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Admission to LEAP

Students who participate in programs like LEAP earn higher grades and graduate in greater numbers than those who do not.LEAP Participants

FSU-LEAP is by invitation only (from the Office of Admissions) for first-time freshmen admitted fall 2018, who are interested in a transitional experience between high school and college.

The program offers classes in English and math so if you have credit for those already, you may not attend FSU-LEAP.

FSU-LEAP is open to in-state and out-of-state students. Out-of-state students must pay the difference between resident and non-resident costs.

Secure Your Space

Space in FSU LEAP is limited. After students are invited by FSU's Office of Admissions, spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full.

To confirm your attendance, please do the following:

  1. Group of LEAP Students.Complete and return the LEAP contract to the Office of Admissions no later than Friday, June 29th. You will receive the participation contract in the mail. Students will also receive an email about LEAP, but do not need to take any action on the email itself; students will only need to return the contract.

  2. Attend First Steps (TBA) and participate in the information session about LEAP there.

First Steps Registration

LEAP students need to attend First Steps in either May or June so their registration is complete before the summer program begins.  If you have any questions about First Steps, contact University College at (910) 672-1251. If you have not yet registered for First Steps, please do one of the following:

  1. Sign-in to BroncoVille, the online enrollment portal, where you can accept or decline the offer of admission and register for First Steps. You will need your Banner ID, which you can find on your letter of acceptance.

  2. You will receive periodic e-mails with the subject heading "First Steps Invitation." These messages will include links to the registration sites for each date. To register for First Steps, you can click on the link in your e-mail invitation.

Transferring Credits

If students learn about AP credit after LEAP starts, we will not withdraw them from the program.  However, they cannot count the credit twice toward graduation.  The Registrar will count it like a course repeat.  FSU will not pay for students to take the same course twice.

To be eligible for LEAP, students must need ENGL 110 and either MATH 123 or MATH 129, the courses offered during LEAP.  If the student has taken the AP Calculus exam (not just an AP course) and earned a score of 3 or higher, the student has earned credit for the course for which MATH 129 is a prerequisite.  FSU will not pay for a course a student does not need.  The student is therefore not eligible for LEAP.

If the student does not yet have the score from the AP exam, FSU will provisionally accept him/her.  The Registrar's Office needs the score as soon as it is available.  If the score arrives before LEAP begins, and it gives credit for calculus, we will have to rescind the admission to LEAP.  If the score arrives after LEAP begins, we will not expel the student from the program, even if the student receives credit for calculus.

Hint: Register for First Steps as early as possible and complete the First Steps Questionnaire (in your email), to ensure the best fitting pre-registered schedule for you.

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