Undergraduate Admissions Procedure

The following steps must be completed before a final decision for admission may be reached and the student is allowed to register: 

  1. Submit the application form.
  2. Submit acceptable verification of high school graduation or the equivalent within 5 weeks* of the class start date: Acceptable verification of high school graduation or the equivalent would include a copy of a high school diploma, high school transcript (official or unofficial), GED®* certificate, or GED scores and state-authorized examination scores (ex. HiSET, TASC) or a state-issued certificate designated as the equivalent of a high school diploma. In states that maintain a database that serves as an official registry of high school and GED graduates, an excerpt from the official database documenting the student's graduation or GED completion may be used. Campuses in South Carolina must be provided with official high school transcripts or GED scores or state-issued certificates designated as the equivalent of a high school diploma. Students applying to Graduate Programs do not need to provide verification of high school graduation.
  3. Complete all tests administered by the University or submit SAT, or ACT scores to the registrar's office.

All documents become the property of South University and will not be returned. After receipt of the application form, the University will schedule a date for the administration of tests and notify the applicant. Upon completion of the above steps, each applicant will receive written notification of the action taken by the admissions office.

Note: Additional applications and materials may be required by some programs at South University.  Procedures and additional admission requirements related specifically to these programs can be found in this section of the catalog, and online at www.southuniversity.edu

*    Effective August 14, 2023 – Students beginning classes at Online Programs will have five weeks to submit acceptable documentation.

GED® is a registered mark of American Council on Education.