First-Time Freshmen

Admission Details

Each fall, Missouri S&T enrolls around 1,300 new freshmen who come from across Missouri, from nearly every state in the nation, and over 50 countries around the world. So make your mark. Apply today.

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  • Application Deadlines
  • Admission Process
  • Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Priority Application Deadlines

If you are planning to attend Missouri S&T, it's a good idea to submit your application before our Priority Application Deadlines to ensure that you're on the best track for all scholarships, financial assistance, and registration opportunities.

  • Fall Semester (August-December) - priority scholarship application deadline is December 1, final scholarship deadline is February 1
  • Spring Semester (January-May) - apply before December 1
  • Summer Semester (May-July) - apply before May 1

Admission Process

You may apply for admission to Missouri S&T any time after completing six semesters of high school coursework (typically after your junior year). When you submit your application for admission, you are also applying for merit-based university scholarships. To complete the application process, be sure to complete the steps detailed below.

1.) Complete your online application
It is important to remember the email address and password you used to create your application account.

2.) Pay the application fee of $50 (non-refundable)

3.) Send us your official high school and/or college transcripts
Transcripts must be sent directly from your high school and/or college to Missouri S&T.

  Mail to :

   Missouri University of Science and Technology
   106 Parker Hall, 300 W 13th Street
   Rolla, Missouri USA 65409-1060

4.) Submit your ACT/SAT test scores
Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Use these codes to send test scores to S&T:

ACT: 2398  ||  SAT: 6876

 

Admission Requirements

Students planning to attend Missouri S&T should follow a college preparatory curriculum completing at least 17 units of credit. Students wishing to graduate high school before a traditional 8 semesters are considered on a case-by-case basis under close consultation with local school districts and individual circumstances.

Minimum Requirements to Apply
  • English: 4 units, one of which may be speech or debate; two units emphasizing composition or writing skills. Acceptable courses may be English 9, 10, 11, 12; English Literature; Speech; Debate; Journalism; etc.
  • Mathematics: 4 units (Algebra I and higher). Acceptable courses may be Algebra I, Algebra II/Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Math Analysis, etc.
  • Social Studies: 3 units. Acceptable courses may be World History, American History, Government, Principles of Democracy, etc.
  • Science: 3 units, one of which must be a laboratory course. Acceptable courses may be Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
  • Fine Arts: 1 unit. Acceptable courses may be Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Painting/Drawing, etc.
  • Foreign Language: 2 units, same language.

            1 unit = 1 year

Missouri S&T considers credits in the same manner that local high schools organize their coursework. For example, if a high school considers a course as a "science" credit, Missouri S&T will honor that designation by considering the same course a "science" requirement.

Academic Achievement and Standardized Tests

Take the ACT or SAT in the spring of your junior year and fall of your senior semester. Missouri S&T considers your highest composite ACT score (or the combined Math and Critical Reading score from the SAT I) for admission and scholarship qualification. The writing sections of the ACT or the SAT will not affect your admission. Scholarship consideration is typically based on standardized test scores taken in or before December of your senior year.

Students will be evaluated on a combination of standardized examination percentile (ACT or SAT test), class rank, and grade point average (GPA). If the sum of the high school class rank percentile and aptitude examination percentile is:

  • 120 or greater: Generally, directly admissible. However, the university's placement process (math placement exam, etc.) may require remediation and reduced schedules for some students.
  • 100-120: Students may be admitted, but will receive enhanced advising, recommendations for remediation, and reduced academic schedules.

Less than 100: Students in this range are normally admissible only after additional academic development, which is not available at Missouri S&T. Students in this category are encouraged to apply to Missouri S&T through the Transfer Assistance Program.

Sample Acceptance Scenario

If you meet the core curriculum requirements listed in the previous tabs, rank in the top 1/2 of your graduating class (top 50%), and achieved a 24+ composite on the ACT exam or 1090+ (CR+M) on the SAT exam (placing you in the top 75% nationally of all the students taking the exam), the sum of your high school class rank percentile and ACT/SAT examination percentile would be 125, and you would generally be admissible to Missouri S&T. Students who attend non-ranking high schools are evaluated for admission based on their grade point average (GPA) in combination with their test scores.

Students transferring to Missouri S&T must meet these minimum requirements. In general, admission to the department in which you intend to pursue a degree – particularly engineering and science departments – requires a minimum 2.5 GPA. The faculties of individual degree programs do reserve the right to use more stringent cumulative GPA requirements when evaluating transfer applications than Missouri S&T's general minimum GPA requirement.

Missouri S&T accepts college-level non-remedial coursework from all accredited institutions. How credit will be applied to a Missouri S&T degree program is at the discretion of the Registrar's Office.

For more information on transferring credits, see the transfer students page.

 

Minimum Requirements for Admission
  •     Transfered from a regionally accredited college or university.
  •     Submitted official transcripts showing statements of academic credits and honorable release.
  •     Possessed a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  •     Completed 24 or more semester hours of college-level credit.

Do you have less than 24 credit hours from your sending institution?
If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at your sending institution, you must submit your ACT (or SAT) scores and official high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Although you attended another institution after high school, your application will be evaluated according to standards for first-year or beginning students.

Do you have at least 24 hours from your sending institution?
If you have completed 24 credit hours or more at your sending institution, high school transcripts and ACT (or SAT) scores are not necessary.

 

International students are especially drawn to Missouri S&T's exceptional degree programs in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and business. The individual attention they receive, the quality of our research, and the one-on-one interaction with internationally renowned professors are just a few of the reasons Missouri S&T is so popular for international students. Missouri S&T has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award Baccalaureate/Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist, and Doctorate degrees since 1913, and additionally different programs at S&T have their own specialized accrediting bodies, including ABET, AACSB, and MDESE.

Missouri S&T offers an excellent education in a location that is safe, welcoming, and supportive of your educational goals. We have over 8,800 students from the 50 U.S. states and 60 foreign countries. You'll find active multicultural student organizations and an international community that will make you feel right at home. Investigate the opportunities that Missouri S&T offers – we hope you'll choose us as your university!

For international admission information, see the international students page

 

Home schooled students are considered in the same context as traditional first-time freshmen and are held to the same admission requirements. Missouri S&T has a long history of admitting homeschooled students, and they have been extremely successful and vibrant members of our community.

A home school high school transcript should include a list of all courses attempted and completed, and each course completed should have a grade assigned. An official transcript should have signatures from the home school teacher/course administrator and principal.  We encourage you to call the Admissions office if you have questions.

Getting Started at S&T

After you've been admitted, you'll need to sign up for a preview, registration and orientation day (PRO Day) where you'll take placement exams, sign up for classes, and learn about life as a Miner.
Financial Assistance

Complete your FAFSA by Missouri S&T's priority deadline of February 1. Missouri S&T's FAFSA Code: 002517

Don’t let any scholarship deadlines pass you by. December 1 is Missouri S&T's priority deadline for merit-based scholarships. Admitted students who are admitted early in the process and improve their ACT or SAT to a new scholarship level by the December test will have their merit-based scholarships automatically changed. For students who apply after February 1, scholarship awards will be considered on a funds-available basis. All scholarship opportunities at Missouri S&T are "stackable," meaning that we welcome all outside awards from local scholarships and scholarship opportunities from outside organizations.

Questions? Contact Student Financial Assistance by email at sfa@mst.edu or call 573-341-4282.

Billing

Students who attend a PRO session in February through June will receive Fall Semester Fee Statement online in late June. All scholarship and financial aid awards will be applied to your account at this time. Please remember that your bill will come to your Missouri S&T email account!!! Minimum of 1/5th of your unpaid balance is due to the Cashier's Office by July 15th to ensure that your scheduled classes are reserved.

Students who attend the August PRO session must pay 1/3 of their unpaid balance by September 15th.

Questions? Contact the Cashier's Office by email at cashier@mst.edu or call 573-341-4194.

You will need to set up your S&T username and password. Your S&T username and password allows access to Joe'SS, S&T email, secure wireless internet, web apps, campus computer labs, and more.

Learn how to set up your username and password for your S&T account.

Questions? Email username-help@mst.edu.

There are two steps to request housing at S&T.

1. Submit a University Residence Hall Application and Agreement as part of your PRO registration.
2. Complete Housing Interest Form (available on Joe'SS after you receive an email from S&T Residential Life in January).

 Questions? Email reslife@mst.edu or call at 573-341-4544.

In mid-July a room assignment notification will be emailed to you with instructions to check your Joe’SS account to find your room assignment. Information about housing options and meal plans can be found online or you can tour facilities at PRO. You may want to come a day early or stay an extra day to have time to preview Residence Halls and Fraternity or Sorority chapter houses.

If you are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, many organizations are available for you to visit at your PRO session. There is also a postcard included in your acceptance packet to request more information about Fraternities and Sororities at Missouri S&T.

Questions regarding Greek life? Email greeks@mst.edu or call 573-341-6771.

Ensure that your high school sends a final transcript with final semester grades to the Office of Admissions after your high school graduation date. Missouri S&T cannot request final transcripts for you and transcripts will not be accepted in person. If you have completed AP coursework, make sure those scores are sent as soon as available after graduation. If you have completed dual enrollment credit at another institution while in high school, request official transcripts from those institutions be sent directly to Missouri S&T after graduation.

  MAIL TO :

      S&T Admissions
      Missouri University of Science and Technology 
      106 Parker hall
      300 W. 13th Street
      Rolla, Missouri 65409-1060

Student Health Information

Before you can complete enrollment, you will need to complete your help forms. Please submit the following to Student Health Services:

  • Health History form
  • Immunization records
  • Tuberculosis Screening form

For information on how to submit your forms, visit the Student Health Services website.

Questions? Call Student Health Services at 573-341-4284 or visit studenthealth.mst.edu.

Student Accommodation Request

Complete and submit the student accommodation request form on the Disability Support Services website to disclose a disabling condition that may require special accommodations.  More information about Disability Support Services and the required disability documentation will be sent upon receipt of the completed form.

Questions? Call Disability Support Services at 573-341-4172 or visit dss.mst.edu.

Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance based on your academic accomplishments and ACT/SAT scores. Scholarships are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. You may also be eligible for additional scholarships through Academic Works. There is no limit to the amount of scholarship support you can bring with you from outside sources, so be sure to search for external scholarships and apply for as many as you are able to.

Merit-Based Scholarships  or  academic works