Bachelor's Programs

Accelerated Second Degree

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 Accelerated Second Degree. At this time current USF students may skip steps one and two.

  1. Submit a USF Tampa Admissions Application
  2. 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.

  3. Submit required documentation
  4. 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.

  5. Meet all admission requirements prior to applying through SOAR.
  6. The College of Nursing can only consider applicants who meet all the minimum criteria. Please review the Nursing program admission requirements.

  7. Submit a College of Nursing Application
  8. 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.

Application Deadlines:

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 2019 September 3, 2018
November 2, 2018 @ 5 pm

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 2019 Admits
December 7, 2018
Nursing Student Orientation 7am – 5pm 

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