Engineering students at Ole Miss must meet certain academic requirements in addition to being admitted to the university.
Geology and Geological Engineering degree programs
A student must have a 24 or higher on the Math portion of the ACT (or SAT equivalent or a C or higher on the Cambridge O-Level Examination) AND a core high school GPA of 3.0 or higher to be admitted directly to our programs.
Students with a 24 or higher on the Math portion of the ACT (or SAT equivalent or a C or higher on the Cambridge O-Level Examination) but with a core high school GPA < 3.0 must transfer a minimum of 12 credits from other institution(s), with a cumulative collegiate undergraduate GPA>2.25.
Students with a 20 to 23 on the Math portion of the ACT (or SAT equivalent or a C or higher on the Cambridge O-Level Examination) AND a core high school GPA of 2.8 or higher will be placed in the General Engineering degree and can later change their major to Geology or Geological Engineering once they fulfill the qualification criteria (see below – Change of major).
Note: visit the University of Mississippi Admissions to find how to determine your core high school GPA.
Transfer students or Change of major
Students from other universities or community colleges – or other programs at Ole Miss – need to have a minimum of 12 credits with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.25 or higher to pursue an engineering degree with us. They will also need to have earned a B or higher in MATH 125 (or MATH 121 and 123), or a higher mathematics course, if their Math ACT is lower than 24.
International undergraduate applicants must have received a high school diploma with at least a B average and have completed a minimum of 12 years of primary and secondary education. If transferring from another college or university, they must have an overall B average or better on all courses taken. Students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 550.