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3.20 ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET (ACM)

The Academic Common Market is a program designed to avoid needless duplication of academic programs between and among states in the Southern Regional Education Board region.  At each university that participates in the ACM, that university will pay the out-of-state portion of tuition for qualified students from selected states and majoring in programs pre-approved for the ACM. A complete list of UA ACM programs by state and an the online application form for UA students are available at UA's Academic Common Market website.  The majority of ACM programs are undergraduate programs.

University of Alabama Qualifications for the ACM

For first-time ACM certification, a freshman or undergraduate transfer student must have at least a 25 ACT composite score or 1130 SAT composite score (math and verbal only) and at least a 3.00 overall high school GPA. UA does not superscore (i.e., combine the best math and verbal from multiple test administrations) when considering admissions tests, and taking the optional writing section of the ACT does not have a positive or negative effect on the composite score. First-time or transfer graduate students must meet all admission requirements of the Graduate School and hold a valid admission letter from the Graduate School.

For continuing certification after a studentís first semester receiving ACM support, each undergraduate and graduate UA ACM student must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA on all UA course work attempted. This GPA standard is in addition to the long-standing requirements for maintaining residency and staying in the ACM major for which the student has been certified by the home state and approved by UA.

NOTE. The SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) oversees the ACM. Its website has the contact information for each stateís ACM coordinator and a list of UAís currently approved ACM programs.

If you have any questions please contact john.chambers@ua.edu
 


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