Info for Transfer Students

Climb Higher. Go Further.

You started at another institution, now finish strong at Mizzou. You’re a transfer student if you are a degree-seeking student who has:

  • Received a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate,
  • And completed course work during a regular session at a college or university after graduating high school.

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We’re here to help. You can follow our step-by-step guide to applying to Mizzou as a transfer student, or read on for more details.

Application Steps for Transfer Students

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center at Mizzou is here to help you get used to life at Mizzou, from academic advising to sharing ways to get involved in student life. You don’t have to wait until you’ve been admitted—get in touch with a Transfer Admissions Coordinator today to get your questions answered!

Admission Requirements

You must meet the minimum admission requirements in order to be eligible for admission to Mizzou. Note: admission to Mizzou does not guarantee admission into a specific degree program.

See Transfer Admissions Requirements

Veterans and Nontraditional Students

Additional options are available for veterans and nontraditional students. Find more information on our Transfer Admission Requirements page.

Transfer Scholarships

Mizzou offers scholarships specifically for transfer students. All you need to do to qualify is apply.

See which transfer scholarship you qualify for

Transfer Courses & Credits

Finding out which of your courses will transfer into your new school is a huge part of the transfer process.

Learn How Mizzou makes the transfer process easier

Articulation Agreements

Admission to Mizzou does not guarantee admission into an individual degree program. Programs often have their own admission requirements.

However, we have formal agreements with colleges around the state that simplify the transfer process into certain degree programs

See Articulation Agreements & Transfer Guides


“Mizzou made the transfer process easy by accepting a lot of my courses and matching them up with my four-year degree plan. I love Mizzou for the big-time athletics, huge campus, valuable resources and countless connections I have made.”

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Living on campus is an essential part of being #MizzouMade. Transfer students are eligible for our state-of-the-art student living options. You’ll be just steps away from your classes, campus activities and more.

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Getting Involved

Involvement Ambassadors

Involvement Ambassadors are a group of experienced undergraduate students who are available for one-on-one consultations and group presentations that help connect fellow students to resources and encourage involvement on Mizzou’s campus.

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Join our TEAM — Transfer Experience and Advising Mentors — designed to help transfer students find their place at Mizzou. TEAM combines a 10-week program with one-on-one mentoring, weekly group meetings, social events and service projects throughout the semester.

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Greek Life

Students of all backgrounds are active in Fraternity & Sorority Life at Mizzou and strive to embody the values of leadership, scholarship, service, brotherhood and sisterhood.

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Academic Opportunities

Honors College

The Honors College offers classes taught by top professors, opportunities for independent study and paid research opportunities. To be eligible, you must have at least 12 credit hours of college coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher. Other students will be considered on an individual basis. Visit the honors college website to see if MU offers a Qualified Admission Agreement with your Missouri community college.


Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. To be eligible for membership, you must transfer to Mizzou with at least 24 credit hours, enroll as a full-time
student and achieve either a 3.5 GPA or rank in the top 20 percent of all new transfer students at the conclusion of your first term at Mizzou.

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Right now, we’re offering multiple options for in-depth virtual visits to give you a feel for campus and answer all your questions about joining the Tiger family.

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Important deadlines

Fall transfer application deadline

July 1

Transfer students who want to attend Mizzou in the fall should apply by this date.

Learn about the application process

Spring transfer application deadline

Dec. 1

Transfer students who want to attend Mizzou in the spring should apply by this date.

Learn about the application process

Summer transfer application deadline

June 1

Transfer students who want to attend Mizzou in the summer should apply by this date.

Learn about the application process

Transfer student scholarship deadline

Jan. 7

The priority deadline for transfer and continuing students to apply for general and departmental scholarships is Jan. 7. Apply using ScholarshipUniverse. You have to submit your application for admission first.

Honors College application deadline

March 1

This is the deadline for students entering in the fall. Fill out the incoming freshman application or the transfer application.

See all dates and deadlines →

307+ Degree Choices


With more than 300 degree programs, Mizzou has something for everyone.

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Have questions?

We’re here to help you with your transition from the time you begin considering Mizzou until enrollment.

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