Starting classes at USF Sarasota-Manatee over the summer helps incoming freshmen get a jump on their college career, introduces them to campus life, and enables them to be a step ahead of their freshmen class.  Students receive intensive academic preparation and the personal attention of faculty in a nurturing environment.  Students also have the opportunity to strengthen their academic skills before the fall term begins and familiarize themselves with the USFSM campus and its resources.  Below are some helpful links to get your started this summer:

 Steps to Enrollment:

  1. Complete both the 2019 - 2020 and 2020 - 2021 FAFSA application at

  2. Submit your Admissions Deposit by May 1 in your Oasis Account at to secure your spot in the class. Your tuition and fees for the Summer semester will be due by the end of the first week of classes.

  3. Register for the Summer Beginnings Orientation on June 23.


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June 23 - Orientation
Registration opens March 2.

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Participate in social, career readiness, and advising events.


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Take advantage of tutoring services at USFSM.


When will my summer semester begin?

The summer semester is a five-week term that begins in mid-summer, after most students have completed high school. The 2020 Summer Beginnings will launch on June 29. All students will attend an orientation at the beginning of the summer term. For more information on orientation, please visit

What will a typical day look like in the summer term?

Students will take classes two days a week, allowing students to have long weekends and time for family vacations.

What requirements do summer courses fulfill?

All summer courses count toward requirements to graduate and count towards the state's nine-credit hour summer requirement.

How much will attending this summer cost?

Scholarships are available to help offset some of the cost for Summer Beginnings participants. For the most up-to-date information on tuition and fees, please visit USF Tampa's Controller's Office website. Other costs include books ($300), USF student ID ($10), and a summer parking pass ($50). Incoming students are also required to obtain a laptop computer for class use.

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