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With a belief in the proven validity of single sex education, SMI is an all-male institution.  It takes its place with only two all-male colleges remaining in the United States, and it will be the only remaining all-male four-year military college. 

Southern traditions that have been lost and tarnished live on through SMI

Applicants who have an interest in learning more about SMI are invited to now contact SMI HQ. This initial contact is not a commitment on the candidates part, or an approval on SMI's part for attendance at SMI.  It will provide the Institute with a list of young men who have an interest in Southern Military Institute, so they may be contacted and kept apprised of the developments of the Institute.

To be added to this list, please fill out the form below. In the comments section, ask to be included on the list of potential applicants

for appointment.  

To be considered for appointment to the SMI Corps of Cadets an applicant must be a male citizen of the United States. Applicants must meet very high academic standards and be capable of completing a rigorous engineering and science curriculum. Applicants must also be physically capable of military service and of performing rigorous physical training.

Waivers for non-U.S. citizens may be granted by the Board of Visitors on an individual basis upon recommendation of the Superintendent.

Please click HERE to review the demands and qualifications of SMI before you proceed on this page.


Our strengths set us apart from any other military college today.

The concept of an officer and a Southern gentleman will be the standard, not the exception.  Honesty, integrity, courtesy, and respect for all men and women regardless of race, position, or economic standing will be taught and required.  SMI cadets will be taught the strong points and the weak points of Southern history. At SMI these values will to be shared by all cadets without exception.