University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Special Programs

Accelerated College Enrollment Program (ACEP)

Accelerated College Enrollment Program (ACEP): A limited number of high school seniors from Mobile County, and Baldwin County, Alabama, are offered the opportunity to take one free course at the University during the senior year of high school. The course can be used to satisfy degree requirements at USA, or can be transferred to other institutions.

Academic Requirements: Applicants must be recommended by the high school counselor, have earned at least a "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) average in academic subjects, have scored at least 25 composite on the ACT (1130 SAT), completed the junior year of high school, and be approved by the Director of Admissions.

Documents Required: ACEP applicants must submit an official high school transcript showing grades through the junior year, official ACT or SAT scores and a letter of recommendation from the school guidance counselor. Interested students should contact USA Admissions for application deadlines and information.

If ACEP students wish to pursue a degree, they must complete and submit a new application and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions.

College of Medicine Early Acceptance Program (EAP)

Qualified high school seniors are selected for acceptance to the University and to the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Candidates selected for the program enter the Health Pre-Professions Program at USA; their curriculum will include core requirements for the selected baccalaureate program and prerequisites for matriculation in medical school. Students participating in the College of Medicine Early Acceptance Program must meet program requirements during their tenure as undergraduates to continue in the program. Upon successful completion of the baccalaureate degree and EAP requirements, students enter the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Go to the Early Acceptance page for more detail.

Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program (PTEAP)

The Department of Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program offers a select number of talented high school seniors a position in the University of South Alabama Department of Physical Therapy first year class after completion of the pre-requisite requirements of the program and their USA undergraduate degree.

College of Nursing Early Acceptance Program 

Highly qualified high school seniors selected for the College of Nursing Early Acceptance Program and fulfilling all program requirement 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. 

Go to our Early Acceptance page for more details

The Honors College:

See "Honors College".