The College of Central Florida has joined FUSE, a new University of South Florida program that guarantees USF admission to students who earn an associate degree at CF.
“This new partnership is a huge benefit to our students and community,” said Dr. Jim Henningsen, CF president. “It gives students the opportunity to complete their first two years at CF, where they thrive in smaller classes with our award-winning faculty and programs and pay less in tuition. It is a another step forward in helping increase the education attainment level of our community by increasing access to bachelor’s degree programs in Marion, Citrus and Levy counties.”
While students who graduate with an A.A. or an articulated A.S. from a Florida College System institution are guaranteed admission to a state university in Florida, FUSE guarantees admission to USF. Students can begin their studies at CF with the knowledge that they will have a seat at USF once they attain an A.A, and meet grade-point average and other program-specific requirements.
The partnership provides students a smooth transition with admission, financial aid and enrollment. Since students receive advising from CF and USF, they might also find a shorter time to degree completion.
CF will begin enrolling students in FUSE in fall 2017. To learn more about FUSE degree paths, visit USF.edu/fuse.