University of Southern California

Student-Athlete Academic Services


Please Note:
Excused absence letters do not excuse student-athletes from any homework, quiz, exam, etc. that is missed while participating in a University-sponsored athletic event. Student-athletes are still responsible for making up any work that is missed due to traveling. Only those student-athletes listed on the excuse letter are excused from missing class.

Denise Kwok
Director of SAAS
Office: (213) 821-3075

Heather Bell
Director of Athletic Academic Advising
Academic Counselor: Football, Men’s Basketball
Office: (213) 740-0534

Howard Croom
Academic Counselor: Football, Women’s Sand Volleyball
Office: (213) 821-4137

James “J.R.” Pulido
Academic Counselor: Football, Women’s Lacrosse and Men’s Golf
Office: (213) 821-7390

Initial Travel Excuse Letter

@ Berkeley, CA – University of California, Berkeley 09.23.17 | Travel Excuse Letter

@ Pullman, WA – Washington State University 09.29.17 | Travel Excuse Letter

@ South Bend, IN – University of Notre Dame 10.21.17 | Travel Excuse Letter

@ Tempe, AZ – Arizona State University 10.28.17 | Travel Excuse Letter

@ Boulder, CO – University of Colorado 11.11.17 | Travel Excuse Letter

*If the Excused Letter doesn’t pop up, follow these steps:

  1. Right-Click the Excuse Letter and hit “Save Target As”
  2. Save the Excuse Letter to the Desktop
  3. Open the PDF File from your Desktop