Accelerated Second Degree
Application Process and Deadlines
Interested students who meet the minimum published criteria are encouraged to apply by deadline for each term. Follow the steps below to successfully apply for the Accelerated Second Degree. At this time current USF students may skip steps one and two.
- Submit a USF Tampa Admissions Application
- Submit required documentation
- Meet all admission requirements prior to applying through SOAR.
- Submit a College of Nursing Application
Submit a degree-seeking transfer application to Undergraduate Admissions. For questions regarding undergraduate admissions (including USF deadlines), please call (813) 974-3350 or check the website. Students must be admitted to the USF Tampa Campus.
Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended, as well as any official AP, IB, CLEP, etc. test scores, directly to the USF Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC1036, Tampa, FL 33620-6900. Transcripts will not be considered until they are received, opened, and processed in the system by the Undergraduate Admissions office. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will decide what course work is transferable to the University.
The College of Nursing can only consider applicants who meet all the minimum criteria. Please review the Nursing program admission requirements.
Once you have completed steps 1, 2 and 3, and have been admitted as an undergraduate pre-nursing student at USF, complete the on-line College of Nursing (SOAR) application. The application requires an active university identification number (UID) to apply. All students receive their UID after admission to the university.
Apple Users Please Note: the SOAR application is not compatible with the Safari internet browser; please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as an alternative.
Please be aware of the following:
We strongly recommend that students apply for general admission to USF Undergraduate Admissions (step 1) about two to three months before you plan to apply to the College of Nursing (step 2). It can take Undergraduate Admissions up to eight weeks to determine admission decisions. You must be accepted to USF first in order to apply directly to the College of Nursing.
All four steps in the application process must be completed by 5:00PM on the deadline for the application term.
Please Note > Change For 2018 Admissions - The Second Degree sequence will only admit once in 2018. (No Fall or Summer Admissions)
|Term||SOAR Application Open||Deadline to Apply|
|Spring 2018||August 7, 2017||October 13, 2017|
Important: Please note regarding clinicals: We cannot provide guarantees on any one specific clinical location. Transportation for clinical experience is the responsibility of the student, and may be as much as two hours from the USF Tampa Campus. All of our clinical partners provide excellent opportunities to our students.
Nursing Mandatory Orientation Dates:
All undergraduate students must attend the mandatory College of Nursing Orientation & Pre-Immersion Orientation. Students should plan activities accordingly in regards to the Nursing Orientation Dates. Students who cannot attend the orientations will forfeit their seat in the program.
|Spring 2018 Admits|
|December 1, 2017 (Friday)||Nursing Student Orientation 7am – 5pm|
Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP) / Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) applicants. Please note: the Second Degree sequence does NOT admit in the Fall.
Students should apply to the Upper Division sequence, which admits in the Fall semester only. Click here for information & instructions.
Army Medical Department (AMEED) Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP) applicants, the Second Degree sequence currently does NOT meet Military Enlisted Commissioning requirements for AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP), as the tuition and fees are above the allowed maximum of $9,000 per academic year.
Interested AECP applicants can apply to the Upper Division sequence, which currently is below the maximum tuition per academic year.
If a student is provisionally accepted, a letter stating this will be sent to the student along with a projected degree completion plan. These are to be submitted by the student as part of the application to the NECP Selection Board.All information contained is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.