UF Promise

The UF Promise program consists of students who are selectively chosen by the Office of Admissions upon entering their first year at the University of Florida.  UF Promise exists to serve student scholars, who UF feels will benefit from the additional support provided to enrich the student’s academic success.

Promise scholars begin their first semester at UF during Summer B. Additionally, students become part of the Promise Learning & Involvement Community (PLIC) in which they have the opportunity to network with peers while living in the same residence area on campus. Upon arriving to the UF campus, Promise students are also invited to attend the OAS Connect Program before the start of classes. This is another opportunity for students to greet fellow peers, become familiar with a variety of on-campus resources, become acclimated to a university setting, and meet their OAS Peer Coaches and Coordinators.

All UF students can take advantage of the resources OAS has to offer including free tutoringworkshops which promote academic success, and peer coaching. Promise scholars’ additional benefits include access to our UF Promise Academic Advisors that assist with all matters related to registration. During the Summer B semester, Promise scholars have the prospect of taking classes of a smaller size to enhance writing and math skills. Contingent upon the fulfillment of specific Promise requirements, scholars are eligible to receive advanced registration and advisement each semester until completion of a UF degree. The First Year Florida course is mandatory and we have a selected number of sections specifically for Promise students.


In order to obtain and preserve the summer Promise Scholarship and recurrent advanced registration for classes, all Promise scholars must agree and adhere to the following requirements:

  1. Attend the mandatory Promise Q&A session during Preview
  2. Reside in the Promise Living and Learning Community during the Summer B term
  3. Participate in the OAS Connect Program held the weekend prior to the start of Summer B
  4. Meet as directed with a Promise Academic Advisor
  5. Attend at least 4 workshops each semester of freshmen year (Summer B, Fall, and Spring). Beyond year 1, scholars are strongly encouraged to attend one workshop intended to the more advanced academic scholars
  6. Meet with OAS Peer Coach regularly