Missouri Western offers academic advising services for all of its Early College Academy 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 Early College Academy courses for your particular educational path. Selecting the correct courses for Early College Academy 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 Early College Academy 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 Early College Academy transfer equivalencies.

Early College Academy- ACADEMIC ADVISING PRESENTATION (.PPTX)

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

Please see the Billing & Payment Information page.

Billing & Payment Information

Early College Academy

To drop with no activity on your university transcript:

Semester-long course:

Within first 5 days of Early College Academy enrollment

Year-long course:

Within first 10 days of Early College Academy enrollment

To withdraw from a course:

Semester-long course:

10 weeks from the first day of Early College Academy enrollment

Year-long course:

20 weeks from the first day of Early College Academy enrollment

Refund Policy for Early College Academy:

Drop Refund policy (1-5 days after Early College Academy enrollment):

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

Withdrawal Refund policy:

  • The 6th day from Early College Academy 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.

Please contact the Early College Academy at (816) 271-4100 for more drop, withdrawal and refund deadline information.

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.

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 Early College Academy 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 ECA enrollment if they meet the following criteria:

Parent Guardian – Consent Form

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 (consent form above)

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 (consent form above)

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 (consent form above)

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.

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

  • ENG104 College Writing and Rhetoric
    English and Reading ACT score of 18 OR English ACT score of 18 & 250 on Accuplacer test or passing scores on the Writing & Reading Placement Exam 
  • 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

At the time of enrollment, students must provide a notarized high school transcript verifying the cumulative 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 GPA scale and a completed enrollment addendum signed by the Homeschool Proctor and Parent/Legal Guardian verifying that the student is recommended for a ECA course.

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.

Please Note:

FERPA regulations require that once the student is enrolled in college coursework, all communication from Missouri Western be with the student. The student may complete a Federal Buckley Amendment Release form granting Missouri Western permission to communicate with a designated individual.

The student will attend classes without the accompaniment of a parent or guardian. Requests for exemption from this release form policy (e.g., due to specific disabilities) should be sent to the Early College Academy. The release form can be obtained by calling (816) 271-4100.

*In the case of homeschooled students, the required recommendation is from the homeschool proctor.

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