Admissions Requirements

Listed below are the general admissions requirements for First-Time College Students, Dual Credit Course Students, Transfer Students, Re-admission Students and International Students.

The following programs have additional admissions requirements. Please click on the program name to review the additional requirements

Advanced Manufacturing Technician
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology
Aviation Maintenance
CAT Dealer Service Technician
Dental Assisting Technology
Design Drafting Technology
Electric Power Generation Technology
Electrical Distribution Systems
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology
Heavy Equipment Operations
Heavy Equipment Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Medium/Heavy Truck Technology
Heartland International Dealers Association Option
Medical Radiologic Technology
Nuclear Technology
Physical Therapist Assistant
Practical Nursing Technology
Outdoor Power and Sports Technology
Welding Technology

Admissions Procedures

Every prospective student will work with an Admissions Representative and/or Enrollment Specialist.  This person works with the prospective student throughout the testing, application, and registration process.  He/she is the prospective student’s personal contact with the college and is available to assist the prospective student with his/her transition to college life.  Contact the Office of Admissions at 800-743-8324.  Prospective students may apply online.

Admission decisions are based on the current admission policy and are in accordance with the college’s standard practices on equal opportunity.  Under each category below, the items listed are the minimum requirements for admission evaluation.  Applicants who do not meet the admissions requirements for their desired program may be reviewed by an admissions committee.  If the admissions committee determines that the student does not have the skills needed for success in a particular program, the student may apply for alternative programs for which the criteria are met or develop a plan for the purpose of achieving the minimum scores required for admission to the desired program.  Any applicant who has questions concerning the admissions procedures should contact the Office of Admissions at 800-743-8324.


Resident STATUS

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has issued regulations to be applied by Missouri colleges and universities to determine the resident status of students.  This regulation is available at 6 Code of State Regulations 10-3.010.  The burden of proof in establishing residency rests with the student.  Students who are legal minors or tax-dependents whose parents reside outside the state of Missouri are not eligible for resident fee paying status.  One can be classified as a resident for fee purposes immediately upon moving to the state if the move is to accept full-time employment (or if one is the dependent of someone who came to Missouri to accept full-time employment.)  In other situations, continuous domiciliary presence in the state for 12 months must be proven AND sufficient proof of intent to be domiciled in Missouri permanently must be provided:

  • Attesting to Missouri residency for the previous twelve (12) months on the State Technical College of Missouri Application for Admission.
  • Providing written documentation that proves the student is a bona fide resident of Missouri.  Proof of residency must include, but is not limited to:
    • He/She must be a U.S. citizen or possess a green card from the INS.
    • Once the U.S. citizenship is documented, he/she must provide either a copy of the previous year Missouri State Tax Return for themselves (or parents if the student has not received wages in Missouri) or a copy of 12 consecutive pay stubs identifying wages earned and Missouri State taxes paid.

NOTE:  A person classified as a non-resident upon his/her first enrollment will continue to be classified as a non-resident for the duration of his/her enrollment.  Questions concerning the status of residency should be referred to the Office of Admissions.

STUDENT CLASSIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
A student can be admitted to State Technical College of Missouri as either a degree seeking student or a non-degree seeking student.

Degree Seeking Students (First-Time, Transfer or Returning)
A degree seeking student has determined that his/her goal is to attain an associate of applied science degree or a certificate from State Technical College of Missouri.

Application Requirements
1. Complete the State Technical College of Missouri Application for Admission, (no application fee).
2. Education Record* – Submit all that apply to you:
  • High school students will be given tentative admission based on a sixth or seventh semester transcript. An official eight-semester transcript from an accredited high school must be submitted after high school graduation and be mailed directly from your high school to the Office of Admissions. The final, original transcript must be in a sealed, unopened envelope (not faxed) and should include the date of graduation, final GPA, school seal, and signature of school official.
OR
  • Official passing high school equivalency test (HiSET/GED) score report –
  • Missouri HiSET/GED score reports will be obtained online by the Office of Admissions.  Faxed copies are not accepted.  GED graduates outside of Missouri should request that the State Department of Education in the capital city of the state in which they tested send an official copy of their GED score report to the Office of Admissions.
OR
  • A home-school transcript
OR
  • Transfer Student – Official college transcript(s)
    • If the applicant has earned 24 or more college semester credits from an accredited higher education institution, submit only the official college transcript(s).
    • If the applicant has earned less than 24 college semester credits from an accredited higher education institution, submit both the official college transcript(s) and official high school transcript or official passing GED score report.
*Applicants who do not have an Education Record should contact the Office of Admissions
3. Test ScoresSubmit all ACT and/or COMPASS test scores:
  • Test scores are used for course placement and program admittance.
  • Test scores may be waived with approved transfer credit.
  • Results from these tests must be less than five years old. If test results are over five years old and the applicant can demonstrate successful prior college experience, he/she may have testing waived per the discretion of the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management.
  • The COMPASS test is offered on the State Technical College of Missouri campus for a nominal fee.  To prepare for the test, visit www.act.org/compass/sample.   Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a test appointment or to inquire about scheduling testing closer to your location.  Special test accommodations are available upon request with proper documentation.
  • Check www.actstudent.org for ACT test locations, fees, and details for registering for the test. State Tech is a testing location and our test code is 5105.

Mail to:

Office of Admissions
State Technical College of Missouri
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051

Email | Fax: 573.897.5026

Phone: 573.897.5000 or 1.800.743.8324

4. Submit any program-specific requirements. Contact the Office of Admissions for more details.

Students Declaring a Major
Students declaring a major who are accepted to the college and admitted into a degree or certificate program may receive federal financial aid if eligible.

Students with No Major
A student with no major is degree seeking but does not have a major for one of the following reasons:

  • The student does not meet desired program requirements and enrolls in general education classes in order to meet requirements.
  • The student’s desired program is full and the student enrolls in general education classes with plans to enter the program when space is available.
  • The student is truly undecided but wants to complete a degree at State Technical College of Missouri.

NOTE:  Enrolling at State Technical College of Missouri as a student without a major may lengthen the time it takes to complete a degree.

If a student is taking preparatory coursework to gain admittance into an eligible program, the student may receive Federal Stafford and PLUS loans, if eligible, for one consecutive 12-month period.  Class work taken during this time must be required for their desired degree program.  Students are not eligible for other federal aid such as Federal Pell Grants and College Work Study until they have been admitted into an eligible degree or certificate program.

Students with Dual Majors
Students who desire to earn multiple majors need to be aware that courses will be offered in the same sequence and semester that they are regularly taught.  Students with dual majors should expect the completion of the programs to take longer than two years and will be responsible for consulting the Office of Financial Aid regarding their financial aid eligibility and options.

International Students
An international student is a foreign-born person, who is not a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States.  International students typically live outside of the United States, but may be residing in the United States on a non-immigrant visa.  In either case, a student who is not a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student and must follow the Admissions process for international students.  An international student must be degree seeking and admitted into his/her desired degree program.  International students will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) only after completing and/or submitting the following information:

For students living outside the United States:

  • Complete the State Technical College of Missouri Application for Admission.
  • Provide evidence of academic preparation:
    1. The student must submit all official school records verifying scholastic preparation (e.g. graduation certificate and/or transcript from an accredited high school or foreign equivalent and college transcript).  An official English translation of the transcript must be submitted in addition to the original.  Students must submit their school records to World Education Services (WES) to evaluate and validate these documents.  Students are responsible for any fees for these services.
    2. Students transferring from another U.S. college or university need to submit their current I-20, I-94 and visa.
  • Submit evidence of financial responsibility and an affidavit of financial support guaranteeing the prospective student’s ability to pay fees and living expenses in the United States while attending school.
  • Submit ACT or COMPASS test scores.
    1. Test scores are used for course placement and program admittance.  For information about taking an arranged ACT test, visitwww.act.org/aap/pdf/arranged.pdf.
    2. Results from these tests must be less than five years old.
    3. If test results are over five years old and the applicant can demonstrate successful prior experience at an accredited U.S. college or university, he/she may have testing waived per the discretion of the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management.
  • Provide evidence of English language proficiency:

International students who are from countries where English is not an official language and/or were not schooled in English must submit evidence of English proficiency.  This requirement may be satisfied by providing one of the following:

  • A score of 550 or better on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL.  Submit official test report.
  • A score of 6.0 or better on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of academic work in a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university.  Submit official transcript.
  • Submit any program-specific requirements.  Contact the Office of Admissions for more details.

For students living within the United States:

  • Be eligible to change to F-1 status.  See United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website to see if you are eligible to change your status.
  • Complete all of the State Technical College of Missouri Application for Admission steps listed above.

NOTES:

  • International students will be required to submit evidence of health and accident insurance prior to enrollment.
  • International students must pay all fees necessary for issuing the I-20.
  • International students may be eligible for internal tuition waivers provided by State Technical College of Missouri.
  • International students are eligible to begin programs in the fall semester only and must apply to the college no later than May 1 or the specific program deadline (many of which are earlier than May 1).
  • Questions about any of the above materials may be directed to the Office of Admissions.

Non-Degree Seeking Students
Students who wish to take classes, but do not wish to pursue a degree may be permitted to enroll under non-degree seeking student status.

These Students:

  • Must complete the State Technical College of Missouri Non-Degree Seeking Application for Admission.
  • May take credit, non-credit and/or dual credit/enrollment classes on a space-available basis.
  • Are not eligible for federal financial aid.

If the non-degree seeking student wishes to take math, communication, social science, and/or science classes at anytime during enrollment, the student must provide ACT or COMPASS test scores.

  1. Test scores are used for course placement and program admittance.
  2. Results from these tests must be less than five years old.  The COMPASS test is offered on the State Technical College of Missouri campus for a nominal fee.  Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a test appointment or to inquire about scheduling testing closer to your location.  Special test accommodations are available upon request with proper documentation.
  3. If test results are over five years old and the applicant can demonstrate successful prior college experience, he/she may have testing waived per the discretion of the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management.

When a non-degree seeking student decides to seek a degree or certificate at State Technical College of Missouri, he or she must complete the State Technical College of Missouri degree seeking student application requirements described earlier.