Admissions

Eligibility

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:

  • Be a minimum of 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.)

At minimum, prospective students must meet the early admission requirements of the University of Mississippi:

  • Meet one of these two admissions options:
    • OPTION 1:
      • Be classified as a junior or senior AND
      • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
      • Submit a School Approval Form signed by principal and guidance counselor
    • OPTION 2:
      • Have a minimum composite score of 30 on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) AND
      • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
      • Submit a School Approval Form signed by principal and guidance counselor

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

  • Minimum 14* years old by first day of the program
  • 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 contact precollegeintl@olemiss.edu.

Application and Admissions Process

For United States Domestic Students

Step 1

Complete the interest form. Staff will provide a preliminary eligibility status and make recommendations for next steps.

Step 2

Complete the University of Mississippi application to seek admission as a dual credit student AND then complete the Credit Programs Application to seek admission to a summer credit program.

See the following video with instructions for completing the UM application.

  • How to Complete the UM Undergraduate Application video

Important note: The Credit Programs application will require you to submit some documents. All documents should be submitted to be considered for admission.

Step 3

If admitted, submit the admission documents requested, select classes and receive schedule.

For International Students

Step 1

Complete the interest form. Staff will provide a preliminary eligibility status and make recommendations for next steps.

Step 2

Complete the Credit Programs Application to seek admission to any of the following programs: Summer College or the Summer Language Institute.

Important note: The Credit Programs application will require you to submit some documents. All documents should be submitted to be considered for admission.

Step 3

If admitted, student will receive an I-20 and admission form to apply for an F1 student visa at home country’s U.S embassy.

Submit required admission documents, select classes, and receive schedule.

What Students are Saying

Former participants have shared their feedback with us. Take a look!


“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