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  • Students may add a double major or add a minor by requesting it through the Student Center in SOAR. Location varies by major, See Bulletin for Listing of Majors by College
  • Students with an assigned advisor will have the advisors name appear on the SOAR student center in the Advisor box on the right of the panel. Students can click the details link to get contact information for the advisor.
  • Some departments have general departmental advisors and students can contact the academic department for specific academic questions.
  • Some courses that are offered via online can be accessed through Canvas.  To access Canvas, go to and click the link to Canvas on the left navigation. 
  • Use your student SOAR login and password to access your class information
  • Students can request a campus tour through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in Kennard-Washington, room 212 or calling 601-266-5000
  • Students may change their major and/or minor by requesting it through the Student Center in SOAR. Location varies by major, See Bulletin for Listing of Majors by College
  • Most University communication will be sent via students’ Eagle email accounts that are activated upon their admission to the University. Go to to learn more.
  • Students should check their Eagle email regularly and are discouraged from forwarding to less secure email accounts.
  • Students may access their Eagle email via the URL
    password: CampusID password
  • The final exam schedule changes each term. Students should review the Final Exam schedule posted on the Registrar’s website for specific dates and times for each class. However, students should confirm with the instructors any changes to the class exam schedule.
  • An audited class will show up on a student’s transcript with a grade of Audit and the student will pay the same tuition as a graded class.
  • A Listener’s License requires permission from the instructor and does not show up on the transcript. Registration for a Listener’s License is recorded in the Registrar’s Office in Kennard-Washington Hall, room 110. The cost of a license is $50.00 per class.
  • While no formal policy exists, students who have multiple final exams (normally 3 or more) that fall on the same day can provide documentation to the instructors involved to see if alternate test dates can be made.
  • Students with an active SOAR account may request a transcript to be sent to them or to a third party via their SOAR self service page.
  • Transcripts can be sent via email or mailed and are $8.00 per transcript (Non-refundable).  Transcripts sent via FedEx are charged a $23.00 processing fee (within the United States)  - PLUS $8 per transcript charge.
  • Students may also pick up transcripts in the Registrar’s Office in Kennard-Washington Hall, room 110.
  • Students with an active SOAR login can view and print their own Unofficial transcript via their SOAR self service page.
  • Students can have a transcript emailed to their email account, mailed to an address, or picked up in the Registrar’ Office in Kennard-Washington Hall, room 110 with a valid photo ID.
  • Transcripts that students receive are noted as “Issued to Student” and are printed on security paper.  It is the discretion of the third party as to whether they will accept an “Issued to Student” transcript.
  • Students with transfer credit must submit an official transcript from all institutions attended.  The transcript evaluator in the Office of Admissions Processing will evaluate the transfer credit and institution to determine if the transfer work is acceptable.
  • Some transfer work (particularly from Mississippi community and junior colleges) is considered as a direct equivalent to USM course work and will be posted as such.
  • Transfer work that is not considered as a direct equivalent will be posted as a general subject course.  Departmental advisors with the approval the chair and/or college dean’s office will determine if additional transfer work can be applied toward degree requirements.

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