International Admissions Requirements & Deadlines

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▼   First Time Freshman
  1. University of South Alabama International Application for Admission with the $35 processing fee
  2. Academic records detailing course work completed in secondary schools with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 as calculated by the Office of International Admissions and Student Programs. Please see the Academic Records tab for more details.
  3. English Proficiency Requirement* - submit one of the following (unofficial copies of scores will be accepted for admission, but official copies will be required prior to enrollment)
    • Minimum Duolingo: 95
    • Minimum TOEFL: 61 
    • Minimum IELTS: 5.5 
    • Minimum iTEP: 3.6
    • Minimum Pearson Academic: 44
    • Minimum ACT English: 19
    • Minimum SAT Reading: 26
    • An A, B, or C on Advanced level English Examinations from the United Kingdom
    • Successful completion of the Global Path to Success ESL Pathway
    • Applicants who are a citizens of or have completed secondary education in a country exempt from providing proof of English proficiency have the option to submit either and ACT (overall score of 19), SAT (overall score of 990), or English Proficiency Exam from the list above

*Students who do not meet the sub-score requirement of specific English proficiency exams will be eligible for the Global Path to Success ESL Pathway Program

**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.

▼   Transfer
  1. University of South Alabama International Application for Admission with the $35 processing fee
  2. Academic records detailing course work completed in secondary and/or postsecondary schools, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 as calculated by the Office of International Admissions and Student Programs. Please see the Academic Records tab for more details.
  3. English Proficiency Requirement – submit one of the following (unofficial copies of scores will be accepted for admission, but official copies will be required prior to enrollment)
    • Equivalent of EH 101 at a US institution
    • Minimum Duolingo: 95
    • Minimum TOEFL: 61 
    • Minimum IELTS: 5.5
    • Minimum iTEP: 3.6
    • Minimum Pearson Academic: 44
    • Minimum ACT English: 19
    • Minimum SAT Reading: 26
    • An A, B, or C on Advanced level English Examinations from the United Kingdom
    • Applicants who are a citizens of or have completed secondary education in country exempted from providing proof of English proficiency are not required to submit an English proficiency exam

*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.

▼   Graduate
  1. Graduate applicants will submit their application and upload required documents through UniCAS with the $60 processing fee
  2. Academic records detailing course work completed in postsecondary schools. Most graduate programs required a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, as calculated by the Office of International Admissions and Student Programs. Some programs vary to please be sure to check the requirements for your specific graduate program. Please see the Academic Records tab for more details.
  3. English Proficiency Requirement* – submit one of the following (official scores as required by departments)
    • Minimum Duolingo: 100
    • Minimum TOEFL: 71
    • Minimum IELTS: 6.0
    • Minimum iTEP: 3.7
    • Minimum Pearson Academic: 48
    • Please note that some programs may require different English proficiency scores for admission, so be sure to check the requirements for your specific graduate program.
  4. Official Tests (GRE, GMAT, or MAT, as required by program)
  5. Letters of Recommendation (as required by program)
    • Three original letters of recommendation written by people familiar with the applicant's academic qualifications and ability to undertake the proposed course of study are required. The requests to recommenders are made through UniCAS.
  6. Supplemental Documents to be uploaded to UniCAS (as required by program)
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume

*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 exempt from providing English proficiency requirements.

*Students who do not meet the score requirement of English exams will be eligible for the Global Path to Success ESL Pathway Program for the School of Computing, College of Engineering, and College of Education and Professional Studies

▼   Academic Records Details
  • Academic records for all secondary and/or postsecondary attempts must be submitted
  • Unofficial or official copies will be accepted for admission
    • Unofficial: Any applicant who submits unofficial documents for admission must submit official copies no later than the student's first semester check-in and orientation. Failure to do so may result in revocation of admissions and cancellation of the immigration document issued by the University.
    • OfficialEach 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.  All records must be mailed to the University of South Alabama's Office of International Admissions and Student Programs from each institution you have attended.
  • Academic records should list the subjects 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.
  • If applicant is dual enrolled, college, university or professional institutions are required as well
  • For transfer applicants with more than 30 transfer credit hours, only postsecondary records are required
  • For transfer applicants with fewer than 30 transfer credit hours, both secondary and postsecondary records are required

 

The International Application for Admission and all required documents must be received no later than these established deadlines. Applications completed after the deadline will be considered for the next available session.

 

Out of the United States Priority Deadlines:  
Fall Semester (August) June 15                 
Spring Semester (January) November 1
Summer Semester (June) April 1
In the United States Priority Deadlines:  
Fall Semester (August) July 15               
Spring Semester (January) December 1
Summer Semester (June) May 1
Some Graduate Programs Have Different Deadlines:                                                                
Accounting Master's                                July 15 (Fall) / Dec.1 (Spring)
Audiology Ph.D. February 1
Basic Medical Sciences Ph.D. March 31 (Fall Only)
Business Administration MBA July 15 (Fall Only)
Business Administration Ph.D. October 15 (May Admission)
Clinical/Council Psy. Ph.D. December 15 (Fall only)
Environmental Toxicology Master's March 1
Instructional Design Ph.D. June 15
Marine Science Master's / Ph.D. February 1 (Fall only)
Nursing Accelerated April 1
Occupational Therapy Master's January 15
Physician Assistant Master's November 1
Physical Therapy DPT October 15
Psychology Master's January 15 (Fall Only)
Speech/Hearing Master's/Ph.D. February 1