The minimum RECOMMENDED CPC for full admission into a Mississippi public university is as follows:

English: 4 Carnegie units
All must require substantial communication skills (i.e., reading, writing, listening, and speaking). Compensatory Reading and Writing may not be included.

Mathematics: 4 Carnegie units
Algebra I or its equivalent
Math higher than Algebra I (3 units)

Science: 4 Carnegie units
Biology I or its equivalent
Science higher than Biology I (3 units)

Social Studies: 4 Carnegie units
U.S. History
World History
U.S. Government (½ unit)
Economics (½ unit)
Introduction to World Geography (½ unit)
Mississippi Studies (or state/local government course in any other state)

Arts: 1 Carnegie unit
Includes any one Carnegie unit (or two ½ units) of visual and performing arts course(s) meeting the requirements for high school graduation.

Advanced Electives: 2 Carnegie units
Option 1: Foreign Language I and Foreign Language II
Option 2: Foreign Language I and Advanced World Geography
Option 3: Any combination of English, Mathematics higher than Algebra I, Science higher than Biology I, Advanced Elective category, any AP course, any IB course

Technology: ½ Carnegie unit
A course that emphasizes the use of technology as a productivity tool. Instruction should include utilizing various forms of technology to create, collaborate, organize, and publish information. The application of technology as a productivity tool, rather than specific hardware and/or software packages should be the focus of the course.

Total Carnegie units: 19½

Pre-High School units: Courses taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided the course earns Carnegie credit and the content is the same as the high school course.

Substitutions: Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses can be substituted for each requirement in the College Preparatory Curriculum.

Course Acceptance: A course may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement.

The Required and Recommended College Preparatory Curricula (CPC) are approved by the IHL Board of Trustees, and the IHL Office of Academic and Student Affairs maintains a complete list of courses that can be used to satisfy the CPC requirements. See