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The University of Mississippi - 2016

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Regular admission will be granted to the following: 1) all students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum of a 3.20 high school GPA on the CPC, 2) all students completing the CPC with (a) a minimum of a 2.50 high school GPA on the CPC or a class rank in the top 50%, and (b) a score of 16 or higher on the ACT (composite); and 3) all students completing the CPC with (a) a minimum of a 2.00 high school GPA on the CPC and (b) a score of 18 or higher on the ACT (composite). CPC includes: 4 units of English, 3 units of Mathematics including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, 3 units of Science including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, 3 units of Social Studies, 2 units of Advanced Electives, and 1/2 unit of Computer Applications. Transfer students may be accepted from regional accredited colleges and universities if a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA has been maintained on all acceptable academic courses attempted AND 30 specified semester hours completed successfully.


In the College Preparatory Curriculum, English must have substantial communication skills components, a 4th higher-level Mathematics class is recommended, 2 of the 3 units of the Science courses chosen must be lab-based, Social Studies should include 1 unit U.S. History, World History (1 unit with substantial Geography component), 1/2 unit Government, 1/2 unit Economics or 1/2 unit Geography. Advanced Electives may be met by 2 units from the following four courses, one of which must be Foreign Language or World Geography; Foreign Language, World Geography, 4th year lab-based Science, 4th year Mathematics. The Computer Applications course should include wordprocessing, spreadsheets, basic computer terminology, and hardware operation. For college transfer students, the completed 24 semester hours of college work must include 6 hours of English Composition, 3 semester hours of College Algebra or above, and 6 semester hours of Laboratory Science.

Non-Residents of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi is proud that our student body is enriched by a diverse pool of students from around the nation and the world. Non-resident 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 1030 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading/Mathematics only) will be granted regular admission to the University.
Non-resident 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.
In addition to grades and test scores, the University Admissions Committee may consider a variety of factors to assess a non-resident applicant’s potential for success at UM and to make an admissions decision. The factors considered may include and 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. The University’s Admissions Committee will review all application materials and make an admissions decision.
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. Non-residents of Mississippi applying for first-year admission for the summer or fall terms are encouraged to submit all application materials no later than April 1.
Non-residents submitting all application materials (including the Non-Resident Admissions Application Supplement) by November 1 will be notified of their admissions status by December 1.
Nonresidents will be notified of their admissions status once all application materials are received (including the Non-Resident Admissions Application Supplement) and according to the following schedule:

* October 1 " will be notified by November 1
* November 1 " will be notified by December 1
* December 1 " will be notified by January 7
* January 1 " will be notified by February 1
* February 1 " will be notified by March 1
* March 1 " will be notified by April 1
* April 1 " will be notified by May 1
* May 1 " will be notified by June 1
* June 1 " will be notified by July 1
* July 1 " will be notified by Aug 1