ACM Academic Common Market Program


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ACM Academic Common Market Program

It's common for students to be interested in a field of study that is not offered by their state universities and colleges. Unfortunately, this often requires matriculating at an out-of-state school and paying non-resident tuition rates. Students residing in 16 Southern states may have an alternative.

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) coordinates a program called Academic Common Market (ACM) which allows students to enroll in certain fields of study in other participating states while paying in-state tuition rates. The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Florida, North Carolina and Texas also participate, but only for graduate level programs.

Requirements for the program vary by state, so applicants should check with their state higher education department for more information. Listed below are links to each state's ACM information page.

Alabama Academic Common Market
Arkansas Academic Common Market
Delaware Academic Common Market
Florida Academic Common Market
Georgia Academic Common Market
Kentucky Academic Common Market
Louisiana Academic Common Market
Maryland Academic Common Market
Mississippi Academic Common Market
North Carolina Academic Common Market No Longer Participates
Oklahoma Academic Common Market
South Carolina Academic Common Market
Tennessee Academic Common Market
Texas Academic Common Market
Virginia Academic Common Market
West Virginia Academic Common Market

West Virginia will stop its ACM agreement for undergrads starting with students entering school in the summer 2020 term. Grad students will still be able to take part in the program.

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