USF 1997-98 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 13 - 14
To be considered for admission, freshman applicants must submit an SUS Application for Admission, a non-refundable application fee of $20.00, an official high school transcript, official GED scores if applicable, SAT or ACT scores, and a TOEFL score if applicable.
Although USF has minimum freshman admission requirements, meeting these minimum standards does not guarantee admission. Applicants selected for admission usually exceed the eligibility requirements.
However, USF also considers applicants who do not fully meet minimum requirements but who have important attributes, special talents or unique circumstances that may contribute to a representative and diverse student body. These freshman applicants are considered for admission by a faculty committee on the basis of other appropriate evidence of ability to do successful academic work at USF.
For purposes of admission, USF recomputes a high school grade point average (GPA) based on grades earned in all college preparatory academic courses. In recomputing a GPA, USF assigns additional weights to grades earned in honors, advanced placement courses and International Baccalaureate courses.
The University normally requires a diploma from a Florida public or a regionally accredited high school or the state-approved General Education Development (GED) diploma. Students admitted under the Early Admission Programs are exempted from this requirement. Other minimum requirements are outlined below.
a. At least a "B" average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale), as computed by USF (an SAT or ACT score must be submitted but no minimum is required);
b. A combination of high school GPA (as computed by USF) and admission test scores equivalent to a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and an SAT I verbal and quantitative combined score of 1010 or a comparable composite score on the ACT as indicated in the Admissions Scale below:
REQUIRED TEST SCORE H.S. GPA SAT SAT I* ACT 2.9 860 970 20 2.8 870 980 20 2.7 880 990 21 2.6 890 1000 21 2.5 900 1010 21 2.4 930 1030 22 2.3 960 1060 22 2.2 990 1090 23 2.1 1020 1110 24 2.0 1050 1140 25
*SAT taken after 3/31/95
c. A GED diploma with an overall percentile score of at least 60 for all five tests and a percentile score of at least 50 on each of the five tests and an SAT I verbal and quantitative combined score of 1010 or an ACT composite score of 21;
d. Appropriate alternative evidence of academic achievement, ability, motivation and responsibility that indicates potential for successful academic work at USF.
USF provides an early admission program to meet the needs of highly capable, mature high school students. Under the early admission program these students may enter the university as regularly enrolled, degree-seeking students prior to graduation from high school. To be considered for early admission, an applicant must submit an SUS Application for Admission, a non-refundable application fee of $20.00, an official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, and a TOEFL score if applicable. The Supplemental Information for Early Admission Form (available from the Office of Admissions in Tampa), and a personal letter outlining reasons for seeking early admission are also required. While early admission applicants are evaluated on an individual basis, those admitted generally present at least a 3.5 high school grade point average (as computed by USF) and a combined score of at least 1300 on the SAT I or a composite score of at least 27 on the ACT. In addition, early admission applicants should be enrolled in a strong college-preparatory curriculum while in high school. Applications for early admission will be reviewed by the Director of Admissions in conjunction with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
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Effective Date: Semester I, 1997