Admission and Transfer Policies
Pathway to Engineering Admission

Undergraduate Admission and Transfer Policies

Freshman Applicants

To be admitted to the School of Engineering, a student must be admitted to the University of Mississippi and meet certain academic requirements.

To be admitted into the Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, or Mechanical Engineering degree program as a freshman, a student must have earned a 25 or higher on the Math portion of the ACT (or SAT equivalent or a C or higher on the Cambridge O-Level Examination) AND have a core high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

To be admitted into the General Engineering degree program as a freshman, a student must have earned a 20 or higher on the Math portion of the ACT (or SAT equivalent or a C or higher on the Cambridge O-Level Examination) AND have a core high school GPA of 2.8 or higher. Students with a score below 25 on the Math portion of the ACT must enroll in MATH 125 (or MATH 121 and 123) and earn a grade of B or higher. Students with less than a 3.0 core high school GPA must enroll in EDHE 105 Freshman Year Experience course.

Transfer Applicants

For a university student to declare a change of major and for a transfer student from another institution to enter into any of the Engineering degree programs, a student must have earned a B or higher in MATH 125 (or MATH 121 and 123), or a higher mathematics course, and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.25 or higher.

General

Any student who is admitted to the university and does not meet these standards upon admission can choose from the other degree programs for which they qualify at the university.

Graduate Admission

The minimum requirements for a student wishing to enter into graduate studies in the School of Engineering vary among the departments, but generally include a strong academic background in the engineering sciences or related fields.

An overall C average in course work taken at other approved colleges is required for transfer into the School of Engineering. In unusual cases the rule may be waived with the approval of the appropriate department chair and the Dean.

Credits of students transferring from approved colleges will be accepted at their original values for credit toward a degree in engineering, subject to the condition that the last grade received in each subject is C or better. The Office of Admissions and Records will provide each transfer student with an evaluation of the credits acceptable to the University. The Dean of the School of Engineering will inform the student the extent to which such credits will apply toward the degree sought. Acceptance of junior college work is limited to one half the total requirements for graduation in a given four-year curriculum.

International Student Admission

International undergraduate applicants must have received a high school diploma with a B average or better and have completed a minimum of 12 years of primary and secondary education. Those prospective students whose native language is other than English must submit evidence of ability in English by a minimum TOEFL score of 550. Those students transferring from other colleges and universities must have an overall B average or better on all courses taken.

Definition(s)

Core GPA is defined as the grade point average calculated based on final grades earned on college preparatory curriculum in the Mississippi Carnegie system of 4 units of English, 3 units of Math, 3 units of Science, 3 units of Social Studies, 1 unit of Arts, 2 units of Advanced Electives, and 0.5 units of Technology. Additional information can be found on this Guide to Admissions for Mississippi universities and the University of Mississippi Admissions webpage.