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An expectation of hard work. A degree to be proud of.

Welcome to South University

A school with a proud past and a promising future

Established in 1899, South University is a private, nonprofit institution with a long history of driving student success. 

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We make the application process as smooth as possible so you can start earning your degree right away. Our admissions representatives will guide you through our three-step process.

Step 1: Request Information

To get started, call 866.629.3031, to speak with an Admissions Representative or fill out our request information form here.

Step 2: Apply

An assistant director of admissions will review our degree programs with you, give you an overview of the admissions process, and help you complete the application process. You can take a guided tour of our campus or a virtual tour online.

Step 3: Financial Planning

A financial aid officer will work with you to discuss options and qualifications and to develop a payment plan that works for you.

Programs with alternative application procedures

The following South University programs have separate and specific application processes. Please review the program’s admission and application procedures prior to submitting an application. Applications submitted directly through the online application system will not be processed.

Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Admission to the South University School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy accelerated three-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, offered in Columbia, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia, is extremely competitive. This past year, the University had more than 900 applications for approximately 165 available slots.

South University utilizes the PharmCAS system for applications. All transcripts, letters of recommendation, and PCAT scores should be sent directly to PharmCAS. Direct applications to South University will not be processed.

Applications will not be reviewed until these are received.

For more information, please review the School of Pharmacy Application Process prior to submitting an application.

Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

Admission to the South University Anesthesiologist Assistant Program that leads to a Master of Medical Science in Anesthesia Science is competitive. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program Application Process on the admission page prior to completing any application.

Physician Assistant Program

South University's Physician Assistant program offered in Savannah, Georgia and Tampa, Florida participates with the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The CASPA application process requires submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and transcripts. A completed application must be submitted through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). Please review the Physician Assistant Application Process page.