Early Admission

Requirements and Deadlines


  • Apply as of September in your Junior year of high school to help meet deadlines.
  • 11th graders apply as early as September of their junior year and attend full time in 12th grade after completing a Degree Seeking Application (see below).
  • SEND test scores/transcripts on or before the March 1st review of your student records, which will be done by USF admissions.
  • Apply no later than March 1st.
  • Application due dates are subject to change based on USF reaching maximum capacity. 


  • Articulation Agreement: School Districts, Charter Schools, Private Schools and Homeschooled Administrators (Guardian) must have an Articulation Agreement. 
  • Apply while a junior in high school; attend full time your senior year of high school.
  • GPA 3.8: Unweighted
  • Foreign Language: 2 years / 2 HS credits
  • TEST SCORES- not restricted to USF Testing center:   
  • Send official test scores to USF admissions.  Request scores be sent to USF using school code 5828 for the SAT, and 0761 for the ACT. It usually takes 3-5 weeks for test results to arrive.
  • Send official high school transcripts to USF admissions.


  • Apply: Submit your USF Application for Admission online as a degree seeking student no later than March 1st.
  • NET ID: Activate your NET ID, 3 days after applying.
  • EA Form 1: Submit the Early Admission Approval Form 1
  • Scores & Transcripts: Submit official high school transcripts & official test scores to USF admissions.
    • Official tests scores must be sent to USF from the testing company.  Request scores be sent to USF using 5828 as the school code for the SAT, and 0761 for the ACT. For CLT, select Univ. of S. Florida from the drop down menu. It usually takes 3-5 weeks for test results to arrive.
    • If unofficial transcripts and test scores are emailed to dualenrollment@usf.edu while waiting for acceptance, these DO NOT replace required official transcripts & test scores needed by admissions.
  • EA Form 2: Submitted by a school counselor / Homeschool Parent Administrator-lists remaining high school requiremed courses. Early Admission Approval Form 2
    • Confirms applicant's readiness, includes needed courses for high school graduation.
    • Counselor ensures USF Office of Admissions receives official high school transcripts.
  • USF Academic Advisor: A USF academic advisor will be assigned once accepted.
  • ORIENTATION: Students must sign up for ORIENTATION after being accepted  so they can register. This is mandatory.  Select your home campus for orientation.
  • ONCE ACCEPTED: You must check your USF email regularly, and work with your assigned USF academic advisor.
  • Medical History Form and web Submission to Student Health Services (SHS)


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

  • Student submits ALL requirements for Early Admissions to be received by March 1st.
  • All transcripts and admission documents must be received by March 1st.
  • Student can submits Judy Genshaft Honors College Application and online application by March 1st of their Junior Year. Follow the JGHC timeline (additional application process).
  • All USF Partners request Articulation Agreements by May 15th to support upcoming Junior status students applying in the Fall for Early Admissions-Dual Enrollment during their Senior Year.
  • Only Homeschool Administrators / Parents must also submit proof of homeschool registration in a school distrcit or provide a PEP award to dualenrollment@usf.edu. (Provide letter from the district, confirmation of registration or Award Letter)