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The College Access Initiative focuses on providing access to bachelor’s degrees to the Central Florida region. With the recent cuts in educational spending, and the growing number of college age students, it is vital to tackle the challenge of providing pathways for students to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

The college admission process for Florida high school graduates has changed dramatically. Factors contributing to this change are Bright Futures, rapid population growth, capacity
constraints, and budget restrictions, which have placed a premium on seats in freshman classes at Florida’s state universities.

At the inaugural summit in November 2007, UCF engaged over 150 academic leaders from high schools and community colleges in a dialogue about the current and future state of college admissions, partnerships and alignment, and the case for change and improvement.

Since that time, summits have been held in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to discuss the value, importance, and potential achievements in bridging the gap for college access.

This web site is designed to provide useful and up-to-date information on the College Access Initiative, and other related resources.


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