Freshman Early-Entry

Freshman Early-Entry Admission Information

Admission criteria

The minimum requirements for admission to the Freshman Early-Entry program are as follows:

  • Freshman status at participating FEE institution;
  • Minimum ACT score of 24;
  • Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • A personal interview and writing sample may be required.
For a list of additional academic policies and regulations, including those pertaining to admission compliance, orientation, registration and examinations, please click here.

Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation

Participating schools

The Freshman Early-Entry program is a joint offering of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the University of Mississippi, Millsaps College and Tougaloo College. If you wish to participate in the early-entry program, you must complete your prerequisites at one of these four institutions.

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;
  • All required courses must be taken at the University of Mississippi or other participating institution in the sequence defined by the curriculum. Elective courses may be taken at other institutions;
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale, in all courses;
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale, in all required courses through the fall semester prior to the scheduled summer enrollment in the upper-division nursing program;
  • Minimum grade of "C" in each prerequisite course.

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 Traditional BSN program at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing. Official acceptance is contingent upon the successful completion of several UMMC requirements, including a background check.