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State University System Of Florida &

The Application Process

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Advantages To Attending A

State University

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Nationally Ranked Schools

University of Florida: #6

Florida State University: #19

University of South Florida: #46

University of Central Florida: #77

Florida International University: #95

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Florida Ranked #1 In Higher

Education In The Nation

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Distance/Location

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More Academic Options

- More options at a state university

-Institutions tend to be much larger than private school

-More faculty and a wider variety of subjects and majors

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Activities

Sports

Student government Student Clubs

Fraternities and Sororities

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Lower Cost / Less Debt

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Cost Comparison For One Year Of College

University of Florida- $21,430

Ohio State University- $48,889

University of Miami- $70,906

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University Of Florida

Annual Cost To Attend

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Ohio State University Annual Cost To Attend

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University Of Miami

Annual Cost To Attend

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Bright Future Scholarship Program

Florida Academic Scholars (FAS): Students will receive an award to cover 100% of tuition and applicable fees and $300 for both fall and spring semesters for additional educational expenses.

Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) : Students will receive an award to cover 75% of

tuition and applicable fees. Students attending a public institution will have tuition and

applicable fees covered.

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How Much Can Bright Futures Save You?

◦ Tuition, books, supplies and other fees: $7,591 per year

◦ Florida Academic Scholars Award: $6,755.25 per year

◦ Florida Medallion Scholars Award : $4,616.50 per year

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Florida Academic Scholars

Grade Point Average: 3.5 weighted GPA using the credits listed below, combined with the test scores and community service hours listed below.

Required Credits: Courses must include 16 credits of college preparatory academic classes 4 English (3 with substantial writing)

4 Mathematics (Algebra I and above ) 3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab) 3 Social Science

2 Foreign Language (in the same language)

Total of 16 Credits May use up to two additional credits from courses in the academic listed above and/or AP, IB or AICE fine arts course to raise GPA

Community Service- 100 hours

Test Scores: 1330 SAT I (based on the combined Critical Reading and Math Sections only) or 29 ACT (excluding the writing section)

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Florida Medallion Scholars

Grade Point Average: 3.0 weighted GPA

Required Credits: Courses must include 16 credits of college preparatory academic classes 4 English (3 with substantial writing)

4 Mathematics (Algebra I and above- math beyond Algebra2) 3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab)

3 Social Science

2 Foreign Language (in the same language)

Total of 16 Credits May use up to two additional credits from courses in the academic listed above and/or AP, IB or AICE fine arts course to raise GPA

Community Service- 75 hours

Test scores: Combined score of 1210 SAT Reasoning Test (Critical Reading and Math sections only) or a composite score of 25 on the ACT (excluding the writing section)

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College Application Process

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Florida SUS Minimum Requirements

An FTIC student may be admitted if meeting a 2.50 or higher grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale as calculated by the university, presents an official SAT and/or ACT score, and meets the requirements for college level placement

All students must have completed:

4 credits English

3 credits Science

3 credits Social Science

2 credits same Foreign Language (if 1 yr high school + 1 yr college dual enrollment, college course must be at least 2nd level)

4 credits Math ( at or above the Algebra 1 level)

2 credits Additional academic credits

Total of 18 academic units

Note: Note: Liberal Arts Math I and Informal Geometry are never accepted for university

admissions. Per Fl. DOE website.

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College Application Process

When To Apply

Admissions Terminology

Application

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Apply early!!!

Seniors can start their college applications the summer before their senior year.

Apply early! Students should apply for college during the fall of their senior year.

Do not miss deadlines!

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Admissions Terminology

Rolling Admissions Priority Deadline

Early Action

Regular Decision

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Which Schools To Apply To

 Safety Schools

 Realistic Schools

 Reach Schools

Typically, students apply between 4-8 colleges

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College Application Platform

Institutional Online Application

Common Application

Coalition

Choose one application!!

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Application

Follow directions!

Essay

Test Scores

Transcripts/SSAR

Letters of recommendation (Most Florida schools do not require this. )

Application fee

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College Essay

• College admission officers look to the essay for evidence that a student can write well and support ideas with logical arguments. They also want to know something about the personality of the student. What makes the applicant stand out?

-collegeboard.com (2013)

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Reporting SAT/ACT

 Must be sent to the colleges directly from the test agency (Collegeboard.com or ACT.org)

 Some colleges will allow self-reporting of test scores (FAU,

FSU)

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Self-reported Student Academic Record(SSAR)

 SSAR is a self-reported student academic record that lists all courses and associated grades that have been attempted, or will be

attempted, for high school and/or college credit. Since accuracy is critical, you must have a copy of your high school transcript available to use as a reference when you create your SSAR.

 University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida Agricultural and

Mechanical University (FAMU) Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf

Coast University, Florida Polytechnic University (optional), University

of North Florida, New College use the SSAR.

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College Resume

Optional on some applications

Much of the information on the resume is asked on activities section of application (awards, work experience and extracurricular activities).

Do not submit a resume if they do not ask for one.

Counselor and teachers can use resume to write letters of

recommendation for colleges and scholarships that require it.

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Application Fee

Applications fees are generally around $30

Fees are nonrefundable and must be paid if you wish your application to be considered.

Fee waivers

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Showcase of State University System of

Florida

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University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

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University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

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Florida International University

Miami, FL

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University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

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University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical

University (FAMU)

Tallahassee, FL

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Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

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Florida Polytechnic University

Lakeland, FL

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New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

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Virtual College Fairs

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Upcoming College Visits

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Admissions Sessions for PV Students

TBD

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Please contact our school counselor if you have any questions

SCHOOL COUNSELORS

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