Academic Services

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Academic Consultation

Academic Consultation consists of student-athletes meeting on a regular and ongoing basis with their Academic Counselor. The purpose of these meetings is to communicate progress in course work and athletic eligibility. In addition, students receive help with decision making skills, time management, course and major selection, and career choices.

Structured Study Table

To ensure an environment conducive to studying, particularly for those student-athletes transitioning to the University of Mississippi, study table is a requirement for all first-time Ole Miss student-athletes. For those continuing student-athletes who have academic difficulties (based on cum GPA), study table provides a structured setting in which to work to improve academic standing.

Computer Lab

In this day and age, many of the courses taken at the University of Mississippi require the use of computer technology. In addition, many of the University services such as registration and financial aid award letters can be found online.The computer lab is an invaluable service to all student-athletes to do research, access email, check blackboard grades or simply to type papers.

Laptops

With the amount of class work being done on-line coupled with the amount of travel time student-athletes experience each semester, the need to have laptops to take on the road is essential. Currently, the OSAAS has numerous laptops available for checkout; all of which are fully internet accessible.

Class Checks

Study after study will show that class attendance is vital to academic success. Our intern checks class on a daily basis and provides daily reports to the coaches and counselors noting absences and tardies. Often instructors will provide additional information to our intern regarding deportment in the class and/or grade information.

Tutorial Program

Our tutorial program is designed with the philosophy that tutoring should be used as a way to achieve success, not a way to prevent failure. Developmental in nature, the tutorial program is available to all student-athletes. The vast majority of session are one-on-one; however, group tutoring as well as group review sessions are common when a large number of student-athletes are enrolled in a particular course or when the group tutoring format is most beneficial, Visit the Tutoring page if interested in becoming a tutor.

Strategic Study Program

A growing number of student-athletes need individual academic assistance and attention. Learning Specialists head up the strategic study program which has as its goal to identify and assist those student-athletes who are at risk. These students may or may not be learning disabled, as the common denominator is some type of academic/learning deficiency that needs to be addressed.

Progress Reports

Two times each semester at approximately the sixth and 12th week marks, progress reports are sent to instructors on all student-athletes (both scholarship and non-scholarship) in order to obtain information regarding the current grades and academic status of student-athletes. Counselors use this information to formulate strategies to assist student-athletes in their academic endeavors as well as to project continuing eligibility.

Travel Letters

When student-athletes travel to competitions, the OSAAS provides an individualized letter for each course to be presented to the instructor prior to the travel date. The letter refers to the University policy on attendance and requests that the instructor work with the student-athlete to create a mutual agreement on how to make-up missed assignments or exams.

Recruit Visits

On a regular basis, counselors will meet with recruits and often parents of recruits to explain our services as well as to provide an accurate picture of the academic life of a student-athlete at the University of Mississippi. Some recruit visits may be individuals while some are groups; some may be official visits and some may be unofficial visits.

Campus Referrals

Working with the various campus offices is a daily part of the work of the academic counselors. If necessary, the OSAAS will refer student-athletes, and sometimes coaches, to various support services on campus ranging from bursars to registrars to financial aid, housing, counseling center, disability support services, career center, etc.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee assists communication between student-athletes and athletic administration and helps members further develop leadership skills, while promoting the opportunity for the exchange of ideas among student-athletes of different sports. The SAAC's mission is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by developing student-athlete leadership skills, promoting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student athlete image on the Mississippi campus, local area and nationally.

01/30/2014 - Academic Support

42 Rebels Named To SEC Fall Academic Honor...

Forty-one Ole Miss student-athletes were among 655 named to the 2013 Fall Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. The Rebels' honorees... Read More [+]

12/20/2013 - Academic Support

Rebels Achieve Academic Milestones This Fall

Football is bowl bound again, and the women's soccer team enjoyed a history-making season this fall. Off the fields and courts, the Rebels also achieved record success in the classroom. Read More [+]

11/14/2013 - Academic Support

Rebels In The Spotlight For Academics

Several times during the year, the Ole Miss Athletics Department takes the opportunity to recognize those student-athletes who achieve excellence off the fields and courts. Read More [+]

11/07/2013 - Academic Support

Tyler Campbell Tabbed Academic All-District

Ole Miss punter Tyler Campbell has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District VI team. Read More [+]

10/24/2013 - Academic Support

Seven Teams Above National GSR Average

Seven of Ole Miss' athletics teams scored above the national average in graduation success rate (GSR). Additionally, women's basketball, women's golf, soccer and women's tennis registered a... Read More [+]

10/21/2013 - Academic Support

Rebel Student-Athletes Inducted To Phi...

Ole Miss men's tennis player Johan Backstrom and Rebel women's golfer Stani Schiavone were inducted into the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Sunday. Both were among 171 students honored at... Read More [+]

09/27/2013 - Academic Support

Make The Grade

The stars of the Rebel athletics programs are University of Mississippi students first and foremost. And for many of these student-athletes, intercollegiate athletics is their golden opportunity to... Read More [+]

09/03/2013 - Academic Support

Football Gives Back To Community On Labor Day

The Old Miss Football team, fresh of its season-opening victory against Vanderbilt, gave back to the greater Oxford community by participating in a Day of Community service on Labor Day, Monday. Read More [+]

08/01/2013 - Academic Support

Women's Tennis Takes Top Academic Honor

While earning their fifth straight NCAA appearance in 2013, the Ole Miss women's tennis team also excelled in the classroom on the way to the program's 17th consecutive ITA All-Academic Team Award. Read More [+]

08/01/2013 - Academic Support

Rebels Earn Top Academic Honor

The Ole Miss men's tennis team is in some select company when it comes to the 2012-13 season. The Rebels are one of only two teams to finish the year ranked in the nation's top 10 and earn the ITA... Read More [+]

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