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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Direct admission to the College of Engineering requires the applicant to earn an ACT-Math score of at least 26 and an ACT-Composite of at least 26 or a high school class rank in the upper 25 percent. The numbers shown above are subject to change. The application deadline for freshman students is May 1; for transfer students, the application deadline is July 1.

ACT math score of at least 26, and
ACT composite of at least 26 or a class rank in the upper 25 percent

Freshman Engineering Program
Students admitted to the College of Engineering will work to complete a foundational curriculum consisting of math, science and engineering courses during their first year at MU. At least 12 hours of stipulated classes must be completed at MU, and upon completion of requirements, students will be evaluated for admittance into available degree programs.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Direct Admission into Engineering Departments through the Engineering Achievement Program

High achieving students who have a ACT math score of 32 and a ACT composite of 32 and a top 10% of high school class, may receive direct admission into the Engineering Achievement Program (EAP). These students may be eligible for special engineering scholarships and opportunities to interact with college administrators. They will receive invitations to network with faculty who participate in the Undergraduate Research Program, which allows students to work on cutting-edge research projects and offers the potential to fast track an engineering master’s program.

Achievement program students also may qualify for acceptance into the MU Honors College, and if all criteria are met upon graduation, they will receive an honors designation and may participate in the honors convocation ceremony. The Honors College option is open to all qualifying freshmen.

Pre-Engineering Program Admission Incoming freshmen lacking the qualifying criteria may transfer from the College of Arts and Sciences through the pre-engineering program.­­­

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students should contact the International Admissions Office, 230 Jesse Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211, for information about the requirements for admission and the language requirement, visit

In addition to the English language requirement for admission, all undergraduate international students are required to take the English Language Support Program Test prior to registering for courses.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

The entrance requirements for high school graduates of U. S. high schools are the same as for Missouri residents.Transfer students must also meet University of Missouri Transfer Requirements found at:

Residency Requirements

To be recommended for the BS degree from the MU College of Engineering, a student transferring from an accredited institution must complete at least 30 upper-level credit hours (2000 and above) in the degree program at the UM system campuses. At least 21 of the 30 credit hours must be upper-level engineering courses approved by the department awarding the degree. Students transferring from another UM system campus with senior standing must complete 15 hours, with 12 of the 15 hours being in engineering and approved by the department awarding the degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students will be admitted based on their past academic performance and probability of success in MU course work. Students transferring to MU from an accredited Missouri college with an associate degree and a certified 2.0 average will be accepted if the associate degree consisted of at least 60 semester hours of college-level work.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 41
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 35