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Incoming Freshman Admission Requirements

Assured Admission

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.

ACT Score




or an Index Score of 100


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 score.
    • 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.

Home School

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 case basis.

Probationary Admits (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. 

Next Steps:


Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 800, Ward Edwards 1400
Warrensburg MO, 64093
Tel: (660) 543 - 8517


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