Other information of potential interest to homeschooled students
Missouri State Scholarships
Homeschooled students, like traditionally-schooled students, will be considered for scholarships based on a combination of ACT (or SAT) scores and GPA. Additionally, general scholarship policies apply to scholarships offered to homeschooled students.
Missouri State’s first scholarship deadline is December 1. For information about scholarship opportunities, visit the Scholarships web page or call 800-283-4243 or 417-836-5262.
All admitted students may be considered for federal and state financial aid programs under guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE). For information on other available financial aid and how to apply, please refer to the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Students who have an ACT composite score of 27 or higher and a 3.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale will be considered for admission to the Honors College. Following admission to the University, students meeting the above criteria will receive an invitation to the Honors College.
We encourage prospective students and their families to visit the Missouri State University campus. Please call the Office of Admissions at 417-836-5517 or toll free at 800-492-7900, or visit www.missouristate.edu/visit to schedule your visit. We request that you contact us 10 to 14 days in advance of your planned visit.
High school dual enrollment
If you are a resident of the Springfield area, have an above average score on the ACT or SAT, and have a strong academic record, you may qualify to take one or two classes each semester during your final year in homeschool. Admission decisions will be made based on individual review. Students interested in the campus-based precollege program or a combination of the campus-based and high school-based programs should contact the Precollege Advisor for on-campus students in the Advisement Center at 417-836-5258.
Missouri State Meyer Library
Homeschooled students can visit the Meyer Library and use resources, including both print and electronic, on site. Students may also purchase a “Friends of the Library” card. To learn more, visit http://libraries.missouristate.edu/Community-Borrowers.htm.
We are eager to help you become a student at Missouri State University. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance to you.
Office of Admissions
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
800-492-7900 or 417-836-5517
Admission, scholarship, and financial aid policies are subject to change. For this reason, it is important for students to be in contact with the Office of Admissions periodically during their high school career.