FACTS.org is Florida's official online student advising system! High
school students, college students, parents, and even counselors can
use the services provided on this website to help plan and track
educational progress in Florida. FACTS.org is provided free by the
Florida Department of Education to help students make informed
choices about their education.
FACTS.org The High School Academic Evaluations provide public high
school students a review of their academic progress. Evaluations are
based on current program or high school requirements and the most
recent transcripts received from a student's school district/county.
Click here to visit the FACTS.org web site: FACTS.org
High School Planning - Selecting the right courses in high school and
planning ahead is more important than ever. Qualifying for new graduation
options, Bright Futures Scholarship eligibility, the Talented 20 program, and
higher ed admissions, all depend in part on course selections. But don't worry -
FACTS.org is your advising source! Each of the links below will provide you with
information on current requirements and policies that will help you plan for high
school and beyond.
High School Academic Planning - The High School Academic Evaluations
provide public high school students a review of their academic progress.
Evaluations are based on current program or high school requirements and the
most recent transcripts received from a student's school district/county.
Career Planning - FACTS.org provides statewide access to eCHOICES and
SIGI PLUS web sites to assist users in assessing their work-related interests
and skills to determine a career path. These online career guidance programs
also provide national and state-specific occupational information. Knowing
career goals early on can help make course decisions easier and avoid taking
Institution Info - Information is available for over 200 Florida institutions - all
of the state's 11 public colleges and universities, 28 public community colleges,
40 public vocational-technical centers, 27 member institutions of Independent
Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF), and 95 independent degree-granting
Degree Program Search - Users can search for a program of study by subject
area, institution, or degree level for most of these institutions to find out where
programs are offered in Florida. The Degree Program Search also indicates an
institution's accreditation status for quick reference and sample degree audits,
which lists the program requirements.
College Locator - Interactive maps place the state's public institutions and
ICUF institutions by geographic location with links to the institution home
pages. Independent institutions, licensed by the Commission for Independent
Education (CIE), can be located by linking on to CIE's web site.
FACTS.ORG AT A GLANCE
Admissions - The FACTS online college admissions application saves time as it
allows users to complete one application and apply to several institutions in
Florida public and private. The system also provides links to admission pages at
individual higher ed institutions for deadlines, policies, and fees related to
applying for admission.
Financial Aid - FACTS.org helps students and families locate financial
assistance opportunities. Students can complete the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Florida Financial Aid Application for
Students online, as well as check their application status. Bright Futures
Scholarship information and direct links to institution-specific scholarships are
College Degree Audits/Evaluations - FACTS.org allows users to perform
several types of degree audits/evaluations, which compare currently enrolled
college student transcripts to requirements for degrees offered at Florida's
higher education institutions. These audits are powerful tools for evaluation a
student's progress toward a degree, and by far, are the most popular feature of
College Transcripts - Currently enrolled college students can directly access
their transcripts and grades to track their progress. Previously enrolled
students and alumni can also access their transcripts to view their academic
history and plan for continuing education.
Transient Registration - Postsecondary institutions are currently in the
process of implementing a new transient registration form on FACTS.org. The
e-transient form simplifies the admissions process by allowing students
currently enrolled at a public college or university to apply for permission to
take a course at another institution on a temporary basis.
Advising Resources - Numerous advising reference materials and electronic
documents are housed on the system such as Statewide Articulation Manuals,
the Florida Counseling for Future Education Handbook, Florida Postsecondary
Residency Guidelines, Common Prerequisite Manuals, and ICUF Articulation
Manuals. The Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC) guidelines and course
equivalents for administering Credit-by-Exam are also available via FACTS.
These official documents are easy to access, search, and update. Online
availability also reduces costs for reproduction and mailing.
Links - In addition to THE links already mentioned, FACTS.org also provides
links to specific institution web pages and web sites of interest for users
Distance Learning web sites such as Florida Virtual School, Florida Virtual
Campus, and the Florida Community College Distance Learning Consortium;
Library web sites such as WebLUIS and LINCCweb; Registration, Fees &
Payments, Student Services, Orientation, and Disability home pages; and
college General Bulletins.
Records and Registration - This page includes links to various institutions'
records and registration web pages. At some colleges and universities, you can
register online. Others provide you with important information you will need to
register via telephone or other methods.
Fees & Payments - This page includes links to various institutions' fees and
payment web pages. At some colleges and universities, you can actually submit
fee payments online via credit cards and other methods. Others provide you
with fee amounts, deadlines, and policies and processes you will need to know
to pay for your education.
Distance Learning - Distance learning is the wave of the future. Through it,
you can expand your education horizons and options. Distance education is
defined as a type of education that utilizes one or a variety of media to deliver
instruction to a student at a site remote from the instructor.
More information can be found at the following:
Florida Virtual School, Florida Virtual Campus, Florida Community College
Distance Learning Consortium - all found on FACTS.org .
Academic Advising - If you are a currently enrolled, transfer, or returning
student, you may be able to access your personal information and utilize the
various tools available.
You will find information at FACTS.org about the following:
Sample Degree Audit, Institutional Degree Audit, Degree Program Shopping,
Remote Degree Program Shopping, and Degree Planning.
Disability Services Home Pages - Choose an institution from a list on
FACTS.org. The most relevant page from their site will open in a new browser
Library Services -
LUIS stands for Library User Information Services. Through WebLUIS, you can
conduct resource searches of the eleven libraries in the State University
System. WebLUIS is managed by the Florida Center for Library Automation
(FCLA) which provides automation services that assist the university libraries of
the State University System (SUS) of Florida in meeting their teaching and
research objectives for students and faculty.
LINCC stands for the Library Information Network for Community Colleges.
Through this site, you can link to the library systems of the 28 public
community colleges in Florida. LINNC is managed by the College Center for
Library Automation (CCLA) and is a program of the State Board of Community