Welcome to a new academic year.
We appreciate your partnership and all the creativity you are bringing to your students during this unusual time. We are writing to share a couple of updates with you. We believe, combined, these initiatives present a unique and captivating opportunity.
The University of South Alabama understands that some students have had difficulty taking the ACT or SAT this year, due to COVID19. Further, we understand that students might be uncomfortable testing or re-testing in the current environment this fall and spring. Because of these conditions, USA will be offering spring, summer, and fall 2021 applicants a test-optional path for admission to USA. Students who take this route could be asked to supply additional materials, including recommendations and essays. Students will be able to choose test optional when they apply. Students who have already applied to South can connect with our Office of Admissions, email@example.com, to review their options.
Students can apply to South here.
And, this is key: Students who choose the test optional track will also be eligible for scholarships (although we recommend that students with ACT scores 21 and better and/or SAT scores 1060 and better submit them for best consideration). Scholarships for test-optional students will be awarded based on strength of curriculum, grades, and a variety of other factors.
In addition, we have also launched a $100 visit credit for students who sign up and engage us virtually (group presentations and one-on-one meetings) or come for a campus tour and then enroll. The $100 is limited to one per student and is paid when they enroll at South.
Students can see all of our visit opportunities here.
Thank you for all your excellent work with and care for your students.
All the best,
Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment