More than a dozen State College of Florida Collegiate School seniors were accepted into the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee during Instant Decision Days in mid-October.
The collegiate school is a charter school run at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. Students earn both their high school diploma and an associates degree while there.
Seniors interested in transferring to USFSM after they graduate from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota met with college and career counselors visiting the Collegiate School from USFSM.
During the two-day visit 14 SCFCS students were admitted to USFSM. All of the students had already submitted their applications and provided transcripts and college admission test scores.
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“This offers a wonderful opportunity for our students to continue their college educations,” Kelly Monod, head of the Collegiate School, said in a statement. “The partnership with USFSM also means they won’t have to pay tuition, allowing them to graduate without the burden of college debt.”
Last spring, USFSM announced that it will offer scholarships to SCFCS graduates who transfer to the university. Under the scholarship program, USFSM will pick up tuition costs and fees not covered by other scholarships or other sources of financial aid and will provide a one-time $600 book allowance to the scholarship recipients.
For more information on SCFCS, visit scfcs.scf.edu.