Next Steps

If you are a newly admitted graduate student, you may have a couple of steps to complete as you prepare to enroll in classes.

Step 1: Get Advised

First, before signing up for classes, you will need to speak with your academic advisor to discuss your proposed plan of study and be advised. Academic advisors are assigned by the academic unit , so you should contact the office which houses your major for assistance. Additionally, you should take this time to review the Graduate Bulletin. You should review carefully all degree requirements and policies and procedures as outlined in the bulletin.

Step 2: Enroll in Classes

Next, after you’ve been advised, you can enroll in classes for your first semester here at Southern Miss through the SOAR portal. SOAR tutorials are also available.

Step 3: Submit Health Records

Then, if you haven’t yet, you will need to submit a copy of your shot records. The Mississippi IHL Board requires that all enrolled students provide proof of immunization to the measles, mumps, and rubella. You can do this by submitting health records that show two doses of MMR (or comparable vaccine) or positive results from a MMR titer test. You can submit these records by upload, email, or via fax at 601.266.5138. You will not be eligible to enroll in your second semester of courses until you have submitted these records, so please submit those records as soon as possible.

Step 4: Submit Final Transcripts

Finally, students evaluated for admission based on partial transcripts are eligible for to enroll for their first semester of coursework. However, they will not be eligible to enroll in subsequent terms until they have submitted their final, official transcript. Admitted students should submit final transcripts as soon as possible to avoid any complications regarding future enrollment.

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