Mississippi Valley State University

January 25, 2015

Early Admissions

Early Admissions
A secondary school student may be offered early admission at the end of the third year in high
school if the following criteria are met:
  • At least a 3.20 grade point average on a minimum of 15 units completed toward the College Preparatory Courses
  • A minimum composite ACT score of 20 or comparable SAT score and
  • A letter of recommendation by the applicant's high school principal or counselor.
Dual Admissions/Dual Credit Program
Dual enrollment students are those high school students enrolled in high school and in MVSU
campus-based courses. Credits earned at MVSU are applicable to a college degree but not
towards high school graduation.
Dual enrollment/dual credit students are those high school students enrolled in high school and in
MVSU. Credits earned at MVSU (normally in courses offered at the high school) are
applicable to both a college degree and high school gradation. This is an exceptional enhanced
learning opportunity for qualified students.
Students may enter Mississippi Valley State University after their junior year in high school,
provided the meet the qualifications:
  • Verify a 2.5 grade point average on a scale on all high school courses, (documented with official high school transcript); a home-schooled student must submit a transcript prepared by a parent, guardian or custodian with a signed, sworn affidavit to meet the requirement; and
  • A letter of recommendation for admission by your high school principal or counselor.
Admission decisions are made as applications and supporting documents are received, therefore
early applications are encouraged. Information submitted to Mississippi Valley State University
must be true and accurate. The withholding of pertinent information or the submission of false
information may result in denial of admission or dismissal. The University reserves the right to
deny admission to any applicant and to forbid any previously admitted student continued
Mississippi Valley State University complies with all laws regarding affirmative action and equal
opportunity in all its activities and programs and does not discriminate against anyone protected
by law, because of age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, handicap or veteran's status.
The University welcomes applications from all individuals whose preparation and abilities give
them a reasonable chance of success in programs offered by the University. Question regarding
admissions should be directed to:
Mississippi Valley State University
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
14000 Highway 82W #7222
Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400
Phone Number:
1.800.844.6885 (in state callers)
Fax: 662.254.3759
E-mail: admsn@mvsu.edu