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Before Applying
  1. Apply to Ole Miss
    Go to http://olemiss.edu/applynow/. Select “Undergraduate Admission”. Follow the prompts and pay the application fee.
  2. Take the ACT/SAT (again and again...it doesn’t hurt to have a higher score)
    This score determines not only your acceptance to Ole Miss, but it also affects potential scholarships and whether or not you meet the pre-requisites for some college courses.
  3. Get Accepted!
    Once you receive your letter in the mail, you are on your way to getting here first! Don’t forget to read through ALL of the materials Ole Miss sent you! You may miss something important, like setting up your myOleMiss account and webmail.
Applying to Jumpstart
  1. Apply for JumpStart and GET HERE FIRST!
    Go to http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/jumpstart/registration.html. Registration for JumpStart is quick and painless. Also, be prepared with your Visa or MasterCard to pay the non-refundable registration fee of $300 per session. This is a great deal for all of the programming that we offer during the summer.
  2. Register for Ole Miss Freshman Orientation - Opens in early March. Be at your computer
    Go to http://orientation.olemiss.edu/programs/programs-freshmen-and-family-members/ffm-how-to-sign-up/. ALL JumpStart students must attend an Ole Miss Freshman Orientation session BEFORE attending JumpStart this summer. Ole Miss Orientation offers nine (9) orientation sessions that are perfect fits for our JumpStart students. If you want to be in First Summer JumpStart, be at your computer at 8:30 a.m. ready to sign up when the application goes live for Orientation. Spots go fast!
  3. Submit Financial Aid forms and applications
    Go to http://finaid.olemiss.edu/prospective-freshmen/. Incoming freshmen have the potential to be awarded one of many scholarships offered at the University of Mississippi. Most of the time incoming freshmen who eventually start looking for scholarships have missed priority and final deadlines. Typically, priority deadlines are January 15th for special programs and February 1st for other scholarship programs. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid’s website for more details.
    • JumpStart students must fill out a “Summer Financial Aid” form to receive the JumpStart scholarship. Summer Aid application typically go live in mid-April.
  4. File your FAFSA for the upcoming academic year
    Go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Students may be eligible for federal grants and loans. Most scholarship applications require that a FAFSA be filed with the Office of Financial Aid.
    • Students and Parents - A FAFSA needs to be submitted as soon as possible since many scholarship programs at Ole Miss as well as external ones require one to be on file before your scholarship application can be reviewed.
  5. Complete your Student Housing application... for Fall AND SUMMER
    Go to http://studenthousing.olemiss.edu/application-info/. The earlier you put in this application, the better chance you have of getting into the residence hall you want for the Fall/Spring semesters. Don’t forget to pay the $75 deposit or the application won’t go through completely.
    • JumpStart students must submit a SEPARATE Summer student housing application on my.OleMiss.edu for Summer 2015 and pay a $15 deposit for EACH summer session. This WILL hold up your status with JumpStart.
  6. Submit your Health and Immunization Records
    Go to http://healthcenter.olemiss.edu/health-requirements-and-forms/ for more details. ALL freshmen must submit these forms before they can attend Orientation and sign up for classes.
After Applying to Jumpstart
  1. Get your Ole Miss ID
    Go to http://goldweb.idc.olemiss.edu/auxsvcs/idcenter/get_card.php. A student’s Ole Miss ID card is their all-access pass to everything Ole Miss. The Ole Miss ID card is a student’s room key, meal card, debit card, and ticket to Ole Miss sporting events.
  2. Attend Ole Miss Freshman Orientation
    The most important step for the summer to get here first is Orientation! ALL incoming freshmen are required to attend an Ole Miss Freshman Orientation session to register for classes...and to attend JumpStart.
    • Meet your Advisor - At Freshman Orientation, students will meet with their Academic Advisor for their degree program. During this meeting, students will set up a preliminary course schedule for the summer and fall terms. Please understand that this schedule is not a student’s official course schedule.
    • Register for Classes - Once a student meets with an advisor, students will receive instruction at Orientation on how to sign up for classes via myOleMiss. Make sure to register for your Summer classes.
      Students in special programs (i.e. FASTrack, Intensive Language Programs, etc.) have certain requirements that may need to be considered before registering for classes. Please refer to that program’s website for more details.
  3. Move-In for the Summer
    JumpStart students will move into the summer residence hall - Burns Hall or North Ridge Hall. This is NOT a student’s Fall semester housing arrangement. Since students are typically moving in for only a month, only basic necessities need to be brought for the summer. We do not recommend completely decorating your rooms for the summer only to take it down at the end of the session.
  4. Attend the OLE MISS JUMPSTART KICKOFF...and Be Here FIRST!
    Now it’s time for the Ole Miss KICKOFF. JumpStart students are REQUIRED to go through a boot camp of all things Ole Miss and learn more about the JumpStart program works during the summer.

Student Life

At the University of Mississippi, we are committed to producing well-rounded individuals who are committed to scholarship and leadership of others. To get the most out of your time on campus, we encourage you to get involved with campus life and throughout the Oxford and Lafayette County communities.

Campus Dining

There are several places on the Ole Miss campus to dine with friends or just grab a quick lunch or snack. JumpStart get 21 meals in the Rebel Market and an additional $160 in Flex Cash on their Ole Miss student IDs.

Here are some of the hotspots on campus with Ole Miss Dining:

  • Ole Miss Student Union
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Einstein Bagels
  • The Marketplace at the RC
  • The Grill at 1810

For more information on campus dining, dates and times, and nutrition information, visit Ole Miss Dining’s website at http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSS/OleMiss/.

Oxford Life

Oxford offers students a variety of things to do and places to dine. For a complete list, go to http://visitoxfordms.com/.

Here are just a few things that our JumpStart students like to do while here during the summer:

  • Watch a movie at the Malco Theatre on West Jackson Avenue
  • Shop on the Oxford Square
  • Visit Faulkner’s home at Rowan Oak and his grave site at Saint Peter’s Cemetery
  • Tour the University Museum
  • Catch a play or performance at the Powerhouse or Ford Center