Alabama A&M Admissions
Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Freshman Admission Requirements:
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is committed to admitting students whose academic records indicate a high potential for success. The university, consistent with its mission, is dedicated to providing higher education access and opportunity. We recognize that some students have potential for success not clearly evident through test scores alone.
Therefore, to be fully accepted into Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, one must have a Composite Predictive Index (CPI) score of 18 or higher. The CPI score is a combination of the high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT/SAT scores. The GPA however, cannot be lower than a 2.0.
Students who have been previously enrolled at the University but have been absent for a period of one semester or more must reapply to the University.
Students mush show evidence of high school completion. Special students must make application for admission each semester in attendance. Students admitted to the University as special students are permitted to take a maximum of 12 semester hours before meeting requirements for regular status.
Transient Student Admission Requirements:
Students must submit a letter of permission or good standing from the institution in attendance. Transient students must make application for admission each semester in attendance.
All applicants for admission are required to have a cumulative un-weighted grade point average (GPA) of a 2.0 and an American College Test (ACT) score of at least a 18 or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of at least a 940.
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Completed “official” Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University Application for Admission to Graduate Studies and a non-refundable application fee.
Graduates of Benedict, Martin Methodist, Morris, Judson, Voorhees, North Carolina Wesleyan, Stillman, Talladega, Edward Waters, Lane, Miles, Rust, Tougaloo, Concordia, Wiley, Harris Stowe, and Livingstone Colleges and Johnson C. Smith, Shaw, Wilberforce, Fort Valley State, Winston-Salem State, Bethune-Cookman and Fisk Universities do not have to pay the application fee.
- Official transcripts from each collegiate institution attended directly mailed to the School of Graduate Studies Office, P. O. Box 998, Normal, AL 35762.
- Official test scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required for many programs. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for the MBA (University Code: 1003). Test scores over five years old or results brought by the applicant to the Office of Graduate Studies are not accepted.
- Three letters of recommendation on official Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University “Letter of Recommendation” forms. These recommendations should speak to the applicant’s potential for successful completion of the graduate program to which he/she is applying(usually, letters of recommendation are from the applicant’s former professors). Additional recommendations may come from employers or supervisors who are familiar with the applicant’s work experience.
- Details on any professional work experience.
- Applicants must demonstrate adequate academic preparation in their proposed area of study. Those with deficiencies in academic preparation may be required to take additional coursework to strengthen their backgrounds.
- Other requirements specified by the particular degree program to which the applicant is applying.
APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Regular/Full Admission To be admitted unconditionally, applicants must:
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.65 on a (4.0 GPA scale) at the undergraduate level from a regionally accredited college/university.
- Submit a minimum score of 146 on the verbal and 140 on the quantitative portions of the GRE (if required). Together the combined score must be a minimum of 286. Some programs may require higher GRE scores. MBA students are required to attain a minimum GMAT score of 350.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Meet all program-specific requirements.
NOTE: Individual departments may require higher GRE/GMAT scores or other specific requirements; see departmental sections for details. Deferral of admission status is not allowed for: Psychology, Social Work, and Communicative Sciences.