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Admittance help!!!

dman33dman33 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited March 2012 in University of Florida
I have a few questions about my admittance into the University of Florida.
1. If I graduate highschool as a junior, and apply to uf,what are my chances of being admitted, are they higher or lower.
2. If I did graduate and apply as a junior, could I still get an athletic scholarship... How?
3.my freshmen year of high school I had a discipline problem. Suspended twice and 6 other small reversal, could I still be admitted into uf?
4. If I come from out of state, are my chances higher or lower of getting in?
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Replies to: Admittance help!!!

  • Danielle2400Danielle2400 Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
    In answer to your questions:

    1.I do not think graduating a year earlier makes any difference in your chances for admission.
    2.You only get an athletic scholarship if you are a top athlete in your sport and are recruited by a particular athletic department. You need to contact the coach of that sport to see if you can be considered for a scholarship. Being OOS admission to UF is very difficult OOS, on par with top 20 schools.
    3. The discipline issue will definately be considered and could have a negative impact. How much depends on ther nature of the problem and whether there was violence involved or some other serious problem. It needs to be addressed in detail in your application.
    4. Being out of state will have a huge impact on your chances for admission. UF caps OOS admissions at a maximum of 3% (or about 190 students in a class of 6400). UF's mean for in state students for 2011 was GPA:4.30, SAT 1963 and ACT 30. The OOS numbers were much higher. Some Ivy admits got turned down as OOS applicants.
  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    1) in most cases, simply graduating earlier does significantly impact your college admissions process for most schools. they would much rather see you take an extra year of harder classes than graduate early--graduating early does not say much except that you didn't have fun in high school. the only exception is if you come from a rural district that doesn't offer any/enough AP programs and doesn't offer any dual enrollment options. in these cases, you should make them aware of that in your application. but just graduating early just because you can, especially when there are options that would allow you to take harder classes and challenge yourself, does not help admissions at most schools. personally, the few early graduates i know all were disappointed by the admissions processes because they didn't think they were to fair to them, and none got into the schools they wanted. i don't think you can blame them either; unless you're truely exceptional, you're not going to be very competitive against people who have taken one more year of classes than you, many of which are higher level.

    2) all freshman scholarship athletes are recruited by the coaching staff. for the second and third tier sports (track, baseball, etc), its your job to make sure you're visible to coaches and recruiters. you are welcome to walk on for football here, so i presume you could do the same for whatever sport you're interested in.

    3) graduating early + history of discipline problems is not a good match by its self.

    4) lower,
  • ufgator18ufgator18 Registered User Posts: 352 Member
    Contact the office of Admissions about early entry.. there is a special program you can apply for that will allow you to start ahead of time.
  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    ctrl+f 'early entry' -> interesting information. i didn't realize this program was statewide/allows students to go to universities outside of their district. very interesting...
  • FunnellsFunnells Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    1) I myself did graduate highschool early, in two years, and I have been accepted to UF, so I don't think there's an issue. Truth is, I could have graduated in one year, but I decided to get a bunch of APs and DEs so that I could save over a year in college
    2) I'm not into athletics so I don't know much.
    3)I also had a discipline problem in high school freshman year, it didn't escalate to suspension, but I did have to write it up, and I also had another issue in middle school for cheating that I mentioned in my application, as I said I got in.
    4)I think OOS is limited to 3% tops, even then I don't think it usually goes that high, your chances are undoubtedly lower
    To anyone saying that early graduates don't have fun, that's probably not true, the people that obsess over getting more APs than they need are probably closest to the ones that don't have fun, and graduating early doesn't mean we didn't take hard classes, I took alot of APs and several DEs, it is definitely possible for us to "top out" on hard classes, the reason I chose to graduate early did have to do with UF won't let me transfer over 45 AP credits, so yes I personally didn't "top out" on APs, but I did reach the "useful" limit, and more time in high school would be a waste for me.
    Coming from a rural district is not "the only exception" I come from an urbanized area with many "programs" and I still decided that HS for four-years wasn't my thing
    I personally did get into the school I wanted so no issues there,
    sorry aforautum :D, not trying to attack you, but I really don't like when people talk about "us" like we missed something, I personally have no regrets with graduating early, its been one of my best decisions. I'd strongly recommend it to people that don't want 4-years of high school.
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