Admissions at the University of South Alabama
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USA Office of Admissions
2500 Meisler Hall
390 Alumni Circle
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Central Time, Monday-Friday
Phone: (251) 460-6141 or
(800) USA-JAGS
FAX: (251) 460-7876


Registration FAQ  

Q. What is my User ID number ? 
A. Your user ID number to log into PAWS is your JAG number (if you are a former student your JAG number is J00 + your old student number).

Q. What is my PIN number? 
A. Your PIN number when you log into PAWS for the first time is your Birthdate (DDMMYY). After that you will create your own 6 character PIN.
Q. Do I have to come in to register? Where can I register? 
A. You can register on PAWS, but advising and orientation are on campus and you must attend.

Q. May I phone register? 
A.  You may no longer register by phone.  


Q. May I web register? 
A. You may register on PAWS if you have a time ticket unless you have a "hold" placed on your account. You can check your hold status online.


Q. May I pre register? 
A.  You may register according to your time ticket. You can see your time ticket on PAWS .


Q. May I register before my time ticket begins? 
A. No.

Q. What time is drop/add? 
A. You can adjust your schedule during Open Registration (your second time ticket) or during Drop/Add the following week. 

Q. If I am registering during drop/add do I have to come in? 
A. Drop/add can be done online.


Q. Will there be advisors at drop/add? 
A. Drop/add currently takes place within individual academic departments, so advisor availability may vary. It is suggested that you contact your department for more information or to set up an appointment with your advisor if you feel a meeting will be necessary. Here is some department information online 

Q. If I lost my certificate of admission (with my registration information on it), how do I get another one? 
A. You can come in to the Admissions Office and pick up a duplicate copy.

Q. If I miss my time ticket, can I still register? 
A. Yes, as long as registration is still active, you may register.


Q. What if I will be out of town for my registration time? 
A. You can still register online.


Q. Can someone else register for me? 
A. Since PAWS is a secure website with far more than registration capabilities, you should not give your PIN # to anyone.



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