Preparing for Success

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
  • Satisfy the NCAA standards for student athletes who are “full-qualifiers” under Division I guidelines; or
  • 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 1.601.432.6501 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.

Contact Information
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Telephone: 601.432.6501
Fax: 601.432.6225

Dr. Casey Turnage
Director of P-20 Initiatives and Enrollment Management
Telephone: 601.432.6458

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