Summer Bridge

Freshmen Day

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:

Orientation   |   Student Engagement   |   Tutoring


 FAQs

When will my summer semester begin?

The summer semester is a nine week term that begins in mid-summer, after most students have completed high school.  All students will attend an orientation at the beginning of the summer term. For more information on orientation, please visit usfsm.edu/orientation.

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

Students will have classes on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning at 9:00am.  With study time and planned activities in between classes, students will complete the day at 5:00pm.

What courses will I take?

Students will enroll in 7 credit hours over the summer in English and Math focused curriculum.  Placement into courses is based on the students SAT/ACT test scores.  With their academic advisor, students will finalize their summer course schedule and continue working together towards their greater academic goals.

What requirements do summer courses fulfill?

All summer courses count toward requirements to graduate and count towards the state 9 credit hour summer requirement.

How much will attending this summer cost?

In-state undergraduate tuition at USFSM is $185.92 per credit hour while out-of-state undergraduate tuition is $549.74 per credit hour.  Tuition and fees for 7 credit hours this summer for in-state students will be $1,338.44 and $3,885.18 for out-of-state students.  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.

Tuition
In-State $185.92 per credit hour
Out-of-State $549.74 per credit hour
Other Fees
Books Approximately $300
USF Student ID $10
Summer Parking Pass $50

Need more help? Contact us!

  • Dr. Su Senapati, Coordinator of Learning Support Services  |  Email
  • Kim Mones, Director of Student Engagement  |  Email
  • Brandon Avery, Assistant Director of Admissions  |  Email