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 adequate time to complete review of your admissions materials and provide your immigration documents in a timely manner.

Semester you wish to start
Recommended date
Fall (August-December) April 1st June 15th
Spring (January-May) October 1st November 15h
Summer (June-July) February 1st April 1st

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: Transfer 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 degree program 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). 
      • On the Test Scores screen, choose Add Test and enter information for the specific tests you have taken (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ACT, SAT).
      • An admission decision can be made based on unofficial transcripts. Students can upload transcripts through their Application Status Page. Transcripts must be received 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.
      • 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.
      • If you are on full scholarship from your government, company, or other sponsoring organization, after you have submitted the online application, please contact for further instructions.
  2. Official transcripts must be sent after admission. Please note the following:
    • Official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Missouri S&T and must bear the institution’s seal and appropriate signature. Transcripts may be sent electronically to or by mail to Office of Admissions, 205 Centennial Hall, 300 W. 12th Street, Rolla, MO 65409-1060 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.
    • Please note that we only accept evaluations for U.S. equivalency. We do not accept Canadian equivalency evaluations.
    • If you have questions about your transcripts, please contact admissions at
  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

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. All non-native English speaking international applicants must demonstrate English language competency before they can enroll in a degree program at Missouri S&T. Missouri S&T does maintain a list of English Proficiency Exempt Countries.
    • Full academic admission requires one of the following: TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 80, PTE: 58, Duolingo: 115, Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency: 176, ACT English + Reading: 37, SAT ERW: 500, IB English: 5 on HL Exam, AP English Language: 3, IGCES GCE O & A Levels: B (English) 
    • Students who meet all academic admission requirements at Missouri S&T but have not fulfilled the English language proficiency requirement may be eligible for admission through the Pathway Program. Students will be allowed to take academics classes in their degree program while taking one English language class (English 1110) during their first semester. Upon passing English 1110, the student will have met S&T's English language requirement. Requirements for the Pathway Program include one of the minimum scores: TOEFL: 60, IELTS: 5.5, PTE: 50, Duolingo: 105, Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency: 162

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. Please send an email to to check eligibility.