University of South Alabama

Entering Freshman Students

A credit/debit card is required to pay the $35 application fee online. Do not submit an online application if you have submitted an application within the past year. For submitting applications by mail or fax, download a printable USA application by clicking on Undergraduate Application , then fax or mail to the provided address in order to avoid paying another application fee.

Requirements for First Time Freshmen admission:

Requirements for First Time Freshmen admission:

Required Official Documents:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT score

16 hours of required academic core courses

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of social science
  • 3 years of math (Must include Algebra I, Algebra II or higher)
  • 3 years of science (At least two of the sciences must include labs)
  • 3 years of advanced electives (Courses chosen from any of the four core areas above and may include foreign language)

Requirements for First Time Freshmen Admission Continued:

GPA and Test Scores

USA generally admits students with:

  • a minimum ACT score of 19 or SAT score of 900 (critical reading and math only) and
  • a minimum GPA of 2.50

Students who do not meet the standards for regular admission will be considered for conditional admission. It is recommended that students submit the following items for additional consideration:

1. Letter of recommendation from your high school counselor or a teacher in a college preparatory course.

2. Personal essay on your reason for attending USA and your career plans.

3. Resume, to include a summary of special talents or skills.