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UF Sends 3,000 Students to Online Program

UF Sends 3,000 Students to Online Program
Posted at 4:29 PM, Feb 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-16 16:29:00-05

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida is trying to help students who didn't get accepted to the increasingly competitive school by funneling them into an online program.

The university only accepted 13,667 out of 30,800 applications this year. More than 3,100 were chosen for Pathway to Campus Enrollment which requires online courses for at least two semesters. Students are guaranteed admission afterward.

UF spokesman Steve Orlando told the Orlando Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/puymeh9), "we're telling students, 'If you didn't get admitted as a residential student, you can come in as a UF online student."

Students will complete their first 60 credits of course work through the online program then transition to the main campus to finish their degree.

For the 60 credits, up to 45 of those credits could come from AP classes or dual enrollment.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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