1. Pay your $250 Commitment Fee

The $250 commitment fee is a requirement for both first-time freshmen and transfer students to help solidify their spot at Rust College. The $250 is used for items such as the housing application and registration processing fees. Commitment fees may not be paid with financial aid, tuition waivers, nor scholarship funds. Furthermore, there is no waiver program for the commitment fee.

Note: May 1st is the priority deadline and the last day to receive a refund.

Click here to pay your commitment fee.

2. Complete your Financial Aid File

You must complete the FAFSA or contact the Office of Financial Aid for a special circumstance waiver before you can enroll in classes. The FAFSA will also determine your eligibility for institutional scholarship. The Rust College school code is 002433.

If you have completed your FAFSA and received a confirmation email from the Office of Financial Aid, login to your account to access your financial aid award. Select “Self-Service”. If you are required to submit any additional documents, please do so immediately to prevent a delay in your process. Click on the following link for Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Please feel free to email financialaid@rustcollege.edu or call 662–252–8000 ext. 4062 for further assistance.

Note: The priority deadline to complete this process is May 30th.

Complete Your Free Application For Federal Student Aid By Clicking Here

3. Register for a New Student Registration Session

(Note: Your commitment fee must be paid before you register.)

New Student Registration (NSR) are sessions that we host over the summer for students to get information and complete their enrollment process before classes start. Students and parents should expect the following once they have registered for one of our NSR sessions.

· Check in begins at 8am and the process begins at 9am.

· An all-day event

· Presentations from several departments such as the following:

o Title IX

o Academic Advising

o Registrar’s Office

o Office of Financial Aid

o Dining Services

o Housing and Residential Life

o Student Affairs/Student Life

o Athletics

o Band

o Safety and Compliance

· Consultation with a Financial Aid counselor

· Consultation with the Business Office

· Placement Testing, if needed

· Class Scheduling

· Student ID photo

· Parent University (a time where parents can ask questions to campus administrators)

· Academic School Breakout Session

· View of Campus Housing

By attending one of these sessions, you will save time and receive an express pass during move-in weekend.

Note: You must bring your final official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores to check-in, complete your admission process, and enroll in classes.

Sign up for one of the New Student Registration sessions by clicking here.

4. Review the Rust College Immunization and Medical History Policy

Mississippi state law requires that all new students who attend Mississippi colleges and universities for the first time provide proof of immunization for certain diseases. If you cannot verify your immunizations, you will need to be reimmunized. Medical and religious exemptions are allowed by law and such requests must be made in writing using the Rust College Certificate of Exemption form. The requirements shall not apply to students enrolling in courses delivered via the internet or distance learning in which the student is not required to attend class on campus.

5. Complete your Housing Application

Both first-time freshmen and transfer students must pay the commitment fee of $250 before accessing the housing application. An email will be sent within two weeks stating that you may select your housing once your commitment fee is paid. The housing application will be available April 1st, 2022. The priority deadline to complete the housing applications is June 1st.

Contact Residential Life and Housing Services at email jkjohnson@rustcollege.edu or call 662-252-8000, ext. 4058 for questions.

Click here to complete the housing application.

6. Submit your final high school transcript and/or college transcripts

Students must submit their final official high school transcript to the Office of Admissions verifying a graduation date and final GPA before they can enroll in classes. In addition, students must provide official copies of their college transcript(s) for any college credits earned prior to enrolling.

· You may submit your final official transcripts to Rust College Office of Admissions by one of the following methods.

o By U.S. Postal Mail – Rust College Office of Admissions 150 Rust Avenue Holly Springs, MS 39635

o Institutions may also submit documents through Parchment

o Use the following email address, if needed; admissions@rustcollege.edu.

Schedule a Campus Visit

7. If you have not done so already, consider visiting the beautiful campus of Rust College.

Click here to schedule your campus tour.

8.Stay Connected

Visit the Rust College website every so often for new happenings around campus. Further, search for several of our Rust College social media pages from across the campus to stay connected. Follow our social media pages for updates, information, and exciting news for starts.

9.Prepare to Move-in

If you have paid the commitment fee, completed the housing application, and enrolled in classes, you may move-in on August 12th and 13th, 2022.

Note: you may complete these items during move-in weekend if you are unable to attend a New Student Registration Session.

Thank you so much for choosing Rust College!