Am I eligible?

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

Juniors and seniors: 3.0 GPA or higher. Or, 2.5-2.99 GPA, with a recommendation from your principal or guidance counselor.

The following may be eligible upon special consideration and college review:

Sophomores: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a recommendation from your principal or guidance counselor.
 
Freshmen: 90th percentile or higher on the ACT or SAT, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and provide a signed letter of recommendation from your principal and guidance counselor. You will also need written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
 
Note: All GPA’s mentioned above are on a 4.0 scale.

ACT scores and placement tests

For fall 2021, ACT/SAT, placement scores, or required prerequisites will be used to determine placement for Math and English courses. 

Math requirements

Student must satisfy the following requirements for admission into the Math course:

Math 134 (Algebraic Reasoning and Modeling)

Offered only as a year-long course for dual credit.

Math 136 (Precalculus 1)

MTH 136 is offered fall semester only, spring semester only, or year-long for dual credit.

Students must meet one of the following prerequisites:

a) Receive an ACT Math score of 22 or higher OR
b) Make an acceptable score on the MSU Math Placement Test

In addition, a student must also:

1) Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent, and
2) Be recommended by the high school official designee​​​​​​​

Math 137 (Precalculus 2)

MTH 137 is offered fall semester only, spring semester only, or year-long for dual credit.

Students must meet one of the following prerequisites:

a) Earn a C or better in a dual credit Precalculus 1 course in which they were dually enrolled OR
b) Receive an ACT Math score of 25 or higher OR
c) Make an acceptable score on the MSU Math Placement Test

In addition, according to the Missouri Department of Higher Education, a student must also:

1) Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent, and
2) Be recommended by the high school official designee

MTH 261 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1)

MTH 261 is offered fall semester only, spring semester only, or year-long for dual credit.​​​​​​​

Students must meet one of the following prerequisites:

a) Earn a C or better in both a dual credit College Algebra course in which they were dually enrolled and a dual credit Trigonometry course in which they were dually enrolled OR
b) Receive an ACT Math score of 28 or higher OR
c) Make an acceptable score on the MSU Math Placement Test

In addition, a student must also:

1) Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent, and
​​​​​​​2) Be recommended by the high school official designee

 

Information and registration for the math placement exams are available from the math department.

Physics requirements

PHY 123 (Introduction to Physics)

Students must be a junior or senior in high school with a 3.00 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students must also have a C or better in MTH 136 or eligibility for enrollment in MTH 261 (Math ACT subscore of 28 or higher)

Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 136 or MTH 287 or eligibility for enrollment in MTH 261.

English requirements

ENG 110 Writing 1

Students must be a junior or senior in high school with a 3.25 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students can submit the ACT or SAT test score if that is available.

Note: An ACT English score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 471 or higher will meet the prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 110.

ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines

Successfully completed ENG 110 from MSU with a "C" or better