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Admissions and Tuition

Admissions Checklist

Prospective students interested in the Chinese Language Flagship Program should use the following checklist to ensure a complete and timely application to both the Flagship and The University of Mississippi.

  • Sept. 15 - Jan.1: Submit University of Mississippi application

    Applications are accepted later, but applicants only gain access to the Flagship application after their university application has been processed and accepted).
    You are encouraged to start the process as soon as possible. The application requires two essays as well as recommendation letters from your teachers and counselor
  • Sept. 15 - Apr. 1: Contact us and arrange for a visit

    Students are encouraged, though not required, to visit campus, sit in class(es), and meet with Flagship faculty, staff, and students. In most cases, the best time to visit is 8am-noon, M-Th. We are happy to coordinate visits with the Croft Institute and the Honors college during this time block if desired. It is recommended that students visit early to enhance their chances of acceptance; however, students can and may also choose to visit in early spring after being accepted. The greatly enhanced when prospective students are able to come on a weekday while the university is in session so that they can sit in on a Chinese class, meet with students, faculty, and staff, as well as take a tour of campus.
  • January 15: Priority deadline for Chinese Flagship application.

    This was formerly February 1. Please contact us immediately if you will be submitting your application late.
  • March 1: Target date for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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  • March 1: Priority deadline for University of Mississippi scholarship applications.

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Estimated Costs for U.S. Students

  Mississippi resident Non-resident
Tuition $6,660 $17,628
Housing/Food $9,566 $9,566
Books $1,200 $1,200
Personal/Misc./Travel $4,918 $4,918
Total $22,444 $33,412

Figures taken from UM Financial Aid Cost of Attendance Page
The estimates above are for the 2013-14 academic year and do not include Flagship specific expenses during summer and overseas programs. For the most up-to-date tuition information, visit

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Any incoming freshman with the minimum core GPA (3.0) and the test scores listed automatically receives the corresponding Academic Excellence award.

ACTSAT Annual Award Resulting Tuition Annual Award Resulting Tuition
24 1090-1120 $1,000 $5,760 $1,000 $16,728
25 1130-1160 $1,500 $5,260 $1,500 $16,288
26 1170-1200 $1,800 $4,960 $3,800 $13,928
27 1210-1240 $2,200 $4,560 $5,200 $12,528
28 1250-1280 $2,500 $4,260 $6,500 $11,228
29 1290-1320 $3,250 $3,510 $8,250 $9,478
30 1330-1350 $4,000 $2,760 $10,000 $7,728
31 1360-1390 $5,250 $1,510 $12,250 $5,478
32 1400-1430 $6,250 $510 $18,298 -$570
33+ 1440+ $6,996 -$236 $19,044 -$1,316
Students with a 33+ also receive a one-time $1,000*
Nat'l Merit / Achievement Semi-Finalist Full tuition & housing**
Nat'l Merit / Achievement Finalist Full tuition & housing, plus $1,000/ year***

Notifications are usually made in the month of April.
The award amounts below are for the 2014-15 academic year. The resulting tuition amounts are taken from the Tuition & Cost of Attendance chart above.
Figures taken from UM Financial Aid Scholarships Page (Academic Excellence Section)

*See the Academic Excellence Technology Scholarship section on the UM Financial Aid Scholarships Page (also under "Academic Excellence")

**Housing is double occupancy. This award replaces the general Academic Excellence award based on standardized test scores.

***Housing is double occupancy. This award replaces the general Academic Excellence award based on standardized test scores. This scholarship is awarded once per year for 4 years, and students are only eligible if they listed Ole Miss as their first choice (more details on the Financial Aid Scholarships page).