College and Career Preparation
College and Career Preparation begins long before a student's senior year. For anyone, the process can be intimidating for even those parents and students who are familiar with a university system.
The information below can help you make the most informed choice possible.
Online Guide for College Planning
The ACT website on College Planning contains great information for students and parents as they begin this process. Especially helpful is the College Planning Checklist which includes plans for each of the four high school years.
In a partnership with the services provided on the main campus, the UM ISHS can arrange for career planning with the UM Career Center. Please email or call the UM ISHS office to discuss this possibility. (This opportunity is provided to current UM ISHS students only.)
Connections with Colleges and Universities
Most schools advise students to start looking into university requirements in the junior year of coursework. Most colleges and universities post admissions requirements online. The requirements for The University of Mississippi are available online.
Testing Quick Links
The American College Testing Program (ACT) www.act.org
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Achievement and Advancement Placement Tests College Entrance www.collegeboard.org
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) National Merit Scholarship Corporation www.collegeboard.org
Please note that to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship, you must take the PSAT in your junior year.
UM ISHS Transcript Requests
A request for an official UM-Independent Study High School transcript must be submitted in writing. Please send your requests via regular mail, email, or fax. Any request from a student under 18 must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The students themselves must sign requests if they are 18 or over.
One transcript is provided at no charge for UM-ISHS students. A $5 charge will be assessed for each additional copy provided. Payment must accompany the transcript request. Mail request to Office of Independent Study High School, P. O. Box 7959, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-7959.