While the application does not include Early Action as a deadline option, students who qualify as a Florida resident and who submit their application and all required materials by October 15th will be added to the Early Action plan and receive an admissions decision on December 15, 2022.
At least one test score must be submitted before the application deadline, but additional tests may be considered if provided by these dates:
Our application review process is a holistic and selective process, where no single criterion guarantees admission. Our holistic review process is centered on three of our institutional core values— Vires, Artes, Mores.
The first torch, Vires, is strength. Our focus in this area is rigor, grades, and courses taken while in high school. Each applicant is evaluated based upon the performance within the context of the student's academic environment.
Transcripts - GPA - Course Rigor - High School Profile
The second torch, Artes, is skill. We want to see how students use their out-of-classroom time, whether through sports, clubs, organizations, family responsibilities, employment, or other achievements.
Resume - Academic and Non-academic Involvement
The third torch, Mores, is character. We are taking the information students have shared with us to learn who they are, any formative experiences they may have had, and what their life goals may be.
Essay - Resume - High School and Neighborhood Context
Additional consideration will also be given to applicants applying to the CARE Summer Bridge Program, as well as exceptionally talented visual and performing artists and athletes.
The essay and resume provide another opportunity to learn more about you and are used during our holistic review process.
As a requirement of the application, the essay should be no longer than 650 words and may be uploaded after the application has been submitted. Please choose a topic from the list below:
The resume should be no longer than two pages and may be uploaded after the application has been submitted. It should include a list of activities such as (but not limited to) service work, employment, family contributions such as caring for siblings or sick relatives, and extracurricular and summer activities.
Please allow 3-4 business days for us to pull your essay and resume/activities if you submitted your application through the Common App.
Slate.org is a free tool that allows high school and independent counselors to view their students' application status. Counselors are also able to upload official transcripts and other documents through this portal.
To register, visit Slate.org and click the registration link in the center of the page. The first counselor to register from a school will be the designated person to manage permissions for that specific school. For a video overview of how to register and manage your school's Slate.org profile, click here.