CBO

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 available resources and opportunities as they 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, instructions for requesting a group tour, information on the Gator For a Day program, 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 dedicated to increasing students' access to higher education. Students can begin exploring colleges as well as creating a profile to save 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 applications and navigating the financial aid process.

  • The Common Application

    Students can begin exploring colleges and learn more about the application 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 and other financial aid as well as internships.

  • Fast Web Scholarship Search

    Fastweb is an online resource for paying and preparing for college, and includes a wealth of scholarship search tools.

  • 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 Programs

    Blueprint Summer Programs for high school students at the University of Florida offer 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 high-quality admission applications.

  • UF Dual Enrollment

    UF 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 several 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, gain inspiration to solve social problems, and practice 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 that immerses high school students in journalism and communications.


Visit UF

UF provides top-tier educational opportunities combined with a thriving student life. We invite prospective students to visit before they graduate high school and discover for themselves why it’s great to be a Gator.

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.
  • Campus Tour

    Tours are offered Monday through 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.