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The University of Missouri recognizes the challenges that students and families are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These circumstances have disrupted the availability and accessibility of standardized tests nationwide, which can be detrimental to the college application process for rising high school seniors. The University of Missouri has suspended the ACT and SAT test score requirement for freshman students applying to enter in 2022 by providing a test-optional choice.

Research indicates that high school GPA coupled with standardized test scores provides the best prediction of academic success at Mizzou. Supplying test scores can help support their admission into the University of Missouri, application for scholarships, application to the Honors College and specific scholars programs. This adjustment to the test requirement is not intended as an admissions policy change, but is rather a temporary accommodation as a pilot program for the entering class of 2022 driven by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

A personal statement and resume are no longer required for students applying test-optional. Rather, students will answer three short essay questions as part of their application for admission. If applying through the Common Application, the essay component of the application will be required. For more information, visit our admission requirements page.

Last updated: August 2021

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Resources for High School Journalism Teachers

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