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Osprey First Summer Pathway Program

Osprey First is an exciting program designed to jumpstart your UNF academic career!


What is Osprey First?

Osprey First is a summer pathway program that takes place on campus during our 2024 Summer B term (June 24 – August 2, 2024) and eases the transition from high school to college. Osprey First students engage in fun, academically enriching activities while completing coursework designed specifically for the program. 

How do I benefit from Osprey First? 

Osprey First has been created with student success in mind! Below are just a few ways participants benefit from the program:

  • An assigned academic advisor to help you choose classes and stay on track to graduate on time
  • A UNF peer mentor who will show you all the ins and outs of being a UNF Osprey 
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing for the Summer B term if you want to live on campus (contract required)
  • Coursework designed specifically for Osprey First that counts toward general education requirements for all majors
  •  Fun enrichment activities outside of the classroom
  • A one-time $500 grant for your Fall classes after you successfully complete the program
  • How are students admitted into Osprey First?

    Currently, there are two ways to be admitted into Osprey First:

    • When students apply for our Summer or Fall term, and whose GPA/test score combination meets the criteria for an alternate admission path, they will be automatically admitted into the Osprey First Program. 
  • Can I decline the Osprey First Summer Pathway acceptance and still be admitted to UNF?

    If you applied to a standard Summer or Fall term, but are only offered admission into the Osprey First Program, you must participate or your admission will be canceled. Students are admitted to the Osprey First Program because we believe it is the best path to student success.

    Students who do not want to participate are welcome to reapply for a future term as transfer students or can submit updated ACT/SAT/CLT scores and grades for reevaluation. 

  • Do I have to live on-campus during Osprey First?
    Although living on campus is not required, it is strongly recommended. Students who choose to live on campus will be guaranteed a housing contract for the Summer B session. 
  • What if I have already earned college credits through Dual Enrollment, AP, IB and/or AICE?

    If you have already earned college credit through dual enrollment, AP, IB or AICE, you can still participate in Osprey First.  In fact, Osprey First was designed to be flexible so students like you can maximize the benefits of the program to fit your educational goals.

    Students in the Summer Pathway Program will have up to 22 different course blocks to pick from when registering. These blocks will include combinations of general education requirements in English, math, social sciences and the humanities.

    During New Student Orientation, your academic advisor will take everything into account, including your areas of strength, course credit being brought in from accelerated mechanisms, and your career goals. They will then help you register for the appropriate course block. 

  • Can I complete the Osprey First program solely online?

    Due to the comprehensive nature of the program, both inside and outside of the classroom, Osprey First participants will complete their coursework in-person and on-campus.

  • Who can I contact if I have questions?

    You can contact the Office of Admissions if you have questions about your admission into Osprey First. 

    Phone: (904) 620-1111