Mississippi College

Admission

Students have many different reasons for studying English. Students who are seeking a degree from Mississippi College but do not meet the university's English language requirements will be admitted to Mississippi College conditionally. Conditionally admitted students are required to take the IEP Placement Exam upon arrival at MC. The results of this exam will determine which level the student will be placed in. Conditionally admitted students who perform at a very high level on the IEP Placement Exam may also be admitted to the Link Program or to Mississippi College for full-time study. 

Students who are interested in studying in the IEP in order to improve their English skills but who are not seeking a degree from Mississippi College can apply for IEP-only admission. IEP-only admitted students will also take the IEP Placement Exam and placed accordingly based on their performance. 

Mississippi College also considers English language scores from the TOEFL and IELTS exams when considering students for admission. Any conditionally admitted or IEP-only admitted student who submits an official TOEFL iBT or IELTS score will be placed in the appropriate level/program of study based on the table below*.

Level

TOEFL iBT Score

IELTS Score

1

9-18

1.0-1.5

2

19-29

2.0-2.5

3

30-40

3.0-3.5

4

Undergraduate: 41-52

Graduate: 41-57

Undergraduate: 4.0

Graduate: 4.0-4.5

5

Undergraduate: 53-64

Graduate: 58-68

Undergraduate: 4.5

Graduate: 5.0

Link

Undergraduate: 65-68

Graduate: 68-78

Undergraduate: 5.0

Graduate: 5.5

Full Academic Program

Undergraduate: 69+

Graduate: 79+

Undergraduate: 5.5

Graduate: 6.0

* The IEP and Office of Global Education reserve the right to request a student to take the IEP Placement Exam to verify a submitted test score. The IEP and Office of Global Education will use their discretion when placing students. 

Application

All prospective students should apply on-line at www.mc.edu/application/. After creating an account, you can submit your personal information, upload transcripts, financial guarantees, copies of your passport and visa (if applicable). You can also pay the $40 application fee through PeerTransfer. 

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015 Session 1: June 1

Fall 2015 Session 2: August 15

Placement

The Mississippi College Intensive English Program Placement Test is designed to assess a student's English language skill. The Reading, Listening, Grammar and Vocabulary sections are multiple choice and provide the IEP with a clear understanding of a student's proficiency level. There is also a written component consisting of a timed essay and a short spoken interview. Based a student's performance on this placement test, he/she will be placed into either the Intensive English Program or the Link Program (please visit our Classes page for more detailed information on the specific IEP classes).

Please, see the IEP Handbook for more information regarding placement and exit scores.

Tuition

IEP Tuition is $2000.00 per session. This tuition covers 20 contact hours of instruction, access to all Mississippi College student services. Mississippi College also charges each student a $25.00 Health Services fee which entitles the student to visit the Baptist Healthplex on Mississippi College campus where they can seek health care from a Board Certified Nurse Practictioner. Visits to the Healthplex are free. There will be a nominal fee for lab work. 

Textbooks

All IEP students are required to purchase NEW textbooks for each of their classes. We highly encourage students to buy their books from the Mississippi College Book Store, however, students are free to purchase their books elsewhere. Students MUST have all their books by the 3rd day of class. Students will be placed in their appropriate level based on their performance on the IEP Placement Test given at the beginning of the session. Students should wait until the know their level before they purchase their books. 

Textbooks by course and level for 2015-2016 are:

IEP 100 Level 1 Reading and Vocabulary

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Oxford Picture Dictionary

Oxford University Press

978-0-19-436976-3

Q Skills for Success Intro Reading and Writing, 2nd Ed

Oxford University Press

978-0-19-481805-6

 

IEP 101 Level 1 Writing and Grammar

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Focus on Grammar 1 3rd Ed.

Pearson

9780132455916

Great Writing 1

National Geographic Learning/ Cegage Learning

9781285194882

 

IEP 102 Level 1  Listening and Speaking

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Q Skills for Success Intro Listening and Speaking, 2nd Ed

Oxford University Press

978-0-19-481807-0

 

IEP 200 Level 2 Reading and Vocabulary

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Q Skills for Success 1 Reading and Writing, 2nd Ed

Oxford University Press

978-0-19-481838-4

 

IEP 201 Level 2 Writing and Grammar

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Focus on Grammar 2

Pearson

9780132546478

Great Writing 2

National Geographic Learning/ Cegage Learning

9781285194905

 

IEP 202 Level 2 Listening and Speaking

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Q Skills for Success 1 Listening and Speaking, 2nd Ed

Oxford University Press

978-0-19-481840-7

 

IEP 300 Level 3 Reading and Vocabulary

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Q Skills for Success 2 Reading and Writing, 2nd Ed

Oxford University Press

978-0-19-481874-2

 

IEP 301 Level 3 Writing and Grammar

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Focus on Grammar 3

Pearson

9780132546485

Great Writing 3

National Geographic Learning/ Cegage Learning

9781285194929

 

IEP 302 Level 3 Listening and Speaking

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Q Skills for Success 2 Listening and Speaking, 2nd Ed

Oxford University Press

978-0-19-481878-0

 

IEP 400 Level 4 Reading and Vocabulary

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Reading and Vocabulary Focus 3

National Geographic Learning/ Cegage Learning

9781285173368

 

IEP 401 Level 4 Writing and Grammar

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Great Writing 4

National Geographic Learning/ Cegage Learning

9781285194943

Focus on Grammar 4

Pearson

9780132546492

 

IEP 402 Level 4 Listening and Speaking

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Contemporary Topics 2

Pearson

9780133994575

 

IEP 500 Level 5 Reading and Vocabulary

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Reading and Vocabulary Focus 4

National Geographic Learning/ Cegage Learning

9781285173412 

 

IEP 501 Level 5 Writing and Grammar

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Great Writing 5

National Geographic Learning/ Cegage Learning

9781285194967

Focus on Grammar 4

Pearson

9780132546492

 

IEP 502 Level 5 Listening and Speaking

 

Book Name

Publisher

ISBN

Contemporary Topics 3

Pearson

9780133994582

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