Use this guide to help you along with the process of transferring from another school. We'll guide you through the process.
Use this guide to help you along with the process of transferring from another school. We'll guide you through the process.
As a transfer student, your move to the Ole Miss family will be one of the most important in your life — and also one of the smoothest. Here are just a few of the reasons why transferring to Ole Miss is the right move:
“The University of Mississippi makes strides every day to give every transfer student a welcoming place to network and grow. We have numerous transfer specific organizations such as the Transfer Leadership Organization and Phi Theta Kappa Alumni, as well as many nonspecific transfer organizations. Getting involved is the easiest way to make the transition process the smoothest. So put yourself out there, and see what all Ole Miss has to offer!”
— Justin Mills, Vancleave, Mississippi, senior, business management; Transferred from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
|Undergraduate student population||18,517|
|Total student population||24,250|
|Greek system involvement||42%|
|Based on fall 2016-17 enrollment|
Transfer students may be admitted under one of the following conditions:
All applicants should submit required materials well in advance of the term for which they intend to enroll. Applications received after April 1 are evaluated on a competitive, space-available basis.
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Former University of Mississippi students who have had a break in enrollment of one or more semesters must apply for readmission. Official copies of transcripts are required from all colleges attended since the last UM enrollment. Students who were academically dismissed from the university may not be eligible for automatic readmission. Readmission will be to the school or department in which the student was enrolled when he or she last attended UM. Students wishing to change majors first must be admitted and then may meet with an adviser from the program in which they wish to enroll. If you would like to apply for readmission, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 662-915-7792.
All students born after Jan. 1, 1957, must submit proof of two immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella prior to registering for classes. Medical history forms are available online at the Student Health Center website: healthcenter.olemiss.edu/health-requirements-and-forms.
Students must gain admission to the university before applying for housing. Admission for housing is offered throughout the year on a rolling basis (beginning in mid-September for summer or fall applicants). Students with at least 30 transferrable hours may choose to live on or off campus as space allows. On-campus housing for transfer students is limited at the University of Mississippi. Student Housing applications are available online for admitted and enrolled students. All housing-related questions and concerns should be directed to the Department of Student Housing by calling 662-915-7328 or by visiting studenthousing.olemiss.edu.
All transfer students must attend an orientation session to prepare for enrollment at the university. At Ole Miss, orientation includes academic advising and registration for classes, so it is an essential part of starting your college career. Each admitted student receives orientation registration information during the semester prior to his or her declared term of enrollment. For more information, please visit orientation.olemiss.edu.
A World Education Services (WES) evaluation is required of students who wish to receive undergraduate transfer credit at the University of Mississippi for any courses previously completed at a college/university (postsecondary education) outside the U.S. You will find all the information you need at wes.org.
In addition to submitting official transcripts of all course work completed at the higher educational level to the University of Mississippi, students must also arrange for their official transcripts from colleges/universities outside the U.S. to be submitted to WES.
It is critical that you read and follow the “Required Documents” information specific to your country of study to ensure that your evaluation is completed as quickly as possible.
If your transcripts and diplomas are in languages other than English, you must provide a translation. Please make sure that University of Mississippi is listed as one of the recipients of the WES evaluation. Once all the required documentation has been received by WES, the evaluation usually takes from seven to 10 days.
The university offers a wide array of financial aid opportunities including grants, loans and work-study. The staff at the Office of Financial Aid works diligently to help you achieve your educational goals. We want to recognize your achievements and needs by putting together a strong financial aid package. For additional information, please visit our website at finaid.olemiss.edu or call 800-891-4596.
All students must be admitted to the University of Mississippi to be considered for scholarships. Transfer students must be transferring directly from a community college, plan to enroll full time (unless otherwise indicated) and submit a transcript that includes three semesters of grades. The transfer GPA, as calculated by the University of Mississippi, will include grades from all prior colleges attended. Any additional requirements are mentioned below.
Some scholarships are awarded through academic departments. To be considered for these awards, students must be admitted into the school or have listed the specific major on their admission application.
For more information about performance and service-based scholarships, please contact the specific department of interest:
Federal student financial aid eligibility is determined by the information from a processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid advisors are trained to review your eligibility and make the puzzle pieces fit as well as possible! These funds are meant to support your educational goals, so please make sure you consider all your school-related expenses, and budget accordingly. It’s important to plan ahead and develop your financial plan now.
State of Mississippi Financial Aid: Application available online at 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.
|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 full time 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.) Must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours each semester.||Sept. 15, 2017|
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. Please see finaid.olemiss.edu for details.
|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 2017-18 FAFSA before June 30, but 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 $650 per year. The allocation is limited.||Undergraduate students with exceptional need (lowest EFCs).||May submit 2017-18 FAFSA before June 30, but 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’s important to understand how all types of loans work and what steps you can take now to plan ahead when it comes time to repay these loans. Always come to us with questions or to talk things through before taking out a loan. Please see finaid.olemiss.edu for details.
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. Students must be enrolled at least half time to qualify. 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 are required.
Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan: Eligibility is based on a student’s financial need determined by the FAFSA. 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):
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. Students must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible. 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 Perkins Loan: Long-term, low-interest loans are available to undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Students must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible. Because funds are limited, award amounts usually do not exceed $2,000 per year. The interest rate is fixed at 5.0 percent, and does not accrue until repayment begins. Students must accept their Federal Direct Loans before they are eligible for this loan.
Federal Health Professions Student Loan: Loans of up to the cost of attendance 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.
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.
Student Employment: Working on or off campus while enrolled in college 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.
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. Please see our website for details: finaid.olemiss.edu.
Part-time Employment on Campus: 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 assists students in finding jobs in the community. Financial need is not required to participate in this program that is administered by the Career Center.
Office of Financial Aid
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. No appointment necessary.
800-891-4596 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ole Miss Student Financial Services Help Line
(1-800-891-4596) accepts phone calls until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
|Estimated Cost of Attendance 2017-18 Undergraduate • Full-time enrollment|
|Capital Improvements Fee||$100|
|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 our website for details.
** Double occupancy in a standard residence hall will be $5,042 in 2017-18.
*** Minimum meal/food plan is expected to be $3,029 in 2017-18, plus $500 for FLEX credits. Meal plans are not required for transfer students.
Note: These amounts are estimated and subject to change without notice. Please see our website for the latest cost estimates.
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