Community-Based Organizations

The University of Florida and the Office of Admissions supports the ongoing efforts of community-based organizations (CBOs) and their commitment to higher education access. UF is dedicated to connecting CBO counselors and their students to the available resources and opportunities to progress toward their higher education goals.

We invite you to use this site to access college planning, financial planning, and scholarship search opportunities to aid your goals. You can also access UF admissions and community resources that provide grade-by-grade admissions application planning information, how to request a group tour, how your seniors can be a Gator-For-A-Day, and all available financial resources.

College Planning Resources

The following resources can help students prepare for the college application process.

  • College Board: Big Future

    The College Board's Big Future initiative provides students with free information and tips about college, scholarships, majors, career planning services and tips on preparing for the SAT.

  • ACT College Planning

    The ACT College Planning resources provide academic strengthening skills, high school navigation resources, college application tips and more.

  • Coalition For Access, Affordability, and Success (Coalition)

    The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is a group of colleges and universities that are dedicated to increasing students' access to higher education. Students can begin exploring college and saving their 9th through 12th grade achievements electronically for future use in the college application process.

  • Coalition For Community Based Organizations (CBOs)

    Member institutions connect with CBO counselors to help students with their application and financial aid process.

  • Planning For UF

    The UF Office of Admissions provides students with grade-by-grade college planning tips that start as early as 7th grade.

Financial Aid Resources

The following resource can help students, parents and guardians understand the financial aid process and complete the financial aid application.

  • FAFSA: How To Prepare For College

    The U.S. Department of Education provides college and career school planning resources for students to understand costs and how to plan financially and academically for student life after high school.

  • College Board Scholarship Search

    College Board helps students find scholarships, other financial aid, and internships.

  • Fast Web Scholarship Search

    Fastweb is an online resource for paying and preparing for college.

  • UF Financial Aid and Scholarship Search

    The Office of Student Financial Affairs provides a FAFSA Toolkit for counselors and students. This toolkit contains information on the UF financial aid application process.

UF High School Programs

UF colleges and departments offer students opportunities to explore their academic, career and community interests in elementary, middle and high school.

The following programs are offered by individual UF departments:

  • Blueprint Summer Program

    Blueprint Summer Programs for high school students at the University of Florida offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Blueprint's pre-college summer programs help students prepare for college, choose the right major, choose the right college, and create quality admission applications.

  • Dual Enrollment

    Dual enrollment helps eligible accelerated high school students access coursework at the University of Florida from their home district.

  • UF Health VolunTEENS

    UF Health offers high school student ages 14-17, who have completed the 9th grade, an opportunity to volunteer in a variety of areas throughout the hospital. VolunTEENS provides valuable services to staff members and patients while offering students valuable experience.

  • Center for Precollegiate Education and Training Programs (CPET)

    These programs are developed and coordinated to promote excellence in science, math, and technology.

    • College Reach Out Programs (CROP)
    • Florida Youth Institute
    • Gator Computing Program
    • Humanities and the Sunshine State
    • Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium
    • Research Explorations
    • Research Immersion in Science and Engineering
    • Science For Life Research Courses
    • Student Science Training Program

The following programs are offered by individual UF Colleges and Schools:

  • College of the Arts: Pre College Programs: School of Art and Art History

    The Pre-College and Continuing Education program is designed to give participants the opportunity to experience the University of Florida curriculum through in-depth, college-level studio concentrations: Photography, Painting and Drawing, Ceramics, and Life Drawing.

  • College of Business: Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability summer program (YELS)

    YELS gives high school students the opportunity learn about entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, being inspired to solve social problems, and practicing sustainability. We empower students to become leaders and change makers.

  • College of Design, Construction and Planning: School of Architecture (SoA) Design Exploration Program

    SoA Design Exploration Program aims to immerse participants in an architectural educational environment that introduces students to core aspects of the university's design curriculum as well as to essential architectural principles in general.

  • College of Engineering: K-12 Gator Outreach Initiative

    The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has a legacy of K-12 partnerships to provide students with career paths to engineering.

  • College of Journalism and Communications Summer Media Institute

    The University of Florida Summer Media Institute is a five-night, six-day workshop in which high school students are immersed in journalism and communications.

Visit UF

Students are encouraged to visit a college or university before they graduate high school. UF provides guided campus tours, a virtual tour and an opportunity for high school seniors to experience student life though the Gator for a Day program. You can explore our campus by selecting any of the links provided below.

  • Campus Tour

    Tours are offered Monday-Friday at the Welcome Center, located in the J. Wayne Reitz Student Union.

  • Group Tours

    Group tours can accommodate up to 100 students. These tours are not available on Saturday.

  • Gator for a Day

    Gator for a Day gives high school seniors the opportunity to experience what it's like to be a student at the University of Florida.

  • Virtual Tour

    Tour our campus through the experiences that give us a greater purpose and learn about the locations that influence them. See the world like we do, as Gators.