Early Admission is a form of dual enrollment whereby eligible high school students are admitted to USF as fulltime students for fall and spring semesters of their high school senior year. During the early admission year, students take 12-15 credits each semester. The courses they take earn credit toward both a baccalaureate degree and completion of the high school diploma.
Early admission is open to students from any high school setting: public school districts, charter schools, private schools, or homeschools. Schools interested in making early admission available for their students can request an Early Admission Articulation Agreement with USF by submitting an electronic request. Use the hyperlink above to submit a request.
Many students interested in starting their post secondary academic journey early may also be interested in applying to the Judy Genshaft Honors College. While this is not required for Early Admission, the benefits include small classes, personalized attention and mentoring, and priority registration for classes. Early Admission students must apply to the Judy Genshaft Honors College by March 15th to be considered.
While many of the policies and procedures for early admission are the same as for regular dual enrollment, early admission students have different qualifications, as well as a few different application steps and deadlines.