2023-24 Le Mars Community High School Curriculum Guide

P a g e | 11  COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS IOWA’S STATE UNIVERSITIES SOUTH DAKOTA’S STATE UNIVERSITIES UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA SOUTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITIES UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA English 4 years 4 years 4 years 4 years 4 years Mathematics 3 years (e) 3 years (e) 3 years (f) 3 years 4 years (g) Laboratory Science 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years Social Studies 3 years 2 years (b) 3 years 3 years 3 years Foreign Language 2 years (a) 2 years (c) (h) 2 years Fine Arts (i) Electives 2 years (d) (a) 2 years required for admission; must complete 4 years to graduate from the university; students who have taken the requisite years in high school have fulfilled these requirements (b) 3 years for College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (c) Requirement for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering (3 years of H.S. Foreign Language will fulfill the college Foreign Language requirement) (d) Could be Foreign Language or other core course selections (e) 4 years of math for the College of Engineering (f) Including Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry (g) Must be Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and an additional course that builds on concepts learned in Algebra II (h) No foreign language required for admission, but two years of a foreign language is required to graduate from UNI (can be taken in high school or college) (i) 1 year required for SDSU (includes vocal, instrumental, and studio arts; recommended for USD) Besides the above requirements of high school study, each university may have other stipulations such as upper 1/2 of graduating class or a minimum ACT score. To be sure of what all requirements for admission are, you should refer to the college catalogs or visit with a representative from the college. What’s Your RAI Score? Effective fall semester 2009, if you wish to enter any of the Iowa Regent universities as a freshman, you must meet the new Regent Admission Index (RAI) requirement. If you meet the new high school course requirements listed below and you earn an RAI score of at least 245, you will automatically qualify for admission to any of the Iowa Regent universities. If you meet the minimum high school course requirements and you earn an RAI score below 245, you may still be considered for admission to any of the Regent universities on an individual basis. The most effective way to increase your RAI score is to take additional core courses (i.e., college-prep courses offered by your high school in any of the following subject areas: English, math, science, social studies, or foreign language). It will not only enhance your chances for gaining admission, it will also increase your likelihood for academic success after you’ve entered college! If you have questions about which of your high school’s courses are considered core courses, just ask your guidance counselor. RAI SCORE (3 x ACT Composite Score) + (30 x H.S. GPA) + (5 x Number of RAI-approved H.S. Core Courses) R egent A dmission I ndex Score