Jul 11, 2020  
Student Catalog 2016-2017 (Archived) 
    
Student Catalog 2016-2017 (Archived) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services



Counseling, Testing, and Career Planning Services

The Counseling Center of Northeast Mississippi Community College offers a variety of services to students, prospective students, college personnel, and graduates. The Counseling Center, located in Ramsey Hall, is staffed with professional counselors available to help students benefit from personal, social, career, and educational opportunities. The following services can be accessed by contacting the counseling staff at (662) 720-7313, or email counselingcenter@nemcc.edu.

Career and Academic Counseling

The counseling staff assists students in identifying interests, values, needs, and abilities in order to plan academic and career goals. In-depth career counseling is used to help the student in their process of self-assessment. The center offers interest inventories, career information files, senior college applications and catalogs, coordinates senior college visits, provides an annual career and college transfer day, job interview and resume writing workshops, provides financial aid and scholarship information, and up to date labor market information to aid the student in developing a career plan.

Individual and Group Counseling

The counseling staff assists the student to define goals and resolve personal, social, or educational problems. Interview sessions conducted by counselors are kept confidential. Information of a confidential nature is released only upon a client’s written request, in a circumstance which would result in a clear danger to the client or others, or as may be required by law.

Job Placement

The counseling staff offers career planning and job placement services to assist students in finding full or part time employment. Regional employers in approximately thirty counties are contacted annually by Student Placement Office to encourage employing Northeast students. Students are encouraged to visit the Placement Office in Ramsey Hall, room 113, to discuss employment needs and services. To obtain up to date occupation information, contact the Director of Student Placement located in Ramsey Hall, by phone at (662) 720-7412, via email at jewilliford@nemcc.edu, or through the college website. Go to www.nemcc.edu; under resources select more links; select employment; select student placement; click on information for students.

Testing

The counseling staff administers various tests to students to assist them when enrolling in college, and when making academic and career choices. The national American College Test is given on regular national test dates. Pre-registration is required. The residual American College Test is given on a scheduled basis. Students should contact the Counseling Center for dates and information. The Accuplacer test is administered to students who do not make required ACT sub-scores on English, Math, or Reading to determine class placement in college classes. The Accuplacer test is administered to all students enrolled in clock-hour, certificate, or occupation programs. Vocational, aptitude, and interest tests are administered upon request.

Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -(ADA)

Northeast provides adaptations and modifications to the learning environment for eligible impaired and/or disabled students. All students with a disability, including e-Learning students, are strongly encouraged to contact the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer located in Ramsey Hall at (662) 720-7304, or via email at wdrobbins@nemcc.edu to discuss their disability and the appropriate accommodations. Students must self identify in order to receive accommodations. NEMCC Disability Applications may be obtained from the Counseling Center in Ramsey Hall, or online from the College’s website at www.nemcc.edu.

College Success Classes

The counseling staff provides institutional credit classes in study skills, career exploration, self-affirmation, and cooperative education. Human Development is an academic credited class.

Orientation

The counseling staff provides orientation sessions to aid incoming freshmen in learning about the College’s environment. College success programs are presented for high school seniors and prospective students.

Tutoring & Title IV Student Support Services Program

Located in the Counseling Center, the Title IV Student Support Service Program is federally funded to provide free tutorial services in all subjects to students who are eligible. Career, academic and personal counseling, cultural activities, senior college transfer assistance, and assistance to receive other special services offered by the college are services that eligible students can receive. In order for a student to be eligible to receive one or all services offered by the Title IV Student Support Services Program, the student must have an academic need and meet at least one of these qualifications:

  1. First generation student
  2. Low income
  3. Individuals with a disability.

Students who do not meet any one of these guidelines are referred to other campus resources for assistance. Receiving tutoring services is free of charge to students meeting the requirements.

Complaint/Grievance Appeal Procedures for Students

The Northeast Mississippi Community College complaint/grievance appeal procedure is designed to assure a systematic method for resolving complaints involving students. A complaint/grievance is defined as a claim by a student that there has been a violation, misinterpretation, or misapplication of an established practice, policy, or procedure. A complaint/grievance may be initiated as a result of claims of discrimination, faculty/staff misconduct, grade appeals, or other issues between students and faculty/staff members. Complaints involving sexual harassment are covered under a separate policy which can be found in the Northeast Procedures Manual and the Northeast Student Handbook/Planner.

The Northeast Mississippi Community College and its Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff shall continue its policy of nondiscrimination as related to the acts of discrimination (Title VI), or violation of the rights of the disabled (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Students, faculty, and staff all have the right to file a grievance against fellow students, faculty, or staff without the fear of retaliation from any person external or internal to Northeast. Students who have reason to believe that their rights under law or campus policy have been denied in such areas as admission, financial assistance, employment, residence hall assignment, disciplinary actions, or any other campus matters may seek to resolve them in the following manner:

Non-Academic Matters

The student should first contact the faculty/staff member involved and attempt to resolve the complaint/grievance individually. If the student is unable to resolve the issue satisfactorily, then the following appeal procedure should be followed. Students, faculty, and staff all have the right to file a grievance against fellow students, faculty, or staff without the fear of retaliation from any person external or internal to Northeast.

The Appeal Procedure

  1. The student will submit a written appeal of the complaint/grievance to the immediate supervisor of the college employee within ten (10) workdays of his or her awareness of the “failure to reach resolution”.
  2. The immediate supervisor must respond in writing within ten (10) workdays rendering a decision and justification.
  3. If the student is not satisfied with the immediate supervisor’s decision, the student may file a written grievance with the immediate supervisor’s supervisor within ten (10) workdays of the receipt of the supervisor’s response.
  4. The secondary supervisor must render a decision in writing with justification within ten (10) workdays of receipt of the appeal.
  5. If the student is not satisfied with the second appeal, he or she may, within ten (10) workdays of the response, request an appellant hearing before the

The Student Grievance Committee

  1. The Student Grievance Committee is composed of the Executive Vice- President (Chair), two faculty members (one male, one female), two staff members (one male, one female), and one academic division head.
  2. The appeal must be written and must be submitted to the chair of the grievance committee.
  3. The Executive Vice-President will notify the student of the time, date, and location of the Student Grievance Committee hearing.
  4. The student must be present when the grievance is heard. The student may have an advisor present during the hearing.
  5. The responsibility of the committee shall be limited to a review of the case to determine if established Northeast policies, procedures, or practices were followed or interpreted correctly or to determine if discrimination and/or sexual harassment occurred.
  6. The Grievance Committee will respond in writing to the grievance within ten (10) business days by certified mail. (Note: In the event a grievance is filed against the Executive Vice-President, the President of the College will name a replacement/chairman.)
  7. If the student remains unsatisfied he/she may appeal through a signed, written statement to the President of the College and the members of the Board of Trustees’ Grievance Committee. In an attempt to resolve the grievance, the committee will meet with the student and his/her representative within thirty (30) business days of the receipt of the appeal. A copy of the response of the Board’s Grievance Committee will be mailed by certified mail to the student within ten (10) business days following the meeting.

Academic Matters

The student should first contact the instructor involved and attempt to resolve the complaint/grievance at the instructor level. If the student is unable to resolve the issue at the instructor level, the student should contact the academic division head for the instructor involved and attempt to resolve the complaint/grievance.

The Appeal Procedure

  1. If the student is unable to resolve the issue at the division head level, the student should seek resolution with the Vice President of Instruction.
  2. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Vice President of Instruction, he or she may, within ten (10) workdays of the response, request in writing an appellant hearing before the Student Grievance Committee.

The Student Grievance Committee

  1. The Student Grievance Committee is composed of the Executive Vice- President (Chair), two faculty members (one male, one female), two staff members (one male, one female), and one academic division head.
  2. The appeal must be written and must be submitted to the chair of the grievance committee.
  3. The Executive Vice-President will notify the student of the time, date, and location of the Student Grievance Committee hearing.
  4. The student must be present when the grievance is heard. The student may have an advisor present during the hearing.
  5. The responsibility of the committee shall be limited to a review of the case to determine if established Northeast policies, procedures, or practices were followed or interpreted correctly or to determine if discrimination and/or sexual harassment occurred.
  6. The Grievance Committee will respond in writing to the grievance within ten (10) business days by certified mail.
  7. If the student remains unsatisfied he/she may appeal through a signed, written statement to the President of the College. The decision of the President will be final.

Child Care Center

The Northeast Mississippi Community College Child Care Center is located in Waller Hall, 1st floor. The purpose of the Child Care Center is to provide a learning-readiness environment for young children, to demonstrate principles of guidance, and to provide college students with opportunities for observing, interacting with, and teaching young children. Enrollment is open to three- and four-year old children of NEMCC students, faculty and staff. Children must be potty-trained and able to feed themselves. A completed application form, an enrollment form, Immunization Compliance Form #121, a certified birth certificate, a copy of each child’s social security card, and the Child Care/Head Start meal application must be on file before school begins. Upon notification by the center, a fifteen ($15) dollar registration fee must be paid for each child accepted into the Child Care Center.

The Child Care Center operates from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:45 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Fridays during the times scheduled for day classes during the fall and spring semesters. The Center reserves the right to close for one day per semester to allow for staff and student development.

For more information contact Jenniffer Newell at jenniffer@nemcc.edu or (662)720-7214. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There is an established fee schedule for Child Care Services.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services provide resource areas for tutorial assistance and supplemental learning enhancement. These services offer learning opportunities through individual assistance and computer-based instruction. The main objective of Student Support Services is to enhance and improve student’s abilities and subsequently elevate their individual success as a college student. The Student Support Services program is coordinated by the Counseling Center in Ramsey Hall and offers assistance in English, mathematics, and reading.

Academic Advising

Each student enrolled at Northeast is assigned an academic advisor. The student is encouraged to meet with their advisor periodically during each semester. The role of the faculty advisor is (1) to plan the class schedule, (2) to provide up-to-date information about careers, (3) to refer students to the proper sources for assistance, (4) to encourage students in their efforts to be successful, and (5) to approve academic programs for graduation from Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Student Responsibilities

All colleges establish certain requirements that must be met before a degree is granted. These regulations concern such things as curricula and courses, programs of study, and campus residence requirements. Advisors, counselors, faculty, and division heads will help a student meet these requirements, but the student is responsible for fulfilling the degree requirements.

The student is responsible for being acquainted with regulations and procedures as stated in the college catalog and handbook, and other official publications of the college. For these reasons, it is important for each student to familiarize himself with these publications and remain currently informed throughout his college career.

Advising Day

The first day of pre-registration for the Fall and the Spring semesters will be designated as Advising Day. Currently enrolled students will meet with their faculty advisor on that day and during the next week to review the student’s academic progress and to plan a class schedule for the next semester.

Selection of Program of Study

To change their program of study, currently enrolled students should go to the Records Office. Prospective students may contact the Office of Enrollment Services.

Orientation

All students who apply for admission are invited to an orientation on campus. Students who are interested in enrolling in E-Learning courses may participate through an on-campus orientation or virtual orientation that is available through the college’s website (www.nemcc.edu).

College Program of Study

A program of study is defined as a concentration of course work within a particular discipline. The program of study is designed to produce entry-level competencies for specific career fields.

Class Scheduling

The academic advisor will assist students in planning class schedules prior to each semester. Dates for student registration will be assigned by the Director of Enrollment Services. Students should schedule an appointment with the academic advisor several days prior to the registration date to plan schedules for the upcoming semester.

Conference Periods

The instructors have scheduled one period each day to be used for make-up work and individual counseling. The conference periods will be announced in each class and will be posted on each faculty member’s door.

Financial Assistance

Application Procedures

Northeast Mississippi Community College participates in the following Federal-Financial Aid Programs for student assistance: Federal Pell Grant, Federal-Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Federal Work Study, and Federal Family Education Loan Program.

Students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an approved post-secondary educational institution and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for assistance under the programs. Remember grants are gifts, but loans must be repaid. There are many sources of aid for students. Some are sponsored by the Federal Government, others by the State of Mississippi, business organizations, and other private sources. To find programs for which a student may qualify, contact the Financial Aid Office at Northeast.

Students should apply for Financial Aid early. Many programs have early deadlines. Financial aid must be complete and approved in the Financial Aid Office before students may charge tuition and fees to the aid.

Student tuition and fees are deducted from the first financial assistance - loan, grant, scholarship, etc. - received by the college.

Work Study Programs

Federal Work Study Program - This program provides the student an opportunity to earn wages to assist with college expenses. A student who demonstrates financial need and is making satisfactory progress in his/her studies is eligible to work under this program. Job placement is based upon availability of funds and positions.

Northeast Work Study Program - This program offers part-time employment to the student who may not be eligible for the Federal Work Study Program, but who does need financial assistance to further his/her education. Job placement is based upon availability of funds.

Loans

Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans - Federal Stafford Subsidized Loans are low-interest loans made to a student by private lenders to help a student pay for his/her college education. Students must prove need to be eligible to borrow under the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans - Federal Stafford unsubsidized loans are loans available to students who have unmet Financial need.

Grants

Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell Grant is a Federal aid program designed to provide financial aid to a student who needs assistance for education beyond high school.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant - The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG) provides grant funds for undergraduate students who have not completed their first baccalaureate degree and who are financially in need of this grant to enable them to pursue their education. The amount of the grant is determined by both the availability of funds and regulations set by the Federal government.

Academic Competitiveness Grant - ACG is a Federal program for students who meet specific criteria including a rigorous secondary school program.

Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program - Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP) provides a limited amount of funds for students exhibiting need as determined by an approved needs analysis. The program is sponsored by Federal and local funds. Grants are available to Mississippi residents who meet eligibility requirements.

Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program - The MTAG program provides funds for students who are current legal residents of the state of Mississippi and who meet other eligibility requirements pertaining to the program.

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant Program - The MESG program provides tuition grants for students who are current legal residents of the state of Mississippi and who meet other eligibility requirements of this program.

Scholarships

NEMCC offers a large number of scholarships including Institutional Scholarships which are based on ACT performance, academic achievement, career incentive, activity, leadership, participation and competition. Students may also apply and be considered for a limited number of scholarships available through the Northeast Development Foundation/Alumni Association which are included in Agency Scholarships. It is the responsibility of students to carefully review the various scholarships and submit an Application for Scholarships. Information and assistance is available by contacting the Coordinator of Scholarships at (662) 720-7273.

ACT

Institutional Scholarships - - ACT Performance, Academic Achievement, Career Incentive, and Activity/Leadership

Institutional Scholarships along with specific criteria for each scholarship are listed below. An application is required and should be submitted to the Coordinator of Scholarships. Scholarships are subject to the availability of scholarship funds. Applications should be submitted by March 15 for priority consideration. Applications received after March 15 will be processed in order determined by the date received and availability of funds. Students will be notified promptly regarding the status of their application.

General criteria applying to Institutional Scholarships is as follows:

  1. Institutional Scholarships may not be awarded for more than six (6) semesters.
  2. Institutional Scholarships awarded, regardless of type and budget of funds, will be considered in determining the maximum number of semesters provided.
  3. Students must enroll in at least 15 semester hours (12 academic hours) to receive institutional scholarships, with the exception of participation, and competition scholarships, which requires enrollment in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
  4. Academic, ACT, Career/Technical, Activity, Leadership and Participation/Competition Scholarships may be combined up to the amount for tuition, dorm, meals, registration fee and ID. A 90+ GPA and any ACT scholarship may not be combined.
  5. These scholarships are awarded in amount of one-fourth each semester and are renewable based upon the criteria listed under each scholarship.

Specific scholarships and criteria for each are as follows:

ACT Performance

  1. 30+ ACT
    A tuition, dorm and meal scholarship renewable based upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
  2. 24 - 29 ACT
    A tuition scholarship renewable upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
  3. 22 - 23 ACT
    A one-half tuition scholarship renewable upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
  4. GPA/90+ or 19 - 21 ACT $800.00 ($200.00 per semester)
    This scholarship is renewable based upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
Academic Achievement
  1. Valedictorian/Salutatorian
    First and second in class based on GPA. A tuition scholarship renewable based upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
Career/Technical Incentive
  1. Special Career Incentive
    A tuition scholarship for students who are a first place State or National winner in DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Skills USA, TSA, or any other nationally affiliated career/technical organization.
  2. Career Incentive
    A one-half (1/2) tuition scholarship for students who are a second or third place State or National winner in DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Skills USA, TSA, or any other nationally affiliated career/technical organization.

NOTE: Both the Special Career Incentive and the Career Incentive are renewable based on a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.

Leadership

Criteria: Must be an entering freshman with demonstrated participation and contributions in a minimum of two (2) high school clubs or organizations and leadership ability as demonstrated by selection as an officer in a church, school, or community organization. Verification is required by the student’s high school counselor or principal. The scholarship is renewable based upon enrollment in 15 semester hours credit each semester for four semesters and a GPA of 3.0 each semester. (Scholarship application required)

Activity

Criteria: Must excel in school sponsored clubs, organizations and extra-curricular activities. A letter of recommendation from an official at the student’s school is required.  This letter should list all of the types of activities in which the student participated.  The scholarship is renewable based upon active participation in a NEMCC club, organization or extra-curricular activity each semester and completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester for four semesters with a GPA of 2.00 each semester. Awarded by the Vice President of Student Services office. (Scholarship application required)

The scholarships listed above are for first time freshman students. Transfer and returning students should see the scholarship office for scholarship opportunities.

Institutional Scholarships - Participation and Competition

These scholarships are awarded to students with special abilities, skills or talents who are selected to participate in a related activity while attending NEMCC. Included are athletic scholarships, band scholarships, cheerleading scholarships, chorus scholarships, piano and voice scholarships, journalism scholarships, commercial art scholarships and country western music scholarships. All students awarded these scholarships are required to maintain enrollment as full-time students (minimum of 12 semester hours or greater) each semester for which scholarships are received. Selection is made by respective NE coach, director, or instructor based upon previous exemplary performance and/or competitive try-outs.

Scholarship amounts and requirements vary according to the particular scholarship. Requirements specific to a particular scholarship are set by the coach, director, or instructor. Some scholarship requirements may be determined by national, state, and/or NEMCC regulations and guidelines. Expectations and requirements for the various scholarships will be clearly communicated in writing to respective students. Failure to comply will be grounds for reducing or terminating the scholarship upon sufficient notice. Scholarships may not be awarded in an amount greater than the amount that could be awarded to a Mississippi resident with the exception of regulations that apply to athletics.

Scholarships and information are listed below:

Athletic Scholarships are awarded by the Athletic Department. Interested applicants should contact the head coach of the various intercollegiate sports.

Band Scholarships are awarded to members of the Northeast Tiger Band. Scholarships average one-half tuition and fees and one-half room and board per semester. The Director of the Northeast Band should be contacted for additional information and application forms.

Chorus Scholarships are awarded to students comprising the Northeast Chorus. Selections are made by the Director of the Northeast Chorus.

Music Department Scholarships are awarded in piano and voice to talented students. Selections are made by the Music Department.

Commercial Artist Scholarship recipient is selected by the Department of Art. Northeast provides annually a full tuition scholarship to a commercial art student who does commercial art work, upon request, for the various departments on campus. Hours worked are equal to tuition rate divided by the current work study hourly rate.

Country Western Music Scholarships are awarded to students comprising the Country Western Chorus. Selections are made by the Director of the Country Western Music program.

Journalism Scholarships are available to students participating in College Publications (yearbook, student newspaper). Preference is given to sophomore and freshman editors, but scholarships are available for other positions such as photographer, sports editor, advertising sales (newspaper only), layout and design specialist and staff writer as funds are available. Students are not required to be enrolled in journalism or a communication-related program of study to participate in College Publications. Those interested in Journalism scholarships should request an application from Michael H. Miller, Public Information Specialist/College Publications adviser, NEMCC, 101 Cunningham Blvd., Box 67, Booneville, MS 38829.

Cheerleaders at Northeast Mississippi Community College are selected by a panel of judges to represent the college at athletic events. Selections are made for one academic year, and are made on the basis of try-outs. Cheerleaders are awarded a tuition scholarship each semester. Cheerleaders must be enrolled as full-time students each semester and must maintain a 2.00 GPA.

Tiger Ambassadors are offered a work-study position on a semester basis to represent and assist the college at recruiting/college fairs and to assist with other duties involving contact with prospective students. To apply see the Director of Enrollment Services or call (662) 720-7591 for information.

Tiger Dancer scholarships are awarded to outstanding female dancers for their participation in the Northeast Tiger Band. For more information about try outs contact the Director of Bands.

Theatre Department Scholarships are awarded to actors, crew, and stagecraft applicants. Contact the Director of Theatre for more information.

NOTE: Try-outs, if required, for the above scholarships will be announced and publicized. For information, call (662) 720-7273 and ask to speak to the appropriate coach, director, or instructor. Information may also be obtained on-line at www.nemcc.edu.

Agency Scholarships

Agency scholarships, along with the criteria for each scholarship, are listed below. Interested students are encouraged to carefully review the numerous scholarships and criteria. An application for scholarships is required to be considered for one of these scholarships. Applications should be submitted to the Coordinator of Scholarships by April 1 for priority consideration. Applications received after April 1 will be considered based on date received and availability of funds.

Hall Adams Fund Scholarship A $500.00 scholarship awarded to six (6) students annually in memory of Mr. Adams, who was a native of Alcorn County. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement and financial need. Recipients should be residents of Alcorn County.

Alumni Association Scholarship A fall one-semester scholarship awarded to a high school graduate from Alcorn, Lee, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, or Union county. An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Baptist Memorial Hospital Volunteer Scholarship A semester tuition scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and financial need. Applications are secured through the hospital. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Baptist Memorial Hospital Endowed Scholarship A semester scholarship awarded to a student enrolled in the Registered Nursing Program, who is from one of the five county areas. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Booneville Masonic Lodge Scholarship Applicant must be relative of Master Mason in good standing of Booneville Lodge No. 305. ACT Grade Average is required. Amount of Scholarship shall be $250.00 each for Spring and Fall Semesters and used for tuition only. Scholarship will be given annually subject to availability of funds. An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Rodney Brasfield & Jimmy Driftwood Endowed Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded to a Campus Country student. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Pauline Oakley Bryant Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established by her sister, Marjorie Oakley Waters. One (1) tuition scholarship is awarded each semester to a Prentiss County Student. Awards are based on academic achievements and available funds.

Eddie Burns Memorial Scholarship A one-semester scholarship will be awarded in the Fall semester to a graduating senior from Prentiss County. Must be full time student and maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above. Would prefer students who are not receiving full aid. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Jimmie Caldwell Scholarship A $1,000 two-semester scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management or Culinary Arts. The scholarship is sponsored by the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

Caterpillar Award Based on academic achievement and financial need. A full tuition scholarship is only awarded to a student who is a dependent of an employee of Caterpillar, Inc. C.E.T. Scholarship This is a two-semester scholarship awarded to majors in Construction Engineering Technology and must maintain a 3.0 GPA. (An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office.) (Administered by the NE Development Foundation).

Robb Clement Memorial Scholarship A one semester scholarship is awarded each year to a Booneville High School senior. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation) An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office.

Coca-Cola Bottling Works Scholarship (Corinth) Two one-semester scholarships are awarded to students from Alcorn, Prentiss, and Tishomingo Counties. Awards are based on financial need.

Bob Coggins Memorial Scholarship A two-semester scholarship awarded first to a Freshman Student from the Baldwyn area, and if no Baldwyn student, then from five county area. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Corinth Restaurant Association Scholarship A $500 scholarship awarded to a student majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management or Culinary Arts. The scholarship is funded by the Corinth Chapter of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association.

Corinth Rotary Magnolia Classic Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore student who resides in Alcorn County, preferably, but not limited to, a single parent. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Delta Epsilon Chi Scholarship A $100 scholarship for a student majoring in Hotel Restaurant Management or Culinary Arts is awarded the fall semester of the sophomore year. The scholarship is sponsored by Northeast Mississippi DECA Alumni.

Dodridge-Ajax Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded annually based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Michael Epting Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded in the Fall semester in the amount of $1050. The student will receive $525 for the Fall semester and $525 for the Spring semester. The following conditions are subject to this scholarship: must maintain a 2.75 GPA, must be a resident of Tippah County, must be enrolled in the Automotive or Diesel Mechanics programs, and is also based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation) An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office.

First American National Bank A one-semester scholarship awarded to a student from the banking service area. The selection for this award is based on academic achievement and financial need.

Sam E. Fleming, Jr. Scholarship A $1,000 two-semester scholarship awarded to a student majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management or Culinary Arts. The scholarship is sponsored by the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors in honor of a former Director of the Tupelo CVB.

Allie Conner Gaddis Memorial Scholarship A one-semester $300 scholarship awarded to a Ripley High School Graduate. The recipient is selected on the basis of character, leadership, and academic achievement. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Jack Gandy Memorial Scholarship Fund A fall one-semester scholarship will be awarded to a resident of the five county area Northeast serves based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

George Blaine Gentry Memorial Scholarship A one-semester tuition scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Baldwyn High School. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Selection of the recipient is made by the Northeast Scholarship Committee.

The Charlie M. and Virginia Gordon Memorial Scholarship A $600 one-semester scholarship is awarded annually to a Baldwyn High School graduate with a Business related major. The recipient must be a Prentiss County resident. Award will be based on academic achievement and financial need.

Glenn Davis Gray Scholarship The Corinth Junior Auxiliary provides two tuition scholarships for both semesters for students from Alcorn County majoring in a medical related field. Award is based on academic achievement, letters of performance, and financial need.

Wesley Bruce Green Memorial Scholarship Established by his family. A $250 one-semester tuition scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of Jumpertown High School. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement.

Heartland Siding Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman that has applied and been accepted for admission to Northeast Mississippi Community College. The scholarship may be applied to tuition first, if applicable, and then to books, lodging, and other related expenses. The recipient is selected on the basis of (1) relation to a Heartland Siding employee, (2) area of residence, (3) high school GPA, and (4) essay submission on “Describe a Successful Student”. Students with prior full paid assistance will not be eligible. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation) An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office.

Juanita W. Hill Endowed Scholarship This is a two semester scholarship awarded to a Tippah County student. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Robert B. Hill Endowed Scholarship This is a two semester scholarship awarded to a Tippah County student. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Michael Hisaw Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Rotry Club of Booneville, A one-semester $250 scholarship awarded annually to a Prentiss county resident by the Booneville Rotary Club. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Delta Epsilon Chi Advisor’s Scholarship A $100 scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Hotel-Restaurant Management or Culinary Arts. The scholarship is awarded the fall semester of the sophomore year.

Janet Kutrip Memorial Endowment (APPLICATION REQUIRED) Two-semester scholarships that will be awarded in the Fall. Must be enrolled as a second year ADN Student or a NEMCC LPN graduate who has been exempted by challenge the first year of the ADN curriculum. Student must currently have and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Student must submit an essay which outlines educational history, goals for the future, and justification of need for the scholarship. Student must complete the “Janet Kutrip Memorial Scholarship” application form. Student must show a prompt and consistent class attendance. Scholarship is awarded in concurrent semesters only. Scholarship is also based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

The Bobby and Barbara Martin Family Scholarship The Bobby and Barbara Martin Family Scholarship for Tippah County will be awarded for two semesters. The following criteria conditions for the scholarship: Tippah County High School graduate (does not have to be a current graduating senior); prefer a student who has been actively involved in community leadership activities; student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue receiving scholarship; and student must complete the Bobby and Barbara Martin Family Scholarship application and submit a 100 words or less essay which outlines educational history, goals for the future, justification of need for the scholarship, and community leadership activities. An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Maintenance Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is divided each Fall semester between the children and grandchildren of NEMCC Maintenance personnel. Students applying for this scholarship must have applied for admissions at the time of application for the scholarship fund. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Fairey Eaton Miller Scholarship Tuition scholarships awarded to a Tippah county resident. Students applying for this scholarship must have applied for admissions at the time of application for the scholarship fund. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation) An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office.

Mississippi Hospitality Restaurant Associative/National Restaurant Association Scholarships Four (4) $500 scholarships awarded to student majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management or Culinary Arts. The funds are provided by the Mississippi Hospitality Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association.

B.T. & Ida Knight Moore Scholarship This scholarship, which will be split over two semesters, will be awarded to an incoming freshman beginning in the fall semester. The following conditions are subject to this scholarship; must maintain a 2.50 GPA, must be a resident of the surrounding five county area that Northeast serves, and is also based on academic achievement and financial need. Applicants must have applied and been accepted for admission to Northeast Mississippi Community College before submitting a scholarship application. An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church Scholarship This scholarship is in memory of Dwayne Heath and Terry Ray Robertson and is a one-semester scholarship awarded to a Falkner High School graduate. Award is based on financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

North MS Educational Consortium Scholarship Fund A one-semester scholarship awarded to a Freshman or Sophomore student with an education major. Must be a full-time student and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Award amount depends on allocation received from NMEC each year. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

The Peoples Bank Charities of Ripley Scholarship A one semester scholarship awarded to a student who resides in Tippah or Benton County, preference will be given to those in Tippah. Award is based first on financial need then on academic achievement. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company Scholarship One-semester tuition scholarships are awarded to students residing in the community college district. Recipients must be enrolled as full-time students and must have maintained a minimum grade point average of 2.5 for the previous academic year.

Pilot Club Scholarship (Booneville) A tuition scholarship is awarded to a female graduate of Booneville High School or another high school in Prentiss County. This award is based on academic achievement and financial need; however, a person who is receiving a government grant and/or any other scholarship is not eligible. (Applications for this scholarship are available from the Pilot Club of Booneville.)

Amber Carol Poff Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded to a Hickory Flat graduate majoring in a Math or Science field. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship will be awarded for the fall and spring semesters. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Prentiss County Bar Association Scholarship A one-semester tuition scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in PreLaw. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need.

Jack and Faye Rolison Endowed Scholarship A scholarship is awarded in the Fall semester to a Ripley High School Senior, if not eligible, a graduating senior from Tippah County. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

F.L. “Spud” Rowell Scholarship Two one semester scholarships awarded to a Falkner High School graduate. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Clifton B. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship One semester scholarship awarded to an Alcorn County High School graduate with performance given to those in the Allied Health program and is based on financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Oscar L Shannon Memorial Scholarship A one-semester scholarship, preferably to Tippah County student. Must be majoring in Business or Business Technology. If not from Tippah county then from five county area. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Marion W. Smith Scholarship The Renasant Bank provides each year two scholarships for both semesters. The recipients must be business administration majors who plan a career in banking or social science majors who have an interest in government. Priority is given to dependents of employees of the bank. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Southeast Tippah Lion’s Club will award a one (1) semester scholarship in the amount of $600.00 to an enrolling Freshman. All disciplines of study, - Vocational, Technical and University Parallel, - will be eligible and considered. Criteria for selecting the student to receive the award are listed on the application form.

Truitt Stockton Scholarship A two semester scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in the Construction Engineering Technology program or a related vocational-technical program. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Emma McDonald Street Memorial Scholarship A one semester scholarship awarded to students who are interested in majoring in mathematics or a related field. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Student Search Scholarship The Junior Auxiliary of Corinth provides a scholarship for an Alcorn County student. Applications are available through the Junior Auxiliary.

Zona Dale Taylor Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded to a Home Economics major. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Zona Dale & Charles Taylor Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a female student, preferably a single parent, that majors in a service field such as Child Care, Nursing, or Foods & Nutrition. Award is also based on strong financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Matt Thornton Memorial Scholarship A fall $250 scholarship awarded to a Booneville High School graduate that has been in band for a minimum of four years. Recipient must be an incoming freshman. If the recipient drops or withdraws from college any monies remain unspent, will be returned to the scholarship fund. Award is based on financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Scholarship A one-semester $1000 scholarship awarded to a dependent of a ThyssenKrupp Elevator employee. The recipient must also have maintained a grade point average of at least 2.5. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Cecelia Tollison Memorial Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded to a student based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

James L. Triplett Memorial Scholarship A one-semester $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student. Students applying for this scholarship must have applied for admissions at the time of application for the scholarship fund. Students receiving this scholarship must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Tupelo Innkeepers’ Association Scholarship A $1000 scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Hotel-Restaurant Management. The scholarship is awarded the fall semester of the sophomore year.

Carley Vick Memorial Scholarship This is a one-semester scholarship that is awarded in the fall semester by the City of Booneville DARE Program. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

James P. Vickers Scholarship A one-semester tuition scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Hotel-Restaurant Management student, given during the fall semester of the sophomore year. The award is being furnished by the Mississippi Hotel and Lodging Association.

Harold T. and Jane Carlisle White Memorial Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

William Edward Yancey Endowed Scholarship Two semester scholarship awarded to a Tippah County student with any program of study, a preference given to graduates from Pine Grove High School, who maintained at least a 2.5 average for 4 years of high school and continues to maintain a 2.5 GPA during their tenure at Northeast Mississippi Community College. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Requirements

In order to be eligible to receive Federal student aid such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership Educational Program, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Work Study Program, and Academic Competitiveness Grant, a student must progress satisfactorily toward completion of his/her educational objective. Failure to achieve satisfactory progress will result in the termination of all Federal financial aid.

Satisfactory progress will be measured according to the following tables:

Academic and Technical Students

Hours Attempted Percentage Hours Cumulative GPA
0 - 32 50% 1.50
33 or more 67% 2.00

Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal Financial Aid recipients will be given a total of 96 hours (including withdrawal hours) to complete a four-semester program and 141 hours (including withdrawal hours) to complete a six-semester program. At the end of this period, the student will not be eligible to participate in the Federal financial aid program regardless of grade point average, hours accumulated, or change of program unless approved by the appeals committee.

A student will be required to enroll in courses pertaining to his/her program of study to be eligible for financial aid

Developmental courses, for which institutional credit is granted and grades are recorded, will be treated in the same manner as regular courses.

Awards will be reduced proportionately for part-time students. A student must enroll in at least six academic hours to receive some types of Federal Aid. All part-time semesters, including summer terms, will be considered when determining satisfactory progress.

Repeated courses will count as hours attempted but not hours completed. For enrollment purposes you may only count a repeated course one time unless it is for a failed course which you may repeat until passed.

Financial Aid Attendance

A student receiving financial aid is expected to remain in all classes throughout each semester. Any semester in which a student withdraws will be counted as a semester of attendance and will count toward the number of semesters allowed to participate in financial aid programs.

Federal regulations specify that return of Title IV funds must be calculated for recipients of Title IV aid who withdraw or cease attendance from all classes during a semester. The institution must calculate the amount of Title IV aid the student earned (based on last day of class attendance). Therefore, any unearned portion of Title IV awards must be returned to the proper fund. The Return of Title IV Funds Federal Policy can be viewed in the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Warning/Probation

If you are denied aid based on your academic progress, that denial takes precedence over any previous award notification you may have received. If you do not meet the minimum standards at the end of a semester, you will be placed on financial aid warning for the next semester. You may continue to receive financial aid for that warning semester. If you are placed on initial financial aid warning, you will have one academic semester to meet the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. If you are not meeting minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress standards by the end of your initial warning semester, you will not be eligible for aid (including grants, student loans, and/or Federal Work-Study) in subsequent semesters, and will be placed on suspension.

Appeals for Financial Aid Suspension

A student who wishes to appeal the suspension status should submit a written request for an appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee chairman. The request should indicate why the student did not achieve the minimum academic requirements and why financial aid should not be suspended. The Financial Aid Appeals Committee will review the appeal to determine whether financial aid suspension is justified. The decision of the committee is final. (Note: Financial aid suspension must be appealed separately from academic suspension.)

Graduation

All students completing programs of study at Northeast Mississippi Community College are encouraged to participate in graduation. Students desiring to graduate must apply for their degree/diploma in the Records office before the posted deadline. Application dates for applying for graduation are posted each semester.

Residency Requirement

To be eligible for graduation, a transfer student must complete a minimum of one semester (15 semester hours) in residence. Transfer students must complete at least 25% of their degree requirements at Northeast in order to graduate. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be earned on all academic work in order to graduate. Transfer students must present all prior academic transcripts at the time of enrollment. Earned academic transcripts from other institutions presented during the last semester may not be counted towards the degree/diploma.

Competency Requirement

To earn a degree or a certificate, a student must demonstrate through periodic examinations and through other requirements, as stated in the course syllabi, that he/she is competent in all courses within a particular curriculum. In addition, completion requirements for associate degrees include being competent in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and computer literacy.

Reading competency - Each student who completes an Associate Degree must demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend at a level commensurate with the reading level of the textbook and other reading assignments. Reading competency can be demonstrated by successful completion of ENG 0113  Comprehension I, by a score of 67 on the Accuplacer Reading Test, or by successful completion of a three hour social/behavioral science course.

Writing competency - Each student who completes an Associate Degree must demonstrate proficiency in written communications by composing effective sentences and paragraphs; applying correctly the rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling, word division, and word choice; and developing in written form clear, concise thoughts and ideas. Writing competencies are developed in English Composition.

Mathematics competency - Each student who completes an Associate of Arts Degree must earn credit in MAT 1313 , an equal course, or a higher-level course.

Basic Use of Computer - Each student who completes an Associate of Applied Science must earn 3 academic hours of credit in CSC, IST, or selected BOT, DDT, MET, MLT, MST, NUR, EET, ELT computer courses.

To qualify for graduation, all candidates must meet the specific requirements for a degree or certificate.

Exception for Graduation Participation

A student may participate in the spring graduation exercise if he/she is within seven semester hours of meeting the degree requirements and if he/she has a 2.00 GPA. The student must plan to complete the degree-required courses in the immediate summer term after participating in graduation. A vocational student lacking a summer term meeting the certificate requirements may participate in graduation if he/she has a 2.00 GPA, and if he/she plans to complete the requirements in the immediate summer school after graduation. In both cases, the degree or certificate awards will be made after all required course work is completed.

Associate of Arts Degree:

The Associate of Arts degree is awarded to students completing university parallel programs. Candidates for the A.A. degree must complete the following:

  1. Earn a minimum of 62 semester hours applicable to a bachelor’s degree of which 3 semester hours may be non-academic credits (Physical education or other activity courses, COE, LLS).
  2. Earn a grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Complete the 32 semester hours of general education core consisting of English Composition (ENG 1113  and ENG 1123 ), social and/or behavioral science (6 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology), humanities (6 semester hours from history, literature, modern foreign language, philosophy, religion, art, speech, or music), laboratory science (8 semester hours), fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation, music survey, or art history), mathematics (MAT 1313 , equivalent or above).

Associate of Applied Science Degree:

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students completing requirements in technical programs. To receive the A.A.S. degree, candidates must:

  1. Complete the number of semester hours as designated in programs of study.
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Complete the 15 semester hours general education core consisting of English Composition ( ENG 1113 ), social or behavioral science (3 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology), fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation), computer or computer related (3 semester hours), and mathematics (MAT 1313  or above, OR mathematics/science combination - MAT 1213, MAT 1233 , BOT 1313 , or MMT 1413 , and 4 hour science course).
  4. Complete major courses consisting of 40-65 semester hours.
  5. Complete other courses as suggested by adviser. Students who do not meet the requirements in their program of study will be changed to the program of study of Liberal Arts.

Cooperative Education

Three hours of Co-op (COE) or Learning and Life Skills (LLS) credit are accepted for elective credit in each degree program published in this catalog. These courses are considered as non-academic credit. Therefore, they may account for no more than 3 hours of the 62 required for graduation. 

Certificate

A certificate is awarded to a student who successfully completes the prescribed programs of study. The requirements for graduation are:

  1. Complete each unit of the prescribed program of study.
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in the program.

Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

Graduation and Transfer-out rates may be obtained in the Records Office in Ramsey Hall.

Transcripts

A transcript will be issued only upon a written and signed request from the student provided that all college obligations have been met. Students may request transcripts by presenting a signed request to the Records Office in person, via the college website, or by fax at (662) 720-7405, or by mail. No transcript requests will be accepted via email. Forms may be obtained by visiting the Records Office in Ramsey Hall, calling (662) 720-7187, or downloading from the college’s website. A $5.00 fee will be assessed for each copy. An additional transcript fee of $10.00 will be charged for each faxed transcript. Faxed transcripts are not considered official.

A transcript information line is available at (662) 720-7323. A twenty-four (24) hour processing period is necessary after the Records Office has received the request.

Veterans

The college is approved to train veterans and war orphans under the existing public laws.

Academic Requirements

A student receiving benefits under Chapter 30, 31, 32, 35, 1606, 1607, 33 (Post 9/11), and VRAP must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0. If the required GPA is not met by the end of the second consecutive semester in residence the student will be suspended by the college. Students will need to follow the published guidelines for suspended/excluded students .

For additional questions please contact:

Contact Information
VA Toll-Free Number - 1-888-GI-BILL-1
www.gibill.va.gov
Contact @ NEMCC:
Chassie M. Kelly
Enrollment Services Office - Ramsey Hall - 104
(662) 720-4075 - 1-800-555-2154 - cmkelly@nemcc.edu

Residential Student Services

The College provides comfortable and safe residence halls for students who wish to live on the campus. The college has five multi-level residence halls for men and women students: Murphy Hall, Wood Hall, and Mississippi Hall (women’s residence), and White Hall and Yarber Hall (men’s residence). Each facility is equipped with furniture and utilities essential for comfortable living. Students must furnish bedspread and bed linens, towels, personal hygiene supplies and other supplies necessary for resident’s personal comfort.

Each of the suites in White Hall and Murphy Hall has two bedrooms with connecting bath, accommodating four students. Yarber Hall, Wood Hall, and Mississippi Hall have single units with bath, accommodating two students.

For additional information, contact the Director of Event Planning and Housing at (662) 720-7306 or, email rbcoggin@nemcc.edu.

Eligibility for Campus Housing

Students must be enrolled full-time to reside in a residential hall. The college will terminate the residency of students who do not maintain full-time status, unless a waiver is approved by the Director of Event Planning and Housing. (Full-time status is twelve or more semester hours).

All residents are required to purchase either a 15 meal per week or a 19 meal per week meal ticket as long as they reside in residence halls.

Application and Deposit Information

Residence hall contracts are for the academic semester. An initial reservation request must be confirmed by a signed contract with a deposit. A deposit of $100 must accompany each application for student housing. This deposit shall remain on file with the college as long as the student occupies the residence hall, and is reduced by the amount of unpaid damages or any other financial obligation due to the college at the time residence hall space is vacated.

Admission to the college does not guarantee the student the reservation of a dormitory room on campus.

Students are encouraged to complete their residence hall applications as early as possible. Receipt of application and deposit is used to establish priority for room assignment. Priority deadline is May 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester.

Room Assignment

Housing assignments are based on the following criteria:

  • Current Students - Rooms will first be assigned to students who are presently living in a dormitory and who apply by April 1, for fall and November 1, for spring semester.
  • New/Returning Students - Rooms will be assigned according to the following:
    1. special needs
    2. students involved in college activities and required to live on campus
    3. roommate preference and
    4. date of application.

Preferred roommates are required to submit their housing applications together or within seven working days of each other. Should the preferred roommate not request the student, cancel their application, or not apply within the seven-day time restrictions, students will be assigned another roommate without notification, prior to registration. All requests will be honored whenever possible.

Before the end of the fall and spring semesters, current residence hall students must update their housing application by indicating if they will be returning or not returning for the next semester. This form is to be completed in the office of the residence hall.

Students who fail to notify the Office of Event Planning and Housing of their intent to return within the next semester will be viewed as “not returning” and their room will be reassigned.

Students may cancel their room reservation by notifying the Office of Event Planning and Housing in writing or by telephone at (662) 720-7311. The college will provide a full refund of the deposit if residence hall space is not available or the student:

  • cancels prior to deadline dates. (July 1 - Fall semester, December 2 - Spring semester)
  • is denied admission to the college.
  • is prevented from entering the college because of medical reasons, which are confirmed in writing by a licensed physician.

A student who fails to claim an assigned room or notify the Office of Event Planning and Housing of their intentions to cancel will automatically forfeit his/her $100.00 deposit.