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About Dual Credit

Dual credit is a program that allows high school students to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation. College credits earned through dual credit can be applied toward high school and college graduation and can be transferred to other colleges or universities. Dual credit students are non-degree-seeking students, which means that they can earn credit without declaring a major.


Students seeking dual enrollment must be formally admitted to the University of Mississippi through the Office of Admissions. Upon admission to UM, students are eligible to participate in the Dual Credit program.

The University of Mississippi follows the requirements for admission as approved by the Mississippi IHL Board of Trustees. Students wishing to participate in the Dual Credit program at the University of Mississippi must meet or exceed the following admissions criteria:

  • Students must have permission to enroll from their principal and guidance counselor.
  • Students must satisfy one of the two admission options listed below:
    Option 1: have 14 CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum)* high school credits by the end of the current school year, and a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
    Option 2: at least a 30 ACT or equivalent SAT score and a minimum overall 3.0 GPA

*Please note: All dual credit applications and transcripts should be submitted at least a month before the start of the semester in which the student is seeking enrollment.

Courses Offered

The University of Mississippi offers numerous courses to its students. While most students will be limited to courses at the 100 or 200 levels, some exceptions may be considered for advanced students on an individual basis. High school students will take courses with the same requirements and same grading scale as UM students.

Dual Credit students are eligible to take two different types of college courses:

  • Live classes (on the Oxford campus)
  • Online*
  • iStudy** (Independent Study)

*Online courses require an additional online fee in addition to the tuition fee.
**iStudy courses require an additional online registration to the iStudy office.

Current course offerings and time availability can be viewed on under "Course Schedule."

Tuition and Fees

A student will be charged for course tuition and any additional course fees through the Office of the Bursar like other UM students. The student is responsible for the purchase of any books and materials required and/or recommended for courses taken.


All Dual Credit students receive a half-tuition scholarship from the Division of Outreach upon successful registration of course(s).

UM Faculty/Staff: Children of UM faculty and staff members are eligible to receive an additional half-tuition scholarship. To receive this scholarship, please complete the "Application for the Child of Faculty/Staff Award" and return to the Office of Financial Aid. For more information on this scholarship award, please contact the office of Financial Aid at (800) 891-4596 or email

Please note that both scholarships do not cover any activity, course, online, or any other related fees.