First-Time Freshmen

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Missouri S&T is now test optional

Apply for admission to Missouri S&T today. Submitting an application is free.

Freshman applicants for the fall 2021 and 2022 terms have the option of being reviewed with or without test scores, such as the ACT or SAT. This change is one of the ways S&T is responding to the impact of COVID-19.

It is best to apply early to ensure you get the most financial aid possible. The priority scholarship deadline for the fall semester is December 1, and the final scholarship deadline is February 1.

Please note that students who have previously requested an application review with test scores can request to be reviewed without test scores only if S&T has not already made an admissions decision.  Students can submit their request to  

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  • S&T Application
  • Common App
  • Check Your Status

S&T Application

Ready to take the next step? Apply using the official Missouri S&T admission application. Once your application has been submitted, you can check your status online any time  this only works with the official Missouri S&T admission application.

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Common App

We accept the Common App. Apply to Missouri S&T with the convenience of Common App. If you’re already using Common App to apply to other universities, you can also use it to apply to Missouri S&T. It’s easy to get started.

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Check Your Status

Find out if you have officially become a Miner. If you have already applied using the official Missouri S&T admission application, you can check your application status online at any time. 

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Status information is not available for applications made via the Common App or Groundbreaker application.

Admission Details

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

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. 

Freshman applicants for the fall 2021 term have the option of being reviewed with or without test scores due to the impacts of COVID-19.  Choosing an application review without test scores will mean your admissibility will be determined by a committee.  The committee will require additional information including extracurricular activities and how you will contribute to the Missouri S&T community.  All student applicants will be required to submit transcripts.  Students can be admitted on unofficial transcripts and test scores.

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.) Missouri S&T does not charge an application fee!

3.) Submit your high school and/or college transcripts
Transcripts can 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 (optional)
Test scores can be sent directly from the testing agency. Use these codes to send test scores to S&T:

ACT: 2398  ||  SAT: 6876


Freshman applicants for the fall 2021 term have the option of being reviewed with or without test scores due to the impacts of COVID-19.  Choosing an application review without test scores will mean your admissibility will be determined by a committee.  The committee will require additional information including extracurricular activities and how you will contribute to the Missouri S&T community in addition to your high school transcript.  Scholarships, honors participation, and other opportunities may be more limited for choosing to review without test scores.

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 accepts ACT and SAT Superscores.  

Students choosing to be reviewed with test scores will be evaluated on a combination of high school record including classes, grade point average (GPA) or class rank, and standardized examinations (ACT or SAT test).  Students who attend non-ranking high schools are evaluated for admission based on their grade point average (GPA) in combination with their test scores.  


Special Cases

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.

Next steps

After you've been admitted, there are still a few things you have to do to complete your transition to college. 

Follow these next steps

Transitioning to college

We want to make your transition to college life as easy as possible. During opening week, you will get a chance to meet your peers, explore campus and get accustomed to your new residence. If you want to get a head start, you can also take part in the hit the ground running program.


Make sure to get the most support you can

There is no limit to the amount of scholarship support you can bring with you from outside sources, so be sure to search and apply for external scholarships online and through our scholarship database ( When you are admitted you may also qualify for merit-based scholarships directly from S&T.

Undergraduate Scholarships  Scholarship Database


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