By meeting our assured admission requirements, you are guaranteed admission to the
University of Central Missouri. If you do not meet the assured admission requirements
your application will be reviewed through our comprehensive review process.
or an Index Score of 100
Test Optional Admission
Students that have a 3.5 GPA or higher can be fully admitted to the University of
Central Missouri through our test optional admission. These students will be eligible
for the $1000 Red & Black Scholarship but not for any other merit based scholarships.
While you are fully admitted to UCM under the test optional admission policy, you
will need to submit a qualifying test score to be eligible for the following:
- Direct Entry Nursing Program (requires an ACT composite of 25 or higher)
- Education majors - possible exemption from the MOGEA exam
- Honors College (requires an ACT composite of 25 or higher)
- Automatic merit scholarships
- NCAA Athletics
Comprehensive Review Process
At University of Central Missouri, ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to apply because we
individually review each application. Your personal excellence should and can be evaluated
by more than academic achievement. We consider many factors, including: high school
GPA, ACT or SAT scores, personal statement, academic letters of recommendation, leadership
experience, service, community involvement and accomplishments. We are interested
in learning much more about your preparedness motivation and potential in the unique
context of your experience.
Learn more About Freshman Requirements:
Additional Information for Non-Traditional Applicants
- The University of Central Missouri welcomes students who are high school equivalency
completers. You will follow the same process as all other incoming freshman with
just a few exceptions.
- Send us your ACT/SAT scores. 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.
- 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
- 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.
The University of Central Missouri welcomes students who are home-schooled. Homeschool
schools need to follow the same process as all other incoming freshman. Send us your
ACT/SAT scores and a detailed homeschool transcript. Our ACT test school code is 2272.
Our SAT code is 6090. Don’t forget to send us transcripts for any other college credit
you have earned along the way. Each homeschool applicant is reviewed on a case by
Conditional Admission (Advantage)
The UCM Advantage Program is an exciting opportunity for a select group of first year students who demonstrate
promise but may not meet traditional admission criteria: the experience of attending
a four-year university with the individualized supports needed to succeed.