Outreach and Access



 The Guaranteed Admissions Pathway Partnership (GAPP) is designed to strengthen university-community engagement while increasing admissions opportunities for students of underrepresented or Title I populations. Each year, GAPP partners with schools that are working hard to close achievement gaps while increasing college readiness for students from underrepresented, first-generation and special populations.

Admission Requirements for GAPP Students:

Students can qualify for GAPP by meeting the following requirements:

  • Attending one of USF’s GAPP partner high schools.
  • Sustaining a 3.7 GPA by the end of their junior year.
  • Earning a score of 1100 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT.


USF currently partners with various schools across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco and Lake Counties:

USF GAPP Partners


If high school students meet the admission requirements above and attend a participating high school, they are eligible to apply to GAPP by completing the standard USF Admissions Application. This partnership allows students to attend any USF campus.

Students will also be granted priority consideration for the History of Achievement Scholarship, an academic award of up to $2,000. When students apply, they may also be considered for additional access programs and financial awards.


USF is committed to granting college access for our underrepresented populations. If you are an administrator or staff member at a high school that is interested in joining USF’s GAPP program, our coordinators available to discuss your participation. Please contact us for more information about membership.

Contact GAPP at USF