International Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to Mizzou, you must meet the following requirements:

More information on all of the requirements are found below. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Admissions.

Academic Requirements

High School Coursework

Complete 13 units (one unit = one year in class) of the following core coursework:

MathematicsFour units (algebra or higher)
ScienceThree units
Social StudiesThree units
LanguagesTwo units
Fine ArtsOne unit
AP/IB Credit

If you took Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams for college credit, please visit our College Credits page to learn how those credits transfer to Mizzou. Students completing A-level exams with scores of C or higher will also receive credit.

High School Grades

Your core coursework grades must meet one of the following requirements:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher on a U.S. 4.0 scale
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher on a U.S. 5.0 scale
  • Average grades of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale
  • Average grades of 8 or higher on a 10-point scale
  • IGCSE scores of C or higher in five or more subjects AND three A-level certificates with a C or higher

If your high school does not use one of the scales listed above, your grades will be converted to a U.S. 4.0 scale. Scores are determined by the AACRAO International Education Services.

The difficulty level and grade distribution of your courses are considered when determining your admission status.

English Language Requirements

To establish your English proficiency, you must do one of the following:

Please note: Mizzou does not accept the TOEFL Essentials (formerly TOEFL at Home) or the IELTS Online.

To see specific score requirements for accepted exams, please visit our English Language Requirements page.

ACT Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Program

Mizzou has alternative admissions requirements for students who complete the ACT Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Program.

To gain admissions through the GAC Program, you must:

  • Complete all three levels of the GAC program.
  • Earn at least a 2.5 GAC GPA.
  • Score a 61-100 on the TOEFL or a 6.5-7.0 on the IELTS.

You can also earn course credit through the GAC Program. See our international credits and course equivalency page for more information.

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View our English proficiency requirements and begin preparing for one of our approved proficiency tests. If you have questions, contact our office and we’ll help you through the process.