USFSM’s Summer Beginnings Program for First Time in College students is an invitation-only program designed for a select group of freshmen who wish to attend USFSM but do not meet the recommended minimums.  Students in this program take college-level coursework during the summer term and have academic support and student life activities built into their schedules, which prepares them for success at USFSM. Applicants are encouraged to submit letters of recommendation or personal statements to be considered for this program.