If you reside in one of the 16 states that are members of the Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) then you are eligible to apply for in-state tuition. The member states include Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Residents from non-SREB states are not eligible to apply to Academic Common Market.
The purpose of the Academic Common Market (ACM) is to provide programs of study to graduate students that are not available in their home state. The student must first be accepted for admission by following the normal admission procedure at the University of South Florida. The student must be accepted as a degree-seeking student in the specified major with a regular admission status. Students with a provisional or non-degree-seeking status at the institution are ineligible for ACM participation. Once your application is processed and you have been admitted to USF, then contact the education commission or council in your state to submit your request to be considered as an Academic Common Market student.
To obtain information for participating states, please visit the Southern Regional Education Board.
Frequently Asked Questions can be found online.
It is the responsibility of the student to contact the SREB and the Academic Common Market to obtain and/or apply for certification. The College of Medicine is an academic unit and does not advise on tuition and/or residency status. If your state does not currently have an agreement with the Master of Science in Medical Sciences program at USF, you will need to contact Academic Common Market (not USF) to apply for certification.