Engineering students at Ole Miss must meet certain academic requirements in addition to being admitted to the university.
Geology and Geological Engineering degree programs
For direct admission into Geology or Geological Engineering, a student must meet one of the following requirements:
- Earn a minimum ACT math score of 24
- Earn a minimum SAT math score of 580
- Earn a minimum high school core GPA of 3.2
- Earn a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge O-Level Examination
If your meet the minimum math ACT/SAT requirement, you will be placed in the first suggested math class (MATH 125: Pre-Calculus, for Geology or MATH 261: Calculus I, for Geological Engineering). Please understand that starting from a lower level of math class can result in more than 8 semesters to graduate.
If you were admitted only on the basis of your core GPA or Cambridge score and did not meet the minimum ACT/SAT math requirement or if you have not submitted any ACT/SAT math scores, you will be required to take the ALEKS PPL Placement Assessment to place you in the proper math class. A score of 61 to 75 will allow to be placed in MATH 125, a score of 76 or above, will be sufficient to be placed in MATH 261.
You can already apply to take the test and find additional information on the ALEKS PPL Placement Assessment at https://mathlab.olemiss.edu/aleks.
If you have applied to become a Geology or Geological Engineering major but do not meet any of the above admission standards, you will be placed into the “Freshman Studies” major and may seek transfer to Geology or Geological Engineering once the transfer requirements are met (see below).
Note: visit the University of Mississippi Admissions to find how to determine your core high school GPA.
Change of Major Applicants and Transfer Applicants
For a current UM student or a transfer student from another domestic institution to declare a major within the GGE department, the student must have a cumulative collegiate GPA of 2.25 or higher on a minimum of 12 hours on a quality grade scale AND meet one of the following:
- 24 or higher on the Math portion of the ACT (or SAT equivalent)
- 76 or higher on the ALEKS PPL Placement Assessment
- B or higher in MATH 125 (or in both MATH 121 and 123), or a higher mathematics course.
If you have any questions regarding your specific degree program, please contact the School of Engineering Dean’s Office at 662-915-5780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.