A: There is a two-step application process for the V-CARE program; first applying to the university through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (must be admitted to USF Tampa campus first) and then a secondary application to the College of Nursing (V-CARE program), through SOAR, after admission to the university. Please plan in advance as the admission process to the university can last 6-8 weeks. You will want to apply for general admission to USF through Undergraduate Admissions about two months before the College of Nursing application opens, see deadlines below.
Be sure you apply early to the university itself so there is plenty of time to complete any missing pre-requisite course work needed to apply to the V-CARE program.
Step 1: Applying to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Application Deadlines (admit each semester: Fall, Spring, Summer):
|Desired Term of Entry
||File Completion Deadline
See admissions website for more details: www.usf.edu/admissions
Step 2: Applying to the V-CARE Sequence: Application Deadlines (admit Fall semester only):
||SOAR Application Open
||Deadline to Apply
||February 21, 2014
||April 7, 2014
You can review more details about the V-CARE sequence at http://health.usf.edu/nursing/academics/vcare/index.htm