New College has partnered with high schools the Sarasota-Manatee area to offer guaranteed admission to qualifying students.

Partnering High Schools

As Florida’s public honors college, New College is excited to partner with the following schools to offer guaranteed admission to students who meet the criteria listed below:

  • Booker High School, Sarasota
  • Lakewood Ranch High School, Lakewood Ranch
  • Manatee School for the Arts, Palmetto 
  • Manatee High School, Bradenton
  • North Port High School, North Port
  • Riverview High School, Sarasota
  • Sarasota High School, Sarasota
  • Sarasota Military Academy, Sarasota
  • Southeast High School, Bradenton

Criteria for Qualification

  • 3.5 NCF recalculated GPA
  • SAT score of 1150 (500 minimum on Math and Evidence-based Reading and Writing)


  • ACT of 23 (22 minimum on English, Math, Reading, Science)
  • 4 AICE, AP, or IB units with grades of C or better

Priority Admission Application Dates

  • Submit the admission application by Nov. 1
  • Submit all remaining application materials by Dec. 1

Apply with the Common Application or the New College Application.


We automatically assign a New College Four Winds scholarship to most students. Apply for additional scholarship funding through New College’s Scholarship Manager once you apply for admission. Learn more at

Priority Deadline: Dec. 1

  • Barancik Access Leadership Scholarship (FAFSA Required)

Priority Deadline: Feb. 1

  • Archimedes STEM Scholarship
  • John Jakes Writing Scholarship
  • Skestos Scholars Leadership Program

Questions? Contact Us!