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Composite Admission Index Score

What is my CAI score?

Students not meeting the minimum ACT, SAT or GPA scores needed for automatic admission may be admitted on the basis of a Composite Admission Index (CAI) score.

The CAI is calculated by multiplying the unweighted high school GPA by 20, then adding the ACT score (SAT scores are converted to an equivalent ACT score). Note: the GPA portion of the score can contribute a maximum of 50 points to the calculated score.

A CAI score of 65 or greater guarantees admission to the university. Applicants with CAI scores of 55-64 will be evaluated on a competitive basis.

Example 1: Unweighted GPA = 2.4; ACT = 19 CAI = 20(GPA) + ACT = 20(2.4) + 19 = 48 + 19 = 67 (student admitted based on CAI>65)

Example 2: Unweighted GPA = 2.2; ACT = 19 CAI = 20(GPA) + ACT = 20(2.2) + 19 = 44 + 19 = 63 (student evaluated on a competitive basis)

Example 3: Unweighted GPA = 1.9; ACT = 16 CAI = 20(GPA) + ACT = 20(1.9) + 16 = 38 + 16 = 54 (student currently ineligible for admission)

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 Last Modified 9/24/14