These FAQs are pertaining to students appealing the status of their Freshman Academic Scholarship, Freshman Designation-Based Scholarship, Transfer Academic Scholarship, and/or Transfer Designation-Based Scholarship at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Appeals and all appeal related documentation are accepted online only through the GO System. All documentation for an appeal must be included and submitted through the GO system with the online appeal application. Only documentation submitted through GO at the time of application can be reviewed and considered for rendering a decision.
Students should explain any extenuating circumstance(s) that caused a disruption to their academic progress and/or performance for the semester in question. Examples of extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to, severe illness or the death of an immediate family member. Documentation should be attached to support the extenuating circumstance (i.e., statement from a medical or psychiatric professional, obituary to document the death of an immediate family member, letter from a professor/advisor/coach, etc.)
Committee members will look at the student’s submitted appeal application, supporting documentation, stipulation requirements, financial need (demonstrated through a student’s FAFSA status), academic performance, budgetary restrictions, and other relevant information from the student’s profile in SOAR.