USF welcomes educational partnerships with any schools in its service area (Charlotte, Citrus, Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and Sumter counties) that are recognized by the Florida Department of Education; this includes public school districts, public charter schools, private schools, and homeschools.
The process for establishing articulation agreements with USF is an easy process, just request an Articulation Agreement below. Only high school students of a USF “partner” school or district can apply for USF dual enrollment through their high school counselor or high school administrator.
Deadlines for requesting an articulation agreement for dual enrollment:
Full-year agreements: May 15
Half-year agreements: October 15
Deadlines for requesting an articulation agreement for early admission:
Full-year agreement: February 15
These deadlines above ensure that students can make their application deadlines.
Note: Articulation agreements for either Dual Enrollment or Early Admission are valid for one year--usually beginning on July 1, always ending on June 30—enabling students to apply for fall and/or spring semesters. Early admission enrollment must be for fall and spring semesters (full time), and follows the fall admission timeline. USF does not offer dual enrollment credit for summer courses.