United States

Prospective students must meet or exceed the following admissions criteria for the University of Mississippi and the Summer College for High School Students program:

  • Minimum 15 years old by first day of the program.
  • Be in good academic and conduct standing in high school (includes public, private, parochial, or home-educated.)
  • Permission from high school principal to attend.
  • Meet one of two admissions options listed below:
    • OPTION 1: 14 CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum)* high school credits by the end of the current school year AND minimum 3.0 GPA
    • OPTION 2: Minimum cumulative score of 30 on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) AND minimum 3.0 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.


International prospective students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply to Summer College for programs:

  • Be minimum 14* years old by first day of the program
  • Be in good academic and conduct standing in high school (includes public, private, parochial, or home-educated.)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA* or above (based on US Grading System)
  • Have a high English proficiency supported by an official language test score equivalent to 79 on the TOEFL iBT OR a proficiency verification letter provided by an English teacher or department supervisor*

* Students applying to take ONLY Intensive English classes can be 14 years old and they are not required to meet a minimum GPA standard or to provide proof of English proficiency. Please visit the International Student page for other accepted Language Proficiency scores.

For details on international application and admissions, please click here.

Application and Admissions Process

For Domestic Students

Apply Online
  • Submit Online Application and Pay the $50 application fee or mail in NACAC Admission Fee Waiver completed by high school counselor
Receive application confirmation
  • Follow the instructions as listed in the confirmation email received after submitting the online application - Deadline for first session: April 1st. Second session: May 1st
Receive admission confirmation
  • Receive Notification of Admission and Cost Estimate Sheet by email
Submit supplemental documents
  • Submit Supplemental Document Packet and $100 Registration Fee by May 1st for First Session or June 1st for Second Session
Receive class registration
  • Receive Confirmation of Course Registration

For International Students

Apply Online
  • Complete the online application and pay the $100 US non-refundable application fee
Receive application confirmation
  • Receive supplemental application package via email.
  • Mail or email the documents requested in the email
Receive admission confirmation
  • Receive notification of admission and I-20 form to apply for student visa
Receive class registration
  • Receive notice of class registration after F1 visa is granted and program paid in full

What Students are Saying

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“My counselor was so supportive and understanding. He listened when I was frustrated or stressed, and he even helped me organize my classes for freshman year.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2017

“Summer College gave me a new point of view on the USA in general, and it was completely different from what I expected. I definitely felt at home here.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018

“The impact that Summer College has on me is one that I am forever thankful for. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018