UCF president announces new admissions policy

Top 10 Knights will ensure college acceptance for best students

ORLANDO, Fla.. - UCF President John C. Hitt announced a new initiative on Monday at his "State of the University" address that will give high-achieving high school students automatic acceptance into the university.

The program, called Top 10 Knights, applies to students who are in the top 10 percent of their class or have a GPA of 3.9 or higher. Students must also complete high-level math courses and have a minimum of 1010 on the SAT or 21 on the ACT. Students must apply by Dec. 31 of their senior year.

"It aims to reward academic success and streamline the university selection process while bringing more of Florida's best and brightest students to UCF," Hitt said.

Dr. Gordon Chavis, Associate Vice President of Admissions, says in the near future there may also be scholarships attached to the program.

"We'd love to see the program go in that directions but we can't make any guarantees because we just don't know," Chavis said.

The first class of Top 10 Knights will start at UCF in summer 2014.

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