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New Student and Retention Programs

Academic Coaching


This program offers Southern Miss students one-on-one academic support with a success coach trained to improve the skills need to excel in college. Students are asked to meet with their success coach four times throughout the semester. During each session students will be guided through activities and conversation designed to improve time management, study strategies, and knowledge of campus resources. 

Meetings are personalized to meet each student’s individual needs and will focus on motivating the student towards a successful academic experience at Southern Miss.  

Procrastination is every college student’s worst nightmare! It is important to help our students stay on top of their work and successfully complete each academic course.

Priority consideration for this program is given to first-year, first generation students.


Applications for the Academic Coaching program for the Fall 2019 semester have closed.  If you have any questions about the program, please email nsrpFREEMississippi.

Testimonials by Academic Coaching Participants

“I really do not know how I would have made it through my freshman year of college without this program in my corner!”

“My Academic Coach was extremely passionate about helping students find their way through college. She helped me grow in a lot of areas, and I can tell she really cared about my success at this university and in life in general. I thoroughly enjoyed having her as my academic coach, and I am extremely grateful for all the advice she has provided me.”

“Academic Coaching helped me improve my grades and have a better outlook on not only my school, but also my future.”

“Academic Coaching boosted my motivation in order to do better in my academics!”