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Admissions Requirements

 

Minimum Requirements for First-Time College Students from High School:

1. Required High School Units: (1 Unit = 1 year in class)

4 Units of English
4 Units of Mathematics (Algebra 1 or Higher)
3 Units of Science (Must include a lab science; cannot include general science)
3 Units of Social Science
2 Units of a Single Foreign Language
1 Unit of Fine Arts

2. Required Minimum Combinations of Percentile Rank in Graduating High School Class and Admission Test (ACT or SAT) score are as follows:

If the ACT Composite Score is 24 or higher or the total of SAT combined Critical Reading and Math scores is 1090 or higher, then the applicant meets the minimum requirement for admission.

If the ACT Composite Score is between 17 and 23 or the total of SAT combined Critical Reading and Math scores is between 820 and 1080, then the applicant must meet the following high school class rank requirements to be admitted:

ACT SAT Total (CR+M) High School Class 
Percentile Rank

23 1050-1080 48
22 1020-1040 54
21 980-1010 62
20 940-970 69
19 900-930 78
18 860-890 86
17 820-850 94

3. If you:

A.  Rank in the top 10% of your graduating class of a Missouri high school and
B.  Complete the college preparatory curriculum that includes at least 17 units of credit (four units each of English and math, three units of social studies, three units of science, two units of a single foreign language, and one unit of fine art), and
C.  Submit an ACT/SAT score,

You will be eligible for automatic admission to any campus of the University of Missouri.

4. If you:

A.  Graduate from a Missouri high school that does not rank its graduates, but
B.  Have taken a college preparatory curriculum that includes at least 17 units of credit (four units each of English and math, three units of social studies, three units of science, two units of a single foreign language, and one unit of fine art) and
C.  Achieve a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in these core courses and
D.  Submit an ACT/SAT score,

You will be eligible for automatic admission to any campus of the University of Missouri.

Applying for Undergraduate Admission

Here's what you need to do to apply for undergraduate admission:

High School Equivalency Applicants

Individuals may seek admission on the basis of passing the General Education Development (GED) test with a minimum score of 2500 (for tests taken after January 1, 2002; a minimum score of 250 required for tests taken prior to January 1, 2002).

In addition, the following must be presented:

Home-Schooled Students


UMSL welcomes home-schooled students.  To be considered for undergraduate admission, the home-schooled student must present the following:

Transfer Students 

Students transferring from another college or university must submit the following information:

*Important Note Regarding MyGateway: 

Once a student has been admitted, it will take 3-5 business days to create his/her MyGateway account. Therefore, if a student needs to register during that time period, s/he may contact the Regsitrar's Office, located in 351 MSC, at 314.516.5545, or the student may contact an academic advisor within the intended department.

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