Due to COVID the ACT and SAT requirements are currently waved. USA generally admits students with:

  • a minimum ACT score of 19 or SAT score of 900 (critical reading and math only) if taken before March 2016, or New SAT score of at least 980 (Evidence Based Reading/Writing and math only) with a minimum GPA of 2.50. 

Students who do not meet the standards for regular admission may be considered for conditional admission. Students who have completed and satisfied academic certification requirements for the National Collegiate Athletic Association under Division I guidelines may be considered for conditional admission. (This option is available to all freshmen applicants.) It is recommended that students submit the following items for additional consideration: 

  1. Letter of recommendation.
  2. Essay on what personal attributes will make successful in the Industrial Talent Development Program.
  3. Resume, to include a summary of special talents or skills.  

GED First Time Freshmen Admission GED
First Time Freshmen Admission are students at least 17 years of age who took the General Education Development (GED) test and did not graduate from high school. Academic Requirements: Applicants are granted admission based on adequate performance on high school level General Education Development (GED) test. Students taking the test prior to January 2014, must score an average of at least a 500 or a 50, if taken before January 2002. Students taking the GED beginning January 2014 must score at least a 170 in each subject area. To review the 2021-2022 University Bulletin, select University of South Alabama Bulletin.

Documents Required: GED First Time Freshman applicants must submit an official copy of their General Educational Development (high school level) test results.