RUST COLLEGE    
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI
 

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

RUST COLLEGE invites applications for admission from students from all cultural, racial, religious, and ethnic groups, who meet the College's admission requirements. The College considers for admission those students whose educational goals, career objectives, and intellectual abilities match the institution's academic and non-academic programs. Students may send applications at any time during the year.

Although admissions at the beginning of the academic year are encouraged, students who would like to begin their study at Rust College at the beginning of the second semester (January), or summer (April) may be considered for admission. 

A student is admitted as a freshman when the admission requirements for freshman students are met. Students transferring from other colleges are classified according to the number of courses accepted as transfer credits.  Any student who is not seeking a degree from Rust College will be classified as a special student.

A graduate of Rust College or any other college who plans to do additional work for academic credit, but not for another degree, will be classified as special student. A student of another institution who plans to conduct study at Rust College for a limited period (a semester or a summer) and to transfer the credits earned to the regularly enrolled College will be admitted as a visiting student.

Scholastic Requirement:

Admissions Applicants accepted = N/A
Acceptees attending = N/A
Average Verbal SAT = N/A
Average Math SAT = N/A
Average€T = 16
Minimum TOEFL = 540

Deadlines Early Decision = Daily
Regular Admission = Please call Admissions for details.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION AS A FRESHMAN

The minimum requirements for admission to the College as a freshman student with regular status are as follows:

  • Satisfactory completion of the work of a high school approved by a state and/or regional accrediting agency, or its equivalent as expressed through scores on the General Education Development (GED) Test.  The student's high school transcript must include the following minimum distribution of units and a grade point average of C or better.
    • English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .. . 4 units
    • Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . 3 units
    • Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... . 3 units
    • Natural Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......  3 units
    • Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 units
    •                                                                                                         Total 19 units
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the Principal or the Counselor of the high school from which the student graduated. In the case of a student seeking admission based on the GED test scores, both recommendation letters must come from persons who are qualified to certify the student's ability to benefit from a College education. 
  • A medical report from a licensed physician on the form prescribed by the College.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

In order to be assured of consideration for admission, the student should submit the following at least one month prior to the date of registration:

  1. A completed application for admission. 
  2. A $10.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. An official transcript from the high school and/or college attended.
  4. A pre-entrance medical report on the prescribed form provided by the College.
  5. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from a principal, on forms provided by the College. In case of a student seeking admission by GED, both recommendations must come from persons who are qualified to certify the student's ability to qualify for a college education. 
  6. Copies of scores on the American College Testing (ACT) or the Scholastic Assessment Testing (SAT).

A student may be admitted conditionally if one or more items from 1 through 6 are missing. However, a student may not remain in a conditional status for more than one semester. Non-resident part-time students who are not seeking a degree may be exempted form items 4,5, and 6. All resident students must comply with item 4.

Upon receipt of the completed application with required documents and the application fee, the Admissions Committee will consider the application for admission and will notify the student of its decision. 

Students who desire or are required to live in the college dormitories must send a room reservation deposit of $25.00 upon notice of acceptance for admission. Students are also required to pay a yearly dormitory occupant fee of $100.00. This fee is a part of the student room charges. All fees and deposits are to be sent to the Director of Admissions before the confirmation of admission can be finalized. 

In evaluating the student's application for admission the Admissions Committee considers the following factors:

  1. Student's academic performance at the high school and/or college previously attended. 
  2. ACT and/or SAT scores.
  3. Student's personal qualities and interests as expressed through the letters of recommendation. 
  4. Transcripts-high school, and in case of transferred students, college or university transcript except business college transcripts.

ORIENTATION AND ASSESSMENT

Rust College conducts an Orientation and Assessment Program which is required of all entering freshmen. The program begins one week prior to registration for upperclassmen. Students are required to take certain diagnostic tests to determine their mastery of basic reading, writing and mathematics. 

Based on these scores, a student may be placed in a developmental course.  Library orientation is offered through English 131 to all Freshmen. New faculty and transfer students receive orientation from library staff.

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
                           
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