Frequently Asked Questions | Undergraduate Admissions | Mississippi College
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Who is considered a transfer?

In order to be classified and receive scholarships as a transfer student, you must have at least 12 transferable hours of academic credit. If you have less than 12 hours, your classes will still transfer in, but you will receive freshman scholarships based on your ACT/SAT score. 

How high does my GPA have to be in order to be accepted?

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for admission to Mississippi College. The higher your GPA the more scholarship money you can accumulate. To receive academic scholarships you must maintain a 2.5 GPA. To receive stackable scholarships you must maintain a 2.0 GPA. 

Whom can I talk to about transferring?

Our Admissions Counselors are ready to talk to you and excited that you're thinking about MC! The Admissions Counselors cover community colleges as well as four-year universities in their territories. You can find out who your Admissions Counselor is by filling out the request more information form or checking out the territory maps

How many hours can I transfer into MC?

The maximum number of hours that can be transferred to Mississippi College from a community college is 65 hours. Credits taken at a senior level institution can be applied in addition to this. 

What about my grades from another institution?

Grades earned on transfer work from another college or university will be reflected on the permanent record at MC, but they will not be used in calculating the overall GPA at MC. MC considers transfer credits earned at other institutions when: 

  • They are earned at colleges or universities with regional accreditation.
  • They are comparable courses to those offered at MC as determined by the MC Registrar.
  • The student has earned a grade of C or higher.

Find out which of your courses will transfer by visiting our Transfer Course Equivalency site. The equivalency list is here for general information and is not an exhaustive list of transfer equivalencies. So, there may be courses you've taken not included in this equivalency listing just yet. Our Registrar's Office has the final word on official transfer equivalencies and evaluations.

If I transfer, how many hours must I take at MC?

The last 33 semester hours must be taken at MC. A minimum of 12 semester hours must be taken at MC in your major field and at least 6 hours in your minor.

What is the Admissions process like?

Our admissions process is easy! All you have to do is follow the steps listed below. Your Admissions Counselor will be there along the way to help you out with any questions that you may have. 

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Submit official transcripts from any university or college previously attended.
  3. Fax, email, or mail in your MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Immunization Certificate. One MMR in the past ten years or two in a lifetime is required.
  4. Pay the $100 Housing Fee if seeking campus housing.

Can I afford it?

When compared to other private and public universities, MC is more affordable than you may think. We offer generous scholarship awards to transfers. Check out our scholarship information as well as our transfer scholarship competition.

Does MC have a Phi Theta Kappa chapter?

Yes we do! We have one of the largest and most prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Alumni chapters in the state. Community college students who have earned membership into Phi Theta Kappa may receive the largest transfer scholarship packages - $11,000 per year for on-campus students, and $8,000 per year for off-campus students. Phi Theta Kappa students also have the opportunity to participate in our Transfer Scholarship Competition

What is the Transfer Scholarship Competition?

The Transfer Scholarship Competition is an opportunity for transfer students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and exemplary character. Students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA are invited to participate in the competition. Make sure to click the link above to learn more about the competition, including interview dates and additional requirements.

So what are you waiting for? Your faith, family, and future awaits. Apply to transfer to MC today!