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Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning

Policy Status and Authority
Sectors with a multiple measures policy: 4 Year Sector
Policy Status: In Place
The policy is based on (statute, regulation and/or system policy):

System Policy

When the policy was first adopted: Admissions and placement policies were most recently approved in 2010
Is the policy mandatory or optional? Mandatory
Do the measures vary or are they uniform across campuses?

Vary

Do the measures vary or are they uniform across degrees/pathways?

Uniform

What subjects are using multiple measures for placement?
  • reading
  • english
  • math
Measures Included in the Policy
Measures required to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests ACT, SAT
High School Achievement Measures High school GPA, class rank, college preparatory curriculum
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays NCAA Division I standards for student athletes
Measures optional or recommended to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests “Placement testing” (unspecified)
High School Achievement Measures “High school performance”
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays "Special interests and skills as well as other non‐cognitive factors”
If a statewide high school standards-based assessment is included, is it aligned to the Common Core?

Not applicable

Were cut scores for the measures determined by the system or state?

Yes

The placement process using these measures:

Full admission will be granted to 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): or
  4. NCAA Division I standards for student athletes who are “full‐qualifiers” or “academic redshirts” are accepted as equivalent to the admission standards established by the Board.

In lieu of ACT scores, students may submit equivalent SAT scores.

Students who do not meet the above criteria are nonetheless eligible for admission. Such students must participate in an on-campus placement process at the university of their choice, which involves consideration of high school performance, ACT scores (if available), placement testing, special interests and skills as well as other non‐cognitive factors. The process will determine whether the student may be enrolled in regular freshman-level courses or be required to enroll in the summer semester with mandatory participation in the Summer Developmental Program. Successful completion of the summer semester entitles the student to continued enrollment in the fall semester at the university of his or her choice.

Multiple measures policy documents: