Greetings from Gainesville!
We are writing to let you know that, given the current environment with the coronavirus pandemic, we are moving our application deadline to Monday, November 16. Previously, our deadline was November 1.
One of the reasons for this change is that we have heard from high school counselors like you that the additional time to apply will be helpful given all that your students are juggling right now. We have made similar extensions in the past for hurricanes and other natural disasters. We hope these additional two weeks will reduce any stress your students are feeling and give them a little more time to complete and submit your application.
Keep in mind that only the application via the Coalition Application or Common Application needs to be submitted by November 16. Below is a summary of all deadlines that students must meet to complete the UF application:
If students meet all of these deadlines, their admission decision will be available on February 26.
For more information about the freshman admissions process, please visit our website, and feel free to email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 352-392-1365 with any questions.
Director of Freshman and International Admissions
Interested in Dual Enrollment through Daytona State College?
Students who need to take the PERT should register no later than October 21 to take it at DHS. Use the following link to register:
Seniors will register for Bright Futures through Econ/Gov’t classes.
Monday, October 19- Ms. Brinkmann’s classes
Friday, October 23- Mr. Dowdell’s classes
Monday, October 26- Mrs. Dorcy’s classes
Tuesday, October 27- Mr. Neisler’s classes
Wednesday, October 28- Dual Enrolled students, or students who miss their registration day are invited to register during BOTH lunches in the DHS Media Center. Please complete the RSVP:
If you would like to learn more about financial aid and completing the FAFSA plan to attend Family Financial Aid night on Thursday, October 29th in the DHS Media Center from 6'-7:30 PM. A representative from the Financial Aid office at DSC will be on hand to assist you with any questions you may have.
Due to physical distancing requirements we need to know how many families to expect. Pleaes complete the Pre-registraion form.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The college application season is an exciting time for seniors and one of the most important steps in this process is completing your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is essential for determing student financial aid eligiblity. The earlier a student completes the FAFSA the better off they will be for qualifying for aid. The FAFSA opens on October 1. Students who complete their FAFSA and return a copy of their completion confimation sheets by the end of October will be eligible for a drawing to win a college shirt of their choice. Completion confirmation forms can be turned in at the dean's office, media center, front office, or student services. The drawing will take place on Friday, October 30 and winners will be announced at the end of the day.
While not much has changed, there are a few updates we want to share. The question of whether UF will be test optional this year is one we have heard a lot. In Florida, it is the Board of Governors for the State University System (SUS) that sets policy on test score requirements for all Florida public universities. We are aware of concerns students and families have regarding the inability to take the ACT or SAT given the COVID-19 pandemic, and those concerns have been passed along to the Board. At this point, the Board has not indicated it will make any changes to the testing requirements, and all 12 schools in the SUS will require test scores for admission. We continue to monitor the situation, and will update you immediately if the Board makes any changes to the testing policy.
As of now, our deadlines remain essentially the same: November 1 is the priority application deadline and December 1 is the Student Self-Reported Academic Record (SSAR) deadline.
A small change has been made regarding the test score deadline: December 15 is now the date by which students must request their scores be sent to UF. Taking the SAT on December 5 or the ACT on December 12 will meet this deadline provided that students request scores be sent by December 15.
The FAFSA no longer has a deadline of December 15, though we strongly encourage students to submit the FAFSA as early as possible after it opens on October 1.
Virtual Fall Recruitment
In-person campus visits have been suspended indefinitely. However, we are currently offering virtual visit options for prospective students:
The admission officer for your area is also available to schedule a virtual visit at your school. If you have not already been contacted about this, please feel free to reach out to your representative, or email [email protected]. If you have a virtual fair that you would like UF to attend, you can request a rep via [email protected].
Lombardi and Stamps Scholarship Applications Now Open
If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity you will need to contact Mrs. Nehrig at [email protected]
Nomination Deadline: November 16, 2020
The Honors Program is looking for creative, forward-thinking individuals with an interest in global issues and a willingness to learn and study outside of their comfort zone. Lombardi and Stamps Scholars prepare to make a positive difference in their academic and professional communities by interacting with students and faculty members from a variety of academic disciplines throughout their undergraduate careers.
Applicants must be on track to graduate high school in spring 2021, or be a 2020 graduate who has not matriculated at a post-secondary institution in the previous year. Students must be nominated by their high school administration. High schools may nominate up to two students.
Note that admission to the University of Florida and the Honors Program is a separate process. The deadline to apply for admission is November 1, 2020.
Now's the time to apply to Stetson; our Early Decision and Early Action I deadline is coming up on November 1. If a student decides to apply through our Early Decision program and is admitted, they will receive early class registration, early move-in, priority financial aid consideration, ability to pick their own room and even free parking for their first year!
Students can choose to apply through our Stetson Application or the Common Application. If they need help getting started, they can contact us at [email protected]. We can provide waiver codes for the Common Application by request.
Special Program Opportunities:
Our special scholarships and programs applications are open. These nationally competitive scholarships reward students for academic success, community service, creative writing and personal leadership. They range in award amounts from $500 per semester to full-ride opportunities, so we encourage students to review all of the available programs and consider applying to more than one. In order to be considered for any of our special scholarships, students must first apply by our Early Decision or Early Action I programs by November 1. The deadline to apply for the following scholarships is January 8, 2021.
We will be hosting virtual Open Houses this fall. By attending one of our Open Houses, students will learn more about our admissions and enrollment process, experience the vibrancy of our campus and virtually connect with our campus community. Our next Open House is coming up on Wednesday, September 30. To view all dates, click here.
We'd love for your students to discover all the Stetson has to offer. Students and their families can choose to take an in-person campus tour or if they prefer, attend a virtual information session. For all visit opportunities, click here.
Young Scholar Weekend Workshops:
Stetson's Young Scholars has fall weekend workshops for middle and high school students who seek deeper critical thinking and higher academic levels. The workshops offer an excellent way to prepare for the university experience, enhance the college application and to learn more about specific disciplines. If you have a student that might be interested, contact [email protected].
Both the 2021-2022 FAFSA and CSS Profile open on October 1, 2020. To have the FAFSA application sent directly to us, students can put Stetson's FAFSA Code 001531 on their application. Students who wish to be considered for need-based, institutional aid must submit both the FAFSA and CSS Profile to Stetson.
Sending Required Documents:
Required supporting materials can be sent to Stetson's Office of Admissions via:
Mail: Office of Admission
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723
Email: admis[email protected]
The Stetson University admissions committee will consider self-reported GPA and test scores as submitted through the application for the purposes of initial admission status. Stetson University is test-optional for admissions consideration.
Flagler College Presentation-Deland High School
Time: Oct 16, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 950 6956 0774
Bulldogs don’t miss this awesome experience. Attend one or all of the NACAC Virtual College Fairs offered this Fall.
Register at this link: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/students/