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Windows of Opportunity: Information for Parents

College admissions are more competitive now than ever before… Universities expect students to not only have stellar GPAs, and high SAT scores, but also to display creative and athletic talents, and participate in numerous leadership, service and extracurricular activities. At UF, between 1985 and 2003, the average SAT score of admitted students has risen from 1080 to 1270, and the average GPA has jumped from 3.2 to 4.0. As one UF student recently remarked, "this is not your father's University of Florida." Your student's senior year is not the time to lament about "would'ves, could'ves, should'ves" or to compare their achievements to others. Start early!

Click on the link below to read a list of Tips for Parents of College-Bound Students: How to apply to college with as little stress and anxiety as possible, recently published in
UF's Alumni magazine, Today.