Some specialized programs are not available to our visiting international exchange students such as Pharmacy, School of Law (graduate-level, not the Legal Studies Department), School of Medicine, and the M.B.A. program.
Most departments and classes are open to exchange students if the student's prior academic experience meets the prerequisites.
Courses labeled with a number ranging from 100 to 400 and some 500 level (nothing at 600 or higher) are for undergraduate credit.
Courses must be at the 500 level or higher. These courses must be pre-approved by the academic department. Please notify the Study Abroad Office as early as possible if you intend to come as a graduate student.
Normally, classes meet 1 to 3 days per week, and students earn 3 hours of credit for each successfully completed class.
The best way to search for courses is to search at the following website:
Find the term of your intended study (course schedules come out in October and March for the following spring and fall semesters. Prospective students and applicants may have to look at prior semester course offerings to get an idea of what courses are offered).
During the online application process, you will be asked to enter your requested courses. Incoming exchange students will register for courses after they have arrived on campus. An academic advising session will be scheduled for students based on the requested courses.
You may also want to check out the websites of our departments on campus. They will often list courses available through their departments. Please visit the main UM website and search for departments using the A-Z Index on the main page.
Intensive English language courses are offered to exchange students. Students who do not have a sufficiently high level of English proficiency may enroll full time in the Intensive Language Program. Courses are offered to exchange students at the Advanced and Advanced Plus level, and the schedule corresponds with the University’s academic calendar. Students may enroll concurrently in Intensive English and academic courses. Intensive English courses are credit bearing and will count towards your total credits of enrollement. For more information on language courses, check out the Intensive English Program. Registration of these course will occur during Welcome Week.
The University of Mississippi has a consistent grading system across all courses on campus. Students earn semester hours for courses completed and class attendance is required as part of the student's overall grade.
Classes fall into two types of grading scale: ABCDF and Pass/Fail. The grading scale, as well as the rubric for how grades will be assessed in each individual class, is detailed for students in the course syllabus. They should receive a syllabus on the first day of class for each course in which they are enrolled.