How to Apply?

 

Undergraduate Application

Online Application

Click here to apply online.

For students completing the online admissions application, you must submit a $35 USD processing fee. This fee is payable through a US bank, sent to the Office of International Admissions and Student Services. Applications received without the processing fee will not be reviewed. 

 

Application (pdf)

Click here for a printable version of the admission application.

For students completing the paper admissions application, you must submit a $45 USD processing fee. This fee is payable through a US bank, sent to the Office of International Admissions and Student Services. Applications received without the processing fee will not be reviewed. 

 

Readmission (pdf) 

Click here for a printable version of the readmission application.

For students completing the readmission application, there is no processing fee required. 

 

Former USA undergraduate students who have missed a minimum of one calendar year must use a USA Readmission Application to avoid paying application process fees. 

If you have submitted an application and paid an application fee within the past year, you do not need to submit an online application. You can download the paper application at USA Application here and fax or mail to the address provided. This will help you to avoid paying another application processing fee.

If you have specific questions about your application status, please call 251-460-6050 or e-mail internationalservices@southalabama.edu. 

Online Application

Click here to apply online.

For students completing the online admissions application, you must submit a $35 USD processing fee. This fee is payable through a US bank, sent to the Office of International Admissions and Student Services. Applications received without the processing fee will not be reviewed. 

Application (pdf)

Click here for a printable version of the admission application.

For students completing the paper admissions application, you must submit a $45 USD processing fee. This fee is payable through a US bank, sent to the Office of International Admissions and Student Services. Applications received without the processing fee will not be reviewed. 

 

Readmission (pdf) 

Click here for a printable version of the readmission application.

For students completing the readmission application, there is no processing fee required. 

 

Former USA undergraduate students who have missed a minimum of one calendar year must use a USA Readmission Application to avoid paying application process fees. 

If you have submitted an application and paid an application fee within the past year, you do not need to submit an online application. You can download the paper application at USA Application here and fax or mail to the address provided. This will help you to avoid paying another application processing fee.

If you have specific questions about your application status, please call 251-460-6050 or e-mail internationalservices@southalabama.edu. 

Undergraduate Requirements
  •  University of South Alabama International Application for Admission with the processing fee
  • Official copies of academic records detailing course work completed in secondary schools, colleges, universities or professional institutions
    • It is the student's responsibility to request academic records. 
    • Each record must bear the original stamp/seal and signature of a government or school official (e.g., registrar or dean). Notarized copies will not be accepted. 
    • Academic records should list the subjects you studied by year, the number of weekly lecture and laboratory hours in each attempt at every subject, grades, marks, or percentages earned in year-end examinations, and copies of diplomas, titles, degrees, or certificates. Consolidated mark sheets are not accepted.
    • Academic records not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
    • All records must be mailed to USA's Office of International Admissions and Student Services from each institution you have attended.
      • Whenever possible, academic records must be sent directly from issuing institution.
    • If you have a U.S. bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, secondary school records are not required. 
  • English Proficiency Requirement (must submit official copy of scores)
    • Minimum TOEFL score of 61 OR 
    • Minimum ACT English subject score of 19 OR 
    • Minimum SAT I Verbal score of 510 OR 
    • An A,B, or C on Ordinary/Advanced level English Examinations from the United Kingdom OR 
    • Minimum IELTS score of 5.5
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • A notarized financial affidavit and a certified bank statement for at least $29,240 USD per academic year (based on nine months) 
  • Photocopy of passport 
  • Transfer Eligibility formProspective student athletes who are admitted as freshmen must submit an official ACT or SAT score report
    • For international students (F-1) applying as transfer students from institutions within the United States 
Graduate Requirements
  • Official copies of academic records detailing course work completed in secondary schools, colleges, universities or professional institutions
    • It is the student's responsibility to request academic records. 
    • Each record must bear the original stamp/seal and signature of a government or school official (e.g., registrar or dean). Notarized copies will not be accepted. 
    • Academic records should list the subjects you studied by year, the number of weekly lecture and laboratory hours in each attempt at every subject, grades, marks, or percentages earned in year-end examinations, and copies of diplomas, titles, degrees, or certificates. Consolidated mark sheets are not accepted.
    • Academic records not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
    • All records must be mailed to USA's Office of International Admissions and Student Services from each institution you have attended.
      • Whenever possible, academic records must be sent directly from issuing institution.
    • If you have a U.S. bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, secondary school records are not required. 
  • English Proficiency Requirement (must submit official scores)
    • Minimum TOEFL score of 71 OR 
    • Minimum IELTS score of 6
    • Please note that some programs may require higher scores to prove English proficiency.
    • Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution are not required to submit TOEFL results.
  • Official Tests
    • Official test scores must be sent to the University.
    • The GMAT is needed for the Mitchell College of Business
    • The GRE is needed for all other colleges (i.e. School of Computing, College of Engineering, etc.)
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Three original letters of recommendation written by persons familiar with the applicant's academic qualifications and ability to undertake the proposed course of study are required.
  • Statement of Purpose
    • A two- to three-page essay written by the applicant. This essay should introduce the applicant as a scholar to the graduate committee.
    • Often, the essays contain information about the applicant’s educational and career goals.
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • A notarized financial affidavit and a certified bank statement for at least $26,852 USD per academic year (based on nine months) 
  • Photocopy of passport 
  • Transfer Eligibility form
    • For international students (F-1) applying as transfer students from institutions within the United States 
  • International students interested in the Doctorate of Medicine (MD) program must have permanent resident status in the United States. 
Application Deadlines
 Undergraduate 
Fall Semester June 15
Spring Semester November 1
Summer Semester April 1
Graduate 
Accounting Master's July 15 (Fall) / Dec 1 (Spring
Audiology Ph.D February 1
Basic Medical Sciences Ph. D February 1
Business Administration MBA July 15 (Fall only)
Business Administration Ph.D Oct 15 for May admission
Clinical/Counsel Psy Ph.D Dec 15
Environmental Toxicology Master's Mar 1
Instruction Design Ph.D June 15
Instructional Design Ph.D June 15
Marine Science Master's/Ph.D Fall only 
Nursing Accelerated April 1
Occupational Therapy Master's  Jan 15
Physical Therapy  DPT Dec 15
Physician's Assistant Master's Nov 1
Psychology Master's  Jan 15 (Fall only)
Speech/Hearing Master's/Ph.D Feb 1