Visit the following local College/Univeristy websites to learn more about their respective colleges and programs.
State University System of Florida - The State University System of Florida is a system of twelve public universities in the state of Florida.
Best Colleges: https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/
Best Colleges in Florida: https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/florida/
The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 900 member colleges and universities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, Japan, and many European countries. Visit the Common Applciation website at https://www.commonapp.org/.
Common Black College Application
College Application Fee Waivers
Self-Reported Student Academic Record (SSAR)
The Self-Reported Student Academic Record (SSAR) allows students to self-report to colleges/universities courses and grades that have been completed, or will be attempted (e.g., senior year courses in-progress), for high school credit. Since accuracy is important, please use an unofficial transcript/grades report (e.g., online report card) or score report as a reference when you complete the SSAR.
To create an account visit https://ssar.selfreportedtranscript.com/Login.aspx
Common Prerequisites Manual
The Common Prerequisites Manual is a helpful resource that lists which prerequisite courses are required for specific programs at every Florida public college and university. You must complete all required prerequisite courses to be admitted into a Bachelor’s Degree program. You can easily search the prerequisites for the program you intend to take at the institution you are interested in attending. You can also do a side-by-side comparison of programs at different institutions, and so much more!
College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.
- Initial-Eligibility Brochure (PDF): A basic look at the requirements to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.
- Division I Academic Requirements (PDF): A brief overview of Division I initial-eligibility academic requirements.
- Division II Academic Requirements (PDF): A brief overview of Division II initial-eligibility academic requirements.
- Division III Amateurism (PDF): Step-by-step guide to Amateurism certification process.
- Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete (PDF): A comprehensive guide to the initial-eligibility process.
PlayNAIA.org helps future student-athletes discover and connect with NAIA schools, coaches and athletic scholarships. PlayNAIA is also the official clearinghouse for NAIA eligibility. Every student-athlete must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center to play sports at an NAIA college or university.
Florida State University Upward Bound Math and Science Program
The Florida State University Upward Bound Math and Science Program is open to eligible 9th-12th grade students. This program is specifically offered to Hamilton and Suwannee County students. The program is designed to enhance the academic and personal skills of first generation/limited income high school students while preparing them for college admission, retention, and graduation.
Available Services including:
- College Tours
- ACT/SAT Test Prep
- Summer Program at FSU (6 week all-expenses paid program, including transportation, on FSU’s campus)
Students must apply to participate in the program. The application is completely online at https://botform.compansol.com/223073499436968.
If you would like to learn more about this program please visit https://care.fsu.edu/upward-bound-math-and-science.
Florida State University - CARE
The CARE Summer Bridge Program (SBP) provides a comprehensive program of orientation and academic support, designed to ease the transition from high school to college while building a strong academic foundation. Applicants selected to participate in SBP will be first-generation college students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated resilience.
CARE SUMMER BRIDGE REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be a first-generation-in-college student*
- Have a minimum 3.0 weighted academic GPA
- Have a 19 ACT composite or 990 SAT total score
- Complete all the minimum academic courses as determined by the state of Florida
- Meet Florida residency requirements
- Qualify for the Pell Grant as determined by the FAFSA
University of Florida Promise Program
What is UF Promise? It’s our promise to you.
UF Promise is a program aimed at first-year college students at the University of Florida. The program works in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, where students are chosen selectively upon entering their first year at UF. Through the admissions process, the university selects candidates for the program who will benefit from additional scholarly support and enrichment for success at UF. Through our program, we encourage these students to grow and meet their full potential beyond their freshman year.
How does it work?
Promise students must begin their first semester during the Summer B semester at UF. There, they are initiated into the Promise Learning & Involvement Community (PLIC), where other Promise students like them share the same residence area on campus. This opportunity made possible through UF Housing allows for peer networking, early college friendships, and lasting relationships among fellow Gators and UF Promise scholars.
Upon arriving at UF Campus, Promise students are invited to attend the OAS Connect Program. Our annual OAS Connect event lets incoming college freshman greet their fellow peers, discover campus resources, and meet their Promise Peer Coaches (PCs), all while becoming accustomed to a university setting for the first time.
What does it take to be a Promise scholar?
Promise scholars have access to exclusive resources such as academic advising through OAS, priority options for smaller class sizes during Summer B, and semesterly advanced registration and advising. They must also complete a mandatory First Year Florida course with sections dedicated specifically for Promise students. In addition to this, Promise students can also utilize other resources offered through OAS, including free tutoring, personal and professional workshops, and peer mentorship.
University of North Florida
2024 Application – unf.edu/apply
UNF is accepting applications! Students can continue to apply through our UNF institutional application as well as the Common App. To receive an admissions decision, students will also need to submit a $30 application fee or fee waiver, their ACT and/or SAT test scores, and the Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR) or their high school transcripts.
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is thrilled to introduce the enhanced Honors Scholars Program. This program combines Saint Leo's mission of providing an affordable and accessible top-ranked education with our core values of excellence and personal development.
The Honors Scholars Program represents the top 10% of campus students and provides a challenging, yet supportive environment for our most talented students. Honors students are widely recognized as campus leaders both inside and outside the classroom. Based on their success in Honors, our graduates routinely attend top medical, law, and graduate programs, along with job placement in a wide variety of careers.
The heart of the Honors Program is a customized curriculum focused on global citizenship that fully replaces the general education requirements for graduation. Students in the Honors Scholars Program at University Campus beginning in Fall 2023 will enjoy all of the following benefits:
- Additional $2,000 scholarship
- A special degree and diploma from the University that highlights Honors (B.A. Honors or B.S. Honors)
- The completion of general education courses in 6 fewer credits than non-Honors peers, making it easier for students to complete a 3+1 program, add a double major/minor, or take elective credits outside of their major
- Optional upgraded housing (additional cost per semester) available for first-year students in the high-demand Honors Village, including Alumni Hall and Roderick Hall as suite-style housing with semi-private bathrooms and common living space
- Exceptionally small class sizes, with Honors courses having 15 students or fewer in the classroom
- Exclusive first and senior year 1:1 research experiences with faculty, as well as private events for Honors Scholars and their parents and family members
Learn more about our program on our website: www.saintleo.edu/honors-program. You can also check out our Instagram @saintleohonors.
Students must be admitted to Saint Leo University prior to submitting the supplemental Honors Scholarship Program application. Students can submit their free application by visiting www.saintleo.edu/application or by submitting The Common App.
College of Coastal Georgia
Attend college on the coast! The College of Coastal Georgia, located in the sunshine of Georgia's Golden Isles, is a top location for students pursuing higher education. Ranked #1 BEST VALUE in the State of Georgia by James Magazine, the College of Coastal Georgia offers the equivalent of in-state tuition to all residents of Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee who meet the requirements for admission.
Here are a few things to know about the College of Coastal Georgia:
NO TEST SCORES REQUIRED
Yes, you read that right! The College of Coastal Georgia does not require SAT or ACT scores for the purpose of admissions. We are continuing to utilize the high school GPA in order to evaluate a student's application. Coastal Georgia is a public institution and a member of the University System of Georgia. For more information on our requirements, visit www.ccga.edu/admissions.
VISITING COASTAL GEORGIA
Coastal Georgia offers a variety of ways for your students to visit campus. Students can register for information sessions and daily campus tours at www.ccga.edu/visit.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COASTAL
Located on the Southeast Atlantic Coast in Brunswick, Georgia, the College of Coastal Georgia is an undergraduate college within the University System of Georgia. The College provides an affordable and interactive education nestled in the beauty and sunshine of Georgia's Golden Isles - an area noted for world-class resorts, as well as amazing diversity of maritime habitats, wildlife, and sea creatures. While taking advantage of on-housing campus and dining options, Coastal Georgia students discover opportunities at all levels, whether that be with community engagement through service learning, or hands-on application of classroom material. There is a spirit of volunteerism at the College, and a commitment to making positive changes. Students can participate in an honors program, internships, fellowships, and scholarships that foster natural curiosity. On-campus employment opportunities and scholarships serve to promote college affordability and encourage academic, athletic, and active program participation.
For more informaton about College of Coastal Georgia contact Rachel Lee, Admissions Counselor, [email protected] or 912-279-5734
Visit the Environmental Science Major website at https://www.ccga.edu/academics/artsandsciences/environmentalscience. Coastal Georgia also has a variety of exciting opportunities in biology, data science, and mathematics. For more information contact James Burton Deemy at [email protected]