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Admissions Requirements

  • Freshman Admission
  • Transfer 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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Undergraduate Applications

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

First-Time Freshman

  • The Fall 2021 freshman application will be available on August 1. 

First-Time Transfer

Previous USM Student

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Dual Enrollment

Check back for the Spring 2021 application on September 1.

Check back for the Summer 2021 application on September 1.

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

Current Applicants: Log into your existing application using the self-service portal to continue or to check your application status.

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