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College of Arts and Sciences

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Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a College of Arts & Sciences academic advisor, click your school link below: 

DEADLINE

  • Advisement appointment to clear probation continued hold: January 29, 2020. 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Deadlines vary by semester and will be posted on this page below. The clearance process may take up to one week due to the number of individual appointments necessary. Phone meetings with advisors will be accepted in place of face-to-face meetings on a case-by-case basis.

STEPS FOR CLEARANCE

  • Step 1: Complete Section A of the Probation Continued Clearance Form. This provides the College with your student information as well as a statement for readmission.
  • Step 2: Visit your primary academic advisor (the advisor for your major) to complete Section B, parts A, B, and C. This is where you will discuss your academic progress with your advisor and select your courses for the upcoming semester.
  • Step 3: Make sure your form is signed by your major advisor and your school director. Without the director's signature, the College cannot accept the form.
  • Step 4: Schedule an appointment with one of the advisors above to develop an Academic Improvement Plan and complete Section C of the form. After this is done, your hold may be lifted at the discretion of the College.
  • Step 5: Make sure you enroll in your classes after your hold is lifted, if you have not already done so.

 

DEADLINES 

  • Readmission to USM: January 15, 2020, Wednesday (Returning students who were not enrolled during fall 2019 must apply for readmission.)
  • Advisement appointment to clear suspension hold: January 15, 2019, Wednesday (Appointments fill up fast, so schedule early!)
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Deadlines vary by semester and will be posted on this page. The clearance process may take up to two weeks due to the number of individual appointments necessary and the volume of clearances to be processed by the Registrar and/or Admissions. Phone meetings with advisors will be accepted in place of face-to-face meetings on a case-by-case basis.

STEPS FOR CLEARANCE

  • Step 1: 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: Complete the first section of the Suspension Clearance Form. This provides the College with your student information as well as a statement for readmission.
  • Step 3: 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, then schedule a meeting with the School that houses your most recent academic major. This is where you will discuss your academic progress with your advisor and select your courses for the upcoming semester.
  • Step 4: Make sure your form is signed by your major advisor and your school director. Without the director's signature, the College cannot accept the form.
  • Step 5: Schedule an appointment with one of the advisors above to develop an Academic Improvement Plan and complete Section C of the form. Your form will be sent to either the Registrar's Office for continuing students or to the Office of Admissions for readmitted students.
  • Step 6: Make sure you enroll in your classes after your hold is lifted, if you have not already done so. If your University-level hold (SUS hold) has not been lifted within two weeks of your Improvement Plan appointment, please contact the advisor you met with during Step 5.

Staff

Stephen Cocumelli

Mr. Stephen Cocumelli
Academic Advisor
601.266.5283
Stephen.Cocumelli@usm.edu 

Destiny DeLancey

Ms. Destiny DeLancey
Academic Advisor/Preprofessional Advisor
601.266.4636
Destiny.Reynolds@usm.edu

Lisa Rieger

Ms. Lisa Rieger
Academic Advisor
601.266.5948
Lisa.Rieger@usm.edu 

Dr. Jeffrey Evans

Dr. Jeffrey Evans
Preprofessional Advisor
601.266.6848
Jeffrey.Evans@usm.edu 

Dr. Donavan Johnson

Dr. Donavan Johnson 
Assistant to the Dean for Retention
601.266.4666
Donavan.Johnson@usm.edu 

Dr. Julie Reid

Dr. Julie Reid
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
601.266.4315
Julie.Reid@usm.edu

 

Preprofessional Office

The 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. for more information, visit the website for the Preprofessional Office.

University Advisement Center Website

The University Advisement Center website (forthcoming!) will bring together links to all the resources on campus designed to help students. Resources include where students can get free tutoring, find help with personal matters, or what to do if they are on academic probation/suspension just to name a few. 

Contact Us

College of Arts and Sciences
210 Liberal Arts Building
118 College Dr. #5004
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
CoASFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4315

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College of Arts and Sciences
Humanities and Social Science
Elizabeth Hall
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560

Campus Gulf Park

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Email
CoASFREEMississippi

Phone
228.214.3245

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College of Arts and Sciences
Science and Interdisciplinary Studies 
Science Building
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560

Campus Gulf Park

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Email
CoASFREEMississippi

Phone
228.865.4507