Q: Who is eligible to pursue an Associate of Arts degree through Missouri State University-West Plains?
A: Any student who is enrolled at a Southeast Missouri State University Regional Campus who has not already completed an associate’s degree.
Q: What is “Reverse Transfer”?
A: You will complete 62 credit hours applicable to the Associate of Arts (AA) degree while attending a Southeast Regional Campus. A minimum of 15 credit hours must be completed through Missouri State-West Plains to earn the AA degree. Although you are seeking a Bachelor’s degree through Southeast Missouri State University, you can receive an AA degree from Missouri State University-West Plains when you have completed the required courses.
Q: Tell me more about Missouri State-West Plains.
A: Missouri State-West Plains is a great school! The offerings that they bring to this partnership and the way they align with our regional campus degree offerings couldn’t be better.
Q: How do I apply?
A: There is no fee to apply. Simply complete the Associate’sPlus Program Application, allowing you to enroll in Missouri State-West Plains courses as a visiting student.
Q: What coursework will MSU-West Plains offer?
A: You can choose from a wide selection of online courses at Missouri State-West Plains, depending upon availability. Your Southeast Regional Campus Academic Coordinator will guide you through the Missouri State-West Plains degree requirements.
Q: How do I enroll?
A: A Southeast Regional Campus Academic Coordinator can assist you. Once you’ve been admitted to Missouri State-West Plains you will receive a letter containing directions on how to get started as a Missouri State-West Plains student.
Q: What is the cost for the Missouri State-West Plains courses?
A: The fees for online Missouri State-West Plains coursework are $137 per credit hour and an additional $5 per credit hour technology fee (2016-2017). Additional lab fees may be required for some courses.
Q: When does the semester begin?
A: The Missouri State-West Plains calendar differs from the Southeast academic calendar. Look for important dates in the Missouri State-West Plains Schedule.
Q: Will I receive a separate bill for my Missouri State-West Plains courses?
A: Yes. Students enrolled in Associate’sPlus will receive a billing statement from both institutions. Financial aid will be processed through Southeast. To receive financial aid for your full schedule of classes, you must complete a consortium agreement each semester. For financial aid or billing questions, call Student Financial Services at 573-651-2253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I access my online course through MSU-West Plains?
A: You will be required to log into the My Grizzly Den portal to check your email and log into your online courses through Blackboard.
Q: Are textbooks required for the Missouri State-West Plains courses? How do I obtain these?
A: Yes, you are required to locate the texts required for Missouri State-West Plains coursework. Missouri State-West Plains offers textbooks through their online site www.grizzbooks.com. Many titles are also available for rent.
Q: When will I know if I have the required hours to earn the AA degree?
A: Your Regional Campus Academic Coordinator will guide you through the Missouri State-West Plains degree requirements. After you have completed the required coursework, a Missouri State-West Plains graduation application will be needed to confer your associate’s degree.