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1 Admission Requirements and Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Casey Turnage, Ph.D. Director of P-20 Initiatives Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

2 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.

3 Required or Recommended College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) Mathematics 3 Carnegie Units English4 Carnegie Units Science3 Carnegie Units Social Studies3 Carnegie Units Advanced 2 Carnegie Units Electives Computer ½ Carnegie Unit Applications Pre-High School Units: Algebra I, first year Foreign Language, Mississippi Studies, or Computer Applications Mathematics 4 Carnegie Units English4 Carnegie Units Science4 Carnegie Units Social Studies4 Carnegie Units Arts 1 Carnegie Unit Advanced 2 Carnegie Units Electives Computer ½ Carnegie Unit Applications Pre-High School Units: Algebra I, first year Foreign Language, Mississippi Studies, or Computer Applications

4 IHL Summer Developmental Program A nine-week intensive program that concentrates on high school subject areas (English, Reading, and Mathematics) that are applicable to success in first-year college courses.

5 IHL Summer Developmental Program (SDP) 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.

6 IHL Summer Developmental Program Grant (SDPG) Must be a legal resident of the State of Mississippi Must be 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 public four-year institution eligible Mississippi public four-year 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

7 Useful IHL Links Mississippi Public Universities Admissions Guide

8 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.

9 To qualify you must: Be a resident of Mississippi. Select a program eligible for Mississippi residents. Complete the admission process at the institution offering the eligible Academic Common Market program. Be certified as a resident of Mississippi by the ACM coordinator for Mississippi.

10 Participating States The states of Florida and Texas participate at the graduate level ONLY. The state of North Carolina is currently not actively participating.

11 DUAL ENROLLMENT SYSTEM §

12 A local school board, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and the State Board for Community Colleges shall establish a dual enrollment system under which students in the school district who meet the prescribed criteria of this section may be enrolled in a postsecondary institution in Mississippi while they are still in school.

13 Definitions A Dual Enrolled Student is a student who is enrolled in a community or junior college or state institution of higher learning while enrolled in high school. A Dual Credit Student is a student who is enrolled in a community or junior college or state institution of higher learning while enrolled in high school and who is receiving high school and college credit for postsecondary coursework.

14 Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Memorandums of Agreement must be signed with local school districts Must meet the same admission criteria as traditional students Written recommendation from school principal or guidance counselor

15 Academic Eligibility Criteria Recommendation Option 1 Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all high school courses and Successful completion of 14 core high school units and/or junior status and Written recommendation from school principal or guidance counselor

16 Option 2 Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all high school courses and A minimum composite ACT score of 30 or the equivalent SAT score and Written recommendation from school principal or guidance counselor Academic Eligibility Criteria Recommendation

17 IHL Academic Eligibility Criteria Recommendation 12 credit hours per term recommended as long as a B average is earned in first two approved courses Dual Enrollment – student’s can earn up to a semester's worth of college credit in high school (semester’s worth = 12 college credit hours) Dual Credit – unlimited number of college credits

18 Academic Dual Credit Course Offerings No developmental education courses Dual Credit courses can replace SATP – Biology I, Algebra I, English II, and U.S. History (2014 legislative change)

19 College or University Decides Course pre-requisites Placement (for college-readiness) Instructor Teaching site Teaching schedule Tuition & fees (sometimes negotiable)

20 Application of Courses There is no longer a need to develop course content equivalents between high school courses and college courses LEA’s shall determine how to apply Carnegie Units earned through dual credit courses towards high school graduation requirements based on the content area of the postsecondary course

21 Useful Academic Links Statewide Academic Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement htmlhttp://www.mississippi.edu/oasa/articulation_agreement. html Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Community/Junior College and Public University Points of Contact ment_contacts-ihl.pdfhttp://www.mississippi.edu/oasa/downloads/dual_enroll ment_contacts-ihl.pdf

22 Contact Information Questions about Admissions, CPC, Dual Enrollment System, Articulation: Casey Turnage, Ph.D. Director of P-20 Initiatives Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Questions about Academic Common Market: Gloria Miller Director Student Services Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

23 Questions?


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