University of Florida offers admission to 3,100, but with a catch: Freshman year is online only

Like thousands of high school seniors across the state, Jesse Rascon nervously awaited a decision from the University of Florida, the state’s flagship school.

The answer left him perplexed.

“I opened up the notification on the website, and it didn’t say ‘Congratulations,’ but it also didn’t say, ‘We can’t offer you admission.’ So I was kind of like: ‘What is this?'” he said.

A senior in the International Baccalaureate program at John A. Ferguson High in Kendall, south of Miami, Jesse had just been offered admission to UF’s new Pathway to Campus Enrollment program.