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If You Have a HiSET or GED

UCM requires a total score of 75 and a minimum of 15 on all five subtests on the HiSET. Students who do not meet these requirements will have their applications reviewed on an individual basis.

Based on the 2002 General Education Diploma score standards, you may be considered for admission to Central Missouri if you meet the following criteria: a total score of at least 2250, no sub-score lower than 410, and an average of all sub-scores of at least 450 and above. If you took the GED prior to the 2002 Series GED tests, you must have a minimum score of 225. To apply for admission:

Step 1: Take the SAT or ACT.

You should take the ACT or SAT and arrange to have your scores sent to the Office of Admissions.  Our ACT test school code is 2272. Our SAT code is 6090. If it has been more than two years since you would have graduated from high school, ACT or SAT scores are not required.

Step 2: Complete the application.

Complete and submit the university’s application. You can:

  • apply online (you’ll need a credit or debit card)
    OR
  • download the application (you’ll need Acrobat Reader) and fill it out by hand
    OR
  • request an application by phone at 1-877-729-8266

As part of the application, enclose your $30 application fee.

Step 3: Submit your official HiSET or GED test results to Central Missouri.

Have your high school send an official copy of your partial high school transcript (if applicable). If your GED or HiSET was taken in Missouri, UCM will obtain your score.  

Step 4: Please visit and schedule an individualized tour.

We welcome visits—in fact, we think your campus visit will tell you a lot more about us than we can in print or on the web. Schedule an individualized campus tour Monday-Friday and meet with a faculty member or academic advisor in your specific area of interest.  More about visiting with us …

Step 5: Explore financial aid.

If you’re applying for need-based financial aid, obtain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid after January 1 from Central’s Office of Financial Aid, or apply online. The priority deadline to file the FAFSA, as it’s called, is April 1 to the Department of Education. Our U.S. Department of Education Institutional Code is 002454. More about Financial Aid….