International transfer students

Admission Details

An international undergraduate transfer 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
  • Has taken some post-secondary classes at a college or university either inside or outside the U.S., noting the following:
    • The transfer of credits is evaluated separately from the admissions process
    • The last 60 credits of any Bachelor’s degree must be completed at Missouri S&T

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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) - 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; please 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 Office of 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 please contact iasss@mst.edu for further instructions.
  2. Submit official paper copies of transcripts from all secondary schools you have attended, showing 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 to 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 the Admissions Office 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

International students transferring to Missouri S&T must meet these minimum requirements:

  1. You are transferring from a regionally accredited college or university.

  2. You have completed some college-level credit:
    • If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at your sending institution, you must submit both your official post-secondary transcript and official secondary school transcripts (and ACT or SAT scores if available) to the Office of Admissions. Although you attended another institution after secondary school, your application will be evaluated according to standards for first-time freshmen.
    • If you have completed 24 or more credit hours at your sending institution, your admission will be based on your grade point average (GPA) and your post-secondary transcript, noting the following:
      • GPA: You must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale. In general, admission to the department in which you intend to pursue a degree – particularly engineering and science departments – requires a minimum 2.50 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.
      • Transcript: You will need to submit transcripts from each college or university attended. You do not need to provide secondary school transcripts or ACT/SAT.
    • 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, please see the Transfer Students page and the International Course Equivalency Database.
  3. You must fulfill Missouri S&T’s English language proficiency requirement. Undergraduate transfer applicants can meet this requirement in one of the following ways:
    • Obtain a 79 on TOEFL or 6.0 on IELTS
    • Complete a recognized U.S.-based English as a Second Language (ESL) program

 

Transfer applicants who have been successfully studying full-time in graded, academic coursework for at least one year in the United States may request that the English language requirement be waived. This decision will be made on an individual basis at the time of admission.

 

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.