The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) delivers targeted U.S. foreign assistance to well-governed, lower income countries and places special emphasis on good policies, country ownership, and results as a part of its aid model. The MCC board of directors selects eligible partner countries based, in part, on policy performance on independent, third-party indicators. This note offers a preliminary assessment of MCC candidate country scores on the FY2012 hard hurdles. As in years past, to pass the control of corruption hard hurdle, a country must score above the median (50th percentile) in its income bracket. The World Bank / Brookings Institution Worldwide Governance Indicators produce the control of corruption indicator. Passing the control of corruption indicator remains the only hard hurdle for the old system.