Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
To be admitted to any of the programs at South University online programs, the prospective student must be a high school graduate from an acceptable high school or the equivalent (e.g. GED) with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be required to complete the University administered placement test during their first session of attendance, or meet the criteria established for acceptance as a transfer student. South University accepts the International Baccalaureate Program diploma as meeting the requirement for high school graduation.
Note: Students accepted under academic support admission are limited to 12 credit hours of study during their first quarter. Students enrolled in programs that include UVC1000/Strategies for Success are required to take the course within their first two quarters of study at the university. Students must be enrolled in the appropriate developmental courses during their first two quarters of attendance. Developmental course requirements must be completed within four quarters of study at the university.
Requirements for Transfer Admission
To be eligible for admission as a transfer student, the applicant must satisfy the following criteria:
- Submit a completed application for admission.
- Transfer from an accredited collegiate institution.
- Have earned 24 quarter credit hours, or the equivalent, with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Student must certify graduation from high school or GED as the basis for admission.
To facilitate the admissions process, unofficial documentation, such as copies of transcripts or grade reports, may be used to determine admission status. Transfer status cannot be designated, however, without some verifying documentation.
A transfer student's overall record should not be less than the minimum academic standard required of South University students. Credit earned at an accredited technical college may not transfer unless the credit earned is equivalent to courses offered in degree programs, including the associate degree.
Transfer students will be exempted from developmental courses on the basis of grades earned in credit-bearing English or math courses transferred to South University, if applicable, or SAT, ACT score or entrance examinations submitted to the university.
Admission to RN to BSN Nursing Track
- Completion of all general education requirements with a grade of C or higher in specified courses.
- ASN or diploma graduate of an accredited nursing program.
- Overall grade point average (GPA) in all nursing college work attempted of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Provisional admission may be granted for an overall GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 on a 4.0 scale. Final admission requires completion of at least four general education courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Evidence of current, unencumbered RN license in state of clinical practice.
Admission Standards for Specific Programs
||Academic Support Admission
||Completion of all program prerequisite courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5, per the above-listed requirements.
Developmental Course Placement
Accepted applicants are placed in developmental courses on the basis of their entrance/placement test scores and/or transfer credit according to the guidelines listed below.
||5-6 Sentence Skills
||0-5 Arithmetic Skills and/or 0-14 Algebra Skills
||No transfer credit is granted for developmental courses. Student may be exempted from ENG0099 or MAT0099 based on transfer of applicable credit-bearing course, or may take MPT to exempt.