The College of Nursing has an early acceptance program for highly qualified high school seniors. Students selected for the early acceptance program and fulfilling all program requirements are guaranteed admission to the upper division professional component of the nursing curriculum. Students are admitted to the College of Nursing and must complete all Pre-Professional Nursing courses at USA; their curriculum includes core requirements and prerequisites for the upper division nursing program. Students participating in the College of Nursing's Early Acceptance Program must maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 on all required prerequisite courses and must be continuously enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester (does not include summer terms) and making acceptable progress toward completing the pre-professional component of the curriculum to be admitted to the professional component of the program.
To be considered for the program: the following must be received by July 15th:
Completed form for the College of Nursing Early Acceptance Program. Please click here for the form
- Completed Undergraduate Application for admission to the University of South Alabama (Application fee $35 online $45 paper).
- Official copy of your high school transcript (must be received directly from the high school) showing grades through your junior year. Minimum GPA requirements are a 3.5 (based on a 4.0 system as computed by USA Admissions).
- Submit an official ACT/SAT score. Minimum requirements are an ACT score of at least 25 composite (or 1130 SAT composite, critcal reading + math).