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English Language Institute

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the ELI? 

At this time, the ELI is no longer accepting applications for new students. If you are interested in attending an Intensive English language Program (IEP) in the United States, we recommend any of the programs within the University and College Intensive English Programs Consortium

Does USM require health insurance for international students?

All International Students on an F-1 visa are required to have health insurance. The health insurance plan is selected by the university and all students have the same coverage. Students are not allowed to choose their own health insurance coverage.

What health requirements are there for international students to attend USM?

All new international students are required to have 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, a chest x-ray, and TB test. The chest x-ray and TB test must be conducted at the Moffitt Health Center on USM’s campus. Additionally, students who have previously received the MMR vaccine must provide proof via a vaccination record. 

Does USM offer conditional admission for International students? 

No, USM does not offer conditional admission for international students.

What is USM’s English Proficiency requirement?

The University of Southern Mississippi requires an internet-based TOEFL score of 71 or higher, an IELTS bandscore of at least 6.0, or an iTEP score of 4.0.

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English Language Institute
201 International Center (IC)
118 College Dr. #5065
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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