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://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp 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. (Requires Reading ACT subscore of 18 or higher or Accuplacer Score of 85 or higher) 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
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
MATH:
If you have questions about the math placement process please contact the Center for Success in Mathematics at 816-271-4400 or the Computer Science/ Math/ Physics Department at 816-271-4288.
  Math courses that count as general studies are as follows:
  • MAT 110 and MAT 110E – Contemporary Problem Solving
  • MAT 112 – Fine Mathematics
  • MAT 116 – College Algebra
  • MAT 137 – Calculus in Business and the Non-Physical Sciences
  • MAT 147 – Applied Calculus
  • MAT 165 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation
  • MAT 167 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

Refer to the chart for General Studies Math Requirements

https://www.missouriwestern.edu/advising/wp-content/uploads/sites/296/2015/03/General-Studies-Math-Requirement-by-Department.pdf

to ensure you are taking the correct math course for your intended major.

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:

  • UNV 101 – Freshmen Seminar
  • RDG 095 – Reading Skills Improvement (required if ACT reading subscore is 17 or below)
  • MAT 081 (required if ACT math subscore is 17 or below)
  • MAT 110E – Contemporary Problem Solving and MAT 099 – Supplemental Instruction for Success (requires consecutive enrollment; requires ACT math subscore 18-21 or determined by placement test)
  • ENG 100 – Introduction to College Writing (required if ACT English subscore is 17 or below) or ENG 104 – College Writing and Rhetoric (ACT English subscore of 18-25 or determined by placement test)
  • COM 104 – Oral Communication
  • BIO 101 – Principles of Biology
  • CHE 101 – Introduction to Chemistry
  • PHY 104 – Introduction to Astronomy
  • ECO 101 – Current Issues in the Economy
  • SOC 120 – General Anthropology
  • ART 100 – Introduction to Art
  • MUS 101 – Perspectives in Music
  • THR 113 – Introduction to Theatre
  • FRE 100 – Elementary French I
  • PED 101 – Fitness and Wellness

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:

  • UNV 101 – Freshman Seminar
  • MAT 110 – Contemporary Problem Solving. (requires 22 or higher ACT math subscore or determined by placement test)
  • MAT 110E – Contemporary Problem Solving and MAT 099 – Supplemental Instruction for Success (requires consecutive enrollment; requires ACT math subscore 18-21 or determined by placement test)
  • MAT 112 – Finite Math (requires 22 or higher ACT math subscore or determined by placement test)
  • MAT 116 – College Algebra (requires 22 or higher ACT math subscore or determined by placement test)
  • COM 104 –
  • BIO 101 – Principles of Biology
  • CHE 101 – Introductory Chemistry
  • PHY 104 – Introduction to Astronomy
  • ESC 111 – Physical Geology
  • ECO 101 – Current Issues in the Economy
  • PSY 101 – General Psychology
  • SOC 110 – Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 120 – General Anthropology
  • PSC 101 – American National Government
  • ENG 210 – Approaches to Literature
  • ENG 220 – Introduction to Reading Texts
  • ART 100 – Introduction to Art
  • MUS 101 – Perspectives in Music
  • THR 113 – Introduction to Theatre
  • FRE 100 – Elementary French I
  • SPA 100 – Elementary Spanish I
  • GER 100 – Elementary German I
  • CHI 100 – Elementary Chinese I
  • PED 101 – Fitness and Wellness

Please note – some majors require specific general studies so refer to the major declaration form (https://forms.missouriwestern.edu/registrar/ug/) of your intended major or major you might pursue to avoid taking a class you don’t need.

 

  • 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://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp
    • 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://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp 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.