ACM Application Process

Apply to MTSU and be admitted as a degree-seeking student in an eligible program that is not offered in your home state.  MTSU requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduate students.

If your major is already approved for residents of your state:

  1. Submit a request for ACM certification to your home state ACM Coordinator. (Your state will also require certain documentation to verify state residency.)
  2. Request a letter from the MTSU ACM Coordinator verifying your admission to your major. (Your state will not process your certification until MTSU sends them official verification that you have been admitted to an ACM-eligible degree program.) 

If your major is not on the list of approved programs:

  1. Verify that no public college or university in your home state offers a similar major. (Only programs not offered in your home state can be included in the Academic Common Market.)
  2. Review the ACM Guidelines for your home state. (Click here for a list of ACM web pages in each state)
  3. Submit a request for ACM certification to your home state ACM Coordinator.  (Your state will also require certain documentation to verify state residency.)
  4. Request a letter from the MTSU ACM Coordinator verifying your admission to your major. (Your state will not process your certification until MTSU sends them official verification that you have been admitted to an ACM-eligible degree program.)

Then:

  1. Complete and submit an MTSU ACM Agreement verifying that you understand the rules of ACM.  Once you return this form, MTSU will send an official verification of admission to your home state ACM Coordinator.
  2. When your home state ACM Coordinator receives our verification of your admission, you will be provided with an official certificate of eligibility, and MTSU will be copied on that correspondence. Once that certificate is received at MTSU, you will be sent another email with your official approval of ACM status at MTSU.
  3. MTSU does not have specific deadlines for submission of ACM applications and will accept applications up to the beginning of each semester. However, individual states may have their own ACM application deadlines in order to complete their eligibility reviews. Students should apply to the Academic Common Market as soon as possible and should consult with their home state ACM coordinator to determine deadlines and eligibility.