This quantitative research discusses the academic challenges facing students at the College of Law at Sohar University, and the role of social support sources in mitigating them. The student is exposed to many challenges that may negatively affect his academic achievement, including the psychological resulting from the conditions of social and family upbringing, and university attitudes represented by the faculty and the university environment. So, the research aims, Discussing the academic challenges facing students, and the role of social support sources from family, friends, mentors, and colleagues in alleviating them. The analytical descriptive approach was adopted, and the relational descriptive methodology represented the research community, so the College of Law's students were (483) male and female students, the sample amounted to (48) male and female students. The researcher designed two questionnaires, the first for academic challenges, consisting of (27) statements distributed over three axes, and the second for social support means of (35) statements distributed on four axes. Descriptive statistical approach and multiple linear regression analysis were adopted. The research reached the following results: Students face several challenges. Related to the professor, related to the academic courses, and those pertaining to the student. Social support sources are of particular importance in mitigating challenges and contributing to the student's sense of psychological stability that increases the level of academic achievement. The research came out with a set of recommendations.
social support, sources of support, academic challenges