Veteran to BSApplication Process & Deadlines
The V-CARE program is a two-step process, follow the steps below to successfully apply first to the university and separately the V-CARE program. At this time current USF students may skip steps one and two. Make sure you check the military/veteran status AND select pre-nursing as your major.
Submit a USF Tampa Admissions Application
Interested students who meet the minimum published criteria are encouraged to apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 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 required documentation
Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended, including any ACE and/or SMART transcripts 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.
Submit a College of Nursing Application
Once you have completed steps 1and 2, 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.
Applicants with completed pre-requisites may be eligible for admission to Fall V-CARE Sequence. Students who do not have all pre-requisite courses completed by Fall admission cycle, may be eligible for conditional admission to a later V-CARE Sequence.
The College of Nursing typically accepts students into the V-CARE sequence once a year, for the Fall semester. At this time the V-CARE sequence does not admit students in the spring or summer semesters.
All three steps in the application process must be completed by 5:00PM on the deadline for the application term.
||SOAR Application Open
||Deadline to Apply
||February 21, 2014
||April 7, 2014
Important: While the College of Nursing will do its best to match students to clinical sites by their geographical location, we cannot guarantee placement. Students may be placed at a clinical facility within 2 hours driving distance from The USF Tampa Campus, and are expected to have proper transportation to and from clinical sites.