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Use this guide to familiarize yourself with the university’s admissions, scholarship, & financial aid requirements. We’ll walk you through the details.

applying for admission

artAdmission of entering freshmen is based on the completion of the required units of the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) listed below with either a specific minimum grade-point average (GPA) or both a specific GPA and minimum standard test score. Students must submit a high school transcript reflecting satisfactory completion of the following high school course requirements. (Provisional admission may be granted after six semesters of high school if the transcript indicates that courses to complete the CPC are underway; final admission requires a complete transcript reflecting a date of graduation.) An equivalent College Preparatory Curriculum from another state may be considered when evaluating nonresident student applications.

regular admission

Regular admission will be granted to the following high school graduates:

Mississippi Residents

  1. All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 3.20 high school GPA on the CPC.
  2. All students completing the CPC with a minimum 2.50 high school GPA on the CPC and a minimum test score of 16 on the composite ACT (or 770 on the old SAT critical reading/mathematics or 860 on the new SAT evidence-based reading and writing/mathematics).
  3. All students completing the CPC with a class rank in the top 50 percent and a minimum score of 16 on the composite ACT (or 770 on the SAT critical reading/mathematics or 860 on the SAT-R evidence-based reading and writing/mathematics).
  4. All students completing the CPC with a minimum 2.00 high school GPA on the CPC and a minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT (or 860 on the old SAT critical reading/mathematics or 940 on the new SAT evidence-based reading and writing/mathematics).
  5. NCAA Division I standards for student athletes who are “full qualifiers” or “academic redshirts” are accepted as equivalent to the admission standards established by the IHL Board of Trustees.

In lieu of ACT scores, students may submit equivalent old SAT/new SAT scores. Students scoring below 16 on the ACT (composite) or the equivalent old SAT/new SAT are encouraged to participate in the yearlong Academic Support Program during their freshman year.
Standard Test Results: Please note that the standard test results (ACT/SAT) should be sent directly from the testing agency to the admissions office.

College Preparatory Curriculum

Subject Area

Required1 Carnegie Units and Content/Remarks

Recommended2 Carnegie Units and Content/Remarks

English

4

All must require substantial communication skills (i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking). Compensatory Reading and Compensatory Writing may not be included.

4

All must require substantial communication skills (i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking). Compensatory Reading and Compensatory Writing may not be included.

Mathematics

3

• Algebra I or its equivalent
• Math higher than Algebra I (2 units)

4

• Algebra I or its equivalent
• Math higher than Algebra I (3 units)

Science

3

• Biology I or its equivalent
• Science higher than Biology I (2 units)

4

• Biology I or its equivalent
• Science higher than Biology I (3 units)

Social Studies

3

• U.S. History
• World History
• U.S. Government (1⁄2 unit)
• Economics (1⁄2 unit) or Introduction to World

4

• U.S. History
• World History
• U.S. Government (1⁄2 unit)
• Economics (1⁄2 unit)
• Introduction to World Geography (1⁄2 unit)
• Mississippi Studies (or state/local government course in any other state)

Arts

1

Includes any one Carnegie unit (or two 1⁄2 units) of visual and performing arts course(s) meeting the requirements for high school graduation.

1

Includes any one Carnegie unit (or two 1⁄2 units) of visual and performing arts course(s) meeting the requirements for high school graduation.

Advanced Electives

2

• Option 1: Foreign Language I and Foreign Language II

• Option 2: Foreign Language I
and Advanced World Geography
• Option 3: Any combination of English,

Mathematics higher than Algebra I, Science higher than Biology I, Advanced Elective category, any AP course, any IB course

2

• Option 1: Foreign Language I and Foreign Language II

• Option 2: Foreign Language I and Advanced World Geography
• Option 3: Any combination of English, Mathematics higher than Algebra I, Science higher than Biology I, Advanced Elective category, any AP course, any IB course

Technology

½

A course that emphasizes the use of technology as a productivity tool. Instruction should include utilizing various forms of technology to create, collaborate, organize, and publish information. The application of technology as a productivity tool, rather than specific hardware and/or software packages should be the focus of the course.

Pre-High School Units

Courses taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided the course earns Carnegie credit and the content is the same as the high school course.

Substitutions

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses can be substituted for each requirement in the College Preparatory Curriculum.

Course Acceptance

A course may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement.

Total

16.5

19.5

The Required and Recommended College Preparatory Curricula (CPC) are approved by the IHL Board of Trustees, and the IHL Office of Academic and Student Affairs maintains a complete list of courses that can be used to satisfy the CPC requirements.

1High school Carnegie units required for regular admission to an IHL institution 2Recommended high school Carnegie units to enhance preparedness for college-level work

Nonresidents of Mississippi (High School Class of 2017)

photoThe University of Mississippi is proud that our student body is enriched by a diverse pool of students from around the nation and the world. Nonresident applicants with a 2.75 GPA or higher on the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) or equivalent CPC of the applicant’s state of residence and a composite ACT score of 22 or higher (or 1020 or higher on the old SAT critical reading/mathematics only, or 1100 on the new SAT evidence-based reading and writing/mathematics) will be granted regular admission to the university.

Nonresident applicants who do not meet the above criteria are still encouraged to apply and will have the opportunity to provide additional information to support their applications through the Nonresident Admissions Application Supplement.

In addition to grades and test scores, the University Admissions Committee may consider a variety of factors to assess a nonresident applicant’s potential for success at UM and to make an admissions decision. The factors considered may include but are not limited to rigor of high school courses, diversity of background and experiences, school and community activities, work experience and special life circumstances. In making an admissions decision, the Admissions Committee may review an application for evidence of excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, leadership, service, citizenship and character.

Admissions decisions are influenced by the institution’s ability to provide an outstanding UM experience. Accordingly, all applicants should submit required materials well in advance of the term for which they intend to enroll.

Accessibility
The university’s enrollment for fall 2016 hit an all-time record of 24,250 for all its campuses, the largest in Mississippi. That number is up 40.5 percent in 10 years. Overall, the student body includes representatives from every state, the District of Columbia and 90 foreign countries.

photoNonresidents will be notified of their admissions status once all application materials are received (including the Nonresident Admissions Application Supplement) and according to the following schedule:

Received by Notified by
Oct. 1 Nov. 1
Nov. 1 Dec. 1
Dec. 1 Jan. 6
Jan. 1 Feb. 1
Feb. 1 March 1
March 1 April 1
April 1 May 1
May 1 June 1
June 1 July 1
July 1 Aug. 1


Leadership/Excellence
The University of Mississippi has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, putting it among the nation’s elite institutions in terms of alumni who have won what is considered the world’s most prestigious scholarship. Since 1998, the university has produced two Rhodes Scholars, seven Truman Scholars, 10 Goldwater Scholars, one Marshall Scholar, 16 Fulbright Scholars, three Udall Scholars and two Gates Cambridge Scholars.

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Minimum Test Scores*

Students whose ACT subtest score in reading and/or English is less than 17 (or old SAT verbal score is less than 400 or less than 23 on the new SAT) are required to enroll in an appropriate developmental course during the first semester of enrollment and to remain in the course until receiving a passing grade or until passing the placement exam administered by the Department of Developmental Studies. Additionally, students whose ACT subtest score in mathematics is less than 19 (or old SAT mathematics score is less than 450 or less than 490 on the new SAT) are required to enroll in an appropriate developmental course during the first semester of enrollment and to remain in the course until receiving a passing grade or until passing the placement exam administered by the Department of Developmental Studies. Students with ACT subtest scores of 17, 18, or 19 are encouraged to enroll in developmental courses. Those students who enroll in two or more developmental courses also are required to complete two semesters of Developmental Support Lab (see below). Enrollment in developmental courses is limited to students with subtest scores below 20 except with permission of the department. Developmental courses completed at other postsecondary institutions before enrolling at the University of Mississippi may be considered to meet developmental requirements.

Other Admission Criteria

Residents of Mississippi who apply and do not meet the admission requirements stated may enter the comprehensive screening process (counseling and testing) held on campus and at other designated locations prior to the beginning of the first summer session. The comprehensive screening process considers student interests, special skills, experiences and other noncognitive factors. After counseling, students take a computer-based examination (Accuplacer) to assist the university in the admissions decision. Students who are successful on the Accuplacer are admitted for the fall term and encouraged to participate in the Developmental Support Lab during the first two semesters of enrollment.

Summer Developmental Program

Mississippi residents who are not successful on the Accuplacer may be admitted to the Summer Developmental Program. This intensive program concentrates on those high school subject areas (writing, reading, mathematics) that are crucial to success in first-year college courses. Students who successfully exit the summer program may continue in the fall term with the requirement of participation in the Developmental Support Lab during the fall and spring semesters. Students who do not pass the Summer Developmental Program are counseled to explore other postsecondary options, including those offered by two-year colleges, that prepare students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs.

The Developmental Support Lab is designed to assist students with first-year college studies and offers special tutors in mathematics, science, reading and writing, as well as career counseling. The goal of this lab is to provide individualized support in regular academic courses for marginally prepared students.

Standard Test Results: Please note that the standard test results (ACT/SAT) should be sent directly from the testing agency to the admissions office.

* For the most updated information regarding changes to the SAT test and minimum, required score ranges, please visit admissions.olemiss.edu or call 662-915-7226.

early admission

A superior secondary school student may be offered Early Admission at the end of the third year in high school if the following criteria are met:

At least a 3.5 GPA on all CPC courses completed, a minimum composite ACT score of 25 (or old SAT 1130 on critical reading/mfathematics, or 1200 new SAT on evidence-based reading and writing/mathematics), and recommendation by the applicant’s high school principal or guidance counselor.

applicationswithout a diploma from a regionally accredited high school; home school

  1. Applicants who have completed high school from a school that does not hold regional accreditation must submit the following:
    1. Transcripts reflecting academic performance
    2. ACT or SAT scores
  2. Home-schooled applicants must submit the following:
    1. Home-school transcripts or portfolio summarizing home school education
    2. ACT or SAT scores

    Applicants may be required, at the discretion of the admitting IHL institution, to appear for an on-campus interview.

  3. Applicants who have not completed high school must submit the following:
    1. Qualifying scores on the General Education Development Test (GED)
    2. Any transcripts reflecting academic performance in high school

Earning College Credit in High School
Academically gifted rising high school juniors and seniors may earn college credit by attending Summer College for High School Students. Students wishing to attend SCHS at the University of Mississippi must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a student in good academic and conduct standing in the high school classes of 2018 or 2019.
  • Applicant must have permission to attend from his/her principal.
  • Applicant must satisfy one of the two admissions options listed below:
    • Option 1: Have 14 high school credits (by the end of the current school year) and a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Option 2: Have 10 high school credits and a 30 ACT (1330 old SAT or 1390 new SAT) and a minimum 3.0 GPA

For more information, please visit olemiss.edu/schs

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scholarships and financial aid

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Academic and Leadership Recognition

Some of our scholarships do not require any additional applications other than the one for admission. Students will automatically be considered for these merit awards.

Academic Excellence Scholarship
Eligibility: A combination of test scores and GPA as noted in the chart below. Be sure to have test scores sent to our Admissions Office electronically from the testing agency. Our ACT code is 2250, and our SAT code is 1840.

ACT OLD SAT NEW SAT HIGH SCHOOL GPA MISSISSIPPI RESIDENT AWARD NONRESIDENT AWARD
25 1130-1160 1200-1230 3.0 + $1,500 $1,500
26 1170-1200 1240-1270 3.0 + $1,900 $1,900 + $2,000 towards nonresident fee
27 1210-1240 1280-1300 3.0 + $2,250 $2,250 + $3,000 towards nonresident fee
28 1250-1280 1310-1340 3.0 + $3,000 $3,000 + $4,000 towards nonresident fee
29 1290-1320 1350-1380 3.0 + $3,500 $3,500 + $5,000 towards nonresident fee
30 1330-1350 1390-1410 3.0 + $4,500 $4,500 + $7,500 towards nonresident fee
31 1360-1390 1420-1440 3.0 + $5,500 $5,500 + $10,000 towards nonresident fee
32 1400-1430 1450-1480 3.0 + $7,500 $7,500 + $15,384 towards nonresident fee
33+ 1400+ 1490+ 3.0 + $7,950 (based upon tuition estimate for 2017-18) $7,950 + $15,384 towards nonresident fee (based upon tuition estimate for 2017-18)

These amounts are subject to change. Please visit finaid.olemiss.edu for the latest figures.

The University of Mississippi only accepts the composite score; super-scoring is not accepted. Writing section not included in ACT scores. Critical reading/mathematics scores only for old SAT. Evidence-based reading and writing/mathematics for new SAT.

The amounts above show the yearly award. Students can receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters as long as the terms and conditions are met each year.

The University of Mississippi, ranked as one of the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges in 2015 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, employs an Office of Financial Aid staff that works diligently to help you achieve your educational goals.

About 80 percent of our freshmen receive some form of financial aid. Talk to us about your academic success, leadership experience, financial need and desire to work, and we’ll make the puzzle pieces fit together the best way possible!

Other Academic Excellence Related Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP NAME AWARD AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
National Merit Semifinalist/Finalist Awards


Awarded in lieu of the Academic Excellence Scholarship.
Currently valued at $51,968* ($12,992* per year). Includes full-tuition scholarship and the standard cost of double-occupancy room in a campus residence hall. Also covers full nonresident fee of $15,384*, if applicable. Entering freshmen with National Merit Semifinalist/Finalist status and a 3.0 or higher high school GPA. Follows National Merit announcement timeline.
National Merit Finalist Awards $4,000 ($1,000 per year) Entering freshmen with finalist status and selection of Ole Miss as first choice and who are not receiving a National Merit Corporate award. Follows National Merit announcement timeline.
Barnard Scholarship $20,000 ($5,000 per year) Entering freshmen who have achieved National Merit Finalist status and have a 3.0 or higher high school GPA. Follows National Merit announcement timeline.
National Hispanic Recognition Awards $8,000 ($2,000 per year) Entering freshmen named to the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program after taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.
High School Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship $6,000 ($1,500 per year) Entering freshmen who are named valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school. Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.
Mississippi All-Star Scholarship $4,000 ($1,000 per year) Entering freshmen from Mississippi who have been selected for the top 20 All-Star Scholarships by the Mississippi Economic Council. Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.
Mississippi Star Student $8,000 ($2,000 per year) Entering freshmen from Mississippi who have been selected as the Star Student of their high school. Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.
Student Body President $6,000 ($1,500 per year) Entering freshmen who served in the top elected position in their high school as president of the entire student body (or student council). Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.
Eagle Scout/Gold Award $6,000 ($1,500 per year) Entering freshmen who have achieved the levels of Eagle Scout or Gold Award. Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.
Boys State/Girls State $4,000 ($1,000 per year) Entering freshmen who are named as governor to their state OR the state delegate to Boys Nation/Girls Nation. Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.
Academic Excellence Technology $1,000 (one year only) Entering freshmen with a 33 or higher ACT or an equivalent SAT score and a 3.0 or higher high school GPA. National Merit Semifinalists/Finalists are eligible for the Academic Excellence Scholarship National Merit Semifinalist/Finalist Award and will not be eligible to receive this award. ACT/SAT must be taken prior to enrollment as a new freshman at the University of Mississippi.
Mississippi Boys State/Girls State $1,000 (one year only) Entering freshmen who participated in Mississippi Boys State/Girls State. Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.
AICE Cambridge Diploma Scholarship $8,000 ($2,000 per year) Entering freshmen who are residents of Mississippi or the Memphis area and who have earned the AICE Cambridge Diploma. Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.

*Estimated for 2017-18

Competitive Academic Scholarships

We are pleased to acknowledge and award high-achieving students. For the following awards, you must submit the Special Programs & Scholarships Application, which is available beginning July 1, 2016. This is very important because students may fill this out only as entering freshmen. All students must complete the General Information section before gaining access to the individual tabs. In addition to scholarships, this is also how you apply for admission to our competitive academic programs: Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Lott Leadership Institute, Croft Institute for International Studies, Chinese Flagship Program, Intensive Language Program, Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, and Pharmacy.

Chancellor’s Scholars Program:

The premier merit-based scholarship program for our top incoming freshmen.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME AWARD AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV Leadership Up to cost of attendance after considering other awards. The package includes a $12,000 stipend for educational activities outside the classroom, including study abroad, research and other enrichment pursuits. Entering freshmen with exceptional academic and leadership records. Supported by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. Jan. 5
Robert M. Carrier $40,000 ($10,000 per year) Our prestigious awards given to entering freshmen who are Mississippi residents. Outstanding academic and leadership record required. Jan. 5
Sally Vick Hill
W.R. Newman

The University of Mississippi Foundation Scholarships:

Scholarships are made available by donations from alumni and friends of the university. Selection is made by campus committee.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME AWARD AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
Luckyday Success $8,000-$20,000 ($2,000-$5,000 per year) Entering freshmen from Mississippi with 20 ACT or higher (940 old SAT or 1020 new SAT), 3.2 or higher GPA and remaining financial need after considering other scholarships or grants. Selection considers grades, test scores, financial need, leadership, activities and the Luckyday essay. Must live in the Residential College for a minimum of two years. Seventy-five new freshmen are chosen each year. Priority date of Jan. 5 for submitting the Special Programs & Scholarships Application and deadline of March 1 for filing the FAFSA.
Ole Miss FIRST $18,000 ($4,500 per year) Entering freshmen with exceptional leadership records and a 3.0 or higher high school GPA (cumulative or core). Must agree to participate in a leadership-mentorship program. Feb. 15
OMWC $32,000 ($8,000 per year) Entering freshmen with exceptional leadership records and a 3.0 or higher GPA (cumulative or core). Must agree to participate in a leadership-mentorship program. Some scholarships may be need-based. Priority date is Jan. 5; final deadline is Feb. 15.
General Foundation Scholarships $2,000-$30,576 ($500-$7,644 per year for up to four years) Students who meet donor-specific requirements. Academic and leadership records considered. Some scholarships may be need-based. Funds are limited. Feb. 15; FAFSA priority date March 1 for scholarships requiring a demonstration of financial aid.
Osher Reentry Up to $2,500 per year ($1,250 per semester) Students who are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree; have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years since high school graduation or attainment of GED; who are enrolled at least half time, are U.S. citizens between 25 and 50 years old; and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Part-time students are also eligible. Priority FAFSA date June 1; final deadline July 1. Must complete the Osher Reentry Scholarship Application.

UM Departmental Scholarships:

Contact the department that administers your major.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME AWARD AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
Arabic Language Program Partial tuition scholarship for each of the two summer terms for entering freshmen who join JumpStart and up to $2,500 for each of their freshman, sophomore and junior summers. Entering freshmen with strong academic records who demonstrate a commitment to achieve superior proficiency in Arabic. Prior Arabic language experience not required. Jan. 5 (Late applications will be considered.)
Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) $32,000 ($8,000 per year) Entering freshmen with strong academic and leadership records selected for the CME program. Jan. 5
Chinese Flagship Program Varies. Scholarship only applies toward summer and overseas programs. Acceptance into the Chinese Flagship Program. Highly competitive. For details, contact: chinese@olemiss.edu. Jan. 5 for full consideration. Applications received subsequently will be treated on a space-available basis.
Christine and Clarence Day Business $40,000 ($10,000 per year) Entering freshmen who are Mississippi high school graduates pursuing business degrees. Outstanding academic and leadership records required. Jan. 5
Croft Institute for International Studies $32,000 ($8,000 per year) Entering freshmen with strong academic and leadership records who demonstrate an interest in international studies and who are actively pursuing a degree in international studies. Jan. 5
Gatlin Family $12,000 ($3,000 per year) Entering freshmen from North Mississippi or the Memphis area pursuing business degrees. Outstanding academic and leadership records required. Jan. 5
German Intensive Summer Program Partial tuition scholarship for entering freshmen who join JumpStart and up to $2,000 for summer study in Germany. Entering freshmen who intend to minor or major in German. Prior German language experience not required; those with up to two years of high school German may also apply. Jan. 5 (Late applications will be considered.)
Honors College Scholarships $32,000 ($8,000 per year) Entering freshmen admitted to the Honors College; selection is competitive. Jan. 5
Lott Leadership Varies Entering freshmen with exceptional leadership and academic records who are actively pursuing a degree in public policy leadership. Jan. 5
Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Loan/Scholarship Up to cost of attendance after all other gift aid is considered. Entering freshmen majoring in math or English education. Competitive applicants are expected to have at least a 28 ACT (1250 old SAT or 1310 new SAT) and a 3.5 or higher GPA (cumulative or core). Priority date Jan. 5; final deadline Feb. 15.
College of Liberal Arts Varies For a list of scholarships and criteria, visit libarts.olemiss.edu. Feb. 15
Meek School of Journalism and New Media Varies For a list of scholarships and criteria, visit meek.olemiss.edu. Feb. 15
Patterson School of Accountancy $12,000 ($3,000 per year) Entering freshmen and transfer students who are actively pursuing degrees in accountancy. Strong academic and leadership records considered. Feb. 15
School of Engineering $4,000-$24,000 ($1,000-$6,000 per year) Entering freshmen and transfer students who are actively pursuing degrees in engineering, including computer science. Feb. 15
Department of Music Varies For scholarships and criteria information, visit music.olemiss.edu. Auditions may be required. Contact: 662-915-7268
Department of Bands Varies For scholarships and criteria information, visit olemiss.edu/depts/band. Auditions may be required. Contact: 662-915-7390
Choral Department Varies For scholarships and criteria information, visit music.olemiss.edu. Auditions may be required. Contact: 662-915-5115
Department of Theatre Arts Varies For scholarships and criteria information, visit theatre.olemiss.edu. Auditions may be required. Contact: 662-915-5816
Department of Art Varies For scholarships and criteria information, visit art.olemiss.edu. Portfolio may be required. Contact: 662-915-7193
ROTC-Department of Air Force/Aerospace Studies Varies Contact department for more details. Contact: 662-915-7357
ROTC-Department of Military Science Varies Contact department for more details. Contact: 662-915-7085
ROTC-Department of Naval Science Varies Contact department for more details. Contact: 662-915-5831

Additional Scholarships:

The awards below recognize students who demonstrate leadership and academic ability.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME AWARD AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
Chancellor’s Leadership Class $1,000 (first year only) Entering freshmen demonstrating strong leadership; must be nominated by school official AND selected by the university committee. School officials will be contacted to nominate students by mid-February. Must fill out Special Programs & Scholarships Application by Jan. 5.
Holmes $4,000-$13,000 ($1,000-$3,000 per year) Entering freshmen who are nonresidents and have at least a 25 ACT (1130 old SAT or 1200 new SAT) and a 3.5 or higher high school GPA. Students named National Merit Semifinalists/Finalists are not eligible to receive this award. Feb. 15
Bledsoe $6,000-$12,000 ($1,500-$3,000 per year) Entering freshmen who are Mississippi residents and have at least a 25 ACT (1130 old SAT or 1200 new SAT) and a 3.5 or higher high school GPA. Students named National Merit Semifinalists/Finalists are not eligible to receive this award. Feb. 15

Nonresident Scholarships

The awards below are fee-specific and will pay towards the nonresident fee only. Partial awards are stackable, but the combination of credits from these awards cannot exceed the amount of the nonresident fee.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME AWARD AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
J. Means Nonresident $16,000 - $20,000 ($4,000 - $5,000 per year toward nonresident fee) Incoming, first-year, full-time students who are residents of Shelby, Tipton and Fayette Counties in Tennessee and have earned at least a 3.0 high school GPA (cumulative or core) and a 26 ACT (or old SAT/new SAT equivalent). ACT/SAT must be taken prior to enrollment as a new freshman at the University of Mississippi.
Veterans Nonresident Scholarship Pays for the full nonresident fee, currently valued at $15,384* per year. Awarded to students who have been engaged in and honorably discharged from active duty, for other than training purposes, in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Part-time students are also eligible. (Please note - Qualifying students will receive a Yellow Ribbon Nonresident Scholarship in lieu of the Veteran Nonresident Scholarship.) Contact the coordinator of Veteran and Military Services at 662-915-5021.
Military Benefit Nonresident Scholarship Pays for the full nonresident fee, currently valued at $15,384* per year. Awarded to nonveteran students who receive veterans education benefits (as defined by the U.S. Code, Title 38) as service members or because they are an eligible family member with transferred benefits. These individuals will qualify for a scholarship that pays the full nonresident fee. Part-time students are also eligible. (Please note: Qualifying students will receive a Yellow Ribbon Nonresident Scholarship in lieu of the Military Benefit Nonresident Scholarship.) Contact the coordinator of Veteran and Military Services at 662-915-5021.
STEM Major Nonresident $8,000 ($2,000 per year toward the nonresident fee) Incoming, first-year, full-time students with at least a 3.5 high school grade-point average (GPA) and a 28 ACT (or the old SAT/new SAT equivalent) who will be enrolled in any of the STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) majors. Please see finaid.olemiss.edu for acceptable majors. ACT/SAT must be taken prior to enrollment as a new freshman; selection of STEM major must be during the first semester of enrollment.
Academic Common Market Scholarship covers nonresident fee in full. Currently valued at $61,536 ($15,384* per year) Nonresident students from a state participating in ACM. Must major in one of the following degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry OR Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering. For full details on eligibility and the application process: http://olemiss.edu/info/acm
Nonresident Alumni Scholarships $16,000 ($4,000 per year, per alumnus parent, toward the nonresident fee) Nonresident students who have at least a 2.5 GPA whose parent(s) received a degree from the university. Must apply before the end of the semester in which you would like to receive the award. Either complete the Special Programs & Scholarships Application or download the application from our website.

Grants for Mississippi Residents

All students who meet the eligibility criteria will be awarded.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME AWARD AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
Ole Miss Opportunity (OMO) Program This unique program provides a benefits package that covers base tuition plus standard allowances for housing and meals. For 2017-18, this guarantee of basic costs is valued at $17,414. OMO funding will “fill the gap” up to this cap after other scholarships/grants have been considered (including the Federal Pell Grant). The amount may change if the student’s financial need changes and/or if the student receives additional gift aid. Mississippi residents who are U.S. citizens, entering freshmen at the start of the fall 2017 semester, seeking a degree and enrolled full time and have a 3.0 high school GPA. Family adjusted gross income on the 2015 federal tax return must be at or below $32,500, and student must be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grant. In order to receive full benefits for four years, must live in university-owned housing. FAFSA must be submitted by March 1.
Sumner’s Grant Up to $5,000 per year Must be a resident of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery or Webster counties in Mississippi; enrolled in a degree program. Part-time students are also eligible. Must apply before the end of the semester in which you would like to receive the award. Complete application on our website.
Robert G. Barnett $4,000 ($1,000 per year) Mississippi residents who are graduates of Indianola Academy or Gentry High School. Preference given to residents of Sunflower County. Must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Must be admitted to the university.

State of Mississippi Financial Aid

Application available online at http://riseupms.com/state-aid/ beginning Oct. 1, 2016. Listed deadlines are subject to change. For more information, contact the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid at 601-432-6997 or 800-327-2980.

GRANT AWARD AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP) Covers tuition for no more than 10 regular semesters or until completion of first undergraduate degree. Mississippi residents who meet a specific high school core curriculum and demonstrate need as determined by FAFSA results. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours each semester at an eligible Mississippi college or university. Cumulative GPA 2.5 and a 20 ACT score. Family adjusted gross income requirements must be met. March 31
Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) Up to $500 per year for freshmen and sophomores and up to $1,000 per year for juniors and seniors. Undergraduate Mississippi residents who are enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours each semester at an eligible Mississippi college or university. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 and 15 ACT or 720 old SAT or 810 on the new SAT. Sept. 15, 2017
Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG) Up to $2,500 per year for a maximum for eight regular semesters. Undergraduate Mississippi residents who are enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours each semester at an eligible Mississippi college or university. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 and 29 ACT or 1280 old SAT or 1350 new SAT score or National Merit/National Achievement Scholar. Sept. 15, 2017
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Federal Grants, Loans, Work-Study

Federal student financial aid eligibility is determined by the information from a processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Have these documents ready when you begin completing your FAFSA on fafsa.gov:

  • Your driver’s license and Social Security numbers
  • A copy of your and your parents’ IRS tax return transcript (2015 returns for the fall 2017-18 academic year). If not available, you may estimate and update figures later. Attempt to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer income information into your FAFSA.
  • Your and your parents’ W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Records of untaxed income such as clergy allowances and child support
  • Current bank statements
  • Business and farm records
  • Stock, bond and other investment records
  • Your alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

Students need to submit the FAFSA no later than March 1 for priority consideration (to allow adequate time for the verification process). If a FAFSA is selected for verification by the federal processor, the student must provide specific documents (which may include a copy of the parents’ and student’s IRS tax return transcript and W-2 forms) to the Office of Financial Aid. We will confirm that the information submitted on the FAFSA is correct. Students will not be awarded any federal aid or considered for any need-based scholarships until verification is complete. Verification typically takes two to three weeks.

Federal Grants: A form of gift aid, federal grants do not have to be repaid. They are awarded to students who have financial need as determined by a processed FAFSA and who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.

GRANT AWARD AMOUNT ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
Pell Grant The maximum award for 2017-18 is $5,970. Students may receive this grant for no more than the equivalent of six years of full-time enrollment. This award is an entitlement if you qualify. Any student working on his/her first undergraduate degree. The Office of Financial Aid determines the actual award amount based on enrollment status and expected family contribution (EFC). May submit 2016-17 FAFSA before June 30, but in order to receive funds for fall/spring, must submit it before the end of the spring semester.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Grant amount varies; it is typically no more than $500 per year. The allocation is limited. Undergraduate students with exceptional need (lowest EFCs). May submit 2016-17 FAFSA before June 30, but in order to receive funds for fall/spring, must submit it before end of the spring semester. Due to limited funding, the fall/spring awards are typically expended by April 1.

Loans: Some families may need to consider student and/or parent loans to help meet the cost of attending the university. It is very important to understand how all types of loans work and what to do when it comes time to repay these loans. Always come to us with questions or to talk things through before taking out a loan.

There are two types of Federal Direct student loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. They are both made possible through the U.S. Department of Education. Annual borrowing limits vary according to classification and dependency status, and are limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid the student receives. Repayment begins six months after the student leaves school or becomes enrolled less than half time. The interest rate has been fixed at 3.76 percent for 2016-17. Completing loan entrance counseling and electronically signing a Master Promissory Note for these loans is required.

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan: Eligibility is based on a student’s financial need determined by federal guidelines. The federal government pays the interest for students while they have the status of at least half-time enrollment in school.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: Available to students regardless of income or need, but the student is responsible for the interest charges that begin to accrue immediately.

Annual Direct Loan: borrowing limits for dependent and independent students (for definition of dependency status, please see finaid.olemiss.edu).

Dependent Student

FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR
Subsidized $3,500 $4,500 $5,500 $5,500
Unsubsidized $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Total $5,500 $6,500 $7,500 $7,500

Independent Student

FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR
Subsidized $3,500 $4,500 $5,500 $5,500
Unsubsidized $6,000 $6,000 $7,000 $7,000
Total $9,500 $10,500 $12,500 $12,500

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS): Parents have the opportunity to submit an application for a PLUS loan. If a parent is denied the loan, then the dependent student may be eligible to borrow up to an additional $4,000 in Direct Unsubsidized loans if a freshman or sophomore and $5,000 if a junior or senior. If a parent is approved for the loan, then the parent may borrow up to the student’s total cost of attendance less other financial aid received such as grants and scholarships. Please note that if one parent is approved and another parent denied for the same student, then the dependent student is ineligible for the additional Direct Unsubsidized loans per federal regulations.

Federal Health Professions Student Loan: Loans are available to eligible pharmacy students who demonstrate financial need. The interest rate is fixed at 5.0 percent and does not accrue until repayment begins. Because funds are limited, award amounts usually do not exceed $5,000 per year.

Nonfederal Private Loans: Private loans are available to students who are ineligible for federal student loans or who need more loan funds than the federal program can supply. Being approved for a private loan depends largely on the credit score of the borrower (and co-signer, if applicable). Private loan products vary significantly, and students should consider the terms and conditions carefully when selecting a private loan program.

Employment: Working on or off campus while enrolled in school will not only expose you to different people, build your resume, help you with time-management skills and provide you with leadership opportunities, but it could also help pay for your education. Let’s take a look:

Federal Work-Study: Part-time employment of 10-15 hours per week may be available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by a processed FAFSA. Jobs are available in campus departments and at approved off-campus sites.

Student Employment: Part-time jobs on campus are coordinated through the Student Employment Office. Financial need is not required for these employment opportunities.

Job Location and Development Program: This program is administered by the Career Center and assists students in finding jobs in the community. Financial need is not required to participate in this program.

Cost of Attendance: The cost of college is more than a flat tuition rate. Our estimated cost of attendance is composed of both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include tuition & fees, housing and meal plans, for which you would receive an actual bill. Indirect costs include books, other supplies, and personal and travel expenses. It is very important to consider both while making your financial plan.

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2017-18
Undergraduate • Full-time enrollment

Expense Amount
Tuition $7,950*
Capital Improvements Fee $100
Housing $6,079**
Food $4,422***
Books & Supplies $1,200
Personal & Travel $4,660
Total for Mississippi Residents $24,411
Additional Fee for Nonresidents $15,384*
Total for Nonresidents $39,795

*Pharmacy/Pre-Pharm tuition is higher. Please see finaid.olemiss.edu for details.

**Double occupancy in a standard residence hall is expected to be $5,042.

***Minimum meal/food plan is expected to be $3,029 in 2017-18.
Meal plans are not required for transfer students.

Note: These amounts are estimated and subject to change without notice.
Please see finaid.olemiss.edu for the latest cost estimates.

We hope this information has been helpful. Our staff is ready to welcome you to the Ole Miss family and to help you understand the financial aspect of attending the university. Visit us any time.

Contact Us:
Office of Financial Aid

257 Martindale
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. No appointment necessary.
The Ole Miss Student Financial Services Help Line (800-891-4596) accepts calls until 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
finaid@olemiss.edu
Fax: 662-915-1164

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checklist for admissions, scholarships & financial aid

□ Submit an online application by visiting olemiss.edu/apply. A $40 application fee for Mississippi residents or a $60 application fee for nonresidents is required.

□ Request high school to send official transcripts and senior class schedule.

□ Have official, electronic ACT/SAT scores sent directly from the testing agency to the admissions office.

□ Estimate your college cost at Ole Miss with our Net Price Calculator: finaid.olemiss.edu. Make sure you explore all scholarship, grant, loan and student employment options with an advisor!

□ Submit the online Special Programs & Scholarships Application. Priority date is Jan. 5. Final deadline is Feb. 15. This application is important; it can only be filled out before initial enrollment.

□ Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority date is March 1.

□ Accept your financial aid award online in your myOleMiss account.

□ If you are awarded and want to utilize Federal Direct loans, you must accept them on myOleMiss. You will also need to complete Loan Entrance Counseling and electronically sign a Master Promissory Note on the federal website: studentloans.gov.

□ Sign up for direct deposit with the Bursar’s Office for easier transfer of remaining financial aid funds, if any, after your bursar bill has been paid.

□ Mississippi residents must file an application for MTAG and/or MESG by Sept. 15. Other state aid, such as William Winter and HELP, must be submitted by March 31.

Check your application status 24 hours a day at olemiss.edu/mystatus

To receive most forms of aid, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible degree. International students should contact the Office of International Programs.

once you'readmitted

Visit admissions.olemiss.edu/recent-admissions for the next steps to become an official Ole Miss student! This link shows you how to activate your web ID and email and how to remove any new student holds.

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important dates anddeadlines

July 2016

  • July 1 — Admission application is available for fall 2017.
  • July 1 — The Special Programs & Scholarships Application is available.

September 2016

  • Sept. 15 —First acceptance letters are mailed.

October 2016

For first-time incoming freshmen (fall 2017/spring 2018)

Housing application begins — For information on specific access times, please see the student housing insert in the acceptance information you received and visit studenthousing.olemiss.edu. Also check your Ole Miss Gmail regularly for important student housing information.

  • Oct. 1 — First date to complete the 2017-18 FAFSA and MTAG/MESG application with the state of Mississippi.

January 2017

  • Jan. 5 — Application deadline for admissions and scholarships for the Croft Institute, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Ole Miss Women’s Council and the Lott Leadership Institute, as well as Newman and Carrier scholarships, Luckyday Success scholarships and STAMPS scholarships.
  • Jan. 15 — Living-Learning Community (LLC), Freshman Interest Group (FIG) and Residential College (RC) applications open. All community applications open within the myOleMiss housing application on Jan. 15, 2017, at 12 p.m. CST. The priority application deadline is April 1, 2017.

February 2017

  • Feb. 15 — Final deadline to submit the Scholarships tab on the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.

March 2017

  • March 1 — Priority date for submission of the FAFSA. Deadline to submit the FAFSA for Luckyday Success and Ole Miss Opportunity Scholarship consideration.
  • March 6 — Online registration for orientation opens at 8:30 a.m. CDT.
  • March 31 — Deadline to submit Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP) application.

schedule a visit

Come see us! Schedule a visit today, and experience Ole Miss firsthand. Ole Miss offers weekday visits that give you the best glimpse of everyday life as an Ole Miss student. For those who find it difficult to visit on a weekday, we offer Saturday Special Events on select Saturdays to provide more opportunities to visit campus. Registration for Saturday Special Events opens eight weeks prior to each event.

Go to admissions.olemiss.edu/visit and learn more!

Want to join our mailing list? Become an Ole Miss VIP!
Visit admissions.olemiss.edu/request.information to sign up for our VIP mailing list, and launch a web page specifically designed for prospective students.

Ole Miss Visit Campus!

2016-17 Saturday Special Events
Aug. 27 — Open House
Oct. 15 — Fall Visit Day
Dec. 3 — Open House
Jan. 21 — Open House
Feb. 18 — Open House
Mar. 25 — Open House
April 22 — Junior Preview Day

Please visit admissions.olemiss.edu in summer 2017 for 2017-18 dates.

olemiss.edu/visit

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contact names, numbers and URLs

Division of Student Affairs

Campus Recreation

662-915-5591

campusrec.olemiss.edu

Career Center

662-915-7174

career.olemiss.edu

Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement

662-915-1689

inclusion.olemiss.edu

Center for Student Success & First-Year Experience

662-915-5970

cssfye.olemiss.edu

Luckyday Program

662-915-1592

luckydayscholarship.olemiss.edu

Office of Admissions

662-915-7226

admissions.olemiss.edu

Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct

662-915-1387

conflictresolution.olemiss.edu

Office of Financial Aid

800-891-4596

finaid.olemiss.edu

Office of the Dean of Students

662-915-7247

dos.olemiss.edu

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

662-915-7705

studentaffairs.olemiss.edu

Ole Miss Student Union

662-915-1044

saa.olemiss.edu

Student Disability Services

662-915-7128

sds.olemiss.edu

Student Health Services

662-915-7274

healthcenter.olemiss.edu

Student Housing

662-915-7328

studenthousing.olemiss.edu

University Counseling Center

662-915-3784

counseling.olemiss.edu

University Police and Campus Safety

662-915-7234

upd.olemiss.edu

 

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Hallmark Academic Programs

Center for Manufacturing Excellence

662-915-2633

cme.olemiss.edu

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

662-915-5993

southernstudies.olemiss.edu

Chinese Language Flagship Program

662-915-3773

olemiss.edu/chinese

Croft Institute for International Studies

662-915-1500

croft.olemiss.edu

Lott Leadership Institute

662-915-3189

lottinst.olemiss.edu

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

662-915-7294

honors.olemiss.edu

 

Extracurricular Activities

Air Force ROTC

662-915-7357

olemiss.edu/orgs/afrotc

Army ROTC

662-915-7085

armyrotc.com/edu/univms

Athletics

662-915-7241

olemisssports.com

Cheerleading and Dance Team

662-915-1806

spirit.olemissrebels.com

Choral Activities

662-915-5115

choral.olemiss.edu

Club Sports and Intramurals

662-915-5591

campusrec.olemiss.edu

Forensics and Debate Team

662-915-7621

outreach.olemiss.edu/depts/forensics

Fraternity & Sorority Life

662-915-7609

greeks.olemiss.edu

Navy ROTC

662-915-5831

nrotc.olemiss.edu

Student Media

662-915-5503

smc.olemiss.edu

Study Abroad

662-915-1508

outreach.olemiss.edu/study_abroad

University Band

662-915-7390

band.olemiss.edu

 

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PATTERSON SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

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SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES

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  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
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