Gator Pathways: Finish@UF

Many paths lead to one Gator Nation.

Finish@UF is a transfer pathway to the University of Florida through UF Online’s Gator Pathways program for students who have earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from a Florida public college. These students can be admitted to UF Online as upper-division transfer applicants with 60 credits who will complete their remaining credits through UF Online and earn their bachelor’s degree fully online from UF.

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What are the benefits of Gator Pathways: Finish@UF?

Accelerated Admissions – With Florida’s statewide course numbering system and electronic transcript delivery, in-state transfer applicants move through UF Online’s rolling admissions process quickly.

Criteria-Based Admissions – With the exception of a few limited-access majors, UF Online is able to welcome all qualified upper-division transfer applicants who meet established admissions criteria.

Guaranteed Transfer Credits – Under Florida’s statewide articulation agreement, you can seamlessly transfer 60 credits into UF Online with your A.A. degree from a Florida public college when you meet the UF Online admissions requirements.

No General Education Requirements – Your A.A. degree from a Florida public college also fulfills UF’s general education requirements, which means you can start major-specific coursework right away.

Smooth Transition – From day one, our team of admissions professionals will guide you through the transfer admissions process from application to admission and orientation to pre-enrollment and course registration.

Same UF Degree – All UF undergraduate students, regardless of their chosen degree pathway, earn the same University of Florida diploma.

Same Faculty – You earn the same UF degree because you learn from the same world-renowned faculty who teach on campus and at UF Online.

A Dedicated Academic Advisor – Each UF Online student has a dedicated academic advisor who will provide personalized guidance and one-on-one support to help you achieve your academic goals.

Affordability – UF Online offers reduced tuition and fees compared to residential enrollment, providing you with greater return on your educational investment.

Gator Nation Perks – As a UF Online student, you can join Gator Clubs, use the UF Libraries, leverage the Career Connections Center, and access many other student services. If you live in or visit the Gainesville area and want access to campus services, the UF Online Optional Fee Package is available to all online Gators.

Admissions FAQ

What is Finish@UF?

Finish@UF is a transfer pathway to the University of Florida through UF Online’s Gator Pathways program for students who have earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from a Florida public college. These students can be admitted to UF Online as transfer applicants who will complete their UF bachelor’s degree fully online through UF Online.

Is admission to UF Online through Finish@UF guaranteed?

Admission to UF Online is based on applicants meeting general, major-, and college-specific criteria, rather than a competitive application pool. This means that for most UF Online majors, applicants who meet the criteria are accepted to UF.

What are UF Online’s admissions requirements for Finish@UF?
Upper-division (transfer) admission to UF Online is based on applicants meeting general, major-, and college-specific criteria, rather than a competitive application pool. This means that for most UF Online majors, applicants who meet the criteria are accepted to UF.:
  • First, you must earn an Associates of Arts (A.A.) degree from a Florida state college or university. You can apply to UF Online prior to completion, but you must complete the A.A. degree prior to enrolling in UF Online. Any courses in progress prior to completion need to be listed on the application.
  • Second, you need to meet the general admissions criteria. As a UF Online transfer applicant, you must have at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all of your college coursework, and in particular, a 2.0 GPA or higher from the last institution you attended.
  • Third, you must meet the criteria for the major to which you are applying. Each UF Online major has an overall GPA requirement that you’ll need to meet, including a set of prerequisite courses that must be completed with a certain GPA. The detailed admissions criteria for competitive transfer applicants can be found on the individual degree pages of the UF Online website.

Questions about UF Online’s admissions requirements or major-specific prerequisites should be directed to the UF Online admissions team.

Note: All UF Online majors use the above admissions requirements for upper division transfer applicants, except limited access majors which include Nursing (RN-BSN), Communication Sciences and Disorder, and Digital Arts & Sciences. Applicants seeking these limited access majors are reviewed as a pool and only the most competitive applicants are admitted.

How can prospective students prepare to transfer to UF Online?

Whether you’re just starting or are almost done with your A.A., it’s never too early to plan ahead. We strongly recommend that students interested in transferring to UF Online plan ahead to complete the prerequisites for their intended UF major. You can also consult with academic advisors at your state or public college or university, as they may be able to help you with this planning.

When should I apply for admission to UF Online if I am finishing my A.A. degree?

You will need to complete all of the prerequisites for your major before starting in UF Online; however, you can apply to UF Online as you near completion of your A.A. degree. When completing your UF Online application, you will be required to note any courses in progress, including any prerequisites you are completing in your final semesters. Applicants can generally be submitted up to three semesters in advance.

What if I want to transfer to UF Online before I complete my A.A. degree?

The Finish@UF pathway is only available to students with an A.A. degree from a Florida College System institution. Applicants without an A.A. degree should review other admissions options.

Am I eligible for Finish@UF if I am earning my high school diploma and Associates of Arts (A.A.) degree from a public college at the same time?

No, this makes you ineligible for Finish@UF, however you are still encouraged to apply to UF Online! Applicants earning a high school diploma AND an A.A. degree concurrently will be considered for admission as a First Time in College (FTIC) student, and would be reviewed as such, as a non-transfer applicant. If you are admitted, all 60 credit hours earned towards your AA degree are still guaranteed to transfer to UF Online.

Am I eligible for Finish@UF if I complete an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a Florida public college?

Applicants without an A.A. degree should review other admissions options.

How can I learn more about the Finish@UF transfer pathway?

There are several ways for you to contact an UF Online Admissions Officer:

  • Request information on our website and one of our admissions officers will contact you to discuss your program of interest. It is helpful if you can access your transcripts or at least be familiar with the courses you have taken, as well as your current GPA.
  • Visit the UF Online events webpage to sign up for an upcoming webinar. The UF Online Admissions team hosts monthly Finish@UF virtual information sessions.
  • Contact our office directly at 1-855-994-2867 or by email to connect with an Admissions Officer today. We are open Monday – Thursday from 8am – 7pm EST and on Fridays from 8am – 5pm EST.

We look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals!


Application Deadlines

SemesterApplication DeadlineFile Completion DeadlineClasses Start
Spring 2023August 29, 2022September 26, 2022January 9, 2023
Summer 2023January 30, 2023February 27, 2023May 15, 2023
Fall 2023May 1, 2023May 31, 2023August 23, 2023

How to Apply

Final decisions are rendered on a rolling basis.

Your UF Online application and application fee are valid for one academic year. If you apply for one term and your timeline changes, we can easily roll your application to a future term. To learn more about the admissions process, click here.

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 UF Office of Admissions website.