Mississippi College

Questions regarding admission should be directed to the International Center at 601.925.7635, or fax 601.925.7704, or email.

Interested applicants should note the following:  

  • All tuition and fees are expected to be paid at the time of registration. Installment payment privileges are not available.
  • International students are required to purchase health insurance through the university for each year they are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies.
  • An international student who holds a F-1 student visa is required to carry a full course of study in the fall and spring semesters. A full-time undergraduate course load is twelve credit hours and a graduate course load is nine hours.

Transfer students should contact the Office of Global Education for details concerning admission requirements.

Undergraduate admission requirements for international students:

  1. A fully completed admission undergraduate application form 
  2. Language scores
    Mississippi College requires a minimum of 69 TOEFL IBT score or 5.5 IELTS score for general admission. If the student does not meet the language requirement, he or she can still apply for conditional admission.
  3. A current bank statement from parents or sponsor
    The statement must indicate ability to finance study during one year at Mississippi College. Please contact the Office of Global Education to determine the current amount required.
  4. Transcripts
    Transcripts of all high school and college grades with literal translations into English. At the discretion of Mississippi College, a student may be required, at his or her expense, to provide a course-by-course evaluation from a trusted evaluation service selected by Mississippi College.
  5. High school diploma
  6. Non-refundable application fee
    • For Summer 2014 applications, the application fee will be $40 if received before February 14, 2014. The application fee will increase to $60 after February 14, 2014.
    • For Fall 2014 applications, the application fee will be $40 if received before June 1, 2014.  The application fee will increase to $60 after June 1, 2014.
    • This may be paid by personal check or bank draft. 
  7. Medical History Form
    A medical history form, with proof of immunizations, must be completed and signed by a physician.

Graduate admission requirements for international students:

  1. A fully completed admission graduate application form 
  2. Language scores
    Mississippi College requires a minimum of 79 TOEFL IBT score or 6.0 IELTS score for general admission. If the student does not meet the language requirement, he or she can still apply for conditional admission.  
  3. A current bank statement from parents or sponsor
    The statement must indicate ability to finance study during one year at Mississippi College. Please contact the Office of Global Education to determine the current amount required.
  4. College transcripts
    These transcripts should show your graduation date. At the discretion of Mississippi College, a student may be required, at his or her expense, to provide a course-by-course evaluation from a trusted evaluation service selected by Mississippi College.
  5. College diploma
  6. Non-refundable application fee
    • For Summer 2014 applications, the application fee will be $40 if received before February 14, 2014. The application fee will increase to $60 after February 14, 2014.
    • For Fall 2014 applications, the application fee will be $40 if received before June 1, 2014.  The application fee will increase to $60 after June 1, 2014.
    • This may be paid by personal check or bank draft.
  7. Medical history form
    A medical history form, with proof of immunizations, must be completed and signed by a physician.
  8. Appropriate graduate entrance exam scores
  9. Three letters of recommendation
  10. Statement of purpose

Students can apply for admission to an academic program and meet the English proficiency requirements using TOEFL or IELTS scores.  If students can show English proficiency with the required minimum test scores, then the requirement to take the institution’s English proficiency exam will be waived.   See the chart below for the minimum score requirements.

 

TOEFL IBT MINIMUM REQUIRED SCORE

IELTS MINIMUM REQUIRED SCORE

Undergraduate Admission

69

5.5

Graduate Admission

79

6.0

 

In order for the TOEFL or IELTS scores to be considered for admission, a score record must be sent directly to Mississippi College from the testing facility.  Students cannot submit certified or notarized copies in place of originals.

As a provision, once students are admitted to the university and arrive, they will be further assessed by their professors.   Students will receive assessment cards from the Office of Global Education to give to their professors. The professors will then return the card to the Office of Global Education within the first two weeks of class with their own assessment of the student’s English proficiency.  If it is determined that the student is not able to handle the rigor of academics due to a lack of English proficiency, he/she will be placed into the Intensive English Program.

Please note! If international students have graduated with a degree from a US university, he or she can apply for general admission without English proficiency test scores. Those students who come from countries that English is their first language do not require to take the TOEFL test.

Students can also apply for admission to an academic program without TOEFL or IELTS scores. If the student meets the minimal requirements for academic admission, he or she will be ‘conditionally’ admitted based on the ability to demonstrate English proficiency. The student can do this two ways: 1) make a passing score on the institution’s English proficiency exam upon arrival to the university, or 2) enroll and graduate from the institution’s Intensive English Program. Once the student demonstrates English proficiency, he or she will be allowed to meet their academic adviser and enroll in their chosen course of study. 

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