New Students

Welcome to Gator Smart Start.  We provide information about academic preparation and placement for English/Written Composition courses and Math/Quantitative Reasoning courses.  




Frequently Asked Questions

Early Start is a summer program that allows students to build on their academic skills so that they are even more prepared for college-level work.  We are not offering this program at this time as we are focusing on supporting students throughout the entire year.  If you have any questions regarding Early Start, please email

In addition to being introduced to school resources and policies, students receive an earlier registration date than the general freshmen population — as well as assistance in registering. This means orientation students have more choice of courses and times — and are more likely to sign up for the right courses as advisors are there in person to help. See New Student Programs page for more info.