UMSL has adopted a test-optional admission policy for first-time college applicants for the spring, summer, and fall 2024 terms. 

Test-optional means ACT/SAT scores will not be required for admission decisions, and applicants will have the option of being reviewed with or without standardized test scores. 

Our goal is to ensure that all high-achieving, motivated students have access to the University of Missouri-St. Louis regardless of if they have access to standardized testing or not.

Choosing to be reviewed without test scores means the admission decision will be determined by a committee. To be considered for admission without standardized test scores, applicants must have a 3.0 core GPA or higher. Some students who are reviewed will be conditionally admitted. See below for an understanding of a conditional admit.

Official high school transcripts are required and must be sent directly from the home institution or via a secure third-party transcript exchange service to UMSL Admissions.  

Applicants may also submit a resume and letters of recommendation from high school officials to support their application. However, these supplemental documents are not required for consideration.