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College of Human Environmental Sciences

International Financial Planning Initiative

3+1+1 Program

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Perspective students complete 3 years of undergraduate study in partner universities. During the third year, they apply for the non-degree seeking program at MU for the first "1" year.

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Requirements for the First "1" Year Admission at MU:

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. TOEFL score: 550+ (paper); or 80+ (internet) with no part scores below 17 or IELTS score: 6.5+ overall band score with no bands below 6.0.

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The Application and Admission Process:

  1. Perspective students request official scores from TOEFL or IELTS exams to be sent directly to the International Undergraduate Admissions Office at University of Missouri-Columbia (the institution code is 6875). The delivery can take 4 weeks.
  2. Partner universities in China collect the following documents:
    1. Paper Application
    2. An official, sealed transcript of the undergraduate courses taken in partner universities, and an official English language translation of the document not issued in English.
    3. Evidence of financial support and affidavit of support form:
      1. An official bank document (e.g. Certificate of Deposit) evidencing ability to pay one year’s cost of attendance. This amount is calculated from costs associated with tuition, non-resident fees, room & board, estimates for textbooks, personal expenses, travel and mandatory health insurance. The Amount in the account of the sponsor should be no less than $38,000 for the fall admission in 2016, and this number is subject to change. MU Financial Support Instructions. This evidence should be on official bank letterhead and contain the specific amount of available funds; account information (account holder’s name in English, account number); date; and bank officer signature.
      2. If the applicant is financially sponsored by a relative, friend or other person, the official bank document should be accompanied by an Affidavit of Support. This form should be completed and signed by the sponsor.
    4. An application fee of $65: applicants can include the international credit card information in the application form, or mail a bank check or money order paid to "University of Missouri"
    5. A copy of the passport ID page
    6. Three letters of recommendation
    7. Statement of purpose (a letter from you that outlines how you see participation in the program advancing your professional goals)
    8. Resume
  3. For perspective students whose Standard English test scores do not meet the minimum requirement, they need to follow step 1 and 2. In addition, they apply for the admission to the Intensive English Program (IEP) at MU through.
  4. Partner universities deliver via express mail all the application packages in bulk to the coordinator at MU by April 1st for Fall admission and October 1st for Spring admission to the following address:

    Dr. Rui Yao
    239 Stanley Hall
    University of Missouri
    Columbia, MO 65211
    United States

  5. PFP makes a copy of all the application materials and keeps a record of applicants for tracking purposes. Initial the transcript envelope.
  6. PFP sends all the application materials including items 1) through 5) in Step 2 to the International Undergraduate Admissions Office (campus address). PFP sends IEP and International Admission a list of students who need to improve their English skills.
  7. IEP informs PFP and International Undergraduate Admission Office about students who are admitted to IEP.
  8. The International Undergraduate Admission Office reviews the applications and makes admission and conditional admission decisions.
  9. IEP sets up the I-20s in MyZou for students who are admitted to IEP and notifies the International Center to submit, print and sign the I-20s.
  10. PFP picks up I-20s issued from the International Center and sends the I-20s and admission letters to partner universities via express mail for distribution to applicants.

Students will arrange interviews to obtain an F1 visa once they receive the admission letter, the I-20 and have made the decision to accept the offer. During the last semester, students can visit with Eric Praschan regarding dual enrollment (taking some graduate courses before formally admitted into the MS program).

Qualified students enrolled in the "3+1+1" program can apply for MU Graduate School during the second semester. Apply online

Graduate school requirement for admission:

  1. The online application and an application fee of $90
  2. A minimum GPA (of the last 60 credit hours) of 3.0
  3. An official formal acceptance letter from the PFP department

PFP department requirement:

  1. GRE score [PFP will decide the minimum requirement]
  2. The transcript of the first “1” year at MU

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2+2 Program

Perspective students complete 2 years of undergraduate study in partner universities. During the second year, they will apply for the degree seeking program at MU.

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Requirements for Admission at MU:

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. TOEFL score: 500+ (paper); or 61+ (internet) with no scores below 15 on any section or IELTS score: 6.5+ overall band score with no bands below 6.0.

MU columns

The Application and Admission Process:

  1. Perspective students request official scores from TOEFL or IELTS exams to be sent directly to the International Undergraduate Admissions Office at University of Missouri-Columbia (the institution code is 6875). The delivery can take 4 weeks.
  2. Partner universities in China collect the following documents:
    1. Paper Application
    2. An official, sealed transcript of the undergraduate courses taken in partner universities, and an official English language translation of the document not issued in English.
    3. Evidence of financial support and affidavit of support form:
      1. An official bank document (e.g. Certificate of Deposit) evidencing ability to pay one year’s cost of attendance. This amount is calculated from costs associated with tuition, non-resident fees, room & board, estimates for textbooks, personal expenses, travel and mandatory health insurance. The Amount in the account of the sponsor should be no less than $38,000 for the fall admission in 2016, and this number is subject to change. MU Financial Support Instructions. This evidence should be on official bank letterhead and contain the specific amount of available funds; account information (account holder’s name in English, account number); date; and bank officer signature.
      2. If the applicant is financially sponsored by a relative, friend or other person, the official bank document should be accompanied by an Affidavit of Support. This form should be completed and signed by the sponsor.
    4. An application fee of $65: applicants can include the international credit card information in the application form, or mail a bank check or money order paid to "University of Missouri."
    5. A copy of the passport ID page
    6. Three letters of recommendation
    7. Statement of purpose (a letter from you that outlines how you see participation in the program advancing your professional goals)
    8. Resume
  3. Partner universities deliver via express mail all the application packages in bulk to the coordinator at MU by April 1st for Fall admission and October 1st for Spring admission to the following address:

    Dr. Rui Yao
    239 Stanley Hall
    University of Missouri
    Columbia, MO 65211
    United States

  4. PFP makes a copy of all the application materials and keeps a record of applicants for tracking purposes. Initial the transcript envelope.
  5. PFP sends all the application materials including items 1) through 5) in Step 2 to the International Undergraduate Admissions Office (campus address).
  6. The International Undergraduate Admission Office reviews the applications and makes admission decisions.
  7. PFP picks up I-20s issued from the International Center and mails to partner universities for distribution to applicants.

Students will arrange interviews to obtain an F1 visa once they receive the admission letter, the I-20 and decide to accept the offer.

Notes:

  1. PFP collects and sends course descriptions of all the courses students took at partner universities to the International Undergraduate Admission Office. For upper-level courses, more thorough descriptions or syllabi will be helpful.
  2. Students can transfer to MU up to 72 credit hours of equivalent courses (with C- or above) taken at partner universities. Most language and PE credits as well as military training cannot be transferred.
  3. Students in the "2+2" program need to provide evidence of financial support when they apply for the MU graduate school to obtain a new I-20
  4. Students who meet all requirements will receive a BS degree from MU.

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