The Academic Common Market (ACM) is an association of 16 states (AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV) formed to permit out-of-state students to major in selected programs at participating institutions while paying in-state tuition rates. Each ACM state outside Alabama typically allows its residents to participate in only a few of the University's programs through ACM.
Students can be certified immediately upon entering UA. Once an undergraduate student has established a GPA for UA coursework, a minimum 2.5 overall GPA is required to continue to receive an ACM scholarship.
The University of Alabama Graduate School administers all ACM programs and has a designated institutional ACM coordinator. You can learn more about the ACM, review the list of UA's ACM programs, see a list of steps to apply for ACM support, and find contact information for the 16 states' ACM coordinators at http://acm.ua.edu.