Each applicant’s file will be reviewed using the following standards:


Applicants who demonstrate a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA will be eligible for regular admission to the University.

Applicants who don’t meet the above  criterion may be granted regular admission if they meet the requirements in the following sliding scale:

  • 18-20 ACT (960-1050 SAT) AND 2.0 GPA or higher

Please Note: Students are required to submit official high school transcripts (HiSET/GED results)  as appropriate, ACT/SAT results to complete their application for admission.

All students seeking to major in Education or Sport Management must provide ACT or SAT scores to be considered for those programs.


Applicants who meet one of the following criteria will be granted automatic, regular admission to the University:

  • High school graduate with 2.0 GPA or higher
  • 75 HiSET or higher
  • 680 GED or higher (no sub score lower than 150)
  • 21 ACT (1060 SAT*) or higher

*If you took the SAT before March 2016, the score for admission is based on the sum of evidence-based reading, writing and math.


Applicants who don’t meet the automatic admissions guidelines (but meet our regular application deadline) may be admitted with conditions placed on their enrollment based on evaluation of their previous academic record. If you are admitted with conditions, you will be enrolled as a part-time student, giving you the opportunity to strengthen basic academic skills and prove your ability to be successful at the University level.  (Students who are 20 years old or older will be limited to 9 credit hours).

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Missouri Western uses the “superscore” method to evaluate the ACT scores of incoming freshmen for admission and scholarship offers. The superscore takes the best score from each section of the ACT, regardless of test date. This means Missouri Western will determine a student’s composite score using the highest section scores, such as English and math from September and reading and science from February.

Admission may be withheld for certain non-academic factors including but limited to certain criminal convictions. Please contact admissions@missouriwestern.edu for more information.

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