Freshmen Admission Requirements

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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

ACEP (Accelerated College Enrollment Program) applicants are students who live in Mobile or Baldwin Counties, have completed their Junior year of high school, and are eligible to take a free course at USA.

Official high school transcript, official ACT or SAT scores, and a letter of recommendation from the high school counselor.

Minimum ACT composite of 25 or SAT of
1130; high school grade-point average of at least 3.0 (‘B’); favorable recommendation from the high school counselor; must reside in Mobile or Baldwin counties in Alabama.

Early Admission applicants are students who have completed their junior year of high school and wish to enroll prior to high school graduation.

Official high school transcript, official ACT or SAT, and a letter of recommendation from the high school counselor.

Minimum ACT Composite of 28 or SAT of
1250; high school grade-point average of at least 3.5 (‘B+’); favorable recommendation from the high school counselor.

First Time Freshmen have never attended college and graduated from high school less than five years prior to enrolling at the University. Note: Students who have been out of high school for at least five years or who reached the age of 23 prior to enrolling should apply as Special Freshmen.

Official high school transcript including senior year schedule and official ACT or SAT scores.

Minimum ACT Composite of 20 (SAT 940),
high school GPA of at least 2.0 OR a minimum ACT Composite of 19 (SAT 900), high school GPA of at least a 2.5 and 16 hours of
approved high school core courses required. Conditional Admission: Minimum ACT composite score of 17 or 18, high school GPA of at least a 2.5, and 16 hours of approved high school core courses. See the USA Bulletin for more information.

Freshmen with Previous Credits attended another college prior to high school graduation. Note: A student who attended another college after high school graduation, regardless of credit earned before graduation, will be considered for admission as a transfer student.

Official high school transcript including senior year schedule, official ACT or SAT scores, and official college transcript from each college attended.

Minimum ACT Composite of 20 (SAT 940),
high school GPA of at least 2.0 OR a minimum ACT Composite of 19 (SAT 900), high school GPA of at least a 2.5 and 16 hours of
approved high school core courses required. See the USA Bulletin for more information.

GED First Time Freshmen applicants sat for the high school level General Education Development (GED) test and did not graduate from high school. Applicants must be at least
17 years of age.

Official GED scores.

Students taking the test prior to January 2014, must score an average of at least a 500 or a 50, if taken before January 2002. Students taking the GED beginning January 2014 must score at least a 170 in each subject area.

Special Freshmen applicants have been graduated from high school for five years or longer or have reached the age of 23

Official final high school transcript.

 

Note: Students who do not meet minimum requirements should contact the Director of Admissions to discuss academic options.
 

Core High School Course Requirements
     

Curriculum Area

Units

Courses

English

4

 

Mathematics

3

Must include Algebra I, Algebra II, and one unit of either Geometry, Trigonometry or Calculus.

Science

3

At least two of the sciences must include labs.

Social Science

3

 

Advanced Electives

3

Courses chosen from any of the four core areas above and may include foreign language

Total Core Units

16