Immigration and International Admissions


U.S. Presidential Executive Order
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals. Under Section 3(c) of that Executive Order, entry into the United States of "immigrants and nonimmigrants" from 7 countries has been suspended for 90 days from the date the Executive Order was signed, "except for those traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas." The countries listed in the Executive Order are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. This order relates to visa issuance, screening procedures, entry into the U.S., and refugees from these countries.

With this Executive Order, we strongly advise all nonimmigrants (F-1, J-1, H-1B, etc.) and immigrants (Permanent Resident “green card” holders) from these countries to avoid travel outside the U.S. at this time. If you are from one of these countries and must exit the U.S., we encourage you to seek legal guidance before travel. There is currently no indication that your visa status is being questioned while you remain in the United States. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide additional details and information as it becomes available. In the meantime, please contact our office with specific inquiries or urgent travel issues. 

You are a valued member of the University of South Alabama community and family. South Alabama remains committed to supporting your success. We advise that you continue your studies and employment at USA with the same dedication you have always shown. You are welcome here. We are South!
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University of South Alabama’s International Admissions and Student Services is a fully staffed office devoted exclusively to our over 1100 international students representing over 80 countries!

USA is a fully accredited University with over 82% of its faculty holding doctorate degrees. A large international student population, low cost of living, low tuition, state-of-the-art technical facilities, great location and climate makes USA the ideal institution for your educational pursuit.

At USA you can depend on:

     - English Learning Center Support Services
     - Personalized instruction with an average class size of 23
     - Active host family and community organization
     - Costs among the lowest of all comprehensive universities

International Student Activities:

The Council of International Students Organization (CISO) represents the social interests of International Students. The following are activities available for international students:

     - Trips to Various Areas of Interest
     - Regular Campus Meetings
     - Variety of International Organizations and Clubs
     - International Spring Festival
     - National and Regional Student Associations
     - Pizza Party
     - Int. Student Banquet Recognizing Outstanding International Students
     - Sports Events
     - Cultural Events


>>    Apply Online
Upon acceptance you will receive an acceptance packet. The packet contains valuable information regarding immigration, SEVIS requirements, arrival assistance, orientation, and important dates.

>>    Admissions Deadlines
The International Application for Admission and all required documents must be received no later than these established deadlines. Applications completed after the deadline will be considered for the next available session.

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