University of South Alabama

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Application for Admission

To apply to USA, you will need to submit the following:

  • Pay the $35 application fee online
  • Official high school transcript
  • official ACT or SAT scores
  • Official final high school transcript.

Freshman Entrance Requirements

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)

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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.

University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a public, national research university in Mobile, Alabama, United States.