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Admission Criteria

UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION

To be considered for unconditional admission to Arkansas State University, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

High School GPA of 2.75 (or comparable GED).

Official ACT Score (or comparable SAT, ASSET or COMPASS):
  • A minimum ACT composite score of 21
  • Two out of the three on the Asset or Compass tests:

                           ASSET  COMPASS

          Writing          46             89

          Algebra         44             45

          Reading        45             88

  • SAT score of 990 on the Reading and Math combined 
  • GED 525 (if taken before 2002) or GED 550 (if taken after 2002)

      NOTE: Test scores must be within five years prior to application date.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

To be considered for conditional admission to Arkansas State University, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

High School GPA of 2.30 (or comparable GED).

Official ACT Score (or comparable SAT, ASSET or COMPASS):
  • A minimum ACT composite score of 19
  • Two out of the three on the Asset or Compass tests:

                           ASSET  COMPASS

          Writing          45             80

          Algebra         41             36

          Reading        43             83

  • SAT score of 910-989 on the Reading and Math combined 
  • GED 460-524 (if taken before 2002) or GED 460-549 (if taken after 2002)

     NOTE: Test scores must be within five years prior to application date.

Honors College Admission

Honors College MedallionAll incoming freshmen who have an ACT composite score of 27 (or higher) AND a high school GPA of 3.5 (or higher) will be formally admitted to the Honors College. All students formally admitted to Arkansas State University will be automatically screened for admission to The Honors College; there is not a separate application for the Honors College.


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