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Upper Division Sequence

Application Process and Deadlines

Application Process:

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 Upper-Division. At this time current USF students may skip steps one and two.

  1. Submit a USF Tampa Admissions 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.

  2. Submit required documentation

    Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended 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.

  3. You must complete all pre-requisite coursework prior to applying through SOAR.

    The College of Nursing can only consider applicants who meet all the minimum criteria, which includes completion of pre-requisites. Please review the Nursing program admission requirements.

  4. Submit a College of Nursing Application

    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 application at https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/soar. The SOAR application requires a university identification number (UID) to apply. All students receive their UID after admission to the university.

Application Deadlines:

The College of Nursing typically accepts students into the Upper Division sequence twice year. At this time the Upper Division sequence does not admit students in the spring semester.

All four steps in the application process must be completed by 5:00PM on the deadline for the application term.

Term SOAR Application Open Deadline to Apply
Summer 2014 January 03, 2014 March 03, 2014
Fall 2014 April 1, 2014 May 30, 2014

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. Both orientations are important to the success of all nursing students. Only extenuating circumstances will be discussed with students should a situation arise. Below are the mandatory dates for those admitted into the Nursing program.

Summer 2014 Admits
Friday April 11, 2014 Nursing Student Orientation
Friday May 9, 2014 Pre-Immersion Orientation
Fall 2014 Admits
Friday July 11, 2014 Nursing Student Orientation
Friday August 15, 2014 Pre-Immersion Orientation