MSUM Office of Undergrad Admissions to make ACT score optional for Fall 2020 admission

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has issued a change to the process for students applying for admission to MSUM. 

For students considering admission for Fall 2020, we have removed the requirement of submitting an ACT/SAT score. This means MSUM will be able to accept students who were unable to take – or retake – the test due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective April 1, 2020 students who choose to be reviewed without an ACT/SAT score will be granted admission if they meet the following standards:

  • Complete required academic core* prior to high school graduation
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.25 OR earn a cumulative GPA of 3.00 with a Junior year GPA of 3.00 or higher

If a student would like their ACT or SAT score to be considered, we will also still be using the following admission criteria:

  • Composite ACT score of 21 (SAT equivalent: 1060) or higher


  • Composite ACT score of 17-20 (SAT equivalent: 920 – 1050) AND either
  • A high school class rank at the 50th percentile or higher, OR a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

*Academic core:

  • 4 years of English (including composition and literature)
  • 3 years of mathematics (two years of algebra, of which one is intermediate or advanced algebra, and one year of geometry)
  • 3 years of science (at least one year of a biological and a physical science and at least one course including significant laboratory experiences)
  • 3 years of social studies (including American history and at least one course that includes significant emphasis on geography)
  • 2 years of world language
  • 1 year of world culture or the arts 

Students who do not meet these standards and are unable to submit an ACT score will be reviewed individually by the Admissions Appeals Committee.

Questions about admission requirements for Fall 2020 can be submitted to

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