Admitted International Students


Admitted International Students Resources

Congratulations on your admission to Millsaps College! Follow the steps provided below to complete the admission process. All students coming from outside the U.S. and non-US citizens requiring an F1 visa will complete these steps.

For more information, contact Admission and Immigration, Molly West or Austin Moore,, and International Student Advisor, Kay Mortimer,


Make Your Deposit

In order to secure your place at Millsaps, you will need to submit a $250 enrollment deposit. You may quickly and securely complete the deposit process online.


Join Major Access

Major Access is your online resource for just about everything you’ll need as a student at Millsaps. Use the Major Access log-in credentials you received via email after you were admitted to set up your account if you have not already.

For students that already have a social security number, on the Major Access page, scroll to the bottom and click on the Account Information page. From there, click on “Welcome to Major Access.” Once you have retrieved your User ID, you can log in to your Major Access account. Your temporary password consists of your 4-digit birth year and the last 4 digits of your social security number (i.e., 19981234). We strongly suggest that you change your password after you log in successfully. If you need assistance logging in to your Major Access account, please contact the Millsaps Help Desk at


Arrival and Orientation Registration

Please register for arrival and international orientation as soon as possible to help our office get to know you and prepare for your arrival on campus. Book your arrival to Jackson, Mississippi and plan to move into your Millsaps housing on August 15th. Check-in will not be available outside of that date. If you and your family plan to arrive earlier, please view our visit pages and contact us for tips about getting around Jackson and where to stay.

Activities begin on August 16th. Orientation is vital to your transition to Millsaps College, and detailed information will be sent later. For other important dates please review the Academic Calendar.

Important Deadlines and Dates

Please refer to the full Academic Calendar for complete details.

May 15 – June 15, 2017
Register for fall classes with Dr. Lea (

June 1, 2017
Submit International Student Pre-Arrival Form

June 16, 2017
Submit Housing Application

July 15, 2017
Finalize tuition/fee payments with Business Office

July 25, 2017
Order bedding and supplies for delivery to dorm rooms (optional)

August 15, 2017
Move into Millsaps residence halls

August 16-19, 2017
International Student Orientation - Review the schedule!

August 21, 2017
Classes begin

October 6-11, 2017
Fall/Mid Semester Break (residence halls close)

November 22-26, 2017
Thanksgiving Break (residence halls close)

December 13-January 6, 2018
Winter Break (residence halls close)

January 8, 2018
Spring classes begin

March 9-18, 2018
Spring Break (residence halls close)

May 2, 2018
Residence halls close


Academic Advising and Registration

The faculty and staff of Millsaps College believe that sound advising of students regarding their academic program is an integral part of our educational mission. Find out more about how to plan your academic program at Millsaps College. A Millsaps academic advisor will contact you by e-mail to schedule an advising session via Skype, web chat or phone to pre-register you for fall classes.



Learn more about Millsaps residence life and complete the housing application. Also, read the disability services information and retain for your personal records. Please note that Housing is provided for contracted periods when facilities are open to all students. During official campus closures (Thanksgiving, spring break, winter and summer sessions) students will be charged $25 per day should campus housing be requested and approved for the intersession periods. 


Immigration Documents

It is very important to ensure that you have the proper entry clearance for entering and studying in the U.S (F-1/J-1 visa, I-20 or DS 2019, U.S. passport). Apply for your F1 visa in plenty of time so that you are not delayed in travelling to the U.S. in time for orientation and classes. Make sure to bring your immigration papers (I-20, passport, visa, I-901 SEVIS Fee receipt, banking statements), Millsaps paperwork (admission letter), and any additional identification paperwork (birth certificate with translation, driving license) in your carry-on luggage. If you have questions about the immigration process contact Molly West or Austin Moore at


Health Insurance

All F-1 international students and U.S. citizens coming from abroad that do not have established U.S. insurance policies are required to have the Millsaps College health insurance policy, International Student Protection, while enrolled. You will automatically be enrolled and billed through the Business Office along with tuition and fees for International Student Protection’s Trailblazer Plan (Pioneer Plan for Athletes). You will receive your insurance card during orientation, along with a summary of your plan. Please review the policy information and discuss with your family if you require additional coverage before arriving at Millsaps. The U.S. healthcare system is likely very different from healthcare and insurance in your home country -- including more out-of-pocket expenses.


Student Financial Account Information

Statements will be available on-line via your Major Access account beginning June 15th for incoming freshman. All students should have their account paid in full or sign up for a payment plan no later than July 15th. For wiring instructions, please email All students must complete a financial responsibility agreement prior to their arrival. You will receive an email from the Business Office with instructions and a link to complete this form.


Shipping Dorm Room Items

To ship anything except linens and bedding

If you are planning to ship or order items in advance of your arrival, please have items shipped to Millsaps as follows below. You will receive your post office key and pick up these items in the Bookstore upon arrival.

Your Name
New International Student (ISO)
Millsaps College
1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39210

To ship linens and bedding

Please ship as follows so we can have your dorm room ready when you arrive on campus:

Your Name
New International Student (ISO)
Attention: Kay Mortimer
Millsaps College
1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS, 39210

DormCo is an economical one-stop shop designed for student linens and other dorm room items. You can order online and send items to campus for a small shipping fee. Other sites that will also ship to campus: and

NOTE: Linens and bedding should arrive at Millsaps no later than August 10 to ensure we have your rooms ready upon arrival.


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