High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

Application Process


You are eligible to join this program if you:

  • have been employed or your parents have been employed in migrant or seasonal farm work for at least 75 days in the past 24 months
  • do not have a high school diploma or the equivalent of one
  • are not currently in school
  • are at least 16 years old; 17 if a residential student
  • demonstrate adequate English/Spanish reading skills
  • need academic help, the support services and financial aid offered to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma and  to move on to college, vocational school, trade school, or employment

HEP Application

How to Apply

You can request an application packet or you can fill out the application provided above. Inquiries concerning this program and completed applications should be forwarded (via fax, e-mail or regular mail) to:

CAMP/Rosie Mendez
Department of Special Education
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., EDU105
Tampa, FL 33620-5650

Fax: (813) 974-5542
Email: rmendez@usf.edu