To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
Juniors and seniors: 3.0 GPA or higher. Or, 2.5-2.99 GPA, with a recommendation from your principal or
The following may be eligible upon special consideration and college review:
Sophomores: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a recommendation from your principal or guidance
Freshmen: 90th percentile or higher on the ACT or SAT, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher,
and provide a signed letter of recommendation from your principal and guidance counselor.
You will also need written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Note: All GPA’s mentioned above are on a 4.0 scale.
ACT scores and placement tests
Placement scores or required prerequisites will be used to determine placement for
Math and English courses. For fall 2022, ACT/SAT score requirements have been waived.
ENG 110 Writing 1
Students must be a junior or senior in high school with a 3.25 or higher GPA on a
4.0 scale. Students can submit the ACT or SAT test score if that is available.
Note: An ACT English score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 471 or higher will meet the
prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 110.
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
Successfully completed ENG 110 from MSU with a "C" or better
Note: AP exams are not a substitution for dual credit English courses offered in high
schools. MSU does not apply the AP test score to satisfy the prerequisite for English
210. Students must complete the English 110 seated course to satisfy the requisite
for 210. Students who opt to take the AP English exams rather than the seated course
option prior to graduation may submit the AP test scores to the institution where
they enroll after graduating from high school. Each college/university has a policy
statement regarding AP test scores and equivalency.
To be eligible for dual credit Math, you must meet the following requirements:
Juniors and seniors: 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or 2.5-2.99 GPA with instructor/guidance counselor recommendation
Course Placement Options
To be placed into MTH 130, 134, 136, 138, 340 students need to meet one of the following:
"B" or better in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 with high school teachers’ recommendation
or Math ACT exam score of 22 or higher or appropriate score on the Math Placement exam.
To be placed into MTH 137 students need to meet one of the following:
"C" or better in MTH 136 or Math ACT exam score of 25 or higher or appropriate score on the Math Placement exam.
To be placed into MTH 261 students need to meet one of the following:
"C" or better in MTH 137 or MTH 138 or Math ACT exam score of 28 or higher or Appropriate score on the Math Placement exam
Information and registration for the math placement exams are available from the math department.
PHY 123 (Introduction to Physics)
Students must be a junior or senior in high school with a 3.00 or higher GPA on a
4.0 scale. Students must also have a C or better in MTH 136 or eligibility for enrollment
in MTH 261 (Math ACT subscore of 28 or higher)
Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 136 or MTH 287 or eligibility for enrollment in MTH 261.