USFSM Announces Upcoming Information Session and Open Houses

Open-House

SARASOTA, Fla. (December 2, 2014) – USF Sarasota-Manatee has scheduled a Master’s Degree Information Session as well as three open houses for prospective students and their families. The Master’s Degree Information Session will be held on Saturday, January 24, from 9 – 11 a.m. in Selby Auditorium on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus located at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. It will include an overview of the admissions process, financial aid, an alumni panel discussion with USF graduates, a faculty and staff breakout session, campus tours and light refreshments. RSVP here.  A map is available here.

A Biology open house will be held on Saturday, January 31 from 10 – 12 p.m. at Mote Marine Laboratory located at 1730 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. This is an opportunity for prospective students to explore USFSM’s two new teaching labs and the new Biology major. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to learn more about admissions, financial aid, advising and more at this informational open house. Sign up for the Biology open house here.

The second open house is on Thursday, February 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the USFSM campus located at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. At open house, attendees will receive an overview of USFSM, learn about academic programs for freshmen, transfers and graduate students, as well as learn more about the admissions process, financial aid and other services. There will be complimentary refreshments and campus tours in addition to the opportunity for freshmen to participate in an instant decision with qualified students receiving on-the-spot acceptance. Sign up for the open house here. A map is available here.

The final open house is an informational event on Thursday, February 26, from 5 –7 p.m. at the USFSM North Port Instructional Site located at 5920 Pan American Blvd., North Port, Fla. 34287. Attendees will learn more about the admissions process, financial aid, academic programs, advising and courses offered at the USFSM North Port Instructional Site. A map is available here. RSVP to this event here.

Instant Decision

As an added bonus, the open houses at USFSM and the USFSM Instructional Site will feature Instant Decision for freshmen, an exciting opportunity for on-the-spot acceptance for qualified high school applicants. To participate, apply online at www.usfsm.eduInstant Decision also requires that applicants present a sealed copy of their official high school transcript to an admissions counselor at the open house. Students should request that their ACT and/or SAT test scores are sent to USFSM, but they may also bring copies of their score reports that day, which will be used in the evaluation.