Degree Pathways: Academic Program Eligibility


To facilitate student success, the University has defined degree pathways based upon student skill sets necessary to succeed at an entry level. Therefore, the following ACT Composite scores are required for immediate entry into an academic program. Students who successfully complete their initial placement may pursue additional levels of certificates/degrees, if so desired. Please contact the Office of Academic Advising to discuss academic program placement using ACCUPLACER or SAT scores.

ACT Composite Score        
Programs Available
Up to 12 Adult Education and/or Technical Program: Program options are determined by appropriate technical campus and TABE test results.
13 to 15 Technical Program: Automotive, Business Technology, Construction/Heavy Equipment, Diesel Technology, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality Services, Welding Technology
16 to 18 Any Technical Program or Associate or Bachelor Degree: Sub-test scores are reviewed to determine academic program eligibility.
19 or above Any Academic Program

Students may appeal up to one certificate/degree program level above their initial placement. To appeal, students must submit a Degree Pathways Appeal Form linked below with the required documentation to the Office of Academic Affairs or the Director of Instruction (Crossett or McGehee campus) at least two weeks prior to the first day of class for the term or semester of desired admission.

Degree Pathways Appeal Form