Early Admission applicants are students who have completed their freshman year of pre-nursing prerequisites and wish to apply for early admission to the Professional Component as a nursing major.
For High School Seniors
The University early acceptance program selects highly qualified high school seniors for the early acceptance program are guaranteed admission to the upper division professional component of the nursing curriculum. To be considered for the CONEAP, high school seniors must complete all application procedures, have earned a minimum high school grade-point average of 3.5 based on a 4.0 system as computed by USA, submit an ACT score of at least 25 composite (or 1100 SAT), and must have demonstrated leadership qualities and motivation toward the study of nursing. 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. Students participating in this College of Nursing's Early Acceptance Program must maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 on all required prerequisite courses and must be continuously enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester (does not include summer terms) and making acceptable progress toward completing the pre-professional component of the curriculum to be admitted to the professional component of the program.
Admissions Policy and Forms Required for Application
Early Acceptance Application Form
All documents must be submitted by July 15 of the senior year in high school to be considered. For questions and applications, contact USA Admissions, 2500 Meisler Hall, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002 or call (800)872-5247 or (251)460-6141.
For USA Freshman Students
Early Admission applicants are students who have completed their freshman year of pre-nursing prerequisites and wish to apply for early admission to the Professional Component as a nursing major prior to their sophomore year.
Academic Requirements: Applicants must have:
- A 3.2 minimum GPA for all courses completed at USA, as computed by the USA Office of Admissions
- Completed the freshman year of college
- Completed the following courses at USA: BLY 101 with Lab, MA 110 or 112, and CH 101/with Lab
- Be approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Nursing
- Maintain a 3.2 GPA throughout pre-nursing prerequisite coursework
- All final grades must be a C or better.
Freshman Early Admission Application Form - Return by July 15th.