COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

 MISSOURI PUBLIC FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES


The Coordinating Board for Higher Education has approved the following minimum recommended 16-unit core curriculum requirement for admission to all public four-year colleges and universities. *  The recommended core curriculum will affect all first-time full-time degree seeking college students who graduate from high school in spring 1997 or later.

 ¨   English:  4 units, one of which may be speech or debate; 2 units emphasizing composition or writing skills are required.

 ¨   Social Studies:  3 units

 ¨   Mathematics:  3 units Algebra I and higher ( i.e.—Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus.)

 ¨   Science:  3 units (not including General Science), one of which must be a lab course.

 ¨   Visual/Performing Arts:  1 unit (fine art courses in visual arts, music, dance and theater.)

 ¨   Electives: 3 units, selected from foreign language and/or combinations of the above courses.  (Two units of foreign language are strongly recommended.)

 

*  COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE FREE TO ADD ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, WHICH MAY BE REVISED ANNUALLY.   STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT INDIVIDUAL COLLEGES TO KEEP INFORMED OF ANY POSSIBLE CHANGES WHICH MAY AFFECT THEIR ADMISSION STATUS.  ADDITIONALLY, ADMISSIONS OFFICERS AT INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS WILL FOCUS ON:

 ¨   OVERALL GRADE POINT AVERAGE

 ¨   CLASS RANK

 ¨   RESULTS OF ACT OR SAT STANDIZED TEST SCORES

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS

Students who are preparing to attend a two-year college or technical school after graduation should include classes in communication skills such as speaking, writing, and computer technology.  As many classes as possible should be taken to prepare the students for their areas of concentration.  It is recommended that you use the Career Pathways booklet to help you prepare.