About Summer College

Summer College for High School Students is a four-week academic program for high-achieving high school students who want to experience university life.

Summer College allows rising juniors and seniors in high school to earn college credits, get familiar with the collegiate environment, and develop social, personal and academic skills that will increase their overall success in college. Participants in Summer College also have the opportunity to gain dual credit (high school and college) for classes taken during the summer.


  • Earn six (6) college credit hours transferable to most public universities in the United States.
  • Meet peers from around the United States and abroad, whether in person or online.
  • Learn time and financial management skills.
  • Develop leadership and social skills.
  • Make the transition from high school to college smoother, increasing opportunities for success.
  • Experience and engage in cultural and recreational activities.
  • Create meaningful and lasting friendships.
  • Qualify for  special scholarships at the University of Mississippi if you enroll as an undergraduate.

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