Designed for first-time in college and transfer students, the Upper Division sequence is the traditional baccalaureate nursing pathway for students who do not have a prior bachelor’s degree.
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The Upper Division program is our traditional baccalaureate nursing pathway for students who have completed nursing prerequisite courses and university general education requirements. This is a full-time limited-access program, as mandated by the state, and is structured sequentially. Admission is competitive. Admissions are determined on the basis of availability of sufficient qualified faculty, laboratory and classroom facilities, and clinical teaching resources.Criteria for Upper Division
Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
All admitted nursing students are required to complete a background check, immunization verification, and drug screening. Additionally, students will be required to provide proof of current health insurance. Admitted students will be provided with the steps to complete this process.
Please refer to the catalog for your academic year. Visit the online Undergraduate Catalog, select the appropriate catalog year, choose the College of Nursing, and select Admissions Requirements for more information.
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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 step 1.
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.
Required documentation: Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended, as well as official AP, IB, CLEP, and other test scores (if applicable), 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.
Once you have completed step 1, and have been admitted as an undergraduate pre-nursing student at USF, complete the College of Nursing application (SOAR). The application requires a university identification number (UID) to apply.
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.
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.
|Campus/Program||Program Start||Apply to USF||File Completion||SOAR App Deadlines|
|USF Tampa||Fall 2021||By December 1, 2020||January 11, 2021||
Open: February 8, 2021
Close: March 5, 2021
File Completion: All transcripts, scores, and required documents received by the Office of Admissions
PLEASE NOTE: USF Undergraduate Admissions cannot guarantee your admission to USF prior to the nursing SOAR application deadline if you do not meet the deadlines listed above. The College of Nursing cannot request expedited processing from Undergraduate Admissions for any student for any reason. Please contact USF Undergraduate Admissions directly if you have questions regarding your university application.
SOAR may take 24-48 hours to recognize your admission to the university before allowing you access to the nursing application. All written communication regarding your nursing application must be sent through the SOAR discussion board once your nursing application has been submitted. The SOAR application will become available at 8 a.m. on opening day and close at 5 p.m. on the last day. All admission requirements must be satisfied prior to submitting the SOAR application. Applicants will be denied and deemed ineligible if the nursing admission requirements are not met by the SOAR deadline.
All undergraduate students must attend the mandatory College of Nursing Orientation & Pre-Immersion Orientation. Please keep these dates in mind and plan activities accordingly. Students who cannot attend the orientations will forfeit their seat in the program.
|Fall 2021 Admits|
|TBA||Nursing Student Orientation 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.|