The following steps apply to first time freshmen, but generally the process flows the same no matter your status. See below to find out which admit type you are.
The easiest way to apply is online through the application portal. You will be asked to create an account, and this login will allow you to fill out an application and check back to see what your status is.
You may also apply using The Common Application.
If you prefer to mail in your application, print out the application form, fill it out and mail it to:
USA Office of Admissions
2500 Meisler Hall
390 Student Center Circle
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
USA will be offering spring, summer, and fall 2022 applicants a test-optional path for admission to USA. Students who take this route could be asked to supply additional materials, which include an essay and letter of recommendation.
Students who choose the test optional track will also be eligible for scholarships. Scholarships for test-optional students will be awarded based on strength of curriculum, grades, and a variety of other factors. Students are able to select test-optional on their applications. We do recommend that students with ACT 21 or better and/or SAT 1060 or better submit their scores for best scholarship consideration.
Request that your official high school transcript be sent to the University of South Alabama office of admissions.
Request that your ACT or SAT scores be sent to the University of South Alabama.