FUSE is a new program between the University of South Florida and eight Florida colleges, including HCC to provide seamless pathways to get both an Associate degree and a Bachelor's degree from USF. Students who meet the criteria of the program will be identified, co-advised and tracked as FUSE students and will be guaranteed admission to USF upon successful completion of the Associate degree.
FUSE is a limited-access program that has the following additional requirements for admission:
New students should indicate FUSE interest on their HCC application.
Enroll in an AA degree and plan to transfer to USF in one of the selected majors (see list below)
Must have the ability to complete the program within 3 years
Must have no more than 12 credits of college level coursework already completed - (Credit earned while in high school through dual enrollment or AP testing do not count in the 12 credit hour rule)
Must meet minimum test scores on a college placement test
Documents needed to review a FUSE request:
Submit SAT or ACT scores and AP scores (if earned) or visit a campus Test Center to take the PERT Placement Test.
Documents may be mailed to:
Hillsborough Community College
1602 N. 15th St.
Tampa, FL 33605
You may also email unofficial test scores to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guaranteed acceptance into limited access majors, if criteria are met
Personalized Advising (HCC & USF FUSE Advisors)
Priority Course Registration
Workshops & Student Activities
Smooth Transition into USF
Selected majors are listed below and a link to the specific graduation pathways is available here.
College of the Arts - B.A. Art History, B.A. Studio Art, B.F.A. Studio Art
College of Arts and Sciences - B.S. Biomedical Sciences, B.A. English: Concentration: Creative Writing, B.A. English: Concentration: Literary Studies, B.A. English: Concentration: Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Technology, B.S. Geology, B.A. Psychology
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences - B.A. Criminology, B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders: Concentration: Language, Speech & Hearing
College of Business - B.S. Accounting,B.S. Finance,B.S. Marketing
College of Education - B.S. Elementary Education, B.S. Exceptional Student Education, B.S. Science Education – Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, B.S. Mathematics Education, B.S. Middle Grades Math Education, B.S. Social Science Education, B.S. English Education, B.S. Exercise Science Education, B.S. Physical Education
College of Engineering – B.S. Information Technology
College of Public Health - B.S. Public Health