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Frequently Asked Questions

Students wishing to pursue their college degree at South University can either apply visiting the South University Admissions Office or by calling 1.800.688.0932 or by requesting information here. Online students may apply using our online application located here.

South University’s campus classes operate on a quarter system with terms beginning in October, January, April and June. Start dates can be viewed here. Online classes start every two weeks throughout the year. Read more information about online classes here.

Yes. South University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University. In addition, required programs are accredited by individual accrediting bodies.

The best way to apply for financial aid is by connecting with the Office of Financial Aid at your preferred South University location. Financial Aid Advisors are available to discuss options and assist with your application. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Tuition information is available through the South University Admissions Office. Admissions representatives are available to discuss degree programs, tuition information, and to assist you in applying to the University.

South University operates a bookstore on each of its campuses where students can purchase books for their respective programs.

Many books for our online courses are available digitally through the Campus Common, and online students can visit MBS Direct to purchase traditional textbooks.

Additional academic resources can be accessed through the online library. In the online library, students have complimentary access to perform full-text searches in over 350 databases that support every academic program. The databases contain full text articles, not just abstracts. The online library also includes eBooks, and interlibrary book loans can be shipped to you at no additional charge. To purchase required course software online, visit Journey Ed.

The South University catalog is the best resource for this information. It is available online. In addition, prospective students can learn more about degree programs and courses by contacting the South University Admissions Office at their campus of choice.

Each location, including online courses, varies. We offer a number of degree programs at the associate’s, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree level. While some programs are not offered at every campus, students have the option of selecting from a variety of degree offerings.

The admissions process for graduate programs at South University differs from the undergraduate application process. Each graduate program manages admissions, and requirements may vary. For more information, visit the program page of interest.

South University’s online classrooms mimic the same experience as our on-campus classrooms. Small classes allow for individualized attention, qualified instructors bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom, focusing on your area of discipline, and a challenging curricula helps bring you toward your career goals. For an online classroom demonstration, click here.

For a complete list of our online class offerings, visit Online Programs.

South University offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students. Learn more on our Military Aid page.