USF Pre-College Experience

Student Mentorship

The USF Pre-College program aims to provide our students with the tools they need for their college journey and future goals. Throughout the summer, USF Pre-College participants will be joined by our student team members who will serve as mentors to help participants navigate their USF Pre-College course. Our mentors are trained USF students who will guide participants by offering first-hand insight and providing realistic expectations for their future collegiate journey. All USF Pre-College participants will be given a mentor who will be able to provide personal guidance and assistance throughout the summer, including one-on-one meetings that will serve as a chance for individual conversations on managing obstacles and finding additional support.

Mentor-Led Programming

USF Pre-College Mentor-Led Programming events are optional collaborative events designed by mentors that allow for USF Pre-College participants to interact in a variety of ways throughout the summer. Programming events range from social activities, such as movie nights, to events focusing on student wellbeing. Every program gives students a space removed from their academics to socialize, relax, rest and recuperate with their peers.

USF Partnerships and Programming

Along with our Mentor-Led Programming, USF Pre-College partners with several offices and departments throughout USF, including the USF Office of Admissions and the Judy Genshaft Honors College. USF Pre-College participants will have access to programs and events offered by our partner offices. Past events have included USF application information sessions, virtual tours around campus, Judy Genshaft Honors College presentations, USF Study Abroad opportunities, and more! Throughout our programs, students will have the chance to learn more about the University of South Florida and gain valuable information for their future college planning.


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