Day One Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I participate in the College Ready program and Day One?

    Yes. You can participate in both programs. If you decide to participate in College Ready, please inform the Day One office of which residence hall you would like to live in during the fall semester.

  2. Is there a deadline to register?

    No. There is not a deadline. We will accept applications until we have admitted 200 Day One students.

  3. Can I participate in Day One and the Honors College?

    Yes. You can participate in both.

  4. Are Day One students required to live in a particular residence hall?

    No. Students can live in one of the designated Day One residence halls (Moseley, Rice or Cresswell), or they can choose to live in any of the other residence halls on campus.

  5. Will my tuition increase because I am in Day One?

    No. Your tuition will not increase because you are in Day One.

  6. How do I apply for Day One?

    Visit our Day One web page: Click on "Apply Promptly," and follow the directions. The format of the application allows you to work on it in stages. To work on it in stages, you must complete the page that you are working on currently, and then click the "Save" button at the bottom.

  7. Can you explain the application process?

    Once you have submitted your completed application, it will be reviewed by Day One staff. If the application meets the required standards, Day One will e-mail an invitation to the applicant via their Mississippi State e-mail account. The applicant can then accept or decline the invitation.

  8. Will I have a roommate that is also in Day One?

    If you choose to live in one of the designated Day One residence halls, you will have a Day One roommate. If you choose to live in a non-Day One residence hall, you will not have a Day One roommate.

  9. How many service hours must I complete?

    Each Day One student is required to complete 20 hours of community service. Typically, that is an average of (2) hours each week "outside" of class.

  10. Will I need to have my own transportation to be in Day One?

    Students can participate in Day One with (or without) their own transportation. Our application includes questions about each applicant's transportation plans. We use this information to ensure that each Action Team has at least (3) members who have a car, making carpooling a viable option for Day One students.

  11. How will I be assigned a Community Partner (CP)?

    We consider three primary factors when we make CP assignments: an applicant's CP preferences, the date that the application was completed, and transportation needs.

  12. How many credit hours is Day One worth?

    A student who completes the Day One class will receive (2) hours of elective credit.

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