Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows

Application Process

Steps to Apply

It's a simple two-step process to apply to the USF College of Nursing's Accelerated Second Degree program.



  • Apply to USF

    Step 1

    Apply to the University of South Florida as an undergraduate degree-seeking student.

    For information about this portion of the application process, visit the Accelerated Second Degree program page.

  • Apply to USF Nursing

    Step 2

    Submit an application to the USF College of Nursing for the Accelerated Second Degree program. Admission is competitive and based on overall academic success (cumulative GPA); academic success in the first attempt of prerequisite courses (GPA calculated on specific courses); and an interview with USF College of Nursing faculty.

    For information about this portion of the application process, visit the Accelerated Second Degree program page.

  • Submit Additional Materials

    Step 3

    After completing the College of Nursing (SOAR) application in Step 2 above, submit the following materials here:

    • Description of Peace Corps Volunteer Service (DOS)
    • In 500 words or less, describe how your time as a Peace Corps Volunteer will help you succeed as a nurse (submit in PDF format)
    • Three deliverables related to your Peace Corps Volunteer service, examples include:
      • PowerPoint created and presented by the applicant
      • Written article referring to Peace Corps work or an accomplishment
      • YouTube video created by the applicant related to their volunteer work, etc.

    Applicants must submit all of the additional materials by the nursing application deadline to be considered. If a student is not selected for the fellowship they can still be selected for the nursing program.

    Please visit the Accelerated Second Degree program page for application instructions, admission requirements, and deadlines.