Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307


Minimum admission requirement (in addition to general admission requirements):

Attain an ACT composite score of 14 and math subscore of 14;
Score a 50.5 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 35 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
Earn a grade of "C" in Intermediate English (ENG 1023) and in Introductory Algebra (MAT 1203);
Complete 15 Semester hours of program general education courses with a "C" average (CGPA of 2.0) or above at an accredited college or university and demonstrate competency for Beginning Algebra (MAT 1203).  Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement.
Have a High School diploma or GED.
Attend a Cosmetology Orientation Session.  Students will receive notice from the Admissions Office about scheduling their Orientation Session.

Students in MCC's Cosmetology Program must attend MCC full-time (12 or more semester credit hours).

The ability to benefit does not apply to the Cosmetology program; the student must have either a high school diploma or GED.

NOTE:  In order for a student to progress in MCC's Cosmetology Program, the student must earn a grade of "C" or better on each COV course.  A minimum passing grade of 85 percent is required in each Cosmetology program course per the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, "Laws, Rules and Regulations," 2007, pp77.

Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information subject to change.  See your program advisor/counselor for additional information.