Welcome New Admits!
Congratulations on being among the strong set of applicants admitted as members of the most recent cohort of The University of Mississippi Chinese Language Flagship Program. We sincerely hope that you will accept our invitation to join the Flagship and that you will notify us of that decision at your earliest opportunity.
Please look over each section below that applies to you. TAKE NOTE of this symbol: ☷. It indicates that there is a short confirmation form to complete. You’ll find the link in orange at the bottom of the section.
Tasks affected by COVID-19 will be marked below in red.
To Review Immediately (even if not ready to commit)
- Check That You’re Getting As Much Funding As Possible From Ole Miss
- Flagship: Benefits and Requirements
- Parent Involvement
- Program Costs and Scholarships (Possible modifications)
- Full Scholarships for Flagship-ROTC Students☷
- The Commitment
- Scholarship Conditions
- Probation Policy
To Complete Immediately (even if not ready to commit)
Some students are ready to commit and get started on administrative tasks as soon as they are admitted, while others need until mid-April or longer to hear back from the many institutions to which they have been accepted. We recommend that you take the time to visit as many of them as possible, particularly if they have a Chinese program and other special programs of interest to you.
Regardless of your time frame, we STRONGLY ADVISE you to ACT NOW on the items in this section.
Some processes do have fees associated with them, but if you can afford it, signing up early will ensure that you start the fall with a course schedule and a residence that best suit your preferences.
If you are unable to complete these early, do not panic. Freshman course sections are numerous, and there is some flexibility in housing assignments, at least when it comes to roommates. See the corresponding section for advice on applying late to other special programs.
- Special Program Applications
- Urgent: Immunization Records☷
- Urgent: Fall Orientation Sign-Up (March 4, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. CST)☷ (Continue as planned, and act ASAP)
- Prepare for Fall Registration (Before May 15)☷
- FAFSA (Before March 1*)☷
Committing to UM & Flagship
To Complete Shortly after Committing to UM & Flagship
Note: You May Need to Complete a Placement Interview Before Knowing Which Sections Below Apply to You
Students Taking CHIN 111 and/or CHIN 112 This Summer
- Review Summer Dates
- Approval For Absences☷
- Change Your Term of Entry☷
- Summer Housing☷
- JumpStart☷ (Highly Recommended)
- Summer Meal Plans
- CHIN 111 & 112 Textbooks (TBA – moving to 4th edition of Integrated Chinese)
- What to Expect – CHIN 111 & 112
- Summer Registration Notification
- Summer Tuition Charge Notification
- Summer Financial Aid Application – CHIN 111 & 112☷
- Summer Parking
Note on Summer Registration (Ignore)
Flagship will register you for summer classes once the majority of incoming freshmen have committed and confirmed that they have completed the requisite steps above (official commitment, immunization, term of entry, etc.). Make sure you go through these carefully, and complete them as soon as you are able. Flagship student processing creates an anomaly in the typical administrative workflow, so timing and precision are key … as is patience on everyone’s part.
Note on Summer Scholarships
Flagship will inform students individually of their summer awards in early April, if not sooner. We publish the typical scholarship ranges, but we take extra time to get a rough estimate of the maximum amount of funding we can possibly award.
We will disburse the scholarships in late spring, and will notify you when they are ready for you to accept. We must check and double-check that all students are registered successfully and have submitted their summer financial aid forms. Please make sure you have competed all related steps above successfully and accurately.
Note on Summer Arrival
When you move into your summer dorm, you may be granted a temporary ID card, which will grant you access to your dorm facility and to your meal plan. If you have time, you should go to the ID Center to get your permanent card. Otherwise, you may have to wait until the following morning. Remember: the ID center opens at 8:15am, while our Flagship orientation begins at 10am. You cannot miss or be late to orientation.
Students Going To Taiwan This Summer
If you have a substantial background in Mandarin, we will prompt you to complete a placement interview (see “placement” section above).
- IF you place into our current freshman cohort, follow all instructions on our Taiwan-Bound New Freshmen page.
- **Make sure to continue reading and completing the items below**
To Complete By May 1
- Consolidate Email Accounts
- Program Orientation (mandatory for CHIN 111 students, strongly encouraged for all who can attend)☷ (Ignore)
To Complete Before UM Orientation
To Complete During UM Orientation
To Complete in Early July
Students in CHIN 111 &/or CHIN 112
To Complete By Early Fall
Please contact us if you encounter any difficulties in logging back in to the online application portal for University of Mississippi special programs and officially accepting (or declining) your offer. Do not hesitate to call us if you would like to discuss any aspect of the program before making your final decision. If you have not yet visited, or would like to visit again this spring, we will be happy to help arrange that as well.
Congratulations once again on being accepted into this excellent, demanding, and highly competitive program. On behalf of the entire UM Chinese Flagship Selection Committee,