Area residents interested in taking classes during the 2020 summer session and/or fall semester at Missouri State University-West Plains now can browse through a list of courses online.
The complete 2020 summer session/fall semester course listing can be found at wp.missouristate.edu/schedule.
Over 90 classes will be offered during the summer session, and more than 400 will be offered during the fall semester. Courses include those available at the Missouri State-West Plains campus in Mountain Grove and online, officials said.
Summer classes, services offered online
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, university officials are working to provide summer session classes online.
“For your safety, we have reworked a wide variety of our summer classes so they may be completed entirely from a distance,” said Dr. Dennis Lancaster, dean of academic affairs. “Departments should have changes to the summer schedule completed by April 10, so continue to check the schedule as you prepare to register.”
Nearly all university services are now available remotely since the campus has been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus, university officials added. Students can receive advising, registration, financial aid and other student services by phone or email. Visit wp.missouristate.edu/coronavirus for details.
Registration details and ASK Week
Current, readmitted and transfer students have the opportunity to register for classes during an early registration period beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, April 27. The period continues through 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 1.
Students can prepare for early registration by consulting with their adviser during Advisement for Success Kickoff (ASK) Week April 13-24.
Advisers will set aside additional advising time during this time period to consult with students at times that are convenient for the students, officials said. Students can make an appointment to talk with their advisers either by phone or via email.
During the consultation, students can discuss their schedule and have their alternate PIN (personal identification number) released. The alternate PIN will allow students to register online through Missouri State-West Plains’ Grizzly Den web portal.
Once a student has spoken with an adviser and the alternate PIN has been released, the student may register for courses on the Grizzly Den website, 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the early registration period.
Students also may receive registration assistance by calling 417-255-7979 or emailing WPRR@MissouriState.edu.
Officials remind that students are permitted to register during early registration according to a schedule based on the number of credit hours completed.
The early registration schedule for the 2020 spring semester can be viewed at wp.missouristate.edu/earlyregistration.
Students are encouraged to register during appointed times, but they also may register after that time, officials said.
Assistance for veterans
Officials with the Veterans Services office will be available via phone or email during these same advisement and registration times to assist veterans and their dependents with registration and required Veterans Administration forms, according to Mark White, coordinator of the Veterans Incentive Program (VIP) at Missouri State-West Plains. For more information about VIP/Veterans Services, visit wp.missouristate.edu/veteranservices.
Regular registration for the 2020 summer session begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 2, and continues through midnight, June 7.
Regular registration for the 2020 fall semester begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 2, and continues through midnight, Aug. 16.
Summer session students must complete the entire enrollment process before the first day of classes on June 8. Fall semester students must complete the process by the first day of class on Aug. 17, officials said.
For more information about summer session or fall semester classes or the registration process, visit the Missouri State-West Plains website at wp.missouristate.edu or call the registration and records office at 417-255-7979.