About Summer College

Summer College is a residential program. Students live in campus accommodations and take live classes taught by university faculty. A residential co-curriculum provides a variety of workshops, events, and enriching experiences to supplement the academic programming.  

Residential students select an academic track of classes taught by university faculty. Many tracks include additional hands-on experiences and career exploration activities to supplement the academic program.

How will Summer College benefit you?


  • Earning 6-7 credit hours transferable to most public universities in the United States
  • Pursuing your interests, either selecting courses from a specialty track or from “Build your Own Track” course list
  • Learning how college instruction differs from high school instruction
  • Meeting faculty, career professionals, and other students who share your interest
  • Building your college GPA

Socially & Emotionally

  • Meeting and interacting with peers from all over the country and abroad
  • Developing social skills
  • Managing your time and finances
  • Living independently with the support of residential staff
  • Engaging in cultural and recreational activities
  • Creating long and lasting friendships

About Ole Miss

The University of Mississippi, better known as Ole Miss, is recognized nationally for its commitment to nurturing excellence in intellectual inquiry and personal character in an open, diverse environment. While frequently cited as one of the most beautiful and safest campuses in the nation, Ole Miss is also distinguished as a producer of internationally acclaimed writers, as the home of the National Center for Physical Acoustics, and for interdisciplinary programs like the Center for Manufacturing Excellence and the Croft Institute for International Studies.

The University of Mississippi houses two of the National Flagship programs in Chinese and Arabic and offers a variety of unique majors and minors including Southern Studies, Intelligence and Security Studies, and Risk Management. Our School of Pharmacy and Patterson School of Accountancy receive top rankings nationally for quality and affordability.

Academically engaged high school students from across the globe come to Oxford, Mississippi, every summer to discover their passions, gain authentic college experiences, and make life-changing friendships.

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What Students are Saying

Former participants have shared their feedback with us. Take a look!

“My counselor was so supportive and understanding. He listened when I was frustrated or stressed, and he even helped me organize my classes for freshman year.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2017

“Summer College gave me a new point of view on the USA in general, and it was completely different from what I expected. I definitely felt at home here.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018

“The impact that Summer College has on me is one that I am forever thankful for. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018