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  • FEE Admission Information

    Admission criteria

    • Freshman status at participating FEE institution;
    • Minimum ACT score of 24;
    • Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

    FEE applicants at Tougaloo College, Millsaps College or Belhaven University must notify the School of Nursing of your interest in the Freshman Early-Entry program. Please contact

    FEE applicants at the University of Mississippi must notify the School of Nursing of your interest in the Freshman Early Entry program. Please contact or

    Students, who attend on the FEE-participating colleges or universities, declare pre-nursing as a major, meet the admission criteria and submit an application by the Nov. 1 deadline of their freshman year, will be considered for the program. In addition, students, who have declared interest in the Freshman Early-Entry program and who meet the FEE criteria, will receive the FEE application instructions from the School of Nursing.

    Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation

    How to apply

    Applications are accepted beginning July 1 each year.

    • A complete application (Select "Traditional BSN" as the program of study);
    • A non-refundable $25 application fee paid by credit card or by check, made payable to the University of Mississippi Medical Center;
    • Official high school transcript and ACT scores, submitted to the UMMC Office of Student Records and Registrar.

    Participating schools

    The FEE program is a joint offering of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the University of Mississippi and other participating colleges and universities in the Jackson-metropolitan area: Belhaven University, Millsaps College and Tougaloo College. If you wish to participate in the FEE program, you must complete your prerequisites at one of these four institutions. For questions relating to admission into any other FEE-participating colleges and universities, see the following contact information. The application for admission should indicate that the chosen major is pre-nursing.


    Belhaven University

    Office of Admissions

    1500 Peachtree St.
    Jackson, MS 39202

    (601) 968-5940

    (1-800) 960-5940 


    Millsaps College

    Office of Admissions

    1701 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39210-0001

    (601) 974-1050

    (1-800) 352-1050 

    Tougaloo College

    Student Enrollment Management Center

    500 West County Line Road

    Tougaloo, MS 39147

    (601) 977-7770

    (1-888) 42-GALOO 

    University of Mississippi

    Office of Admissions

    P.O. Box 1848

    University, MS 38677

    (662) 915-7226

    (1-800) OLE-MISS


    Matriculation into BSN program

    Upon completion of the second year of prerequisite coursework at the participating institution, if you meet the progression and retention criteria and have completed all prerequisite courses, you will be admitted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing in Jackson, Miss. Official acceptance is contingent upon the successful completion of several UMMC requirements, including a background check.

    Progression and retention

    In order to retain status in the Freshman Early-Entry program, the student must meet the following conditions:

    • Continuous enrollment as a full-time student at the participating institution in each regular semester session;
    • After acceptance into the FEE program, completion of all required courses at the participating institution (Elective courses may be taken at other institutions);
    • Minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in required courses every semester. 

    Please note: Any grade less than a “C” in a required course will result in dismissal from the FEE program.

    Additional information for applicants

    •  All transcripts become the property of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another school or individual. Transcripts must be sent directly by the school to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.
      • The University of Mississippi Medical Center 
        Office of Student Records and Registrar
        2500 N. State St.
        Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    • Facsimile documents will not be accepted.
    • Transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Student Records and Registrar at the end of each semester until all prerequisite requirements are completed.
    • Report any name, address or phone number change to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.
    • Do not send application materials to the School of Nursing.
    • All grades, including failing grades and grades on repeat courses, are used to calculate preadmission grade point averages.
    • The applicant is responsible for notifying the Office of Student Records and Registrar of all changes to the plan of study.
    • Out-of-state tuition charges apply for all applicants that live outside the state of Mississippi.

    For more information

    If you have questions regarding the admission criteria, the prerequisite courses or your application's status, please call (601) 984-1085 or (601) 815-0124.