Enrollment for iStudy courses is open at any time. iStudy does not follow a semester schedule.
Non-degree seeking registration for iStudy courses may be accomplished by completing the Course Application Form and submitting payment. To take iStudy courses for academic credit at UM, you must be admitted to The University of Mississippi. If you are interested in admission to UM, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-OLE-MISS (in MS) or 662-915-7226.
As a UM student, you can enroll in iStudy courses to earn credits, fulfill general education requirements, explore an area of interest, or take a class that will not fit into your schedule. If you change majors, as you may be able to take prerequisites you may have missed.
If you are taking an iStudy course to satisfy degree requirements, you should consult your dean in regard to the maximum number of hours which may be earned through iStudy. Before enrolling in courses, you should consult The University of Mississippi Undergraduate Catalog with regard to degree requirements and course prerequisites.
You must secure written approval of your dean to enroll in an iStudy course. If using the online application, it will be sent to your Dean's office electronically. Deans may also indicate approval by sending an email to the iStudy office, or by completing and signing the appropriate blanks on the application form.
You may be enrolled in no more than six semester hours in Independent Study at one time.
Students from Other Institutions
If you are enrolled at another institution, please check to see whether or not the course(s) you intend to take will apply toward the degree you are seeking. The transfer of credits for courses is at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred.
Teachers may take iStudy courses to meet certification requirements of the State Department of Education. Information about Mississippi requirements should be obtained from the State Department of Education, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. Attention: Teacher Education, Certification and Placement.
Teachers residing outside of Mississippi should obtain course approval from their State Departments of Education before enrolling.
Visit this page for information about Teacher Certification.
High School Students
With the approval of a high school principal or counselor, high school juniors and seniors may enroll in the lower-division (i.e., 100 and 200 level) credit courses. In fact, taking college-level courses during high school may give you a head start on your college career. You will need to obtain approval from your school guidance counselor or principal. For more information go to the Dual Credit website or call Matthew DeLoach @ 662-915-3034.
If you live outside the United States, please contact us to check on the availability of the course(s) you are interested in. You will need to have an e-mail address to take an iStudy course.
Members of the Armed Forces and Veterans
Military personnel interested in enrolling in courses should ask their education officers for information and application forms. Education centers have copies of the DANTES Independent Study Catalog which lists courses offered by regionally accredited colleges and universities.
Tuition assistance is generally available to service personnel, although policy varies among the different military services. The Veterans Administration will reimburse eligible veterans and service men and women for fees for iStudy courses.
People with Special Needs
Students who are disabled or need special arrangements for taking a course should contact us before enrolling. The iStudy staff will work with Student Disability Services to serve you.
UM and UMMC Faculty and Staff
The Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit applies to iStudy courses
Instructions for applying for UM F/S may be found here: (pdf attached)
Instructions for applying for UMMC F/S may be found here: (pdf attached)
Please contact HR with any questions. For HR contact information click here: http://olemiss.edu/hr/ or https://www.umc.edu/hr/