Admissions and Tuition

Admissions Checklist

Prospective students interested in the Chinese Language Flagship Program should use the following checklist to ensure a complete and timely application to both the Flagship and The University of Mississippi.

  • Sept. 15 – Jan. 5: Submit University of Mississippi application

    Applications are accepted later, but applicants only gain access to the Flagship application after their university application has been processed and accepted).
    You are encouraged to start the process as soon as possible. The application requires two essays as well as recommendation letters from your teachers and counselor.
    Applications are submitted online at Undergraduate Admissions. Once you have applied to the university and paid the application fee, apply to Chinese Flagship and any other special programs on the Supplemental Applications page. Students currently enrolled at the University or considering transferring from another university must contact the program directly at to apply.

  • Sept. 15 – Apr. 15: Contact us and arrange for a visit

    Students are encouraged, though not required, to visit campus, sit in class(es), and meet with Flagship faculty, staff, and students. In most cases, the best time to visit is 8am-noon, M-Th. We are happy to coordinate visits with the Croft Institute and the Honors college during this time block if desired. It is recommended that students visit early to enhance their chances of acceptance; however, students can and may also choose to visit in early spring after being accepted. The greatly enhanced when prospective students are able to come on a weekday while the university is in session so that they can sit in on a Chinese class, meet with students, faculty, and staff, as well as take a tour of campus.

  • January 5: Priority deadline for Chinese Flagship application.

    Please contact us immediately if you will be submitting your application late.

  • March 1: Target date for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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  • February 15: Priority deadline for University of Mississippi scholarship applications.

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Estimated Costs for U.S. Students

All costs and fees are subject to change without notice. The estimates below are for the 2014-15 academic year and do not include Flagship specific expenses in the summers of 2015, 2016, and 2017. For the most up-to-date tuition information, visit

Mississippi resident


Tuition $6,996 $19,044
Capital Improvement Charge $100 $100
Housing/Food $9,908 $9,908
Books $1,200 $1,200
Personal/Misc./Travel $4,500 $4,500
Total $22,704 $34,752

Figures taken from UM Financial Aid Cost of Attendance Page

** Most Flagship students qualify for an automatic Academic Excellence Scholarship, which reduces tuition by as much as $6k for residents and almost $15k for non-residents.  Several students also receive large  scholarships from a number of scholarship funds, or from other special programs, such as Croft, Honors, CME, etc. **

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