First-Year Programs is currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 GEP 101 Instructors. Though the date of first consideration is past, applicants will be considered for remaining openings or placed on a waiting list as sections may become available due to increased enrollment. Contact Dr. Tracey Glaessgen, Director, First-Year Programs, for questions.
Our mission is student success at Missouri State University.
Our goal is to ensure that students are retained, thrive and graduate from the University. This is done through the coordination of activities and delivery of student services focusing on academic support beginning with student transition into the university and persistence through graduation.
In short, we deliver programs that support student retention and completion while serving as a resource for the campus community.
An important part of our mission is to coordinate with college staff, department heads, and faculty to support their retention and graduation efforts. If you are interested in learning more or in using available data to improve retention and graduation rates, email CAST@MissouriState.edu.
First-Year Programs is committed to assisting new students in achieving a successful transition to Missouri State University’s community of scholars.
A Bear's Life: Student Stories
We offer dedicated programs to welcome students back to their second year on campus.
Focusing on proactive contact with advisees to build relationships, address issues and recommend appropriate interventions for students.
At Missouri State, we embrace the experience, skills and values that our first-generation college students bring to campus.