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How to apply

If you have fewer than 24 hours of applicable college-level course work, you may apply to the online program as a freshman. Applicants may submit scores from the ACT or SAT, but these are not required for test-optional admission. If you have 24 or more credit hours of applicable college-level course work, you may apply as a transfer student.

Fulfill the admission requirements

  • For freshmen:
    • ACT/SAT scores are optional: no exam requirement
      • Freshman applicants can choose to be considered with or without test scores. Find more information in the Freshman Admission Requirements (linked below)
    • Completed 17 specific high school courses with sufficient grade
    • For a list of test scores and high school courses, review the Freshman Admission Requirements
  • For transfer students:
    • Completed at least 24 credit hours of applicable college course work
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 in your transfer college course work
    • Review additional Transfer Admission Requirements.

Application dates

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall Beginning of July August
Fall 2nd 8-week Beginning of September Mid-October
Spring Beginning of December January
Spring 2nd 8-week Beginning of February Mid-March
Summer Beginning of April Multiple sessions

Gather your papers

In the online application, you will need to supply:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Citizenship, residency and visa information (if applicable)
  • Names and locations of previous college or high school and dates you attended

If you are applying as a transfer student, you also will need to contact all your previous colleges or universities to request they send your official transcripts to the university.

Transcripts can be sent electronically to Admissions@umsl.edu or mailed to the following address:

Office of Admissions
University of Missouri-St. Louis
351 Millennium Student Center
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Complete the online application

  • Domestic application fee: No fees apply
  • International application fee: $40.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact UMSL Office of Admissions with questions via 314-516-5451 or (888) GO-2-UMSL or admissions@umsl.edu

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Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Communication & Media

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