Transfer Students

Wherever you're coming from, we are here to guide you through the transfer process, help you feel at home on campus, and acclimate you to a new environment.

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Thinking about transferring to Ole Miss? Here's what you need to know

The University of Mississippi is the perfect place to finish your undergraduate degree. Over 1,000 students transfer from a community college or another four-year institution to the Oxford campus each year.

Our transfer students are dedicated, hardworking, and excited to be UM students. 

Who can transfer to Ole Miss?

To transfer to the University of Mississippi, students must have already completed an associate degree at a community or junior college, or have completed at least 30 credits hours toward a bachelor's degree with cumulative a 2.0 GPA.

If you do not have 30 transferrable hours, you must meet resident freshmen requirements.

Why should I transfer to the University of Mississippi?

Transferring to Ole Miss will be one of the most important decisions of your life. Your academic future is important to us. So we'll make sure your transition to campus is as smooth as possible and we'll help you find your path to success once you're here. 

Not convinced, yet? Here are five reasons you should transfer to UM:

  1. If you join us from a Mississippi community or junior college, your coursework already aligns with our bachelor’s requirements. In other words, you'll finish your degree on time without having to retake key courses.
  2. Junior- and senior-year classes at Ole Miss average 20 to 30 students, which means you won't feel like a number or get lost in the crowd. You'll get to know your classmates in small, group settings, and you'll get one-on-one instruction from your professors. To top it all off? Professors will also direct you to career-building opportunities outside the classroom. 
  3. Our Oxford campus and the surrounding community offer something for everyone. Once you're in Oxford, you get to enjoy a strong local music and food scene, Greek life, literary history, Ole Miss Athletics, and so much more. And just in case transferring feels overwhelming, our Transfer Leadership Organization offers programming and services to help you find your place on campus. For more information, check us out on The Forum or follow us on Instagram!
  4. The University of Mississippi wants to acknowledge your achievements and show our commitment to providing a quality, affordable education. That's why transfer students are eligible for grants and loans. If your transferring from a community or junior college we also have unique scholarships available. 
  5. Last but not least. UM knows that transfer students have valuable life experiences to bring to the classroom. That's why we offer a straightforward transfer credit evaluation that applies your hard work toward your degree and overall GPA. We'll also consider any military service, CLEP exams, and AP and IB courses.

Ready to take the next step? Review all requirements below and use our step-by-step transfer planner to meet all deadlines.

Transfer Student Requirements

Students may be accepted for transfer from regionally accredited colleges and universities if they have earned an associate degree intended for transfer to a four-year school with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. In addition, students may be accepted from other regionally accredited colleges and universities if a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA has been maintained on all coursework attempted, with the exception of vocational/technical or other courses not acceptable for transfer.

Every attempt on repeated courses is counted toward the cumulative GPA. Applicants must list all colleges attended on the application for admission. Failure to provide information about prior college attendance is grounds for disciplinary action, including immediate dismissal from the university.

In addition, the applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  • The applicant must submit official high school records as well as college transcripts to meet the freshman admissibility requirement.
  • Successfully completion of at least the following 30 semester hours of college work at a regionally accredited school with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA:
  • 6 hours of English Composition;
  • 3 hours of college algebra or quantitative reasoning (taken from a department of mathematics) or a more advanced mathematics course;
  • 6 hours of laboratory science;
  • 6 hours of social or behavioral science; and,
  • 9 hours of fine arts and humanities.

Mississippi resident freshman admission requirements and has at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college-level transferable coursework.

Review all resident requirements for incoming freshman students


Credit Evaluation

Once you enroll at Ole Miss, all previously completed coursework will be evaluated. All accepted credits will be posted to your permanent academic record. In addition to showing completion of general requirements and degree coursework, accepted credits will be factored into your cumulative GPA.

Accepted already, but want to wait?

If you were accepted to the University of Mississippi as a high school senior but choose to attend a community or junior college first, you can “TAG” yourself. The University of Mississippi will guarantee your admission for up to two years, provided you meet the following criteria:

  • attend only regionally accredited community/junior colleges;
  • maintain at least a 2.0 GPA on all transferable work as calculated by the University of Mississippi; and,
  • transfer to Ole Miss within two years.

Important Dates

We're excited to welcome you as part of the Ole Miss Family. Make sure to mark your calendars, so you don't miss these important dates!

Admissions application opens for Fall 2024

Remember that during peak application times, it takes between 3-4 weeks to process an application, once all materials have been received.

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    Other helpful resources for transfer students

    We have many financial aid offerings to help you pay for college. More than three-fourths of Ole Miss undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

    Financial Aid and Scholarships