University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast registered 23 new students
at its first-ever on-site registration at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
on Tuesday and will take this customer-friendly enrollment process
to a second Northrop Grumman site on Thursday.
60 employees of Northrop Grumman expressed interest in Southern
Miss courses," said Dayonne McGuire, director of continuing
education for Southern Miss Gulf Coast. "While 23 registered
Tuesday, others took application materials with them and we anticipate
even greater response in time."
marked the first time that Southern Miss has taken registration
to the ship builder in Pascagoula, it won't be the last. Southern
Miss plans to offer on-site registration for future semesters.
very excited about the interest in Southern Miss at Northrop Grumman,"
said Dr. Ken Malone, chief operating officer at Southern Miss Gulf
Coast. "We are committed to helping Northrop Grumman employees
advance their careers through our many world-class programs at Southern
representatives will return to Northrop Grumman from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. on Thursday in the NGSS Engineering and Design Center to
handle admissions, records, advisement, and financial aid for summer
Northrop Grumman employees will be allowed to defer tuition payment
until the end of the semester and use the Northrop Grumman tuition
first on-site registration was a tremendous success," said
Bill Glenn, manager of communications at Northrop Grumman. "This
endeavor would not have been possible without the effective partnership
of the Southern Miss/Northrop Grumman team. This process provides
one more tool for our employees to utilize in furthering their education."
In the registration
process, student copies will be permitted for the following: transcripts
from each college or university attended, or high school transcripts
or GED scores for undergraduate students. To register, employees
must bring these materials with them at that time; official copies
may be provided later.
Gulf Coast offers day and night classes in Jackson County and at
the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Evening classes are also offered
at Keesler Air Force Base.
certain nontraditional students, Southern Miss offers a "Test
Drive a Degree" program. This allows a nontraditional student
who meets specific requirements the opportunity to come back to
school and take a class free of charge.
To be eligible
for the "Test Drive" program, there are other requirements
and conditions besides the minimum requirement of having 27 semester
hours with an average grade of "C." The student must not
have attended college during the past three years; nor have earned
a bachelor's degree; nor be enrolled in any other institution during
the "Test Drive" semester, and the student can only take
one "Test Drive" course. For more information, call Southern
Miss at (228) 497-3636 or (228) 865-4599.