Center for Academic Success and Transition

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

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First-Year Programs is committed to assisting new students in achieving a successful transition to Missouri State University’s community of scholars.
Request to meet with a Success Coach or Peer Mentor

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.

The Academic Care Team (ACT) provides targeted academic intervention.