For Some at U. of Florida, Spring and Summer Are the New Academic Year

U. of Florida Welcomes First Spring-and-Summer Cohort of Students 1

Ray Carson, U. of Florida

Natalia Tamayo moved to Gainesville, Fla., in August but didn't start classes at the U. of Florida until January.

When Natalia Tamayo learned last winter that she had been accepted to the University of Florida, she sat in her car and cried. She could not enroll for almost a year, the university had informed her, and she could never attend a fall course on the campus.

By checking a box on her application, Ms. Tamayo had indicated her willingness to take this unconventional path, but she had not thought through the consequences. She would miss move-in day, football games, everything. "I panicked,"