a look at our General list of FAQ's (Frequently
Asked Questions) or click on the link to your
specific area if it is listed:
can I change advisors? Depending on
your degree program, changing advisors should
be relatively easy. If you are in a program
that has a professional advisor, you may be
required to see that individual. However, most
programs have more than one person you can see.
If you are in a program that primarily uses
faculty advisors, you may request a change from
the secretary of each department or the academic
records specialist who is responsible for keeping
I drop a course? There are many variables
to consider when trying to decide whether or
not to drop a class. If at all possible, talk
to the instructor and make sure that you have
a clear understanding of your particular situation
in a class. Faculty advisors, professional advisors,
and counselors are available throughout the
campus to help you make a clear decision. You
may check the list of professional advisors
at this web site and seek further assistance.
do I drop a course? You may drop a course
without penalty provided the withdrawal occurs
within the time limits listed in the official
calendar. After careful consideration, go to
the Registrar's office and fill out a "Change
of Course" form. Proceed to the Bursar's
office and pay the drop fee.
long will it take me to get off probation?
The probation classification is a result of
your GPA. The time frame that it will take to
get you off probation will depend on the number
of hours and quality points that you earn during
a term. For further explanation and assistance
in calculating your particular situation, call
do I get information on careers in my major/degree/subject
area? Many advisors on campus are wonderful
resources as to how a particular field of study
can be directed into a satisfying career. Check
the list of advisors provided in association
with this web page to find the one who is most
closely associated with your area of interest.
You may also check with Career Services.
do I change majors? Go to your major
department and inform the secretary that you
would like to change your major. You will be
provided the appropriate documentation that
will allow you to sign off in that department,
and you will be given your academic folder.
At this point you may take your folder to your
new major department. Inform the person in charge
that you have selected a new major. The new
department will take your folder and keep it
on file for advising purposes and assign a new
advisor to you.
do I change tracks in a major? See your
advisor or the academic records specialist in
your major department.
do I get credit for a class I want to take at
home in the summer? Prior permission is
required from the dean of your college before
a student in the University of South Alabama
is permitted to take credit work as a transient
student at another institution to be applied
toward a degree at South Alabama. This process
begins in the specific department in which the
course that you want to take is located. You
will be directed through each step from there.
I get tutorial help with
The following Colleges and Departments offer
tutoring services: Biology, Chemistry, Foreign
Languages, Math/Statistics, Physics, Computer
and Information Sciences, Engineering, and Nursing.
Tutorial services are also currently offered
by the Office of Special Student Services.
I study abroad during the summer? The
Office of International Programs and Development,
Alpha Hall East 320, 460-7053, administers University
Programs Abroad in Britain, France, Germany,
Greece, Russia, and Mexico.
I be enrolled at the University of South Alabama
and enrolled at another college at the same
Dual enrollment is possible and is a process
similar to requesting transient approval. You
will need permission from the Dean of your college.
So start with your academic advisor to secure˛the
appropriate forms and to receive specific instructions
about the process.
I double major? The newest information
is available in the bulletin.
majors have different requirements. Contact
your advisor for further information.