Program Benefits

Pathway Flow Chart

▼   Academic Advising
With Pathway USA, you will not only have a College Counselor, you will have a University of South Alabama Advisor. Working together with you, your two advisors will help you craft a personalized plan to complete your Associate Degree, then go on to complete a Bachelor's Degree at South. They will assist you in selecting the correct sequence of classes at your two year college to ensure that you are minimizing loss of credits upon transfer and maximizing preparation for your chosen major at South. This ensures that you are always moving forward toward degree completion and not wasting time with unnecessary classes.
▼   Transfer Advising

In addition to supporting you in your course selection at college, your Pathway USA Transfer Advisor will:

  • Provide you with regular program updates and ongoing communication
  • Help you figure out your personal recipe for academic success
  • Help you find academic support resources on your college campus and at South
  • Monitor your progression toward degree completion
  • Prepare you for your transition to South
  • Support you through the transfer process
▼   Academic Support

As a Pathway USA participant, in addition to academic support resources on your college campus, you also have access to support at South. Contact the Pathway USA Coordinator for more information on using academic support resources.

▼   Smooth Transition to South

While you are completing your Associate Degree, your Pathway USA Advisor can help you:

  • Visit and tour South's campus
  • Meet with academic departments
  • Sit in on a class in your major
  • Find resources at South to support your academic success
  • Connect with the campus community and learn more about the campus culture
▼   Guaranteed Admission

With participation in Pathway USA, your admission to South is guaranteed provided you complete your Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  The semester before you intend to enroll at USA, you must update or fill out a new USA application for admission.  

▼   Pathway USA ID Card

With your Pathway USA ID, you can:

  • Visit and use some resources at Marx LIbrary
  • Enjoy special discounts at restaurants
  • Get tutoring and help from the Writing Center
  • Attend home Jaguar sporting events for free
  • Get special discounts at local restaurants
  • Utilize USA Student Rec Center for $30.00 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer)