Nonpower reactors licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission require a startup test plan as part of any facility modification to verify operability prior to resumption of operations. In order to support conversion of the University of Missouri Research Reactor from the use of highly enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel, a startup test plan has been devised to measure certain reactor physics parameters for the initial all-fresh LEU core licensing documentation that will be submitted. These parameters include the approach to critical, primary coolant void coefficient of reactivity, flux trap void coefficient of reactivity, determination of flux trap sample reactivity worth, radial and axial thermal neutron flux mapping, control blade worth calibration, primary and pool coolant temperature coefficient of reactivity, and flux mapping of experimental positions. In this paper, predictions for these parameters made using the Monte Carlo N-Particle Version 5 (MCNP5) radiation transport code are reported. These predictions will support the startup tests by providing a baseline set of expectations and additional insight into the performance of the LEU core.