Steps to JumpStart This Summer

The below checklist is for general informational purposes only to help incoming freshmen and their parents navigate the application process. This checklist is not exhaustive of all steps that may need to be taken by individual students.

Before Registering for JumpStart

  1. Apply to Ole Miss
    Go to the Ole Miss Apply Now page. 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, while not required for admission consideration for the 2022-2023 academic year, 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.

Registering for Jumpstart

  1. Registration opens December 1.
  2. Register for Ole Miss Freshman Orientation (opens March 1, be at your computer)
    Go to the UM orientation page. 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 a perfect fit 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! Important note: JumpStart staff will not register you for your summer courses. You will register for them after meeting with your academic advisor at Orientation.
  3. Submit Financial Aid forms and applications.
    Go to Financial Aid’s Prospective Freshmen page. Incoming freshmen have the potential to be awarded many scholarships offered at the University of Mississippi. Typically, priority scholarship deadlines are January 15th for special programs and February 1st for other programs. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid’s website for more details.

    JumpStart Opportunity Track students must fill out the Summer Financial Aid formon myOleMiss to receive the JumpStart scholarship. The Summer Financial Aid application typically goes live in mid-April.

  4. File your FAFSA for the upcoming academic year.
    Go to FAFSA. Students may be eligible for federal grants and loans. Most scholarship applications require that a FAFSA be filed with the Office of Financial Aid.
    A FAFSA needs to be submitted as soon as possible since many scholarship programs at Ole Miss, as well as external opportunities, require a FAFSA to be on file before your scholarship application can be reviewed.
  5. Go to Student Housing’s Summer Housing page. JumpStart students must submit a SEPARATE summer student housing application on myOleMiss for the summer and pay a deposit. 
  6. Submit your Health and Immunization Records.
    Go to Student Health Center’s Health Requirements page for more details. ALL freshmen must submit these forms before they can attend Orientation and sign up for classes.

After Registering for Jumpstart

  1. Get your Ole Miss ID.
    Go to Ole Miss ID Center’s page. 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 Orientation students will meet with an academic advisor for their degree program. During this meeting, students will set up a preliminary plan for summer and fall terms. Please understand that this is not a student’s official course schedule.
    Register for Classes — After meeting 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 as well as your fall classes.
    Note: 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. 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 because you will be required to take everything down at the end of the session.
  4. Attend the OLE MISS JUMPSTART KICKOFF...and Be Here FIRST!
    Now it’s time for KICKOFF. JumpStart students are REQUIRED to attend and learn more about how the JumpStart program works during the summer. KickOff typically happens on the first day of the JumpStart program.