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Upper Division Sequence (NUR)

Application Process and Deadlines

Application Process:

Important Update Icon1/26/16 - IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS NOTICE: Click here regarding changes in the admissions process directly affecting 2016 applicants in the Upper Division and Second Degree Sequences.

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.

    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.

Application Deadlines:

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 2016 January 04, 2016 March 04, 2016 5pm
Fall 2016 April 1, 2016 June 1, 2016 5pm

Please Note > Change Beginning Fall Semester 2017 - The Upper Division sequence will only admit students once a year in the Fall semester. (No Spring or Summer Admissions)

Term SOAR Application Open Deadline to Apply
Fall 2017 TBD TBD

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.

Summer 2016 Admits
April 15, 2016 (Friday) Nursing Student Orientation 7am – 5pm
Fall 2016 Admits
July, 15, 2016 (Friday) Nursing Student Orientation 7am – 5pm

NECP Applicants

Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP) students may be given provisional admission up to one semester prior to nursing program entry provided they complete the pre-requisite requirements, apply and are admitted to the College of Nursing.

Application to the College of Nursing is a 2-step process that requires an application to USF and an application to the College of Nursing.

Students interested in provisional admission or a letter must have their application complete and reviewed during the Summer nursing application period (around January 1 – March 1). When applying to the university, you will need to apply for the Summer term. If admitted to the university, then complete the USF College of Nursing application online for the Summer term. If admitted to the College of Nursing, you may defer admission up to one semester (Fall) to meet commissioning time requirements.

If you apply for the Summer term you will receive an admission decision mid - to - late March and we will allow you to defer admission to the Fall semester. If you are deployed or otherwise assigned and unable to attend in the Fall semester, you would be required to contact our Undergraduate Admission advisor, to assist you with any special arrangements for future attendance.

Please see the following website to successfully complete the application process: http://health.usf.edu/nursing/academics/upper-division/apply.html

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.

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 in this document is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.