Academics

Placement Scores & Course Eligibility

ACT English Sub-Test Scores                                          Eligibility

Less than 17                                                                        EN 105
17 or Higher                                                                         EN 111
 

ACT Math Sub-Test Scores

Less than 17                                                                        MA 122
17 to 20                                                                                MA 121
21 to 23                                                                                MA 135*
24 or higher                                                                          MA 181*
 

*Special mathematics placement for students majoring in chemistry, mathematics, computer science and pre-engineering

SAT Placement Test Scores

Below 390 in English                                                            EN 105
390 and above in English                                                     EN 111
Below 390 in Mathematics                                                    MA 122
390 and above in Mathematics                                             MA 121
 

ACCUPLACER (Over 21 Placement Test Scores)

88 and above in English                                                        EN 111
Below 88 in English                                                               EN 105
73 and above in Math                                                            MA 121
Below 73 in Math                                                                   MA 122
 

Students can also earn college credits via International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or by passing the Advanced Placement College Board Test (AP) for a variety of subjects. The passing score for the AP Test is 3 or higher. Students who score 4 or higher may earn 6 credit hours in English only. First-time students also may have some dual enrollment college credits. Their college transcript must be at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and only grade of “C” or above may be acceptable. Transcript(s) must be reviewed by the Office of Student Records for acceptability.

Students enrolled in two or more intermediate courses must enroll in GC 102 and not UL 101.
 

Honors Placement Eligibility

Scholarship ACT composite scores range from 22 and above, and SAT composite scores range from 1090 and above with a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Access the Alcorn State University home page and click the sub-header Admissions to see the Admissions Scholarship Requirements. Scholarships are also available for Valedictorian and Salutatorian scholars. Honors courses are available in English I and II, General Biology I and II, General Psychology, World History I and II, General Chemistry I and II, and HO 291 Sophomore Honors Colloquium and HO 292 Junior Honors Colloquium. Other courses can be enhanced with an Honors Enhancement Form. The student can request this form from his or her University College Academic Advisor or from the Honors Office to give to his or her instructor to complete.