UMMC Policy and Procedure Manual E-AA-GEN-GEN-PO-00027
Subject: Admissions Standards
Old Title: Admissions Policies
Revised Date: 10/28/2020 Effective Date: 5/8/2015
Prepared By:
Daphne K Secrest
Approved By:
Ralph H. Didlake

Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


REVIEW PERIOD: two years

TITLE: Admissions Standards

PURPOSE: This policy establishes criteria to meet requirements for documentation and publication of admission standards and procedures for UMMC schools. The criteria set forth below are in addition to those currently in existence by virtues of law or IHL board policy.

POLICY: The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is subject to Policy 601 (Admissions Standards) from the Policies and Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning, which establishes minimum standards for admission and for publication of admission policies. The UMMC’s principal and continuing mission is to train researchers and health care professionals for Mississippi. To this end, each school or program at the UMMC shall document the admissions standards and procedures for that school or program in the UMMC Bulletin. Additional documentation shall be found on the UMMC and individual school/program web pages at

SCOPE: All UMMC Schools

PROCEDURES: None applicable

REFERENCES: Policy 601 (Admissions Standards) of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. University of Mississippi Medical Center Bulletin. Jackson (MS): University of Mississippi Medical Center; current version. General Information section and School-specific sections on admissions.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement. 2018 (3rd ed.). Principle 10.5. Admissions policies and practices.