Why Ole Miss?

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:

  • Your academic course work during your first two years will plug right into our bachelor�s degree programs and let you stay on track for graduation.
  • Average junior-level and senior-level classes at Ole Miss have 20-30 students and are probably smaller than some of the classes you are taking now.
  • Because of smaller classes, our excellent teachers are able to take a personal interest in their students.
  • Our Financial Aid Office works hard to help you receive the combination of grants, scholarships, loans and employment you will need to finance your education.
  • Our Phi Theta Kappa scholarship is worth $6,500 ($3,250 per year for two years). Nonresidents will receive an additional $3,000 per year for two years towards the nonresident fee.
  • Our Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Chapter, Gamma of Mississippi, keeps you connected to your fellow PTK members after they leave their community colleges and come to the Ole Miss campus.

History

Chartered by the Mississippi Legislature in 1844, the University of Mississippi opened its doors to 80 students in 1848. The university also is affectionately known as Ole Miss. Established as a liberal arts institution, Ole Miss offers degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts, Patterson School of Accountancy, School of Applied

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Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Engineering, Graduate School, Meek School of Journalism and New Media, School of Law and School of Pharmacy. The university also operates campuses at the DeSoto Center in Southaven, the Advanced Education Center in Tupelo, the Booneville Center on the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus, the Grenada Regional Center, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The Campus

Although the main UM campus comprises 640 acres, the layout of the academic buildings is compact, allowing students plenty of time to get from one building to another between classes. More than $250 million in public and private funds have been spent over the last 10 years to renovate or construct new facilities on the Ole Miss campus, including residence halls, the performing arts center, sports venues both large and small, and academic buildings.

Oxford

Oxford

The city of Oxford, with a population of around 19,000, combines the safety, charm and friendliness of small-town life with urban amenities and excitement. Livability named Oxford No. 2 on its list of �Top 10� college towns 2012, and Turner South Television said attractions from the historic Court- house Square to William Faulkner�s Rowan Oak are part of what makes Oxford so distinctive. An independent bookstore The New Yorker magazine described as being as good as or better than any in New York City, a bounty of independently owned and nationally recognized eateries and fine-dining establishments, and dynamic visual and performing arts venues help give Oxford its urban personality. However, if you want a jolt of city life, Oxford is just 75 miles away from Memphis, Tenn.

Applying for Admission

Transfer Admission Requirements

Transfer students may be admitted under one of the following conditions:

  • Earn an associate�s degree intended for transfer to a four-year school from an accredited community college with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA as calculated by the University of Mississippi.
  • Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA as calculated by the University of Mississippi on all transferable credit and have

successfully completed at least the following 30 semester hours of college work with a 2.00 cumulative GPA at a regionally accredited school:

    • 6 semester hours of English Composition
    • 3 semester hours of College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning or a higher level math
    • 6 semester hours of Laboratory Science
    • 9 semester hours of Humanities and Fine Arts
    • 6 semester hours of Social or Behavioral Sciences
  • Meet the freshman admissions requirements and have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA as calculated by the University of Mississippi on transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university.

Application Checklist and Deadlines

  • Submit an online application by visiting www.olemiss.edu/admissions and clicking Apply Online. A $40 application fee for Mississippi residents or $60 application fee for nonresidents is required.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. If you are to be admitted under freshman admissions criteria, please submit an official high school transcript in addition to official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
  • If you are to be admitted under freshman admissions criteria, have official ACT/SAT scores sent electronically by the testing agency.

All applicants should submit required materials well in advance of the term for which they intend to enroll. Nonresidents of Mississippi applying for first-year admission for the summer or fall terms should submit all application mate- rials no later than April 1. Applications received after April 1 will be evaluated on a competitive, space-available basis.

Group of Students

Readmission

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.

Immunization Requirement

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 Services website.

Applying for Housing

Students must gain admission to the university before applying for housing. The application 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 transferable hours may choose to live on or off campus. Housing applications are available online through your myOleMiss account at http://my.olemiss.edu/irj/portal for admitted and enrolled students. All housing- related questions and concerns should be directed to the Department of Student Housing.

Orientation

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's an essential part of starting your college career. Each admitted student will receive orientation registration information during the semester prior to his or her declared term of enrollment. For more information, please visit orientation.olemiss.edu/.

Getting Involved

You can choose to get involved in one or more of the 275 student organizations on the Ole Miss campus. Religious, political, special-interest and professional organizations are great ways to meet students with shared interests and add experience to your resume. We even offer the Transfer Leadership Organization.

The Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Chapter, Gamma of Mississippi, promotes the continuing connection among PTK members after they leave their community colleges and come to the Ole Miss campus. Involvement in the chapter provides students with a network for socializing, opportunities to recruit fellow PTK members, an outlet for community service and leadership, and encouragement to achieve academic excellence.

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 will open eight weeks prior to each event.

Click here to register and learn more!

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Undergraduate programs at Ole Miss

Bachelor of General Studies
General Studies

College of Liberal Arts
Aerospace Studies (minor)
African American Studies
Anthropology
Arabic (minor)
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biological Science
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Cinema (minor)
Classics
Computer Science
Economics

English
Environmental Studies (minor)
Forensic Chemistry
French
Gender Studies (minor)
German
Health Professions
    Clinical Laboratory Science *
    Cytotechnology *
    Dental Hygiene *
    Medical Technology
    Nursing *
    Occupational Therapy *
    Radiologic Sciences *

* The final one or two years of this program must be completed at a professional school such as the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

History
International Studies
Italian (minor)
Japanese (minor)
Liberal Studies (3 minors)
Linguistics
Mathematics
Medieval Studies (minor)
Military Science (minor)
Music
Naval Science (minor)
Neuroscience (minor)
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Portuguese (minor)
Psychology
Public Policy Leadership
Religious Studies
Russian (minor)
Sociology
Southern Studies
Spanish
Theatre Arts

School of Accountancy
Accountancy

School of Applied Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Criminal Justice
Dietetics and Nutrition
Exercise Science
Hospitality Management

Intelligence and Security Studies (minor)
Paralegal Studies
Park and Recreation Management
Social Work

School of Business Administration
Banking and Finance
Economics
Management
Management Information Systems
Managerial Finance
Marketing
Marketing and Corporate Relations
Real Estate
Risk Management and Insurance

School of Education
Elementary Education
Secondary Education

School of Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer and Information Science
Electrical Engineering
General Engineering
Geological Engineering
Geology
Mechanical Engineering

School of Journalism and New Media
Integrated Marketing Communications
Journalism

Lyceum Building with Double Decker Bus

School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Graduate School
More than 70 master�s degree programs and 40 doctoral degree programs

School of Law
Law (J.D. degree)

Pre-Professional Areas
Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Theology
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

To learn more about academics, visit www.olemiss.edu and click "Academics."

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The university offers a wide array of financial aid opportunities, including grants, loans and work-study. For additional information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarships

You must be admitted to the university (priority deadline Feb. 1) to be considered for the scholarships listed here. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and transferring directly from a community college. The calculation of the transfer GPA will include the grades from all prior colleges attended. You must be enrolled full-time to receive these awards. Further details can be found on the

financial aid website: finaid.olemiss.edu. Any additional requirements are mentioned below.

Lyceum Scholars Awards

  • Award Amount: Full resident tuition per year for two years (fall and spring semesters)
  • Eligibility: Transfer students with at least a 3.0 GPA and 48 transferable community college credit hours and an exemplary record of leadership and service
  • Selection: Based on a scholarship application
  • For More Information: Contact Jason McCormick (jason@olemiss.edu) or Tyler Biggs (tyler@olemiss.edu), or call the Office of Enrollment Services: 662-915-7226 or 1-800-OLE MISS (in Mississippi).

Community College Leadership Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $2,500 ($1,250 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Transfer students with at least a 3.0 GPA and 48 transferable community college credit hours and an exemplary record of leadership and service
  • Selection: Based on scholarship application
  • For More Information: Contact Jason McCormick (jason@olemiss.edu) or Tyler Biggs (tyler@olemiss.edu), or call the Office of Enrollment Services: 662-915-7226 or 1-800-OLE MISS (in Mississippi).�

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $6,500 ($3,250 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Transfer students with a 3.5 GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours and membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Members of the All Mississippi Team will
  • receive an additional one-time-only $1,000 scholarship, and another $1,000 one-time-only scholarship will be awarded to those students who become members of the All American Team. Nonresidents will receive an additional $3,000 per year for two years towards the nonresident fee.
  • How to Apply: No separate application required; PTK must be indicated on official transcript, or students may bring a copy of the PTK membership card to the Office of Financial Aid or fax a copy to 662-915-1164.
  • For More Information: Contact the Office of Financial Aid: 800-891-4596. Email: finaid@olemiss.edu

Community College Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $3,000 ($1,500 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Awarded to community college transfer students with a 3.0 overall transfer GPA or higher and 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this award.
  • How to Apply: Students must complete the University of Mississippi admissions application. No additional application is required.
  • For More Information: Contact the Office of Financial Aid: 800-891-4596. Email: finaid@olemiss.edu

Luckyday University Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $9,200 (up to $4,600 per year)
  • Eligibility: Awarded to a select group of 25 community college transfer students with a 2.5 overall GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students receiving
  • this award must be Mississippi residents and must be transferring from a Mississippi community college. In addition, students selected must have remaining financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after other scholarships and grants have been awarded.
  • How to Apply: To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must file the FAFSA by March 1 and should complete the Luckyday University Scholarship Application.
  • For More Information: Contact the Office of Financial Aid: 800-891-4596. Email: finaid@olemiss.edu

Community College Student Body President Awards

  • Award Amount: $2,000 ($1,000 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Awarded to community college transfer students who served in the top elected position at their community college and have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and at least 48 transferable community college credit hours.

Phi Theta Kappa President Awards

  • Award Amount: $1,000 ($500 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Awarded to community college transfer students who served as president of Phi Theta Kappa at their community college and have a minimum 3.5 overall GPA and at least 48 transferable community college credit hours.
  • How to Apply: Students must provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid and must be admitted to the university.
  • For More Information: Contact the Office of Financial Aid: 800-891-4596. Email: finaid@olemiss.edu

Osher Reentry Scholarships

  • Award Amount: up to $2,500 per year ($1,250 per semester) based on availability of funds
  • Eligibility: Awarded to 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; 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).
  • How to Apply: Students must complete the Osher Application found at finaid.olemiss.edu beginning April 1 with a deadline of July 1.
  • For More Information: Contact the Office of Financial Aid: 800-891-4596. Email: finaid@olemiss.edu

Military Service Nonresident Scholarships

  • Award Amount: This scholarship pays for the full nonresident fee, currently valued at $43,872 ($10,968 per year).
  • Eligibility: Awarded to incoming undergraduates 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.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarships

  • Award Amount: up to $10,000 ($2,500 per year)
  • Eligibility: Awarded to nonresident students who are service members (or dependents who receive transferred benefits) who qualify at the 100 percent rate of the post-9/11 GI Bill. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis up to the maximum number of students, as set each year by Ole Miss.

Nonresident Alumni Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $12,000 ($3,000 per year toward out-of-state tuition). Students can receive an additional $3,000 per year if the second parent also is an alumnus of the university.
  • Eligibility: Awarded to nonresident students whose parent(s) received a degree from the university.

Cost of Attendance

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*Based on full-time tuition for 2013-14.

**Based on the rates for a meal plan and room in the Residential College. Double occupancy in a traditional university residence hall averages $4,350 per year, and the minimum meal/food plan averages $2,490 per year.

�Early Entry (EE 1-3) and pre-pharmacy tuition is $9,292 and the nonresident fee is $12,776.

Note: These costs are estimated and subject to change without notice. Please see our website for the latest cost estimates.

Contact Information

Division of Student Affairs Departments

Admissions
662-915-7226
admissions.olemiss.edu/

Campus Recreation
662-915-5591
campusrec.olemiss.edu/

Career Center
662-915-7174
www.career.olemiss.edu

Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct
662-915-1387
conflictresolution.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

Financial Aid
800-891-4596
finaid.olemiss.edu

Student Health
662-915-7274
healthcenter.olemiss.edu

Student Housing
662-915-7328
www.housing.olemiss.edu

University Counseling Center
662-915-3784
www.olemiss.edu/counseling

University Police
662-915-7234
www.olemiss.edu/police

Unique Academic Programs

Center for Manufacturing Excellence
662-915-2633
www.olemiss.edu/depts/CME

Center for the Study of Southern Culture
662-915-5993
www.olemiss.edu/depts/south

Croft Institute for International Studies
662-915-1500
www.croft.olemiss.edu

Lott Leadership Institute
662-915-3189
www.lottinst.olemiss.edu

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
662-915-7294
www.honors.olemiss.edu

Extracurricular Activities

Air Force ROTC
662-915-7357
http://dos.olemiss.edu

Army ROTC
662-915-7085
www.armyrotc.com/edu/univms

Navy ROTC
662-915-5831
nrotc.olemiss.edu

Cheerleading and Dance Team
662-915-1806

Choral Activities
662-915-5115
www.olemiss.edu/depts/music/choral

Student Media
662-915-5503
www.olemiss.edu/depts/stu_media

Forensics and Debate Team
662-915-7621
www.outreach.olemiss.edu/depts/forensics

Greek Affairs
662-915-7609
www.olemiss.edu/greeks

University Band
662-915-7390
www.olemiss.edu/depts/band

Study Abroad
662-915-1508
www.outreach.olemiss.edu/study_abroad

Athletics
662-915-7241
olemisssports.com

Club Sports and Intramurals
662-915-5591
www.olemiss.edu/campusrec

Academic Assistance

Student Disability Services
662-915-7128
www.olemiss.edu/depts/sds

Academic Support Services
662-915-5970
www.olemiss.edu/depts/asc/

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