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Arkansas Tech University - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


New students to Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission, college entrance exam scores, an official record documenting completion of secondary requirements, and proof of immunization documenting 2 MMR. If you have concurrent college credit, an official transcript from that institution is required. For Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, original score reports or a certified copy from your high school will need to be submitted prior to credit being awarded. A minimum criterion for exam scores and grade point average is listed below:

1.Composite ACT score of 15 or above, composite SAT score of 1060 or above, or a composite COMPASS score of 47 (averaging scores in algebra, writing, and reading) or above for students who graduate from a public secondary school; composite ACT score of 19 or above, composite SAT score of 1330 or above, or a composite COMPASS score of 68 (averaging scores in algebra, writing, and reading) or above for students who graduate from a private secondary school, home school, or received a GED. Note: The ACT Writing exam is not required for admission purposes.
2.Completion of graduation requirements from an accredited public or private secondary school, a non-accredited private secondary school, or a home school program documenting a minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average, and completion of the university’s secondary school core curriculum, OR minimum GED score of 600.


A minimum of twenty-two earned core course credits is required, from grades nine through twelve, for admission purposes. Two additional units of foreign language are recommended for college preparation. Asterisks indicate core courses required by Act 1290 for unconditional admission.

*English - 4 units, with emphasis on writing skills, but not to include oral communications, journalism, drama, or debate.

*Mathematics - 4 units, including algebra I and algebra II, geometry, and an advanced math course. The fourth unit may be college algebra or a higher level college math course, as long as three college credit hours are earned. It is strongly recommended that students take a math course during their senior year.

*Natural Science - 3 units with lab experience chosen from Physical Science, Biology or Applied Biology/Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics or Principles of Technology I & II or PIC Physics.

*Social Studies - 3 units, [one (1) unit of world history, one (1) unit of U.S. history, one half (1/2) unit of civics].

Oral Communications - ½ unit of oral communications.

Physical Education - ½ unit of physical education.

Health and Safety - ½ unit of health and safety.

Economics - ½ unit of economics.

Fine Arts - ½ unit of fine arts.

Electives - 6 units of career focus electives.