Freshman Class 2012

FRESHMAN ADMISSIONS REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED COURSES

 (Class of 2012 )

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES (College Preparatory Curriculum)

              REQUIRED COURSES      RECOMMENDED COURSES

English

4

Mathematics (Algebra II or higher)

3

Science

3

Social Studies

3

Advanced Electives

2

Computer Application

½-

Pre-High School Units

                               TOTAL: 15 ½ CPC Credits

English

4

Mathematics(Algebra II or higher)

4

Science

4

Social Studies

4

Advanced Electives

2-

Computer Application

½-

Arts

1

                                  TOTAL: 19 ½ CPC Credits

 

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES (College Preparatory Curriculum)

  • English – 4 units, Compensatory Reading and Compensatory Writing may not be included.
  • Mathematics – 4 units, Includes Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and any one Carnegie Unit of comparable rigor and content. (e.g., Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, or AP Statistics.)
  • Science – 4 units, Includes Biology I, Chemistry I, and any two Carnegie Units of comparable rigor and content. (e.g., Physics, Physical Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, AP Chemistry, Physics II, AP Physics B, AP Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C – Mechanics, Botany, Microbiology, or Human Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Social Studies – 4 units,Includes World History, U.S. History, Introduction to World Geography, U.S. Government, Economics, and Mississippi Studies. (Credit earned for a State/Local Government course in any other state may stand in lieu of Mississippi Studies.)
  • Arts – 1 unit, Includes any one Carnegie Unit of visual and performing arts course(s) meeting the requirements for high school graduation.
  • Advanced Electives 2 Includes any two Carnegie Units of Foreign Language (I and II), Advanced World Geography, and a Foreign Language (I) or any combination of English, mathematics, or lab-based science courses of comparable rigor and content to those required above.
  • Computer Applications – ½ units, Course should emphasize the computer as a productivity tool. Instruction should include the use of application packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets. The course should also include basic computer terminology and hardware operation.
  • Pre-High School Units such as Algebra I, first year Foreign Language, School Units or Mississippi Studies taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided the course content is the same as the high school course.

Full Admission

Full admission will be granted to high school graduates who complete the required CPC listed above with one of the following:

1.     All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum of a 3.20 high school grade point average (GPA)on the CPC; or

2.     All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with (a) a minimum of a 2.50 high school GPA on the CPC or a class rank in the top 50%, and (b) a score of 16 or higher on the ACT (Composite); or

3.     All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with (a) a minimum of a 2.00 high school GPA on the CPC and (b) a score of 18 or higher on the ACT (Composite).