Admission to a state university in Florida is processed totally at the university. Universities base their admission criteria on minimums set by Florida Board of Governor Regulations PDF; however, they may establish higher standards. As a result of the institutions' space, faculty, resources, and policy limitations, a number of qualified students may, out of necessity, be denied admission to one or more of the state universities, but may be accepted for admission to others. High school students should work with guidance counselors to find the best fit for their educational needs and qualifications.
- 6.002 Admission of Undergraduate First-Time-in-College, Degree-Seeking Freshmen [ PDF]
Find out the Details at University Undergraduate Web sites
- Florida A&M University
- Florida Atlantic University
- Florida Gulf Coast University
- Florida International University
- Florida Polytechnic University
- Florida State University
- New College Of Florida
- University Of Central Florida
- University Of Florida
- University Of North Florida
- University Of South Florida
- USF - Sarasota-Manatee
- USF - St Petersburg
- University Of West Florida
Research indicates that university students are served best when students and faculty fully engage in a teaching-learning partnership. This partnership is all the more meaningful if students are made aware of what they will learn and how learning will be assessed. Therefore, "Academic Learning Compacts" have been developed for each of the baccalaureate degree programs in the State University System. These Academic Learning Compacts, or ALCs, identify the core content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills students will acquire upon successfully completing the program. Additionally, faculty have identified examples of how students' progress in attaining these skills and knowledge will be assessed in a given program.
In conjunction with other program materials (e.g., university catalogs), the ALCs provide valuable references and roadmaps for students in choosing, planning, and implementing their programs of study. A student should refer to the ALC for a chosen program often and use it as a guide for understanding the degree requirements, for relating learning activities to expected outcomes, and for monitoring one's own progress toward graduation. ALCs for individual baccalaureate degree programs at specific universities can be viewed at Academic Learning Compacts: University Web Sites.