Program Dates – Summer 2021

First Summer Session: June 1 – June 29, 2021
Second Summer Session: June 28 – July 30, 2021

Important Dates and Deadlines


First Summer Session

Second Summer Session

Deadline to Apply April 15, 2021 May 1, 2021
Deadline for International Students April 15, 2021 May 1, 2021
Move-In for (residential students only) May 31, 2021 (US Domestic)
May 30, 2021 (International)
June 30, 2021 (US Domestic)
June 29, 2021 (International)
Classes Begin June 1, 2021 July 1, 2021
Final Exams June 28 and 29, 2021 July 29 and 30, 2021
Move-Out (after Final Exams; for residential students only) June 29, 2021 by 3:00 p.m. July 30, 2021 by 3:00 p.m.


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.

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)
Registration Fee $100 $100 $100
Tuition  $2,180  $0 $0
Non-Resident Fee  $2,180  $0 $0
Program Fee $1535 $1535 $735
Housing $520 $520 $0
Meal Plan $500 $500 $0
Capital Improvement Fee  $25  $25  $25 
TOTAL  $4900 - $7100 $2720 - $2740 $900 - $920

Additional costs:

  • Estimated course fees: $200 
  • Estimated book costs: $250
  • Estimated weekend costs: $200 (residential students only)

International fees and additional costs:

  • International registration and program fee: $445
  • Medical insurance and TB testing: $260


All students participating in Summer College are automatically awarded a UM Outreach Tuition 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 Scholarship
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.

First-Generation Scholarship
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. Students interested in first-generation scholars’ aid should complete the Pre-College Financial Aid Application  after applying for admission. This funding is highly competitive.

Art Track Scholarship
Students who select the Art and Art History track are eligible for merit-based art scholarships awarded on the basis of a portfolio and written statement. Students must provide pictures of three works of their own creation (includes all forms of art) along with a 300- to 400-word answer to the following questions: Why did you choose these three pieces of art to share with the committee? How do they represent your skills and conceptual thinking?

Portfolios will be evaluated on skill and concept. Submit portfolios and written statements to This scholarship is only available to students in the residential program.

Academic Competition Scholarships
The University of Mississippi offers a variety of academic competitions run by the Office of Pre-College Programs during the Fall and Spring semesters. First, Second, and Third place winners in qualifying competitions receive scholarships to Summer College and other summer programs offered by the Office of Pre-College Programs. These scholarships cannot be combined with other need-based aid or ACT/SAT awards. This scholarship is only available to students in the residential program.

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.”

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