If you are thinking about applying to University of Southern Mississippi, the application fee costs $40.
The following is an overiew of some of University of Southern Mississippi's admissions stats.
|University of Southern Mississippi 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||100%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Southern Mississippi.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
University of Southern Mississippi may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with University of Southern Mississippi directly for more information about early applications.
➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
University of Southern Mississippi has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does University of Southern Mississippi consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with University of Southern Mississippi for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Southern Mississippi, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with University of Southern Mississippi's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Other Requirements||√||statement of good standing from prior institutions, college transcripts|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
Students admitted to University of Southern Mississippi have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of Southern Mississippi considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
University of Southern Mississippi does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 100% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be most competitive at University of Southern Mississippi, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Southern Mississippi's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Southern Mississippi students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Southern Mississippi. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Southern Mississippi during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Southern Mississippi?
❌ Students who are admitted to University of Southern Mississippi must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does University of Southern Mississippi accept transfer credits?
✅ University of Southern Mississippi accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Southern Mississippi?
✅ University of Southern Mississippi is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is University of Southern Mississippi's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for University of Southern Mississippi is 96%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Southern Mississippi?
🟨 University of Southern Mississippi may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into University of Southern Mississippi? University of Southern Mississippi is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Southern Mississippi acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Southern Mississippi is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
26 and Above
19 to 26
19 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Southern Mississippi is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Southern Mississippi. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Southern Mississippi, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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