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Questions about Academic Issues 

Undergraduate

For questions about undergraduate academic issues, contact Dr.%20Julie%20Reid%20or Dr.%20Rebecca%20Chambers.

Graduate

For graduate academic issues, see the Graduate Student Association webpage and/or contact the college associate dean for graduate studies, Dr.%20Janet%20Donaldson.

Campus Resources for Undergraduates

Center for Student Success 

The Center for Student Success website has a large directory of campus resources designed to help students. Resources include where students can get free tutoring, find help with personal matters, and much more.

University Advisement Center

The Advisement Center serves first-year students to guide them with SOAR issues,  enrollment in courses, changing majors, progress to degree, academic policies and procedures. 

Preprofessional Office

healthcare clipboard imageThe Preprofessional Office is designed to help students complete their undergraduate education at The University of Southern Mississippi and gain admission to both local and private professional schools in the field of their choice, including medicine, dentistry among others.

Academic Hold Clearance Procedures

Students with academic holds (probation-continued or suspension) should follow the procedures outlined below. See academic standards for more details on the University's policy.

DEADLINES 

  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  Deadlines vary by semester. The clearance process may take up to one week due to the number of individual appointments students must make. It may be difficult to get an appointment as the deadlines approach, so please plan well in advance and make your appointments early. Zoom and phone meetings with advisors may be arranged when each appointment is made.
  • Make sure to make an advisement appointment to clear probation continued hold well before classes start. Deadline for clearance of probation-continued hold (for students who are not enrolled) is as follows:.
    • For Fall 2020 enrollment: August 14, 2020, Friday

STEPS FOR CLEARANCE

  • Step 1 - Petition form: Complete Section A of the Probation Continued Clearance Form. This provides your school and college with your student information as well as a statement for readmission.
  • Step 2 - School primary advisor meeting: Make an appointment with your primary academic advisor (the advisor for your major listed in SOAR) to complete Section B (including parts A, B, and C). This is where you will discuss your academic progress to degree with your advisor and select your courses for the upcoming semester. 
  • Step 3 - School director approval: Make sure your form is signed by your major advisor and your school director. After the director signs, the director should email the form to your major's advising partner in the University Advisement Center (UAC).  
  • Step 4 - University Advisement Center meeting: Schedule an appointment through the University Advisement Center (UAC) with your major's advising partner at the UAC. During your meeting with the UAC advisor, you will develop an Academic Improvement Plan and complete Section C of the form. After this is done and if you meet all academic requirements to re-enroll, the UAC will ensure that your academic hold is lifted.
  • Step 5 - Enrollment: Enroll in your classes as listed on your Petition form after your hold is lifted, if you have not already done so. If any of your classes are unavailable or you need to make changes to your schedule for any other reason, be sure to consult with your major advisor in your school to get a revised schedule of courses approved in writing (by email).

DEADLINES 

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Deadlines vary by semester. The process to clear an academic hold may take up to two weeks due to the number of individual appointments students need to make and the volume of clearances processed by Admissions. Appointments fill up fast, so schedule early! Zoom and phone meetings with advisors may be arranged when each appointment is made.
  • Returning students who were not enrolled during spring 2020 must apply for readmission before Admission deadlines. Consult the Office of Admissions for more information.
  • Advisement appointments to clear a suspension hold should be scheduled at least a week before the deadline for clearance since the availability of appointments will limited closer to the deadline.
  • The absolute final deadline to have all paperwork cleared and processed for enrollment are below. If no advisement appointments are available due to late scheduling, students cannot be cleared and will have to wait until the next semester to enroll again.
    • For Fall 2020 readmission: August 14, 2020, Friday, 12:00 p.m. 

STEPS FOR CLEARANCE

  • Step 1 - Admissions application: If you have been gone for one or more fall or spring semesters since your last semester of enrollment, complete the readmission process through the Office of Admissions.
  • Step 2 - Petition form: Complete the first section of the Suspension Clearance Form. This provides your  your student information as well as a statement for readmission.
  • Step 3 - School primary advisor meeting: Visit your primary academic advisor (the advisor for your major) to complete section two. If you have been away from the University and do not know who your primary academic advisor is, contact the School that houses your most recent academic major to get the name of your school advisor. This is the step during which you will discuss your progress to degree with your advisor and select your courses for the upcoming semester.
  • Step 4 - School director approval: Make sure your form is signed by your major advisor and your school director. After the director signs, your director should email the form to  your major's advising partner in the University Advisement Center (UAC).
  • Step 5 - University Advisement Center advisor meeting: Schedule an appointment through the University Advisement Center (UAC) with your major's advising partner at the UAC. During your meeting with the UAC advisor, you will develop an Academic Improvement Plan and complete Section C of the petition form. After this is done and if you meet all academic requirements to re-enroll, your hold can be lifted. The UAC will take care of the last step of sending your petition to either the Registrar's Office for continuing students or to the Office of Admissions for readmitted students.
  • Step 6 - Enrollment: Enroll in your approved classes after your hold is lifted, if you have not already done so. If your University-level hold (SUS hold in SOAR) has not been lifted within two weeks of your Improvement Plan appointment, please contact the UAC advisor you met with during Step 5. 

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