<p>pizzagirl, it looks unlikely she would be a direct admit unless she can raise the ACT to 29 or above:</p>
<p><a href="http://journalism.missouri.edu/undergraduate/admissions.htmlEffective%5B/url%5D">http://journalism.missouri.edu/undergraduate/admissions.htmlEffective</a> Fall Semester 2009</p>
Students must be admitted to the School of Journalism to pursue the bachelor of journalism degree. Students are admitted in one of two categories:</p>
<li><p>Directly Admitted Students. A freshman applicant will be directly admitted to the School of Journalism if he or she meets standard MU admissions requirements and any one of the following three criteria:</p>
<pre><code>Ranks in the top 10 percent of his or her high school class.
Scores 29 or higher on the ACT Composite.
Scores 1290 or higher on the math-verbal portions of the SAT.
<p>The University of Missouri-Columbia does not use the relatively new SAT or ACT essay examinations in its admissions process.</p>
<li>Pre-Journalism A&S Students. Students accepted by MU who do not meet one of the criteria for direct admission are admitted as pre-journalism students in the College of Arts and Science. Pre-journalism students apply for admission to the School of Journalism as they complete the fourth journalism course, which is either J2000, Cross-Cultural Journalism, or J2100, News. That usually occurs in the second semester of the sophomore year as the student is completing 60 credits and all other requirements.