Student Success & Academic Advising Center

General Students

Are you a traditional student but undecided about a major?

  • Go to the Career Development – A-Z Search, click on “C,” Career Development, under the “Students & Alumni” clumn, choose “Career Exploration”, “Online Resources”, or “FOCUS2″ Or go to this link:  www.missouriwestern.edu/careerdevelopment/
  • If you complete the FOCUS2 assessment, you may print out your results and make an appointment with a counselor to go over your results.
  • If you need to be a full-time student, you need to be enrolled in 12 hours and courses with a CED prefix do not count in the 12 hours.
  • NOTE: Many junior and senior level courses require English and math as prerequisites. Most students should elect to enroll in an English and math course their first semester. See the table below to determine which course to elect.
  • If you know your ACT subscores:

 

ENGLISH:
English subscore < 19, 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 19-25, 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 < 20,     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 20 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 < 19, must enroll in RDG 095 or an Accuplacer Reading Score  is 72 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 19 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 traditional student and know your major?

  • Please go to the Missouri Western homepage, A-Z Search, click on “M,” Major/Minor forms
  • Remember if a course has an asterisk (*) this means it has a pre-requisite (you must complete another course before you are allowed to take that course.)
  • If you need to be a full-time student, you need to be enrolled in 12 hours and courses with a CED prefix do not count in the 12 hours.
  • NOTE: Many junior and senior courses require English and math as prerequisites. Most students should enroll in an English and math course their first semester.
  • Several departments, as nursing, elementary education, physical therapist assistant and other programs do not have introductory courses. Therefore, you can look for a couple of courses to take until you meet the admission requirements set by department guidelines.