Early Admission

Early Admission

MUST READ: The Admission Office CANNOT Help you with Early University Programs - ONLY Call or email dualenrollment@usf.edu for Early Admission information.   Do not call or email the USF admissions office. The Early Admissions process for students who are still in High School is different.

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, School Districts, Homeschooled students interested in making early admissions can request an Early Admission Articulation Agreement with USF by submitting an electronic request. Use the hyperlink to submit a request.

Students seeking to attend Early Admissions at USF in their SENIOR year of high school must begin the application process in October of their junior year of high school.

Please Note: 

  • Be sure to follow the application procedure for Early Admissions. Make sure you fill out the Early Admission Approval Form 1, otherwise students may be charged for tutition. Early Admissions online applications must be completed by March 1st; there are no exceptions.  The USF Office of Admissions reserves the right to CLOSE the application early due to capacity.
  • While many of the policies and procedures for early admission are the same as for regular dual enrollment, early admission students have different qualifications. Please see requirements and deadlines.


Students interested in starting their post secondary academic journey early may also be interested in applying to the Judy Genshaft Honors College (JGHC). Students who are interested must start applying to the Judy Genshaft Honors College in the summer before their junior year in high school. All requirements must be completed by March 1st. 

             Honors College is not required for Early Admission Dual Enrolled Students

NOTE:  Students who are only taking Dual Enrollment courses are not eligible for the Judy Genshaft Honors College.