All students who graduate from high school are eligible to enroll in an Arizona community college. Locally, there are a number of campuses in the Maricopa County Community College District. Students who plan to attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona must take the appropriate courses (detailed in the next section) and must meet at least one of the following requirements:
Conditional admission may be granted to students who rank in the top 50% of their class or achieve a 2.5 cumulative GPA. (Test score requirements remain the same.) Students granted conditional admission may be required to participate in one or more pre-college programs to help ensure their successful transition to the university.
Students planning to attend a four-year college or university outside of Arizona are urged to obtain specific admissions information regarding those institutions’ entrance requirements by going on the internet. Counselors are available to assist you in obtaining such information.
When applying for admission to most four-year colleges, including Arizona’s universities, students must provide official transcripts from their high school which show satisfactory grades in the following sixteen core classes:
Mountain Pointe classes that meet university admission requirements are noted as such in the course description section of this book.
In lieu of high school credit for each of the above courses, students may demonstrate specific competencies by ACT or SAT sub-test scores or by equivalent coursework at a community college. ACT or SAT scores must be requested and sent by the student. Universities do not accept the scores from the high school transcript, and for these reasons, the scores will not be maintained by the high school.
If you are hoping to attend a college with a competitive admissions process, your high school transcript should show excellent grades in the following:
Diligent work in a variety of challenging, college preparatory and advanced level elective classes throughout high school is the best preparation for college admissions exams and for the competitive application process. Honors and Advanced Placement coursework is a strong feature on any high school record.
If you are an athlete who hopes to participate in an intercollegiate sports program at a Division I or II school, you must graduate from high school and meet specific eligibility standards. In terms of what is applicable at Mountain Pointe High School, those standards are as follows:
For more information about NCAA eligibility, please contact the Guidance Department.