Students may be accepted for transfer from other regionally accredited colleges and universities if they have earned an associate’s degree intended for transfer to a four-year school with a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. In addition, students may be accepted from other regionally accredited colleges and universities if a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA has been maintained on all course work attempted with the exception of vocational/technical or other courses not acceptable for transfer. Every attempt on repeated courses is counted. 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:
- Has been admissible as a freshman. The applicant must submit official high school records (see Freshman Admission**link to freshman admissions page) as well as college transcripts to meet this requirement.
- Has successfully completed at least the following 30 semester hours of college work at a regionally accredited school with a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA:
- 6 hours of English Composition
- 3 hours of college algebra or quantitative reasoning or statistics (taken from a department of mathematics) or a more advanced mathematics course
- 6 hours of laboratory science
- 6 hours of social or behavioral science
- 9 hours of fine arts and humanities
Transfer students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 on courses taken at the university in order to graduate. See Degree Requirements in the Academic Regulations chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
Evaluation of Credits
University policy on the transfer of credit hours is described in the Academic Regulations chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog under Transfer Credit.
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The University of Mississippi has many financial aid programs to help exceptional and deserving students, and 76 percent of Ole Miss undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. These forms of financial aid can include academic scholarships, need-based scholarships, grants, student loans, and work-study programs.
The Office of Financial Aid is located on the second floor of the Martindale Student Services Center, and representatives are always available and happy to help you through the process of finding and receiving financial aid to help pay for your costs of attendance. You will find advisors and graduate assistants on duty Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the express advising station in our lobby when you have questions or need assistance, and there is no appointment required if you wish to sit down with an advisor for an office visit during those hours.
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- The Office of Financial Aid is happy to assist you with finding financial aid to help pay for your costs of attendance.
- To begin, you should submit a University of Mississippi Admission application and a transfer transcript.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any need-based awards and/or student and parent loans. Be sure to specify our school code (002440) on the FAFSA. You may contact the FAFSA processor at 1-800-433-3243 if you have any questions.
- Mississippi residents should apply for state grants (including MTAG). If you are transferring mid-year from another Mississippi school, be sure to let the State Office of Financial Aid know that you are changing institutions so they will direct your funds appropriately.
- You may also be eligible for scholarships. We are proud to award students who have achieved academic excellence and those with particular talents and demonstrated leadership skills. You must be admitted to The University of Mississippi to be considered for scholarships. (Please note that scholarship eligibility criteria and amounts may change without prior notice.)
- Community College Scholarship Opportunities at the Oxford campus
- Community College Scholarship Opportunities at the satellite campuses:
Remember the following:
- Financial aid does not “transfer” from one institution to another. Each institution must evaluate students’ eligibility independently of other institutions.
- Check with your current Financial Aid Office to make sure you have completed all requirements for a departing student.
Attend Transfer Student Orientation.
- Read carefully any correspondence you receive from the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Admissions, or other departments on campus.
- Feel free to contact a financial aid advisor with any questions you have about financial aid at Ole Miss.
Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG)
If you have been accepted to the University of Mississippi as a high school senior, but choose to attend a community or junior college first, then 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
- Transfer to Ole Miss within two years
When you are ready to enroll at the University of Mississippi, simply log back into your application and complete the following:
- Select the term you plan to enroll
- Select the campus you plan to attend
- Submit a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Submit the Community College Transfer Scholarship Application
In order to “TAG” yourself as a high school senior and maintain your acceptance for up to two years, simply select “Guest Access” on the myOleMiss portal. Then, you will click the “Admissions” tab on the home page and select “Admissions Confirmation.” Enter your application number and date of birth, and you will then be provided with the option to select the “TAG” program.
Transfer Admissions Counselors
Important Info & Dates
- July 1, 2017 – Admissions application opens for Fall 2018 (Please note that during peak application times it takes between 3-4 weeks to process an application, once all materials have been received.)
- September 1, 2017 – First admissions acceptance letters are mailed
- December 1, 2017 – Competitive Scholarship Application Opens
- December 2, 2017 – Transfer Open House
- February 17, 2018 – Transfer Open House
- March 1, 2018 – Competitive Scholarship Application Deadline
- Join the Transfer Leadership Organization! TLO is a student organization and programming board that works to provide transfer students the opportunity to fully transition into the University of Mississippi student body. For more information, please visit: tlo.olemiss.edu