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If You're Home-schooled

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 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.

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

  • apply online (you’ll need a credit 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: 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: 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 7: 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….

Step 8: Explore award and scholarship opportunities.

Last year, Central gave out more than $4 million in merit-based awards and scholarships based on ACT/SAT scores, class rank, GPA, and leadership. More about freshman scholarships ...