The University of Southern Mississippi on the Gulf Coast will take
its customer-friendly enrollment process to Northrop Grumman's Gulfport
facility May 11.
From 2 to 5
p.m. Tuesday, representatives from Southern Miss Gulf Coast will
register employees who wish to take classes at any of the university's
coastal teaching sites. On April 27 and 29, Southern Miss registered
approximately 30 employees from Northrop Grumman's Jackson County
operations using the same on-site registration model.
As at the other
sites, all Northrop Grumman employees will be allowed to defer tuition
payment until the end of the semester and use the Northrop Grumman
tuition refund benefit.
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 in Biloxi.
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.