Freshman applicants are one of the following
- Currently enrolled high school students with no college credits
- Currently enrolled high school students with dual enrollment college credits
- High school graduates with no college credits
- High school graduates currently enrolled in first semester of university
- High school graduates with 1-11 college credits
For relevant forms please see the Undergraduate Forms page.
Admission to USF Sarasota-Manatee is competitive based on a variety of factors, including strength of the high school curriculum, record of academic achievement, standardized test scores, and special talents in and out of the classroom.
High school students apply for admission following completion of their junior year.
Recommended admission factors include the following:
- A high school grade-point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale based on grades earned in college preparatory courses. Grades earned in honors (.5), Advanced Placement (1.0), International Baccalaureate (1.0), Dual Enrollment (1.0) or AICE (1.0) courses carry additional weight.
- A diploma from an accredited U.S. high school or a passing score on the General Educational Development (GED) test. Admissions may require additional documentation from unaccredited schools. Students or graduates of non-U.S. high schools, please review the international admissions information.
- ACT test score of 21 in reading and 21 in math or SAT test score of 1000 (500 in critical reading and 500 in quantitative). Writing scores must be submitted for both the ACT and SAT.
|Academic Courses||Units Required for Admission|
|English||4 (3 with substantial writing)|
|Mathematics||4 (Algebra I or above)|
|Natural Sciences||3 (2 with substantial lab)|
|Foreign Language||2 (in same language)|
Admission to the freshmen class is competitive and students are encouraged to apply early.
|Janurary 2, 2014||Priority consideration
Apply by this date for automatic scholarship consideration.
|Janurary 30, 2014||Priority FAFSA deadline for freshmen scholarship awards|
|May 1, 2014||Fall application deadline|
Freshman Admissions Checklist
- Complete the Undergraduate application
- Pay the non-refundable application fee ($30)
- Submit an official transcript
- Submit the Student Immunization and Medical History Form
- Request that the testing agency for the SAT or ACT send scores directly to the Office of Admissions. Be sure to include the writing subscore.
- Submit the official GED or TOEFL scores, if applicable
- Sign-in to OASIS to monitor your admission status online.