Transfer Admission Requirements

To be admitted to Mizzou as a transfer student, students must be in good standing and meet one of the criteria below.

  • Have 24 or more completed college-level credits with a 2.5 GPA and either
    • A grade of C- or better in a transferable math course (intermediate algebra or higher or statistics), or
    • A grade of C- or better in a transferable English composition course (English comp 1 or higher).
  • Meet MU’s freshman admission requirements and have a 2.5 GPA in college-level transferable coursework. (No requirement on the number of completed college-level credits.)
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from a regionally accredited Missouri community college in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma or Tennessee, and either
    • An associate of arts (AA) degree, or
    • The Missouri Core 42 completion designation.

Note: Transfer students are not eligible for test-optional admission. View the transfer application steps page to learn more about the application process.

UM System Transfer Students

As a full-time, UM-System transfer student in good standing, you meet the general admissions requirements to Mizzou if you have:

Veterans and Military Service Members

A veteran or military service member with fewer than 24 graded college-level credits who do not meet MU’s freshman admission requirements may apply for admission after completing:

  • 12 hours of college-level transferable credits
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA in 12 hours of college-level transferable credits
  • One of the following courses:
    • A transferable math course (intermediate algebra or higher) with at least a C- grade
    • A transferable English composition course (English comp 1 or higher) with at least a C- grade

Nontraditional Students

An applicant who has not been enrolled full-time at any college or university for at least fours years and does not meet MU’s freshman admission requirements may apply for admission after completing:

  • 12 hours of college-level transferable credits
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA in 12 hours of college-level transferable credits
  • One of the following courses:
    • A transferable math course (intermediate algebra or higher) with at least a C- grade
    • A transferable English composition course (English comp 1 or higher) with at least a C- grade

Transfer Considerations

Admission to Degree Program

General admission to Mizzou does not guarantee admission into an individual degree program, which often has its own admission requirements. Students with 60 or fewer transferable credits who meet general admission requirements, but not the admission requirements of the desired degree program, will be admitted as an Exploring student in the MU Discovery Center.

Articulation Agreements

Mizzou has formal agreements with colleges that simplify the transfer process into certain degree programs.

See Articulation Agreements & Transfer Guides

Associate of Arts Degree

Students with 60 transferable credits and an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited community college in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma or Tennessee will automatically meet the general education requirements and enter Mizzou with junior standing.

CORE 42 Completion

Students who have completed core transfer curriculum, known as CORE 42, with a 2.0 GPA or better from any of the public (or participating independent) two- and four-year colleges and universities in Missouri will automatically meet the general education requirements.