MISSISSIPPI IS FOR THINKERS
Every college will have its own requirements and deadlines for admission, so look at the college’s admissions website or call the admissions office for the details. You'll need to look into Undergraduate Admissions.
For admission to Mississippi’s public universities:
Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) (See Credits Needed for College on the Rise Up website) with a minimum 3.2 high school grade point average (GPA) on the CPC; or
Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.50 high school GPA on the CPC or a class rank in the top 50 percent, and a score of 16 or higher on the ACT* (Composite); or
Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.00 high school GPA on the CPC and a score of 18 or higher on the ACT* (Composite); or
Satisfy the NCAA standards for student athletes who are “full-qualifiers” under Division I guidelines.
*In lieu of ACT scores, students may submit equivalent SAT scores. (See Testing Informaiton on the Rise Up website)
NOTE: As a nontraditional student, it is likely that you will not meet any of these requirements. If you don't, you may still get in.
You should apply to the public university you want to attend. The university will require you to undergo an on-campus placement process. As part of the placement process, you'll have to take an Accuplacer exam.
The placement process will determine whether you can enroll in regular freshman-level courses with some academic support OR you need to enroll in the summer semester with mandatory participation in the Summer Developmental Program.
The Summer Developmental Program is an intensive ten-week program, designed to help you become "college-ready". If you successfully complete the summer semester, then you can enroll in the fall semester with academic support. If you don't successfully complete the summer semester, the admissions counselor will talk to you about other educational options.
Financial aid is available for students enrolled in the Summer Developmental Program.
For more information about public university admission standards, call 601.432.6501.