By: Ebonee Burrell | Editor in Chief
Affecting students, families and the community the impact of COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes to enrollment processes at the University of South Alabama. These changes are being made to ensure that prospective students are still connected in the best way possible during these difficult times.
The highlights of the fall 2020 enrollment initiative include:
• No application fee for undergraduate students until May 1. Students can apply without an application fee by using the code SOUTHFORME.
• A waiver of the ACT and SAT testing requirements for students with GPAs of 3.0 and above. Students with GPAs of 2.5 to 2.99 will be considered for admission but may be asked to submit additional materials such as essays and letters of recommendation. Students who have ACT/SAT scores should still submit them.
• A $100 virtual visit credit. Students will receive a $100 tuition credit if they meet with a South recruiter over Zoom and then enroll. This is available to the first 500 students who sign up.
• Need-based funding for students. These renewable grants will help even more students earn their degrees. Students should speak to a recruiter for more information. Merit awards will also be available to applicants into the summer.
“We want to ensure that there are no unnecessary obstacles that stand in the way of someone enrolling and earning a college degree,” said Dr. David Johnson, Provost and Senior Vice President for academic affairs. “Making it easier for people to pursue higher education and career goals is a way we can help during this challenging time.”
USA plans to continue its commitment to student success despite the difficult challenges we currently face. For more information and COVID-19 updates regarding changes being made can be found on South Alabama’s website.