Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admission Process

  • Choose a program of study. At the undergraduate level, students may earn an bachelor's in Library and Information Science.
  • Refer to the Undergraduate Admissions  for the most current information.
  • Read the Undergraduate Bulletin for specific degree requirements and information concerning admissions policies and procedures, room and board, and tuition
  • Apply Online or request an application by writing: Dean of Admissions, The University of Southern Mississippi, Box 5166.Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-5166 OR by E-mail: admissions@usm.edu.
  • Check The University of Southern Mississippi Academic Calendar for important application and registration deadlines.
  • To research or apply for Financial Aid at The University of Southern Mississippi, visit the university's Financial Aid.
  • Check the upcoming course offerings.
  • For students with disabilities, contact the Office for Disability Accommodations (ODA) for a coordination plan.

 

Admission Requirements (From the Office of the Registrar )
Students planning to enter The University of Southern Mississippi as freshmen should submit ACT or SAT test results, along with high school transcripts. Unconditional admission decisions are based on completion of a required core of academic course work, G.P.A. (based on academic core), class rank, and test scores as follows:

      • All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum of a 3.20 high school CPC and a submitted ACT or SAT score.
      • All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum of a 2.50 high school GPA on the CPC or a class rank in the top 50%, as well as an ACT score of 16 or higher or a SAT of 770
      • All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum of a 2.00 high school GPA on the CPC and an ACT score of 18 or higher or a SAT score of 850.

 

Core Requirements

    • 4 units of English
    • 3 units of mathematics
    • 3 units of sciences
    • 3 units of social studies
    • 2 units of advanced electives
    • ½ unit of computer applications

 

Students not meeting unconditional standards may be considered for admission to the summer developmental program through an interview and screening.

 

Transfer Requirements
Students who do not meet freshman requirements must either have an associates degree intended for transfer or have completed the 24 semester hours of designated college course work outlined below, with at least a 2.00 G.P.A. for admission to the university. (Admission to some programs on campus may require students to meet additional requirements.)

  • 6 semester hours of English composition
  • 3 semester hours of college algebra or higher mathematics
  • 6 semester hours of science (must be laboratory-based)
  • 9 semester hours of transferable electives