Missouri University of Science and Technology
Admissions Requirements - First-time Freshmen
Missouri S&T seeks students who have a strong probability of succeeding at the university. Admission is selective, and is based on a combination of high school core curriculum (a set of required high school classes), ACT and/or SAT composite scores, class rank percentile, and grade point average (GPA). For non-ranking schools, GPA will be used to evaluate your application.
The following minimum requirements are established for general admission of first-time college students to Missouri S&T. 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.
High School Core Curriculum 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.
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 Test Scores
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.
For example, if you...
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.
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