Application Process

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Arrange to have your transcripts for all post-secondary schools attended sent to UF.
  3. Applicants who’ve earned 12, but not more than 59 semester hours of transferable credit must submit an official final high school transcript with a posted graduation date (equivalent) and official scores from the SAT or the ACT with Writing. (SAT or ACT scores are optional for applicants five or more years from high school graduation).
  4. 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.
  5. The UF admissions office will verify that you meet the minimum university requirements to be considered for transfer admissions and then forward your application to the college of your intended major. We recommend that you check the status of your admission application online two to four weeks after you submit your application.
  6. Final decisions are released on a rolling basis; the admissions office will notify you of the decision in writing.

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Minimum Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

The Office of Admissions conducts a comprehensive review of both the academic and holistic information submitted in your application to determine whether you have the potential to succeed at — and to graduate from — the University of Florida. We look for various indicators of success, intellectual curiosity, and personal commitment.

UF Online applicants must meet the same standards as on-campus students. Transfer students need to have completed the prerequisite courses and meet the admissions standards for their intended UF Online major as well as the Minimum Transfer Admissions requirements outlined below.

All UF Online Transfer Applicants Must

  • Submit your application for UF Online and a $30 nonrefundable application by the application deadline for the term in which you intend to enroll. (Please note that if paying by credit card, a $1.75 service fee will be added automatically to the $30 fee, so the total application fee is $31.75.)
  • Meet application deadlines. The application, application fee and ALL transcripts must be received by the deadline.
  • Submit all high school and postsecondary transcripts. Official transcripts can be sent to UF in two ways: either paper transcripts received by UF in a sealed envelopes or electronic transcripts sent from your institution directly to UF. Most Florida public high schools, universities and community colleges prefer to send transcripts electronically which could save you up to two weeks response time.
  • You must either submit documentation of two years of foreign language instruction in high school or of 8-10 sequential semester hours at the postsecondary level or document an equivalent level of proficiency. You may be admitted to UF before completing this requirement, but you must successfully complete an 8-10 hour sequence of a foreign language prior to graduation.
  • Apply to a specific UF college and major.
  • Meet college and major prerequisite courses and minimum GPA requirements.
  • Be in good standing and eligible to return to any institution previously attended.
  • Understand that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the university.

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.

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