Transfer Admission Requirements

ADMIT TYPE

REQUIRED OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Audit Only applicants wish to take college classes but not receive credit for courses. Note: Audit students are not eligible for financial aid.

No documents are required other than the completed application for admission and processing fee.

No academic requirements.

Second Bachelor’s Degree applicants are students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain another bachelor’s degree.

Official college transcript showing the bachelor’s degree; if the student attended more than one college, an official transcript from each college or university attended is required.

Minimum cumulative grade-point average of
2.0 is required for admission (GPA used is that which is computed by USA Admissions).

Transfer applicants have attended another college or university after high school graduation, regardless of time spent in attendance or credit earned.

An official transcript from each college or university attended. (If the student has earned less than 30 semester or 40 quarter hours, then an official high school transcript is required. If the student graduated from high school less than five years prior to
matriculation at USA or is not at least 23 years of age, then ACT or SAT scores are required
in addition to the high school transcript).

Minimum cumulative grade-point average of
2.0 is required for unconditional admission (GPA used is that which is computed by USA Admissions). Students must be eligible to re-enroll at the last institution attended. 

Applicants who have earned college credits, but fewer than 30 semester hours, must also satisfy freshman admission requirements.

Transient applicants are degree seeking students at another institution who wish to enroll at USA (usually for only one term) to transfer course work back to their home institution. Note: Transient students are not eligible for financial aid and must apply for readmission each subsequent semester if they wish to continue at USA.

Official transient form which must include verification of good standing from the home institution.

Verification of good standing and eligibility to re-enroll at the home institution.

Unclassified applicants hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and wish to take additional undergraduate courses for non-degree seeking purposes. Note: Unclassified students are not eligible for financial aid.

Official college transcript showing the bachelor’s degree. Individuals with advanced degrees may substitute a transcript showing the master’s or doctorate degree.

No academic requirements.

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

 

Applicants who fail to meet admission requirements and who believe they have extenuating circumstances that might justify a different decision may appeal for further consideration . The following items are required for the admissions appeal process:

1. Admissions Appeal Form, located at: http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/admissions/appealform.html
2. A current resume, including summary of special talents or skills
3. A personal essay describing why you want to attend USA and your career goals.
4. Letter/s of recommendation
5. Optional : Additional supporting documents to substantiate an appeal (including any documents from USA departments or personnel)
Please return the Admissions Appeal Form along with all supporting documents by email to the Office of Admissions at admiss@southalabama.edu.