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Updated: 03/23/2014 10:50:06PM

USF Sarasota-Manatee open house features on-the-spot acceptance

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Provided by RUTH LANDO

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

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NORTH PORT — USF Sarasota-Manatee has scheduled an open house for prospective students and their families from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the USFSM North Port Instructional Site, 5920 Pan American Blvd.

Attendees will receive a brief overview of attendance at USFSM, learn about more than 40 academic programs for freshmen, transfers and graduate students, as well as the admissions process, financial aid and other services. There will be complimentary food and beverages and facility tours. There will also be an opportunity to meet in small groups with the appropriate academic advisors to discuss prerequisites, transcripts and other details pertaining to individual programs of interest. To RSVP, go to http://usfsm.edu/event/usfsm-open-house-north-port/. As an added bonus, the open house will feature “Instant Decision” for freshmen, an opportunity for on-the-spot acceptance for qualified high school applicants. To participate, apply online at www.usfsm.edu by Tuesday. Instant Decision also requires that applicants present a sealed copy of their high school transcript to an admissions counselor at the open house. Students should request that their ACT and/or SAT test scores are sent to USFSM, but they may also bring copies of their score reports Thursday, which will be used in making the acceptance decision. Those who are admitted to USFSM during Instant Decision will receive an immediate admission letter, followed by a mailed acceptance packet. Any applicant not admitted during Instant Decision will be offered guidance on ways to strengthen their application before the final spring deadline. Financial Aid staff will help families complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and answer questions about the financial aid process. For more information on the application process and the open houses, contact Katrina Anderson at 941-359-4334 or kjander2@sar.usf.edu.

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