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Admissions Guide
AP Exams

In response to school closings due to the impact and ongoing threat of COVID-19, the College Board has developed AP Exams that can be taken at home, online this year from May 11-22, 2020. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning recognize both the need for these changes and the effort that students have already made in these challenging courses. Our universities remain committed to granting students academic credit for the successful completion of 2020 AP Exams and our current guidelines for awarding credit will remain in effect for students who test in 2020. We appreciate students’ efforts to do their best under the difficult circumstances. The AP guidelines are located in the Mississippi Dual Enrollment and Accelerated Procedures Manual.

Admissions Standards

You can be admitted to a Mississippi university by meeting any of the following criteria:

» Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 3.2 high school grade point average (GPA) on the CPC; or

» Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 2.50 high school GPA on the CPC or a class rank in the top 50%, and a score of 16 or higher on the ACT* (Composite); or

» Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 2.00 high school GPA on the CPC and a score of 18 or higher on the ACT* (Composite); or

» All students satisfying the NCAA Division I Standards for student athletes who are "full-qualifiers" or "academic redshirts" are accepted as equivalent to the admission standards established by the Board.

» Students who do not meet the above criteria are nonetheless eligible for admission. Such students must participate, however, in an on-campus placement process at the university of their choice.

The process will determine whether the student may be enrolled in regular freshman-level courses or be required to enroll in the summer semester with mandatory participation in the Summer Developmental Program. Successful completion of the summer semester entitles the student to continued enrollment in the fall semester at the university of his or her choice.

For more information on academic programs, admissions standards, and financial aid, please call 1.601.432.6458 for academic programs and admissions standards information or 1.800.327.2980 or 1.601.432.6663 for financial aid information.

*In lieu of ACT scores, students may submit equivalent SAT scores.

Admissions & Curriculum Questions


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Mississippi's College Completion Agenda

For College Prep Curriculum questions contact:
Heather W. Morrison
Director of P20 Partnerships
Telephone: 601.432.6626