S&T moves to ‘highly selective’ admissions status

In June, the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved Missouri S&T’s request to be designated as “highly selective” in admission criteria. This makes S&T one of only two public universities in the state with this designation. Truman State University is the other.

Under Missouri Department of Higher Education guidelines, students who achieve a score of 27 or better on the ACT or an equivalent score on the SAT are automatically admitted to highly selective institutions.

Highly selective institutions admit first-time, full-time degree-seeking students and transfer students who have a combined “percentile score” of 140 points or greater. The percentile score is determined by adding a student’s high school percentile rank and the percentile rank attained on the ACT or SAT.

S&T will continue to provide access to students, including those who may not meet the automatic admission or combined percentile score criteria. MDHE allows highly selective institutions to admit up to 10 percent of first-time, full-time degree-seeking students whose percentile scores are 139 or less.

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