Admission to SCHS
Who May Apply?
Students wishing to attend the Summer College for High School Students at the University of Mississippi must meet or exceed the following admissions criteria:
- Applicant must be a student in good academic and conduct standing in the tenth or eleventh grade (Senior Classes of 2014 and 2015) at the time of admission. The school can be public, private, parochial or even home-educated.
- Applicant must have permission to attend from his/her principal.
- Applicants must satisfy one of the two admission options listed below:
- Option 1: have 14 CPC high school credits* (by the end of the current school year) and a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Option 2: have 10 CPC high school credit*, at least a 25 ACT or 1130 SAT score, and a minimum 3.5 GPA
*The University of Mississippi counts high school credits that are part of the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC). Most academic courses (including all core classes) fit this description. Examples of credits that are not counted include credit for sports and certain vocational courses. If you are unclear about what UM considers as the College Preparatory Curriculum, please visit the Admissions website for more information
Once admitted, there will be additional paperwork to secure a room in the residence hall, satisfy University health regulations, etc. This paperwork will be mailed to you along with your notice of acceptance. The first round of acceptances is usually made at the end of February. Students will continue to be accepted on a first-come basis as long as there is space available. Each Program/Institute has a pre-set enrollment limit.
How Am I Notified of Acceptance?
When the application review process is completed, the Summer College Office will notify students of acceptance, along with instructions for completing the enrollment process. Admission is made on a rolling basis, with the first round of acceptances usually made in late February. Qualified students will continue to be accepted on a first-come basis as long as there is space available. Each program is limited in enrollment except the Liberal Arts program, which has no limit, but individual courses may fill up.