Transfer Students


Use Millsaps’ application or the Common Application.

There is no fee to apply to Millsaps College.

Learn about scholarships for new students.

Once you’ve completed and submitted your application, don’t forget to submit the appropriate supporting documents:

  • Request a copy of your transcript from your college/guidance counselor.
  • Students with less than 30 hours of college-level work should submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED.
  • Standardized test scores (ACT or SAT)—Millsaps’ ACT code is 2212 and SAT code is 1471. Scores appearing on official high school transcripts will be accepted.
  • Students for whom English is a second language should submit results of the IELTS or TOEFL (Millsaps’ code is 1471).

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic record, the course work completed, performance in that course work, school attended, and performance on standardized tests. The applicant’s biographical information, extracurricular activities, and essay, along with recommendations, will also be considered in the decision-making process.

We value our transfer students so much that we offer guaranteed admission and scholarships to qualified transfer students who apply to Millsaps College.

While all students who have completed college-level work are encouraged to apply, all students with at least a 3.2 GPA and 30 transferrable credit hours are guaranteed admission to Millsaps plus at least $15,000 in scholarship funds, along with a $6,000 housing grant toward on-campus residence halls.

Millsaps College recognizes the hard work of our partners in Phi Theta Kappa, so PTK members with a GPA of 3.5 and 30 transferable hours are eligible for the TRANSFERmation Scholarship, in addition to a $5,000 PTK Scholarship, along with the $6,000 residence hall grant. PTK officers are eligible for an additional $6,000 and PTK presidents are eligible for an additional $7,000. Verification of your role in PTK can be sent to

All admitted students will be considered for merit-based scholarships; students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must submit the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Millsaps’ FAFSA code is 002414.

More information about TRANSFERmation scholarships and need-based financial aid can be found here.

Admission Process

Students applying to transfer should submit the application and all supporting documents by June 1 for the fall semester or December 1 for spring semester. Admissions and scholarship notification will be mailed on a rolling basis as student application files become complete. Students will have until two weeks after their notification of admission to pay their enrollment deposit indicating their commitment to attend Millsaps.

Admissions Deadlines and Notification

Application Deadlines Notification Mailed
Regular Decision (fall enrollment) Deadline Extended – Apply Now! Rolling
Regular Decision (spring enrollment) December 1 Rolling

Financial Aid Deadlines and Notification

Application Deadline Notification Mailed
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Millsaps’ FAFSA code is 002414.
July 1 July 15


Why Transfer?

Transfer students offer a unique perspective that is crucial to the vibrancy of our campus. Millsaps students come from a range of generational, geographic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. With past experiences at state, private, and community colleges, your maturity and perspectives play an important role in Millsaps’ campus and classroom experiences.

At larger schools, transfer students can miss out on making important connections that will ensure their future success. With Millsaps’ student/faculty ratio of 9 to 1, our faculty will get to know you as soon as you arrive. Our average class size is 14, so the classroom experience focuses on digging into the material through discussion and research in a way you won’t find at larger institutions.

In today’s market, real-world experience is valued just as highly as academic excellence. Our faculty and career development staff work year-round to connect our students with internship and job opportunities that will provide rich community engaged learning. Whether it’s shadowing doctors and nurses at the University of Mississippi Medical Center across the street or working at a state government agency, our students are having a direct impact on the Jackson community while simultaneously supplementing their education with hands-on opportunities. Acceptance rates to graduate schools, especially medical and law schools, show that the Millsaps faculty prepare our students for the real world in ways that are unparalleled by any other college or university in our region.


Will My Credits Transfer?

At Millsaps College we understand that you have worked very hard for the credits you have earned. We will work diligently with the Office of Records to ensure that the most possible credit will transfer. You can see below for a few tips and guidelines.

To ensure the best possible financial aid package we recommend at minimum 30 core hours. These hours can include:

  • Comp/English 1 and 2
  • College Algebra or Higher Math
  • 6 Social Science Hours
  • 6 Natural Science Hours
  • 9 Hours of Humanities/Fine Arts

Keep in mind that the Office of Records will make the final decision on which classes satisfy the above hours.

  • Students with less than 30 hours may still apply for transfer to Millsaps but also must send in a copy of the High School transcript and ACT/SAT scores.
  • Technical and remedial classes will—in most cases—not transfer. Get more information about transfer and articulation.
  • Thirty-two of the last forty credits of a student’s degree must be earned at Millsaps College as a full-time degree seeking student in order for the student to qualify for graduation.
  • Access the Millsaps College Catalog.


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