Mississippi Valley State University

February 1, 2015


Prospective students must complete a formal application for admission. The admission period sought must be stated. The application will be acted upon for the stated period only, and this application cannot be considered a continuing application. In the event an application is denied for any reason or the applicant is not admitted for any reason, a new application is required for subsequent consideration. A high school transcript of work completed through the junior year showing courses in progress for the senior year and the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores are required. Students may be granted provisional admission at any point during their senior year; however, full admission will be determined by the cumulative grade point average (CGPA), test scores (ACT or SAT), completion of the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) at the time of high school graduation, and receipt of a complete and official transcript in the Office of Admission and Recruitment. An official transcript must be mailed to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment (unofficial transcripts are not accepted from students), which lists the date of graduation, grade-point average and class rank. The high school course units listed in the next section are required and must be listed on the transcript.

High School Course Requirements

All entering freshman applicants must have earned at least a 2.0 in the high school units listed below. The official high school transcript must indicate credit in the following College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC):

English4Courses must require substantial communication skills
Mathematics3Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. A fourth course in a higher level mathematics class is highly recommended.
Science3Choose from Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Physics, and Advanced Physics or any other science courses with comparable rigor and content. One Carnegie unit from a rigorous physical science course with content at a level that may serve as an introduction to Physics and Chemistry may be used. Two of the courses chosen must be laboratory based.
Social Studies3Courses include United States History (1 unit), World History (1 unit with substantial geography component), Government (1/2 unit), and Geography (1/2 unit)
Advanced Electives2Requirements may be met by earning two Carnegie units from the following area courses: Foreign Language, World Geography, fourth year laboratory science or fourth year mathematics. One unit must be in Foreign Languages or World Geography.
Computer Applications1/2The course should include use of application packages, such as word processing and spread sheets. The course should also include basic computer terminology and hardware operation.
Eighth Grade UnitsAlgebra or first year Foreign Language take in the eighth grade will be accepted for admission.