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PEARL STRICKLAND PENNINGTON DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS MISSISSIPPI INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING 2010 ACT Fall Counselor College and Career Readiness.

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2 PEARL STRICKLAND PENNINGTON DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS MISSISSIPPI INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING 2010 ACT Fall Counselor College and Career Readiness Workshop

3 MISSISSIPPI GRADUATING CLASS OF ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET FINANCIAL AID SNAPSHOT RESOURCES Agenda – IHL Updates

4 Four steps to achievement: Plan Purposely Prepare Prayerfully Proceed Positively Pursue Persistently William Arthur Ward

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6 6 IHL Admission Requirements Complete the College Prep Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 3.2 high school grade point average (GPA) on the CPC; OR Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.5 high school GPA 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 2.0 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 the ACT scores, students may submit equivalent SAT scores.

7 7 IHL College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) Mathematics 3 Carnegie Units English4 Carnegie Units Science3 Carnegie Units Social Studies3 Carnegie Units Advanced Electives2 Carnegie Units Computer Applications½ Carnegie Unit Pre-High School Units: Algebra I, first year Foreign Language, Mississippi Studies, or Computer Applications

8 8 IHL 2012 Admission Requirements What has changed in the requirements for admission to a public university? The Carnegie units within the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) have increased from 15 ½ Carnegie units to 19 1/2 Carnegie units. One additional unit each in mathematics, science, and social studies has been added; one unit in the arts has been added. The ½ unit in Computer Application has been added to the Pre-high school units

9 9 IHL 2012 College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) Mathematics 4 Carnegie Units English4 Carnegie Units Science4 Carnegie Units Social Studies4 Carnegie Units Arts 1 Carnegie Unit Advanced Electives2 Carnegie Units Computer Applications½ Carnegie Unit Pre-High School Units: Algebra I, first year Foreign Language, Mississippi Studies, or Computer Applications

10 10 IHL Summer Developmental Program Students who do not meet the criteria for regular admission 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 in the Fall semester or required to enroll in the summer semester with mandatory participation in the Summer Developmental Program. Successful completion of the Summer Developmental Program entitles the student to continued enrollment in the fall semester at the university of his or her choice.

11 11 IHL Summer Developmental Program Grant (SDPG) Must be a legal resident of the State of Mississippi Under the age of 21 at the time of application Must not have earned 24 or more credit hours at a college or university Must have been accepted into the Summer Developmental Program (first time attendee) at an eligible Mississippi institution eligible Mississippi institution Must be eligible to receive federal student financial aid and demonstrate financial need Must complete the online application and submit all supporting documentation by the deadline.

12 12 IHL Admissions Application Process

13 Dual Enrollment Dual enrollment course - a post-secondary level course offered by a state institution of higher learning or community or junior college, which, upon successful completion, qualifies for academic credit in both the post-secondary institution and the public high school. Local school boards of public school districts and the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning are authorized to establish dual enrollment programs. High school students meeting the requirements prescribed in section ( ; ) may enroll at an institution of higher education in Mississippi while they are still attending high school and enrolled in high school courses, with tuition and costs to be paid by grants, foundations or other private sources.

14 Academic Common Market The purpose of the Academic Common Market (ACM) is to share between states specified academic degree programs located at southern public colleges and universities. This is accomplished through an exchange of students across borders at in-state rates. Specific eligibility requirements must be met. The student must: live in a state that is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB); and major in a degree program that is not available in their home state. The Academic Common Market offers many possibilities to help students attain their educational goals. Through the Academic Common Market, students pursue and achieve their dreams! For additional information visit common_market.html

15 Financial Aid Opportunities Types of financial aid:  Federal -- FAFSA  State –  Institution  Business/Private Scholarships, Grants, and Loans or toll free MS residents only

16 Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance (MTAG)  Up to $500/year for freshmen and sophomores  Up to $1,000/year for juniors and seniors  Not to exceed eight semesters of eligibility total, regardless of the dollar amount received by an individual student Cumulative 2.5 high school GPA 15 ACT (national testing) or 720 SAT Full-time student at an eligible Mississippi institution Mississippi resident (one year) Deadline Date: September 15

17 Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students (HELP)  Not to exceed tuition and required fees at a public institution  Not to exceed ten semesters of eligibility total, regardless of dollar amount received by an individual student Cumulative 2.5 high school GPA 20 ACT (national testing) Able to demonstrate financial need Two-year average adjusted gross income of $36,500 or less Specific high-school core curriculum Mississippi resident (two years) Full-time Student at an eligible Mississippi institution Deadline Date: March 31 LP_core_reqs.pdf

18 Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)  Up to $2,500/year, not to exceed tuition and required fees  Not to exceed eight semesters of eligibility total, regardless of the dollar amount received by an individual student Cumulative 3.5 high school GPA 29 ACT (national testing) or 1280 SAT Full-time student at an eligible Mississippi institution Mississippi resident (one year) Deadline Date: September 15

19 College Goal Sunday College Goal Sunday is a statewide volunteer program that provides free information and assistance to students and families who are applying for financial aid for post secondary education. College Goal Sunday brings together financial aid professionals from colleges and universities along with other volunteers to help college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This form is required for any student seeking federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans at all colleges in the country.

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22 22 Summer of Math, 1 Science, 1 Social Studies, 1 Arts 11 Graders 4 Additional Carnegie Units Foreign Language, Algebra I, MS Studies or Computer Applications Governing Board What Do You Know About IHL Admissions

23 23 CONTACT INFORMATION Pearl S. Pennington Director of Student Affairs Office of Academic and Student Affairs Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning or

24 Commitment, Determination, Caring Never Believe A Few Caring People Can’t Change The World. For, Indeed, That’s All Who Ever Have. Margaret Mead Anthropologist

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