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Email
admissions@usm.edu

Phone
601.266.5000

Admissions Requirements

  • Freshman Admission
  • Transfer Admission
  • Honors College Admission
  • International Admission

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USM's tuition and fees are among the lowest in Mississippi, the Gulf Coast region and throughout the Southeast. Full-time undergraduate students pay the same rate up to 19 hours per semester.

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Application Information

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  • Application Checklist
  • Application Fee
  • Readmission to the University

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Undergraduate Applications

These applications are for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.

First-Time Freshman 

  • If you are a current high school student and would like to enroll at Southern Miss, choose this application to Apply for Fall 2023 freshman admission.
      • The application deadline for Fall 2023 freshman admission is June 30, 2023. 

First-Time Transfer

  • If you are currently enrolled at a college/university (or have been previously), choose this application to Apply for Fall 2023 transfer admission.
      • Application review will begin January 23, 2023
      • The application deadline for Fall 2023 transfer admission is August 14, 2023.

Previous USM Student 

  • If you were previously enrolled at Southern Miss and are seeking reentry into the university, choose this application to Apply for Fall 2023 readmission.
      • Application review will begin January 23, 2023
      • The application deadline for Fall 2023 readmission is August 11, 2023.

Visiting Student/Certificate Program at USM 

  • If you would like to be enrolled temporarily as a nondegree-seeking student, choose this application to apply as a visiting student for Fall 2023. Students wishing to enroll in a certificate program should choose this application to Apply for Fall 2023 admission.
      • Application review will begin January 23, 2023
      • The application deadline for Fall 2023 admission is August 14, 2023.

Visiting Previous USM Student/Certificate Program 

  • If you would like to be enrolled temporarily as a nondegree-seeking student, choose this application to apply as a visiting previous USM student for Fall 2023. Students wishing to enroll in a certificate program should choose this application to Apply for Fall 2023 readmission.
      • Application review will begin January 23, 2023
      • The application deadline for Fall 2023 readmission is August 11, 2023.

Dual Enrollment 

  • If you are a current high school student and would like to dual enroll at Southern Miss, choose this application to Apply for Fall 2023 dual enrollment.
      • Application review will begin January 23, 2023
      • The application deadline for Fall 2023 admission is June 30, 2023.

These applications are for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.

First-Time Freshman 

  • If you are a current high school student and would like to enroll at Southern Miss, choose this application to Apply for Spring 2023 admission
      • The application deadline for Spring 2023 freshman admission is Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 

First-Time Transfer

  • If you are currently enrolled at a college/university (or have been previously), choose this application to Apply for Spring 2023 admission.
      • The application deadline for Spring 2023 freshman admission is Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 

Previous USM Student 

  • If you were previously enrolled at Southern Miss and are seeking reentry into the university, choose this application to Apply for Spring 2023 readmission.
      • The application deadline for Spring 2023 readmission is January 6, 2023.

Visiting Student/Certificate Program at USM 

  • If you would like to be enrolled temporarily as a nondegree-seeking student, choose this application to apply as a visiting student for Spring 2023. Students wishing to enroll in a certificate program should choose this application to Apply for Spring 2023 admission.
      • The application deadline for Spring 2023 admission is Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 

Visiting Previous USM Student/Certificate Program 

  • If you would like to be enrolled temporarily as a nondegree-seeking student, choose this application to apply as a visiting previous USM student for Spring 2023. Students wishing to enroll in a certificate program should choose this application to Apply for Spring 2023 readmission.
      • The application deadline for Spring 2023 readmission is January 6, 2023.

Dual Enrollment 

  • If you are a current high school student and would like to dual enroll at Southern Miss, choose this application to Apply for Spring 2023 dual enrollment.
      • The application deadline for Spring 2023 admission is Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 

These applications are for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.

First-Time Freshman 

  • If you are a current high school student and would like to enroll at Southern Miss, choose this application to Apply for Summer 2023 admission.
      • The application deadline for Summer 2023 admission is Tuesday, May 23, 2023. 

First-Time Transfer

  • If you are currently enrolled at a college/university (or have been previously), choose this application to Apply for Summer 2023 admission.
      • The application deadline for Summer 2023 admission is Tuesday, May 23, 2023. 

Previous USM Student 

  • If you were previously enrolled at Southern Miss and are seeking reentry into the university, choose this application to Apply for Summer 2023 readmission.
      • The application deadline for Summer 2023 readmission is May 19, 2023.

Visiting Student/Certificate Program at USM 

  • If you would like to be enrolled temporarily as a nondegree-seeking student, choose this application to apply as a visiting student for Fall 2023. Students wishing to enroll in a certificate program should choose this application to Apply for Summer 2023 admission.
      • The application deadline for Summer 2023 admission is Tuesday, May 23, 2023. 

Visiting Previous USM Student/Certificate Program 

  • If you would like to be enrolled temporarily as a nondegree-seeking student, choose this application to apply as a visiting previous USM student for Fall 2023. Students wishing to enroll in a certificate program should choose this application to Apply for Summer 2023 readmission.
      • The application deadline for Summer 2023 readmission is May 19, 2023.

Dual Enrollment 

  • If you are a current high school student and would like to dual enroll at Southern Miss, choose this application to Apply for Summer 2023 dual enrollment.
      • The application deadline for Summer 2023 admission is Tuesday, May 23, 2023. 

These applications are for students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.

Current Applicants: Log in to your existing application by clicking one of the links below.

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