4 Standards and Regulations
Admissions –––––––––-----–– High School Students. Students admitted to UCM are expected to have completed a 24-unit Missouri core curriculum requirement, have a minimum 2.00 high school grade point average, and either have a 21 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) or an admissions index score of 100. The index score is obtained by combining high school class percentile rank and the national percentile rank of the ACT score. Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis. All admitted students will be assessed for the purpose of placement in courses which will provide an appropriate challenge for their level of preparedness and enhance their opportunity for success. Students who meet the following criteria are considered academically prepared and better able to take advantage of the opportunities available at Central Missouri: at least 24 units of college preparatory work, including these courses: a. Four units of English with an emphasis on writing skills b. Three units of mathematics (Algebra I and beyond) c. Three units of science (one must be a laboratory course in biology, physics, or chemistry) d. Three units of social science e. One unit of fine arts f. Three additional academic units including practical arts (1), physical education (1), health education (1/2) and personal finance (1/2) g. Seven units of electives (2 units of a single foreign language are strongly recommended) GED/HiSET Applicants. General Education Development (GED) test scores may be used as a basis for admission to the university. Beginning in 2014, the test to establish high school equivalency is the HiSET. (For more information see GED Applications and HiSet Applications, this page.) From Other Colleges and Universities. Students who are in good standing at other regionally accredited colleges and universities may apply for admission and transfer appropriate credit. Students are required to provide UCM with official copies of transcripts from all prior college and universities attended. Failure to disclose a transcript may result in dismissal from UCM. (See Transfer Credit in the Types of Credits section on page 10.) International Applicants. All international students interested in applying to UCM must do so directly through the Graduate Studies and International Admissions Office (660-543-4621, WDE 1800). (See International Student Admissions on page 7.)
How to Apply The Office of Admissions (660-543-4290, WDE 1400) must receive all admission applications and supporting documents prior to the first day of class. During High School. Graduating high school students who wish to enter the University of Central Missouri should apply for admission early in their senior year so that the admissions process may be completed well in advance of enrollment. Each student should submit the following credentials to the Office of Admissions: 1. A completed application for admission 2. An official high school transcript mailed directly from the high school to the university Office of Admissions 3. American College Test (ACT)/SAT scores, including subscores and composite 4. $30 application fee 5. If applicable, official transcripts from any colleges or universities where dual credit coursework was completed. Admissions will make a decision based upon the 6th or 7th semester high school transcript and will permit enrollment for one semester. However, freshmen must provide a final high school transcript before being permitted to enroll in subsequent semesters. The Success Program. The Success Program provides an alternative admission opportunity to students who do not meet the regular UCM admission criteria but who show academic promise. It is available by invitation only to a limited number of incoming freshmen in the fall semester. For more information about the program contact the Office of Admissions or visit ucmo.edu/successprogram. After High School. Other students who have graduated from high school but have not attended a college/university should apply as early as possible. They should submit an application, $30 application fee, and a final high school transcript. Those applying within two years of high school graduation must also submit ACT or SAT scores. GED Applications. Applicants should submit a completed application, $30 application fee, and official GED test results. A score of 2250 is required for admission. A score of 225 is required for students who took the GED prior to 2002. An ACT score of 21 is required for students who would have graduated from high school in the past two academic years. Students not meeting these requirements will have their applications reviewed on an individual basis. HiSET Applications. Applicants should submit a completed application, $30 application fee, and official HiSET test results. A minimum score of 75 is required with scores of 15 in each of the five subtests. An ACT score of 21 is required for students who would have graduated from high school in the past two academic years. Students not meeting these requirements will have their applications reviewed on an individual basis.
Central Missouri 2014 Undergraduate Catalog