International first-time freshmen

Admission Details

An international first-time freshman student at Missouri S&T is a student who meets the following criteria:

  • Is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories
  • Intends to take classes on the physical campus of Missouri S&T
  • Is a secondary school graduate who has not enrolled and not received credit at a post-secondary college or university

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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 scholarships, financial assistance and registration opportunities.

  • Fall Semester (August-December) - apply between April 1 and June 15
  • Spring Semester (January-May) - apply between October 1 and November 15
  • Summer Semester (May-July) - apply between February 1 and April 1

Admission Process

  1. Complete the online application, which will take you through several screens. Note that once you start filling out the application, you can save it at any time and return to it later. Follow the instructions on each screen and note the following:
    • First-time applicants will need to create an account. When you submit your name and email, you will receive a temporary PIN/password sent to your email. Next, you activate your account and change your password. Note your email and password you entered for your account, as you will use this to log into the application portal to complete your application or check your status.
      • Start a new application and select the following:
        • Application type: Undergraduate Application
        • Application category: First-Time College Student
        • Degree level: Bachelor’s Degree
        • Area of Study: Select the major you wish to pursue. Please select a specific area of study – do not select Undecided or Undecided Engineering, since upon admission your specific degreeprogram will need to be listed on your I-20 or DS-2019.
      • Enter personal background information, including:
        • Your permanent and mailing addresses: note that as an international student, your permanent address should be your address in your home country.
        • Citizenship information – enter your citizenship and specify which type of visa you will request (F-1, for which you will receive an I-20; J-1, for which you will receive a DS-2019). If you have questions about which type of visa to specify, please contact the international and cultural affairs at ia@mst.edu.
      • On the Test Scores screen, choose Add Test and enter information for the specific tests you have taken (TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT).
      • On the Personal Statement screen, you may optionally submit a statement of 500 words or less, discussing a topic you wish the admissions committee to review. This statement may include your educational goals, discussion of personal circumstances, and so on.
      • The final screen, Review, will list any errors with your application (for example, if required information is missing). Once your application is complete, choose Submit Application.
      • Please note that your application file is not complete until you have paid the application fee of $50. From the Application Status page, click on the Application Fee link and follow the instructions for submitting payment.
      • If you are on full scholarship from your government, company, or other sponsoring organization, after you have submitted the online application, contact iasss@mst.edu for further instructions.
  2. Submit official paper copies of transcripts from all secondary schools you have attended that show courses taken, grades earned, rank in class, grade point average and class of division earned, if applicable. Please note the following:
    • Official transcripts are paper copies sent directly from the issuing institution to Missouri S&T and must bear the institution’s seal and appropriate signature.
    • Request these documents be sent directly to Missouri University of Science and Technology, Office of Admissions, 106 Parker Hall, 300 West 13th Street, Rolla, MO 65409 – USA.
    • Transcripts must show your most recent semester of completed coursework.
    • If you are currently enrolled, Missouri S&T will request a final transcript upon completion of your semester.
    • Missouri S&T may request you submit official transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for credential evaluation on your behalf. If this is required, an admissions representative will specifically contact you and request it.
    • If you have questions about your transcripts, please contact admissions at admissions@mst.edu.
  3. If available, request ACT or SAT scores be sent directly to Missouri S&T. Missouri S&T’s codes are as follows: ACT – 2398; SAT – 6876
  4. Request TOEFL or IELTS scores be sent directly from the testing company to Missouri University of Science and Technology, or submit proof of completion of a recognized US-based English as a Second Language program. Missouri S&T’s code for TOEFL is 6876.

 

After you have submitted your online application, you can check the status of your application at any time. To do so, enter the email address and password you gave us on your application for admission.

Lastly, please note that while your admission application will be processed without financial documents, in order to be issued immigration documents students must submit a statement verifying ability to provide financial support, such as a financial statement made by the sponsor or bank, indicating source and amount of funds available. More information will be provided upon admission to Missouri S&T.

 

Admission Requirements

Missouri S&T seeks international students who have a strong probability of succeeding at the university. Admission is selective and based on a combination of secondary school core curriculum (a set of required secondary school classes), ACT and/or SAT composite scores (if available), grade point average (GPA), and class rank percentile. (For non-ranking schools, GPA will be used to evaluate your application).

International students must fulfill the same admission requirements as domestic applicants, but standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) are not required but should be submitted if available. Meeting the minimum requirements, however, does not guarantee admission, nor does it guarantee admission to a particular program. Missouri S&T appreciates well-rounded students and evaluates each application individually.

In addition, international students must fulfill Missouri S&T’s English language proficiency requirement. Minimum English proficiency test score requirements are 79 for TOEFL or 6.0 for IELTS. 

If you are admitted based on your academic record, but have not provided proof of meeting the English requirement, you will be required to complete English proficiency testing upon arrival at Missouri S&T, administered by the Intensive English Program (IEP) staff. There are two possible outcomes to this testing:

  • You are approved to enroll in academic classes.
  • You are required to enroll full-time in the IEP.