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Employment Stats

More than 90 percent of UCM alums land jobs within six months of graduation!

Requirements for UCM

To be admitted to UCM, you need to have completed the 24-unit Missouri college-preparatory curriculum. In addition, you need either:

  • a score of 21 or higher on the ACT and 2.0 GPA or equivalent SAT score (1470 pre-March 2015/1060 March 2015+) and 2.0 GPA or
  • a score of 20 on the ACT and 2.9 GPA or
  • a score of 19 on the ACT and 3.0 GPA or
  • a Combined Percentile Index equal to or exceeding 100 and 2.0 GPA

We encourage you to start the application process early in your senior year.

  • Take the ACT (preferred) or SAT.
  • Send your scores to UCM using code 2272 (ACT) or 6090 (SAT).
  • Apply to UCM and submit the $30 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your high school and/or college transcripts to:
    • Office of Admissions
      1400 Ward Edwards
      Warrensburg, MO 64093

To calculate your Combined Percentile Index score, use our online index calculator or this formula:

Subtract your class rank from the number of students in your class. Then divide that number by the total number of students in your class. The result is your class rank percentile. Using the Test Score Percentile Chart, find your ACT/SAT composite test score percentile. Add it to your class rank percentile to get your Combined Percentile Index.

If your high school does not rank, then you will not have an index score. Your application will be reviewed individually based on your ACT and GPA.

For example:

  • Class Rank = 35
  • Class Size = 98
  • [(98-35) ÷ 98 = .64]
  • Class Rank Percentile = 64th percentile
  • ACT Composite Score = 19
  • ACT Percentile = 40

Combined Percentile Index = 64 + 40 = 104
104 exceeds the minimum Combined Percentile Index of 100, so you would be admitted to UCM.

If you don’t meet these criteria, you will be considered on an individual basis, according to our admissions staff’s assessment of your academic promise. Additional information, such as letters of recommendation or a personal statement, may be requested and conditions may be placed upon your enrollment.

UCM does not require the writing component of the ACT.