Pre-Admittance Program

Providing high school students around the world a clear path to Mizzou undergraduate programs through the University of Missouri High School.

What is MizzouDirect?

MizzouDirect is a program provided by the University of Missouri (Mizzou) and Mizzou Academy to offer students direct undergraduate pre-admission to Mizzou. Students meeting the academic criteria will receive email updates about their program status and interest areas from the University of Missouri Office of Admissions. Students may choose from 300-plus online or onsite programs including engineering, science and business. Click here to view the options.

Academic Criteria

For guaranteed undergraduate pre-admission to Mizzou, students must have an approved graduation path by the University of Missouri Office of Admissions, and:

  • Pass courses with Mizzou Academy to earn a University of Missouri High School diploma
  • Present a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a U.S. 4.0 scale, including all subjects taken from the Mizzou Academy curriculum and other curricula (similar to 2.5 GPA in core subjects)

International students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores for general admission. However, students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking one of the tests listed here.

Mizzou Academy students also have the option of taking the Duolingo English test, the online platform preferred by Mizzou because of its convenience, efficiency and low cost.


Although international students are not generally required to submit SAT or ACT scores, these scores are required for scholarships and certain academic programs including:

  • Engineering. Applicants seeking direct admission to the College of Engineering must provide an ACT math score of at least 26, an ACT composite of at least 26, a class rank in the top 25 percent, or a combined SAT score of 1240 and 620 Math.
  • Journalism. Applicants seeking direct admission to the School of Journalism must provide a composite ACT score of 29, a combined SAT score of 1330 or a class rank in the top 10 percent.


In addition to other international scholarships, the MizzouDirect Scholarship is available to students on track to complete the MizzouDirect diploma program. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on all core high school coursework, including Mizzou Academy courses, to receive the $5,000 award. The award is renewable for an additional three years if a 3.0 cumulative GPA is maintained. It may be combined with other awards, and it does not prohibit the student from receiving any other MU awards provided the total does not exceed the nonresident portion of tuition costs.


For questions about MizzouDirect, contact Mizzou Academy by email at mizzouacademy@missouri.edu. For questions about admission to Mizzou, visit admissions.missouri.edu.