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If You're Home-schooled

The University of Central Missouri welcomes students who are home-schooled. The following steps have been laid out to help you navigate the admissions process.

Step 1: Take the SAT I or ACT.

You should take the ACT or SAT I and arrange to have your scores sent to the Office of Admissions.  Our ACT test school code is 2272. Our SAT code is 6090.

Step 2: Complete the application.

Submit the application for admission.

As part of the application, you should pay the $30 application fee, which can be paid at the end of the application with a credit or debit card.

Step 3: Send a detailed home-schooling transcript to Central Missouri.

On your home-schooling transcript, make sure each course is itemized by academic year and shows a grade. The home-school educator should sign it and have the signature notarized. When course titles do not clearly reflect subject content, please include a description. Include an estimated completion date for all required courses. If your home school is using a transcript service, have the service send an official transcript to the
Office of Admissions.

Step 4: If you’ve taken college classes while in high school, have the college send transcripts directly to Central Missouri.

The transcripts should be sent directly from the college to the Office of Admissions. We’ll evaluate these transcripts to determine how this credit can apply toward a Central Missouri degree.

Step 5: If you’ve taken CLEP, AP tests, or IB tests, have the scores sent to Central Missouri.

These tests—the College Level Examination, the Advanced Placement test, and the International Baccalaureate test—can earn you college credit at Central. The scores should be sent directly from the testing agency to the Office of Assessment and Testing.

Step 6: 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 7: Explore financial aid.

If you’re applying for need-based financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1. The priority deadline to file the FAFSA is April 1 to the Department of Education. Our U.S. Department of Education Institutional Code is 002454. More about Financial Aid….

Step 8: Explore award and scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships are available to students based on ACT/SAT scores, class rank, GPA, leadership, as well as other personal characteristics. Visit the Student Financial Services page for more information about scholarships