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The University of Missouri has extended its Test-Optional Admissions pilot program for students applying to enter in 2023. Students applying for admission for Fall 2023 will have the option to apply as test-optional.
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 students’ 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 2023.
Students applying test-optional 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: May 2022
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