Application Process

  1. Complete the application -- this includes essay and résumé sections. Make sure that everything is submitted by the application deadlines.
  2. Submit the $30 nonrefundable application fee online, or mail a check or money order. Please be aware that if paying by credit card, a $1.75 service fee will automatically be added to the $30 fee for a total of $31.75.
  3. Arrange to have official ACT and/or SAT scores sent directly to UF from the testing service. ACT scores must include the writing portion.
  4. The Office of Admissions will release final decisions on a rolling basis.

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Minimum Admission Requirements for Freshmen

The University of Florida searches for students who will be UF’s future community of leaders, learners and thinkers, and whose education will be enhanced by diverse experiences. UF students are admitted based on a comprehensive set of academic and nonacademic criteria from a large, excellent group of talented individuals.

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or state-approved secondary school or the equivalent (G.E.D., etc.).
  • Fourteen academic units, distributed as follows:
    • English (with substantial writing) 4 years
    • Mathematics (Algebra 1, Formal Geometry, Algebra 2) 4 years
    • Natural Sciences (2 units must include laboratory) 3 years
    • Social Sciences 3 years
  • Students should have two years of foreign language instruction or be able to document an equivalent level of proficiency. Students may be admitted to UF before completing this requirement, but such students must successfully complete an 8-10 hour sequence of a foreign language prior to graduation.
  • A cumulative C average in the academic core, as computed by the university, at all institutions attended, high school and college.
  • Students taking dual enrollment courses must present a minimum 2.0 GPA at every institution attended.
  • A record of good conduct. Major or continuing difficulty with school or other officials may render an applicant ineligible regardless of academic qualifications.
  • At least the minimum score in each section of the SAT: Critical Reading= 460, Mathematics=460 and Writing= 440. Effective with the 2009 entering class, the university will begin considering the writing portion of the SAT.
  • On the ACT With Writing, a minimum score of 19 on the Reading section, 19 on the Mathematics section, and 18 on the English/Writing section.
  • All UF applicants must submit the SAT or the ACT With Writing test. While UF cannot mix scores from old and new tests, the university will accept the highest subscores from the new SAT if you took the new test multiple times. The university cannot mix or combine any ACT subscores. SAT/ACT test scores are not required for applicants who graduated high school five or more years ago.

Admissions qualifications information

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Application Deadlines for UF Online

SemesterApplication Deadline*File Completion DeadlineClasses Start
Summer 2017Feb 27, 2017Mar 31, 2017May 8, 2017
Fall 2017June 12, 2017July 14, 2017Aug 21, 2017

Final decisions are rendered on a rolling basis.

* Applications submitted after the stated deadlines may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note: The deadlines above are for students planning to enroll in one of the fully-online degrees offered through UF Online. If you are looking for the application deadlines for UF's face-to-face programs, visit the Application Deadlines page maintained by the UF Office of Admissions.

International Students

International students who are applying to the University of Florida as incoming freshmen (see steps in tab 1, Application Process) should mail all official credentials including transcripts, examination certificates and diplomas in their native language to the Office of Admissions. An official certified literal English translation must be attached to documents not issued in English.

All credentials from non-U.S. institutions must also be submitted to a credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average calculation. Credential reports, which you can obtain from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or International Education Services, must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

If you are an international student currently living abroad and wish to participate in a UF Online program, UF is unable to provide documents for F-1 or J-1 Visa application as you will not take physical classes in the US. If you are an international student currently studying in the US on a visa status other than F-1 or J-1, you may be allowed to participate in a UF Online program incidental to the requirements of your primary visa status.

The University of Florida ranks among the top 15 of the nation's best public universities.

"Top Colleges 2014: Public Colleges," Forbes, 2014