Graduate Readmission

USA Students

 

 

  • Master-level student has seven years to complete the graduate program.
  • Nursing master-level student has five years to complete the graduate program.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice students (MSN-DNP for advanced practice roles) are allowed 5 years to complete the program.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice students ( BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP adding a new specialization) are allowed 7 years to complete the program 
  • Doctoral student has ten years to complete the graduate program.
  • Graduate student dismissed from the graduate program cannot be readmitted into the same program. Dismissed students can apply to another graduate program through the Office of Admissions.
  • Graduate student is allowed to take up to 15 hours in a non-degree status. Non-degree students who have earned 15 hours must apply to a graduate program through the Office of Admissions.
  • Graduate students wishing to change programs must apply through the Office of Admissions.
  • Graduate student is readmitted with the same academic standing as last enrollment at USA.
  • Student formerly enrolled as an undergraduate and wishing to enroll in Graduate School must apply through the Office of Admissions as a new graduate student.

Returning
Admit Type
Description Required Official Documents
Graduate
  • Masters
  • Alternative Masters
  • Educational Specialist
  • Certificate

Former student previously enrolled in a graduate program who has not attended USA for three consecutive semesters and wishes to re-enroll into the same program.

Graduate student has seven years to complete the program. If seven years has expired since initial enrollment, the student must apply through the Office of Admissions.

Graduate student readmitting into a different graduate program must apply through the Office of Admissions.

Additional documents may be required since a student was last enrolled due to program adjustments. Please contact the college for any additional changes.
Post Graduate
  • Doctorate
  • Post-Masters

Former student previously enrolled in a doctoral or post masters program at USA and who has not attended three consecutive semesters and wishes to re-enroll into the same program.

Doctoral students have ten years to complete the program.

Post Master students have five years.

Additional documents may be required since a student was last enrolled due to program adjustments. Please contact the college for any additional changes.
Transient/Non-Degree
  • Transient
  • Non-Degree Seeking

Former student previously enrolled as non-degree and has not attended three consecutive semesters and wishes to re-enroll as non-degree in the same program.

Students wishing to remain as non degree but are switching colleges must apply through the Office of Admissions.

Graduate Transient Admission is for one term only, students must readmit for continuous enrollment.

A transient approval form or letter of good standing from student's home institution is required for readmission as transient.
Non-Degree to Degree Former student enrolled as graduate non-degree and wishing to apply as degree seeking must apply through the Office of Admissions.  


Complete and sign the readmission application for the semester you wish to attend. Graduate Readmission Form

Return the application to the Office of Admissions for processing before posted deadlines. Please submit your application using one of the following options.

Mail:
Office of the Admissions
Meisler Hall, Suite 2500
390 Alumni Circle
Mobile, AL 36688-002
Fax:
(251) 460-7876
Email:
admiss@southalabama.edu
In Person:
Office of the Admissions
Meisler Hall, Suite 2500

It is the student's responsibility to contact all institutions attended since last enrolled at USA and have official transcripts mailed from those institutions to the Office of Admissions, Meisler Hall, Suite 2500, 390 Alumni Circle, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002.

Please note The University of South Alabama is a member of the National Student Clearinghouse. Our office utilizes the Clearinghouse services to verify enrollment on prospective and returning students. Applicants are required to accurately list on their application all institutions attended after enrolling at USA.

The Office of the Admissions notifies all prospective returning students by U.S. mail. Notification generally takes 5 business days. During times of high volume, a longer processing time can be expected. You can also view your readmission status online through PAWS.

Once you have received notification of acceptance to USA, contact your major department to meet with an academic advisor.

Follow these steps to identify your academic advisor

  1. Log in to your PAWS account using your JAG Number and PIN code
  2. Select 'Student Services and Financial Aid'
  3. Select 'Student Records'
  4. Select 'General Student Information'
  5. Select Appropriate Term and Submit
  6. Primary advisor will be listed
  • Create a new PIN #
  • Activate your JagMail Email account
  • Check for any outstanding holds

Register for classes on PAWS

  • Check registration time ticket
  • Register for classes
  • JagTraks
  • View outstanding balance on PAWS
  • View payment deadlines at Office of Student Accounting