematics.
READING:
Reading subscore < 18, must enroll in RDG 095 or an Accuplacer Reading Score is 85 or higher To challenge the reading placement, students can take the Accuplacer Reading  Placement Exam during the New Student Registration Program or during Walk-In  Registration
Reading subscore 18 or higher, no reading course is required For further information on the reading placement test, please call the English Department at 816.271.4310
  • If you do not know what you want to major in, the following is a list of Recommended Courses for 1st Year Students with an ACT composite score below 20: (COMING SOON)
  • If you do not know what you want to major in, the following is a list of Recommended Courses for 1st Year Students with an ACT composite score of 20 or higher: (COMING SOON)

 

  • Are you a transfer student athlete? - You have been to college previously.
    • Have you had your transcripts sent to Missouri Western? Missouri Western will NOT evaluate your transcripts from other colleges or universities until all final transcripts are received.
    • Have you completed the amateurism part of the NCAA Eligibility Center questionnaire? https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/
    • Go to this link and view the step-by-step instructions: http://www.gogriffons.com/sports/2011/10/28/GEN_1028110831.aspx?&tab=2
    • If you are a 5th semester full-time college student, you must have a major and file a major form.
    • When you meet with an advisor, it is very important that you do not take a class that you already have credit for. Please look over your transcripts – look closely at the courses and grades. Be sure to ask questions of the advisor as to the content of the courses to help you determine if you have had the course previously at another institution.
    • Student athletes need to be out of class by 2:00 p.m. daily. Please check with your coach to see if there are any other restrictions. Make sure that the advisor assisting you during registration is aware of this.
    • To learn the courses required for a major, please go to the following:
    • Have you completed your FAFSA and other financial aid forms and had them sent to Missouri Western?
    • You need to print a major form and mark on the form the classes you think you have credit for, so that when you meet with your advisor, you can go over the information.
    • You also need to look at the transfer guidelines.

 

  • Do you want to be a student athlete (Walk-On)?
    • Have you contacted the coach of the sport that you plan to participate in? http://www.gogriffons.com/staff.aspx?&tab=2
    • Have you completed the amateurism part of the NCAA Eligibility Center questionnaire? https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/ Go to this link and view the step-by-step instructions: http://www.gogriffons.com/sports/2011/10/28/GEN_1028110831.aspx?&tab=2
    • Do you have dual credit courses (courses taken in high school for college credit and paid for the courses?) Have you contacted the college(s) and had those transcripts sent to Missouri Western?
    • Have you had your ACT or SAT scores sent from ACT or College Board (SAT scores) to Missouri Western?
      • Have you completed your FAFSA form and other financial aid forms and had them sent to Missouri Western?
    • Do you know what you want to major in? To look at requirements for particular majors, please go to the following:
    • To be on an athletic team, you need to be a full-time student. Therefore, you need to be enrolled in 12 hours and courses with a CED prefix do not count in the 12 hours.