Early Acceptance Programs (EAP)

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▼   College of Medicine 

College of Medicine Early Acceptance Program (COMEAP)
 The College of Medicine Early Acceptance Program (EAP) offers a number of highly qualified high school seniors a conditional acceptance to the University of South Alabama College of Medicine contingent upon satisfactory completion of the program.

Minimum qualifications for Initial Consideration:

In-State

27 ACT Composite (results of one administration; scores are not mixed from multiple tests), or 1220 SAT score (critical reading + math: we do not use SAT Subject Tests), or 1280 SAT score (if taken after March 2016) and a 3.5 GPA as computed by USA Admissions.

Out-of-state

30 ACT Composite (results of one administration; scores are not mixed from multiple tests), or 1330 SAT score (critical reading + math: we do not use SAT Subject Tests), or 1390 (if taken after March 2016) and a 3.5 GPA as computed by USA Admissions.

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2018 

Procedures to Apply for the Early Acceptance Program:

For consideration to this program, student MUST:

Be admitted to the University of South Alabama
Be a high school senior
Submit the following items by January 15, 2018:

Completed application for the Early Acceptance Program in JagSPOT (See application instructions on last tab) making sure to attach a resume (one page only; additional pages will not be reviewed) and personal statement of no more than 300 words on the topic "Why I want to become a doctor".

NOTE: Letters of recommendation are not required for the EAP program and will not be included in the applicant's profile. 

 

Selection Process:

Complete the application for the Early Acceptance Program in JagSPOT (See application instructions on last tab) by January 15 of the student's senior year of high school in order to be considered.
Applications will be reviewed by the EAP Committee and students will be selected for an interview in early February.
The most highly ranked of those interviewed will be selected to participate in the program.
NOTE: Preference is given to applicants from Alabama and our Service Area Counties in Mississippi and Florida, although highly competitive applicants from outside these areas may be considered under special circumstances.

 

The Program:
Candidates selected for the program will receive a conditional acceptance to the University of South Alabama College of Medicine contingent upon satisfactory completion of the program. EAP students enter the Health Pre-Professions Program at USA and their curriculum includes the core requirements for the selected baccalaureate program and prerequisites for medical school.

Students in the EAP must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 system, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) and mathematics. All prerequisite courses must be taken at the University of South Alabama unless otherwise approved in advance by the Pre-Professional Advisor and the Director of Admissions for the College of Medicine.  Requirements also include two semesters of clinical observation and one semester of team-based learning exercises.

During each Spring semester, all College of Medicine Early Acceptance Program students will be reviewed by the Health Pre-Professions Advisor and the Committee on Admissions of the USA College of Medicine to determine if academic requirements have been met.

Students participating in the program must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and will be required to receive a score of 504 or greater.

Students participating in the program enter the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in the fall following completion of the baccalaureate degree.

 

Contact:
New Student Recruitment
251-460-7834
recruitment@southalabama.edu

▼   College of Nursing

College of Nursing Early Acceptance Program 
The College of Nursing has an early acceptance program for highly qualified high school seniors. Students selected for the early acceptance program and fulfilling all program requirements are guaranteed admission to the upper division professional component of the nursing curriculum. 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 the 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.

Minimum Qualifications for Initial Consideration: 

Official ACT composite score of at least 25 or 1130 SAT score (composite, critical reading + math) or 1200 SAT score (if taken after March 2016) and a 3.5 GPA as computed by USA Admissions.

Procedures to Apply for the Early Acceptance Program:

For consideration to this program, student MUST:

Be admitted to the University of South Alabama
Be a high school senior
Complete the application for the Early Acceptance Program in JagSPOT (See application instructions on last tab) by August 1, 2018, making sure to attach a resume (one page only; additional pages will not be reviewed) and personal statement of no more than 300 words on the topic "Why I want to be a nurse."

 NOTE: Letters of recommendation are not required for the CONEAP program and will not be included in the applicant’s profile.

Contact:
New Student Recruitment
251-460-7834
recruitment@southalabama.edu

▼   Department of Physical Therapy

Department of Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program (DPTEAP)
The Department of Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program offers a selected number of talented high school seniors a position in the University of South Alabama Department of Physical Therapy first year class after completion of the pre-requisite requirements of the program and their USA undergraduate degree.

Minimum Qualifications for Initial Consideration:

28 ACT Composite (results of one administration; scores are not mixed from multiple tests), or 1250 SAT score (we do not use SAT Subject Tests), or 1310 SAT score (if taken after March 2016) and a 3.5 GPA as computed by USA Admissions.

Deadline for Application: February 1, 2018 

Procedures to Apply for the Early Acceptance Program:

For consideration to this program, student MUST:

Be admitted to the University of South Alabama
Be a high school senior
Submit the following items by February 1, 2018:
Completed application for the Early Acceptance Program in JagSPOT (See application instructions on last tab) making sure to attach a resume (one page only; additional pages will not be reviewed) and personal statement of no more than 300 words on the topic "Why I am inspired to pursue Physical Therapy as a profession."

NOTE: Letters of recommendation are not required for the PTEAP program and will not be included in the applicant’s profile.

Selection Process:

Download and complete the application for the Early Acceptance Program.
All application materials must be received by February 1 of the student's senior year of high school in order to be considered.
The Selection Committee will meet shortly after the stated deadline. The Committee will select up to 25 students to invite for initial interview.
Required interview date is March 9, 2018.  Selected students will receive information regarding the interview specifics.
The five most highly ranked of those interviewed will be selected to participate in the program.
The Program: 
Candidates selected for the DPTEAP program will receive an acceptance letter from the University of South Alabama and a conditional acceptance to the Department of Physical Therapy. The curriculum will include core requirements for the selected baccalaureate program and prerequisites for matriculation in the physical therapy program.

Students in the DPTEAP must:

Sign and adhere to the departmental Early Acceptance Program contract, including withdrawal of the acceptance if the student is involved in any academic misconduct.
Take all prerequisite courses at USA, unless otherwise approved in advance by the Chair of the Admissions Committee of the Department of Physical Therapy.
Maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale during undergraduate studies at USA.
Submit an application to PTCAS and the supplemental application to the USA PT Department in the fall of the senior year at USA.
Complete required science coursework with only 8 credits of required science coursework remaining to complete after application to the physical therapy program
Take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and receive a minimum total score of 290.
DPTEAP students will be required to:

Participate in observation of 50 hours of physical therapy clinical practice by December 1 of the senior year at USA
Participate in community and campus service project and/or attend cultural and scholarly events
Be an active participant in the USA Pre-PT club by attending meetings/activities each year during undergraduate studies at USA
At the end of each spring semester, all DPTEAP students will be reviewed by the Pre-PT Advisor to determine if academic requirements have been met.

Students participating in the program must enter the University of South Alabama Physical Therapy professional program in the fall following completion of the baccalaureate degree. Students not completing the baccalaureate degree within 4 years can appeal, in writing, to the department faculty for permission to delay their admission by up to 2 years.

 

Contact:
New Student Recruitment
251-460-7834
recruitment@southalabama.edu

▼   Application Instructions

Only students who are admitted to USA and are graduating from high school in the same year they will attend USA will be considered for the Early Acceptance Programs.  No letters of recommendation will be considered for any of the programs.

1. Sign into https://southalabama.academicworks.com/users/sign_in (JagSPOT)
2. Complete your "General Application", if you have not already done so.
3. Locate "Opportunities" at the top of the screen.
4. Hover your cursor over "Opportunities" then select "All" from the drop down menu.
5. Type "Early Acceptance Program (EAP) Application" in the search box. Press Enter.
6. Click the blue "Apply" button.
7. Complete the form and then click "Finish and Submit."

 

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