Early Admission

Requirements and Deadlines

Early Admissions Requirements

  • Have senior standing (have senior status) at the start of fall semester
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.8 
  • Have minimum scores on one of the following tests:   
    • SAT: 1300, with at least 580 in Critical Reading
    • ACT: 29, with at least 29 in English
  • Submit a complete USF Application for Admission online as a degree seeking student
  • Submit a complete Application to EUP Dual Enrollment using Early Admissions Approval Form 1
  • Submit by a school counselor / Homeschool Parent Administrator an Early Admission Approval Form 2 listing the applicant’s remaining credits required for high school graduation one for Fall and one for Spring
    • Confirming to the applicant’s readiness of success at college-level of instruction to include two years of foreign language on the high school transcript.
    • Ensure USF receives transcripts (unofficial are fine until high school graduation).
    • Official tests scores must be sent to USF from the testing company.  On the test application, request scores be sent to USF using 5828 as the school code for the SAT and 0761 for the ACT. It usually takes 3-5 weeks for test results to arrive.
    • Students are encouraged send unofficial transcripts and test scores to dualenrollment@usf.edu while waiting.

Deadlines for Early Admission

The timeline for early admission applications matches that of regular First Time In College (FTIC) students. Full schedule of deadlines.

In Brief:

  • Student submits completed Early Admissions application by March 15
  • Student submits Judy Genshaft Honors College Application and online application: by March 1 of their Junior Year. Follow the JGHC timeline (additional application process).
  • All USF Partners request Articulation Agreements: by April 1 to support students applying for Early Admissions in March.