Freshman Admissions

Your Future is Here.

Take a small, personalized educational institution with committed, engaged and highly qualified faculty. Combine it with the opportunities afforded by a high-impact global research university. Add affordability, a diverse student body and thousands of successful and community-oriented alumni. What do you get? The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Don’t wait any longer. Come visit and take some time to learn more about all that USFSM has to offer!



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Submit official transcripts electronically (college code 001537), or by mail to USFSM Office of Admissions, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, C107, Sarasota, FL 34243.
Homeschool transcript submitted in a sealed envelope.

Send ACT (college code: 0761) and/or SAT (college code: 5828) official test scores directly from the testing agency to USFSM Office of Admissions.  Be sure to submit a Writing subscore from either ACT or SAT.

Complete and submit the mandatory Student Immunization and Medical History form.

If applicable, submit GED scores or TOEFL test scores to the university.

to OASIS to monitor your admissions status online.

Freshman Fall Deadlines: Priority Application deadline is Jan 2.  Application deadline is May 1.

Questions?  Contact or 941-359-4330.

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Non-Resident Rates Per Credit Hour (Undergraduate):


For more detailed cost information including additional fees and changes, please see the Tuition & Fees page.



Admission to USF Sarasota-Manatee is competitive based on a variety of factors, including strength of the high school curriculum, record of academic achievement, standardized test scores, and special talents in and out of the classroom.

  Freshman applicants should be one of the following:
  • High school graduates currently enrolled in first semester of university with less than 12 hours of transferable credit
  • Currently enrolled high school students with dual enrollment college credits
  • High school graduates with no college credits
  • High school graduates currently enrolled in first semester of university
  • High school graduates with 1-11 college credits

Freshmen are required to earn a diploma from an accredited U.S. high school or a General Educational Development (GED) test. Applicants who have earned a GED diploma must submit official examination scores. Admissions may require additional documentation from unaccredited schools. Students or graduates of non-U.S. high schools, please review the International Students webpage.

Admissions Recommended Minimums

  • A weighted high school grade-point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale based on grades earned in core subject areas. GPA is calculated including honors (.5), Advanced Placement (1.0), International Baccalaureate (1.0), Dual Enrollment (1.0) or AICE (1.0) courses carry additional weight.
  • Students submitting a GED diploma should contact the Office of Admissions for information about recommended minimums
  • ACT test score of 21 in Reading, Math, and combined English/Writing or SAT test score of 500 in Critical Reading, Math, and Writing.