Admission is granted for an entry term and program as designated in the Official Acceptance Notice from USFSM. Students must enroll for the term to which they are admitted to validate their admission. Official notification is considered a hard-copy acceptance letter on official letterhead that is addressed to the student.
Deferment of Admission
Students who do not enroll for the admitted term may request a Deferment of Admission for a new entry term that starts within 12 months of the originally requested term. Applicants who request new entry dates must meet the admissions requirements and selection criteria in effect for the new term requested. Entry into selected degree programs may not be available for every term.
An applicant receiving a provisional admission as a degree-seeking student must submit any missing admission credentials, such as official transcripts or test scores required to substantiate eligibility for admission before the beginning of the second term of enrollment. Undergraduate applicants—freshmen and transfers—who do not meet the applicable institutional admissions requirements may be admitted through a profile assessment by a committee under authority delegated by the Florida Board of Governors when there is evidence that the student can be expected to be academically successful. This alternative review may be utilized for applicants who have important attributes, special talents, or unique circumstances that will contribute to a representative and diverse student population.
Students admitted to USFSM through a profile assessment because they do not meet the BOG admission requirements (BOG Regulation 6.002, (2)4.(b)) must be reviewed annually by the Director of Student Success, or designee, to ensure that their rates of retention, academic success and graduation remain near or above USFSM’s average. USFSM is responsible for required reports regarding students admitted under this section. The success of students admitted under the profile assessment process shall be reviewed by the Board of Trustees.