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Requirements 2018-05-03T18:45:41+00:00

The goal of Missouri Western State University is to enroll students with the potential for academic success. Each applicant’s file will be reviewed using the following standards (based on student type):

Freshman Students | Transfer Students | Returning Students | Non-Degree Students | International Students

FRESHMAN STUDENTS

STUDENTS 19 YEARS OR YOUNGER

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

  • 21 ACT (1060 SAT*) or higher or
  • 3.5 GPA

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

  • 20 or 19 ACT (1020-980 SAT*) and 2.3 GPA or higher
  • 18 or 17 ACT (940-900 SAT*) and 2.5 GPA or higher
  • 16 or 15 ACT (860-810 SAT*) and 2.7 GPA or higher

*SAT scores are based on the sum of evidence-based reading, writing and math.

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


STUDENTS 20 YEARS OR OLDER

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

*SAT scores are based on the sum of evidence-based reading, writing and math.


ADMISSION WITH CONDITIONS

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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Learn more about the first-time student admission process


SUPERSCORING TEST RESULTS

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.


TRANSFER STUDENTS

Admissions Requirements
Students who have completed at least one semester of college coursework after completing high school (or HSE/GED) are considered transfer students. Transfer students are admitted based on their academic records from all accredited institutions they have previously attended. Any student with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA for coursework at all previous colleges/universities will be evaluated according to the Table of Academic Standards in the University Catalog to see if they are admissible.

Learn more about transferring to Missouri Western


RETURNING (RE-ADMIT) STUDENTS

Admissions Requirements
Returning (Re-admit) Students are students that previously attended Missouri Western and have “sat out” for at least one semester (i.e. it has been at least one semester since they last took classes). Re-admit students are held to the same academic standards as our current students. Any student with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA for ALL coursework attempted at ALL previous colleges/universities will be evaluated according to the Table of Academic Standards in the University Catalog to see if they are admissible.

Learn more about returning to Missouri Western


NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS

Admissions Requirements
Non-degree seeking students are granted admission to Missouri Western State University after a review of their academic transcripts, test scores and/or other necessary admission documents are received. Non-degree seeking students include: personal enrichment students, visiting high school students, visiting college students and certain Senior Citizen students.

Learn more about becoming a non-degree seeking student


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Admissions Requirements
Missouri Western requires international students to have proof of English language proficiency for regular admission consideration. Automatic, full-time admission will be granted to students who meet the criteria for ONE of the exams listed below.

Exam Bachelor’s Master’s
TOEFL iBT 72 79
IELTS 5.5 6.0

SAT and ACT exam scores will also be considered for admission and scholarship purposes.
TOEFL and SAT code: 6625
| ACT code: 2344
Results may be sent to admissions@missouriwestern.edu

Learn more about becoming an international student