TRANSFER STUDENTS, BRING YOUR CREDITS!

FINISH YOUR DEGREE
ONLINE

Education On Your Time

We know that sometimes life can pull you in different directions. Whether it’s a new job, family obligations, or military deployment, Online at Southern Miss offers you the convenience and flexibility to finish your degree without having to come to campus. Education is on your time. As the most affordable online college in the nation and the top public university in Mississippi for online education, Southern Miss is your golden opportunity!

How to Apply

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Start Your Application

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Send Transcripts

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Scholarships | Financial Aid

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Enroll!

What You Need To Know

Here at Southern Miss, we want to make your transfer process easy! Below we’ve listed all you need to know about scholarships, transferring, and our online degrees.

A transfer applicant can be admitted to Southern Miss through several different routes. Please note that admission to some academic programs may require students to meet additional requirements.

Fully Online Degrees

From business to nursing, we have an accredited, fully online bachelors degree for you. Fully online means you never have to come to our Hattiesburg or Gulf Coast campus! You can earn your degree on your time. This is truly your life, plus college.

Southern Miss allows you to transfer up to 62 credit hours from an accredited institution; in many cases, that’s as much as 50% of your degree!

Online at Southern Miss has been ranked as the most affordable online college in the nation. Our tuition is less than the national average for undergraduate degrees. For a full breakdown of our tuition pricing, click here!

We have scholarships that are created specifically for transfer students! Two of the best scholarships that we offer transfer students are the Transfer Academic Scholarship and the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • PTK is currently $6,000 for 2 years ($3,000 per consecutive fall/spring semester) –
  • PTK cannot stack with Transfer Academic Scholarships but can be stacked with other transfer designation-based scholarships
  • Transfer designation-based scholarships include: Phi Theta Kappa Officer, Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship, and Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship (list needs to be updated on your website)
  • Completed (or in the process of completing) 48 credit hours, but has not exceeded 119 credit hours
  • Must be a member of PTK Honor Society with a 3.25 cumulative college GPA
  • Documentation Required: Certificate or proof of membership must be submitted by the appropriate deadline

Transfer Academic Scholarship

  • Student can earn a $2,000 scholarship per semester with a total value of $4,000-$8,000 depending on transfer credit hours.

Transferring from Community/Junior College

  • Students with 48-89 cumulative transfer credit hours will receive the scholarship for 2 years (4 fall/spring semesters).
  • Students with 90-119 cumulative transfer credit hours will receive the scholarship for 1 year (2 fall/spring semesters).
  • Students with a cumulative college transfer GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible.
  • Students transferring from any accredited institution are eligible.
  • Can be stacked with the PTK Scholarship, Mississippi All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship, Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship, and Mississippi Community/Junior College President’s Scholarship.

Transferring from a University

  • Students with less than 48 cumulative transfer credit hours from a four-year institution will receive the scholarship for 3 years (6 fall/spring semesters).
  • Students with 48-89 cumulative transfer credit hours from a four-year institution will receive the scholarship for 2 years (4 fall/spring semesters).
  • Students with 90-119 cumulative transfer credit hours from a four-year institution will receive the scholarship for 1 year (2 fall/spring semesters)

For more information on transfer scholarships, click here.

Financial Aid

Along with scholarships, online students can also receive financial aid for their tuition. FAFSA and MTAG are two good options for transfer students seeking financial aid.

For more information on how to apply for these scholarships or financial aid, please contact Alden Bennett at Alden.Bennett@usm.edu or 601-266-5823!

Testing for online students may include proctored exams. These proctored exams can be done on our Hattiesburg or Gulf Coast campus.

If that is not convenient for you, you may locate the nearest community college, college, university, the local superintendent of education’s office, a public library, or an educational testing/tutoring facility.

If a testing facility is not available to you, online proctoring may be an option through SmartProctoring.

Proctored exams fees may apply.

Here To Help

Meet Devin Chadwick…Devin is here to help make your transition from your current community/junior college or university to Southern Miss smooth and simple. Devin can help walk you through any transfer process or scholarship application. If you have any questions about applying to USM, enrolling in classes, receiving financial aid, or anything else about transferring, don’t hesitate to reach out. He is happy to walk with you as you take this next step in your journey!

Office Phone: 601-266-6636
Mobile Phone: 601-543-8510
Email: Devin.Chadwick@usm.edu
Feel free to follow Devin on Instagram for admissions updates at @usm_devin!
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