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Information for Students/Parents2019-08-06T16:47:18+00:00

Missouri Western offers academic advising services for all of its dual credit/dual enrollment students.

Academic advising is an important tool that can help prospective college students save money, save time, increase academic success, and provide career guidance.

Meeting with an academic advisor can help ensure that you are taking the appropriate dual credit/dual enrollment courses for your particular educational path. Selecting the correct courses for dual credit/dual enrollment not only can save you time and money, but it can provide peace of mind that you are on the right path to reaching your goals.

Our academic advising services are available to ALL dual credit/dual enrollment students, regardless of whether or not you make Missouri Western your future college choice. If you plan to attend another institution following high school graduation, we can provide you with the tools and resources necessary for dual credit/dual enrollment transfer equivalencies.

DUAL CREDIT/DUAL ENROLLMENT ACADEMIC ADVISING PRESENTATION (.PPTX)

If you would like to schedule an academic advising appointment, please contact Western Institute at (816) 271-4100.

We recommend a minimum down payment of $25 at the time of the enrollment session at the high school; however, students will be enrolled without making a payment. If the account is not paid in full at the time of enrollment, students are required to complete a deferment contract.

Accessing your student bill and making a payment:

Missouri Western State University has designated the MWSU e-mail system and the electronic portal Goldlink.missouriwestern.edu as official methods of communication to students, faculty, and staff.  Per the Missouri Western Student Handbook, “Students are expected to check their e-mail accounts and access the MWSU portal at least once per week.” Typical e-mail communications sent by Missouri Western include information regarding enrollment, grades, billing, payments and campus activities.

To activate your account:

  • Go to Missouri Western homepage (www.missouriwestern.edu)
  • Click on Main Menu (gold box at top right of page)
  • Click on Goldlink (located under Quicklinks)
  • Click on Activate your Account (in gold box on left)
  • Click on Account Lookup

 

Note:  One invoice will be sent via the postal mail per semester.  All additional billing inquiries must be accessed through your Goldlink account.

Terms:

A “term” is the semester in which a student is enrolled. For example, if a student is enrolled in a fall 2016 semester course, the term is 201714. If a student enrolled in fall 2016 for a year long course, the term is 201713. For spring 2017, the term is 201724. Students will be invoiced separately for each term in which they are enrolled.

If you are making a payment through GoldLink, please be sure your payment is in the correct term.

Deadlines:

For fall enrollments:

  • A down payment on dual credit/dual enrollment accounts must be received by October 1st. If no payment is made by that date, the student is voided for non-payment.
  • Accounts not paid in full by November 1st will be charged a $50 late fee and will have a hold placed on the account. The student will not be able to enroll in additional courses or order a transcript until the account is paid in full.

For spring enrollments:

  • A down payment on dual credit/dual enrollment accounts must be received by March 1st. If no payment is made by that date, the student is voided for non-payment.
  • Accounts not paid in full by April 1st will be charged a $50 late fee and will have a hold placed on the account. The student will not be able to enroll in additional courses or order a transcript until the account is paid in full.

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment (taught exclusively by a high school teacher)

To drop with no activity on your university transcript:

Semester-long course:

Within first 5 days of dual credit enrollment

Year-long course:

Within first 10 days of dual credit enrollment

To withdraw from a course:

Semester-long course:

10 weeks from the first day of dual credit enrollment

Year-long course:

20 weeks from the first day of dual credit enrollment

Refund Policy for Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment:

Drop Refund policy (1-5 days after dual credit enrollment):

  • 100% tuition. One-time $15 registration fee is non-refundable.

Withdrawal Refund policy:

  • The 6th day from dual credit enrollment through the 2nd week – 80% refund on tuition only.
  • After the 2nd week through the 4th week – 50% refund on tuition only.
  • After the 4th week – no refund.

Dual Enrollment (taught partially or fully by a university instructor)

Please contact the Western Institute at (816) 271-4100 for drop, withdrawal and refund deadlines.

A Missouri Western representative will come to your school to conduct the enrollment process. At that time, students will complete enrollment forms, make payments and/or sign promissory notes for payment, and receive a dual credit student orientation.

The first time a student is enrolled in a course (either credit or non-credit), he/she is issued a student ID number, which is referred to as a G number. Once a student is enrolled in a dual credit/dual enrollment class, the G number is sent to the dual credit/dual enrollment teacher who, in turn, provides the information to the student. The G number is located in the upper right portion of the student bill.

Accessing your Student Bill and Making an Online Payment

In order to make an online payment, you must login to your GoldLink account.

Activating your Goldlink Account

  • Go to MWSU homepage (www.missouriwestern.edu)
  • Click on Main Menu (gold box at top right of page)
  • Click on Goldlink (located under Quicklinks)
  • Click on Activate your Account (in gold box on left)
  • Click on Account Lookup

 Once you are logged in to GoldLink:

  • Go to the Financial Aid & Billing tab
  • Scroll to Paying for College
  • Click on Student Bill Inquiry & Payment Options (right side)
  • Click on I Agree button

This takes you to TouchNet, the online payment service provider:

  • Click eStatement to view your account status and print your statements. Ebills are updated on the 5th of each month.  Select statement to view the student bill.  There will be a drop box to select the month’s bill (i.e.; 8/5/2015).

To make a payment through Touchnet:

  • Click Payments to make an online payment. Click Account Payment.

View your payment options and select the appropriate term.

Payment option without a service charge:

(ATM debit card or electronic check)

If you do not have a PIN-less ATM debit card you will need to use the electronic check option.  Be prepared to have your bank routing number and checking or savings account number.  You may save this method for future payments.

Payment by credit card:

(American Express, Discover, Master Card & Visa)

If you choose to pay by credit card you will be assessed 2.75% on each payment by the creditor.  Click to continue to Pay Path.

  • Select your payment method
  • Enter your information
  • Review details
  • Submit payment
  • Print receipt

To authorize another user (i.e.; parent or guardian):

  • Click My Account
  • Click Authorized Users

Tax Information

To retrieve the 1098T for the current tax year, scroll down to the bottom of the main screen in Touchnet:

  • Click view 1098T Statement for the current tax year.
  • Click printer icon to obtain your copy for your taxes.

Request for Student’s Taxpayer Identification Number

Cost: $10.00 per copy (due when transcript request is submitted). Transcripts will not be released if a debt exists with the university.

Procedure:

  • Missouri Western State University offers transcript ordering online through the National Student Clearinghouse. The link for this site, as well as information on procedures, cost and delivery methods can be found on the Registrar’s Office website: Transcript Requests
  • For questions about the transcript request process, please call (816) 271-4211.

A passing score on the math placement test can be used as an alternate qualifier for MAT112 Finite Mathematics, MAT116 College Algebra, MAT119 Trigonometry or CHE111 General Chemistry.


STEP 1: Registering for the exam

Students must register for the math placement, register here.


STEP 2: Scheduling the exam

If your teacher has scheduled a placement exam at your high school:

  • No further action is necessary to take the exam.

If you are taking the placement exam on the Missouri Western campus:

  • Go to the following website to request for your exam appointment: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/csmp/mathplacementappointment/
  • When you are requesting your appointment, you will be asked to enter a G number. Instead of a G number, enter the username that was emailed to you when you registered for the exam.
  • You will also be asked to enter your Missouri Western email address. Delete the automatically filled “@missouriwestern.edu” and enter your personal email address. An appointment confirmation will be sent to you at the email address you provide.

STEP 3: Obtaining your exam results

**Due to FERPA restrictions, your test results will be sent to the high school teacher who will be teaching your dual credit course. You may obtain your exam results from your teacher.**

If you are qualifying for a dual credit/dual enrollment course taught on the Missouri Western campus, please contact Stacy Turner at turner@missouriwestern.edu or (816) 271-4109 to obtain your results.


Additional information for all dual credit/dual enrollment students:
  • You may access the pre-exam resources and the sample placement exam at https://placement.missouriwestern.edu/resources.html
  • You may complete the practice exam multiple times
  • You may view instructional videos, complete electronic sample problems or worksheet problems for any of the 12 topics that you feel you need to work on. Just click on the topic, then the help page, and you will see all resources for that topic.
  • NOTE: It may require up to 24 hours after registration to gain access to the resources and practice test and/or take the exam.
  • You may complete the math placement exam multiple times; however, you cannot take the exam more than 1 time per week.
Please be sure to bring your login and password when you take the exam.

If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact the Western Institute at (816) 271-4100.
Thank you

Dual credit/dual enrollment students are considered Missouri Western State University students:

  • Students are eligible for a Griffon Card, the Missouri Western student ID card.
  • Students may use and borrow materials from the Missouri Western library.
  • Students may attend cultural and athletic events at the Missouri Western student rate, which is usually free.
  • Students may use the Baker Family Fitness Center and recreational facilities at no charge.
  • Students receive a Missouri Western parking permit.
  • Students receive a free Missouri Western t-shirt.
  • Students may use the Center for Academic Support.
  • Students are eligible for discounts throughout the community with their Griffon Card.

Dual credit/dual enrollment courses help prepare students for the rigors of university classes.

They enrich and extend the high school curriculum, provide introductory college coursework at about half the cost of college tuition, challenge students and introduce students to the university.

In addition, they allow students to complete required general education courses and electives.

Each course provides multiple assessments throughout and awards college credit immediately upon successful completion of the class.

Dual credit/dual enrollment students may enroll in up to 18 hours of college coursework per semester. There is no limit on the number of dual credit/dual enrollment courses that Missouri Western will accept from matriculating students.

High schools students are eligible for dual credit/dual enrollment if they meet the following criteria:

9th Grade
• Overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
• Score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT
• Provide signed letters of recommendation from principal and guidance counselor
• Written permission from a parent or legal guardian (click here to download consent form)

10th Grade
• Overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
• Provide signed letters of recommendation from principal and guidance counselor
• Written permission from a parent or legal guardian (click here to download consent form)

11th and 12th Grades with an overall grade point average between 2.5 – 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale)
• Provide signed letters of recommendation from principal and guidance counselor
• Written permission from a parent or legal guardian (click here to download consent form)

11th and 12th Grades with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
are automatically eligible for dual credit/dual enrollment courses.

To view the CBHE dual credit/dual enrollment policy in its entirety, please visit:
http://dhe.mo.gov/policies/documents/CBHEPolicyonDualCreditJune2015.pdf.

For the following courses, student must meet the ACT, ACT Residual or placement exam prerequisite:

  • ENG104 College Writing and Rhetoric
    ACT English score of 18, or passing score on the Writing Placement Examination
  • MAT116 College Algebra
    ACT math score of 22 or passing score on the Math Placement Examination
  • MAT119 Trigonometry
    ACT math score of 22 or passing score on the Math Placement Examination
  • MAT132 Elementary Statistics
    Grade of C or better in MAT116
  • MAT167 Calculus
    ACT math score of 25, or grade of C or better in MAT116 and MAT119
  • CHE111 General Chemistry
    ACT math score of 22

Dual credit/dual enrollment students have the same rights and responsibilities as on-campus students. Information on rights and responsibilities can be located in the University Catalog and the Student Handbook.

If you wish to transfer your Missouri Western dual credit/dual enrollment course to another institution, please note that any institution that accepts regular Missouri Western credit for transfer should accept Missouri Western dual credit/dual enrollment coursework.

For specific information regarding the transferability of Missouri Western dual credit/dual enrollment coursework, please contact the school to which you will be transferring the credit.

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