Early Entry Admissions

Early Entry into the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program is offered annually to approximately 115 outstanding high school seniors. Applicants who wish to be considered for Early Entry status must meet the following minimum criterion:

Best Composite ACT Score + (GPA for grades 9 through 12 x 10) > 65

Note: A minimum composite ACT score of 25 (Math Subscore of 25) is required; SAT scores will be converted to the equivalent ACT score; GPA is based on a 4.0 scale; weighted GPAs will be used when provided by the high school.

Final consideration regarding candidates for Early Entry will rely on review of additional criteria, including an interview, evaluation of scholastic and non-scholastic leadership and service activities and employment during the 9th – 12th grades. The composite admissions score is based on the following weighted formula with 140 points being the maximum possible.

GPA (9th – fall of 12th grade) 40
Composite ACT 40
Interview 30
Biographical Supplement 30
Total Possible 140

Admission preference is given to Mississippi residents. However, application by non-Mississippi residents is encouraged with no residency preference being given to the top 25 applicants. The top 10 applicants based on this composite admission score will be awarded an additional $1000 annual scholarship which will be renewable as long as the student retains Early Entry status.