September 15, 2023 – Last Thursday, Santa Fe College President Paul Broadie II Ph.D. signed a continuing agreement with the University of South Florida that enables SF graduates guaranteed admission to specific USF bachelor’s degree programs as part of the university’s Fuse student transfer program.
Florida statute states that students who graduate with an associate in arts degree from a Florida College System school such as SF are guaranteed admission to one of the 12 public universities in the state. SF’s agreement for guaranteed admission with USF was first signed in 2016, and Thursday’s signing will continue the agreement through 2026.
“Giving our students the ability to control and take ownership of their academic journey is essential to their success in the classroom and in their careers,” President Broadie said. “I am proud to continue our guaranteed admission program with the University of South Florida.”
Accompanying the president for the signing ceremony was interim Provost Dr. Mercy Quiroga and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Naima Brown. In addition, presidents from seven other Florida College System institutions partnered with USF through the Fuse program were on hand to continue their agreements.
In addition to USF, SF offers guaranteed admission to the University of North Florida, the University of West Florida, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, New College, and the University of the Virgin Islands. Students interested in these articulation agreements should meet with their academic advisors to learn more about the process.