Summer College for High School Students
Program Dates – Summer 2022
First Summer Session: May 31 – June 27 or 28, 2022
Second Summer Session: June 30 – July 28 or 29, 2022
Important Dates and Deadlines
|Dates and Deadlines||First Summer Session||Second Summer Session|
|Deadline to Apply||April 15, 2022||May 1, 2022|
|Deadline for International Students||April 15, 2022||May 1, 2022|
|Movein (residential students only)||May 30, 2022 (US domestic)
May 29, 2022 (International)
|June 29, 2022 (US domestic)
June 28, 2022 (International)
|Classes Begin||May 31, 2022||June 30, 2022|
|Final Exams||June 27 and 28, 2022||July 28 and 29, 2022|
|Move out (after Final Exams; for residential students only)||Within 3 hours of final exam on either June 27 or 28, 2022||Within 3 hours of final exam on either July 28 or 29, 2022|
The University of Mississippi is committed to making summer collegiate experiences affordable for students and their families. All admitted Summer College students receive full tuition scholarships from the university to encourage their participation in summer programs we know will have a positive impact on their later success.
Program costs below are estimates and may not reflect actual costs. The following are based on 2020 costs.
|Tuition and fee amounts||Typical Cost||What You Would Pay (residential)||What You Would Pay (virtual)|
|UM Undergraduate Application Fee (one-time fee)||$40 (MS resident)
$60 (Non-MS resident)
|$40 (MS resident)
$60 (Non-MS resident)
|$40 (MS resident)
$60 (Non-MS resident)
|Capital Improvement Fee||$28||$28||$25|
|TOTAL||$5,000 - $7,200||$2763 - $2,863||$900 - $920|
- Estimated course fees: $250
- Estimated book costs: $250
- Estimated weekend costs: $250
- Option single room cost: $706
International fees and additional costs:
- International registration and program fee: $445
- Medical insurance and TB testing: $310
All students participating in Summer College are automatically awarded a UM Outreach Credit Programs Scholarship that fully covers tuition and non-resident fees (and international fees).
In addition to the UM Outreach Tuition Scholarship, we offer other types of aid. Virtual students are ineligible for all other types of aid with the exception of need-based aid and first-generation college student aid.
Need-Based Financial Aid
Need-based financial aid is based on the parent/guardian income tax return as well as the student's achievements. Students interested in need-based aid should complete the Pre-College Financial Aid Application and return required documents (latest tax return and personal statement) after applying for admission.
ACT/SAT scholarships are awarded based on standardized test scores (see chart below). Students must take the ACT or SAT and have their scores reported on their high school transcripts (or send a copy of their official score report to our office) in order to receive an ACT/SAT scholarship. Students eligible for an ACT/SAT scholarship are not required to complete the financial aid application unless seeking additional need-based aid. This scholarship is only available to students in the residential program.
|ACT Scores||SAT Scores*||Scholarship Award|
|33-36||1490-1600||$2,000 off program costs|
|30-32||1390-1480||$1,500 off program costs|
|27-29||1280-1380||$1,000 off program costs|
*Only Math and Verbal sections will be considered for scholarships on the SAT.
Limited funding is available for first-generation students from the Mississippi Delta. This fund is reserved to help students who are the first in their family to attend a college or university (no parents or guardians have completed a 4-year degree). Students interested in first-generation scholars’ aid should complete the Pre-College Financial Aid Application after applying for admission.
Citizen’s Bank Summer College Scholarship
- Up to $3,000, including the cost of attendance as well as books and course fees
- Awarded to students for combination of academic merit and financial need
- Must be rising high school seniors
- Must be enrolled in a Mississippi high school, with preference given to schools in the following communities:
- Attala County - Kosciusko
- Forrest County - Hattiesburg
- Harrison County – Biloxi and Gulfport
- Jackson County – Ocean Springs and Pascagoula
- Kemper County – De Kalb and Scooba
- Lafayette County - Oxford
- Lamar County - Hattiesburg
- Lauderdale County – Collinsville and Meridian
- Leake County – Carthage and Sebastopol
- Madison County - Ridgeland
- Neshoba County - Philadelphia
- Newton County – Decatur and Union
- Oktibbeha County - Starkville
- Rankin County - Flowood
- Scott County – Forest and Sebastopol
- Winston County – Louisville and Noxapater
Building a Just Society Scholarship
- Available to any student choosing this track in Summer College
- “Last dollar” scholarships awarded to cover cost of attendance not covered by other scholarships. Cost of attendance includes meals, housing, and program fees. It does not include books or course fees.
- Students may qualify by submitting a short essay and demonstrating financial need.
Students who select the Building a Just Society track are eligible for a scholarship from the UM College of Liberal Arts by submitting 400-word essay on a social issue or problem that interests them. Essays should be submitted to email@example.com by the deadline for application to the program. First preference is for Mississippi residents, particularly for those with financial need.
Theatre Arts and Film Production Scholarships
- Available to students admitted to this track in Summer College
- “Last dollar” scholarships awarded to cover cost of attendance not covered by other scholarships. Cost of attendance includes meals, housing, and program fees. It may include books or course fees.
- Students qualify by submitting a brief supplemental application
Music and Arts Track Scholarships
Students who select the art or music emphases in the Exploring the Arts Track are eligible for privately funded scholarships from the UM Institute for the Arts and the College of Liberal Arts. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of students’ arts track admission materials. Funding is for Mississippi residents, particularly for those with financial need.
- Available to any Mississippi student choosing either the Music Track or the Arts Track in Summer College
- Covers full cost of attendance including housing, meals, program fees, course fees, supplies, and books
- Students must demonstrate Mississippi residence and submit a brief supplemental application
- Mississippi residents, especially residents of Delta counties
- Students interested in teaching special education or STEM
- Available to rising 12th grade students
Students must submit financial aid application and brief supplemental application. Preference will be given to students residing in counties with critical need for teachers, those attending Teacher Academies, and those with financial need.
Portfolios will be evaluated on skill and concept. Submit portfolios and written statements to firstname.lastname@example.org. This scholarship is only available to students in the residential program.
Academic Competitions Scholarships
any of the academic competitions offered by the Office of Pre-College Programs award scholarship opportunities to one of four summer programs – JumpStart, UM Summer Language Institute, EdStart, and Summer College. All scholarships are sponsored by the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education at the University of Mississippi. Full information on academic competitions scholarships can be found on our Events page.
To redeem a competition scholarship, students should email or mail the Competition Scholarship Application form received at a competition to the Office of Pre-College Programs.
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.”
“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.”
“The impact that Summer College has on me is one that I am forever thankful for. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”