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Admission Requirements

To receive admission to Central Methodist University, applicants are expected to have completed a college preparatory program with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale or 2250 GED score and have a 21 or above on the ACT or 1500 or above on the SAT examination. Applicants are advised to complete a college preparatory program which would include:

4 years of English
3 years of Math
3 years of Science
3 years of Social Studies
1 year of a foreign language

Students falling below the minimum standards may be admitted on a provisional basis, and will be considered individually. This consideration will be conducted by the Director of Admission and the Academic Standards and Admission Committee. Students admitted under provisional admission must comply with all conditions and requirements specified in writing by Central Methodist University.

Homeschooled Students

Homeschooled students must submit a valid homeschool transcript, have a 2.5 grade point average and a 21 ACT or above or a 1500 or above on the SAT.


Nursing Students

Reserve your spot in the competitive CMU Nursing program. On a first come, first served basis, 15 entering freshmen admitted to CMU with a minimum comprehensive ACT score of 24 and a 3.5 or higher high school GPA are reserved a seat in the next BSNG cohort after they have completed all programmatic pre-requisite courses.

To be able to claim the reserved seat, the individual student must have:

  • a minimum 3.5 collegiate GPA;
  • a minimum 3.0 sub-cumulative GPA for BI101, BI107, BI305, CH107 or CH111, and BI305. Labs are required with all science courses except BI305 and CH107; and
  • at or above the minimum composite score on the programmatic entrance exam (determined by the department and subject to revision)

If you are interested in early admission to the nursing program, please complete the Early Entrance Nursing Agreement form and return to Adam Jenkins, CMU Admissions, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248.


Questions? Check out the Recently Asked Questions or contact the Admissions Office toll-free at 877-CMU-1854, 660-248-6242 or email