At the University of Central Missouri, ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to apply! We individually review each application for admission. Your personal excellence should and will be evaluated by more than just 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.
The table below shows the high school GPA and ACT or SAT score combination for admission. Students who do not meet the assured admissions requirements in the below table are still encouraged to apply. Each student's application is reviewed individually.
|High School GPA on 4.0 Scale||ACT Score||SAT Score|
|2.75+||Test Optional||Test Optional|
Students applying to UCM with a 2.75 GPA or higher may be admitted without submitting an ACT or SAT test score. Students admitted as test optional will also receive a $1,000 Red & Black Scholarship. 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:
Test scores are still required for both certain UCM academic direct program admissions as well as certain scholarships mentioned above.
**Students admitted under test-optional admissions are still eligible to earn a higher Red and Black Scholarship with submission of a qualifying ACT score and GPA. See the GPA & ACT requirements here.
What do you do if you don’t meet the minimum requirements listed above? You should still apply! UCM reviews each application on an individual basis, and applicants that don’t meet the assured admissions requirements above are automatically considered for UCM's Advantage Program.
UCM bases its high school core curriculum requirement off recommendations of the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. In order for students to be considered for admission directly after graduation from an accredited high school, students must meet the requirements as listed below.
After taking either the ACT or SAT, make sure to send your scores from each test to the Office of Admissions to include on your record.
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