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Planning for UF

Choosing a university is no small feat. It's important to make sure that the schools you apply to have the programs and resources that meet your personal and academic needs. As you progress through high school, it is also important to understand what universities like this one expect from you.

We believe UF offers some of the best academic programs and student services around; our undergraduates are some of the most accomplished and motivated students anywhere. If you want to become a Florida Gator, start planning now.

Grades 9 and 10

  • Arrange your class schedule so you will complete the following college preparatory classes during high school:
    English (with substantial writing)4
    Math (Algebra I, Algebra II and Formal Geometry)4
    Natural Science (2 units must include a laboratory)3
    Social Science3
    Foreign Language (two sequential years in same language)2
    Total Units16*
    *The university recommends that you complete at least four additional units of electives in these core disciplines. The more academic units you complete, the more competitive your application.
  • Explore careers and jobs you find interesting. Talk with professionals in those fields and find out what kind of education is required, as well as what colleges offer those majors.
  • Talk to your parents about your plans for college.
  • If you are a Florida resident, ask your guidance counselor for information about the Bright Futures scholarship. If you qualify, Bright Futures can pay your tuition, and more.