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Getting into the School of Journalism

ksum2897ksum2897 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
I just recently got accepted to Mizzou and it's one of my top choices because of the outstanding Journalism program. However I just came across the requirements to get directly admitted into the school of journalism and realized I don't qualify (they require a 29 on the act and I got a 28 ugh). Does anyone know how likely it is for pre-journalism students to be admitted into the school of journalism when they re-apply their sophomore year? Does this happen often or not often? I'm a little discouraged that I didn't get directly admitted but I'm ready to work hard my freshman year to get into the program.

Replies to: Getting into the School of Journalism

  • concernedmom27concernedmom27 Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    From their web site - "Unlike directly admitted students, pre-journalism A&S students:
    Are not guaranteed to advance to upper-class status in journalism even if they maintain a cumulative MU GPA of 3.0 or higher upon completion of 60 credit hours and after fulfilling all other requirements. Students in this category instead are accepted on a space-available basis. However, to date no one who has earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher has been rejected, and space has been available. The school merely reserves the right to reject students should overcrowding occur in the future.
    Are not guaranteed an interest area of choice even with an MU cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Admission to the interest area of choice is dependent upon space availability.
    Have access to fewer scholarships from the School of Journalism. The school has only four scholarships available to pre-journalism Arts and Science students. That’s because most scholarships are designated for “journalism students,” and pre-journalism A&S students have not yet been accepted to the School of Journalism."
  • ksum2897ksum2897 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    Thank you! Hopefully getting a 3.0 will get me in!
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