The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement among southern states for sharing academic programs. Participating states enable their residents who qualify for admission to enroll in specific graduate programs in other states on an in-state tuition basis. Arrangements traditionally are limited to unusual programs or programs not offered within the state of residence.
The Academic Common Market serves residents of the following 14 southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
To enroll as an Academic Common Market student, an applicant must obtain certification from the common market coordinator in the student's home state. Students must be admitted to the appropriate degree program by Graduate Admissions, and the letter of certification must be received in the Office of the Registrar before the first day of classes for the effective term. For information on the state authorization of programs or on the identity of the coordinator for a particular state, view the ACM Southern Regional Education Board web site.