How to Apply

The first step in starting your application is identifying what type of applicant you are. This will help you determine if you are a good fit for UF Online and meet the admissions criteria. It also helps you know the appropriate materials to gather to aid you in filling out your application and what you need to submit to complete your application package. The easiest way to make that determination is by looking at the number of college credits you would like to transfer to UF Online:


Application Deadlines for UF Online

SemesterApplication Deadline*File Completion DeadlineClasses Start
Summer A/C 2017Feb 27, 2017Mar 31, 2017May 8, 2017
Summer B 2017Feb 27, 2017Mar 31, 2017June 26, 2017
Fall 2017June 12, 2017July 14, 2017Aug 21, 2017

How to Apply

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 UF Office of Admissions website.




Freshmen

UF Online offers a rich academic experience for those joining the Gator Nation online. Prospective students who have earned less than 12 college credits at the time of application should complete the Freshman application.

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.

High School
  • 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 (at or above Algebra 1 level): 4 years
    • Natural Sciences (2 units must include laboratory): 3 years
    • Social Sciences: 3 years
  • It is preferable that students have two years of foreign language instruction or be able to document an equivalent level of proficiency. However, 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.
GPA
  • 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.
Test Scores
  • Freshman applicants who graduated high school less than 5 years ago will need to submit test scores to the university as part of the admissions process.
    • Applicants must achieve the minimum scores for all sections of the SAT with Writing or achieve the minimum scores for all sections of the ACT with writing. SAT with writing: Critical Reading= 460, Mathematics=460 and Writing= 440. ACT with Writing: Reading = 19, Mathematic = 19, and English/Writing section = 18.
    • Note: UF cannot mix scores from old and new test formats. If you took the new test multiple times, the university will accept the highest sub scores from the new SAT if you took the new test multiple times.
  • Freshman applicants who graduated high school 5 years ago or more do not need to submit test scores as the requirement is waived.
Other
  • A record of good conduct. Major or continuing difficulty with school or other officials may render an applicant ineligible regardless of academic qualifications.
Application Process for Freshmen

The application process is simple. It will take about 30 minutes to complete the first two steps. If you need to take a break or don’t have enough time, you can save your application and come back to it. Also, it will be handy to have your high school and, if needed, previous college information available.

  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 all supplemental materials sent to UF. For a freshman applicant that includes:
    • High school transcripts from all schools attended.
    • If applicable, college transcripts from all schools attended.
    • For applicants who graduated from high school less than five years ago, official ACT and/or SAT scores must be sent directly to UF from the testing service. ACT scores must include the writing portion.
    • If applicable, scores or transcripts from any other college level work such as Advanced Placement (AP) tests, CLEP tests, IB, AICE, etc.

Any materials that need to be mailed should be sent to:

University of Florida Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32627-2946

Admissions decisions are rendered on a rolling basis, so the sooner you complete the steps above the sooner you will get your decision. The online application is the first part of the process and one part of your overall admissions file.

Your admissions file is your online application and the other documentation required, which is listed in step three (transcripts, test scores, etc.). As soon as those materials are received, your application file is considered complete and immediately reviewed by an admissions officer. You are notified when a decision is rendered.


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Lower Division Transfer

UF Online welcomes applicants who have started their college education but have not yet earned enough credits to advance to upper division course work. Students who have 12-59 credits are considered Lower Division Transfer students.

Minimum Admission Requirements for Lower Division Transfer

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.

High School
  • 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 (at or above Algebra 1 level): 4 years
    • Natural Sciences (2 units must include laboratory): 3 years
    • Social Sciences: 3 years
  • It is preferable that students have two years of foreign language instruction or be able to document an equivalent level of proficiency. However, 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.
College
  • Between 12 and 59 transferrable credits, with a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all college coursework with at least a 2.0 GPA from the last institution attended.
Test Scores
  • Lower division transfer applicants who graduated high school less than 5 years ago will need to submit test scores to the university as part of the admissions process.
    • Applicants must achieve the minimum scores for all sections of the SAT with Writing or achieve the minimum scores for all sections of the ACT with writing. SAT with writing: Critical Reading= 460, Mathematics=460 and Writing= 440. ACT with Writing: Reading = 19, Mathematic = 19, and English/Writing section = 18.
    • Note: UF cannot mix scores from old and new test formats. If you took the new test multiple times, the university will accept the highest sub scores from the new SAT if you took the new test multiple times.
  • Lower division transfer applicants who graduated high school 5 years ago or more do not need to submit test scores as the requirement is waived.
Other
  • Satisfactory completion of a transferable college level English and Math course is strongly preferred.
Application Process for Lower Division Transfer

The application process is simple. It will take about 30 minutes to complete the first two steps. If you need to take a break or don’t have enough time, you can save your application and come back to it. Also, it will be handy to have previous college information and, if needed, high school transcripts available.

  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 all supplemental materials sent to UF. For a lower division transfer applicant that includes:
    • College transcripts from all schools attended.
    • If applicable, high school transcripts from all schools attended.
    • For applicants who graduated from high school less than five years ago, official ACT and/or SAT scores must be sent directly to UF from the testing service. ACT scores must include the writing portion.
    • If applicable, scores or transcripts from any other college level work such as Advanced Placement (AP) tests, CLEP tests, IB, AICE, etc.

Any materials that need to be mailed should be sent to:

University of Florida Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32627-2946

Admissions decisions are rendered on a rolling basis, so the soooner you complete the steps above the sooner you will get your decision. The online application is the first part of the process and one part of your overall admissions file.

Your admissions file is your online application and the other documentation required, which is listed in step three (transcripts, test scores, etc.). As soon as those materials are received, your application file is considered complete and immediately reviewed by an admissions officer. You are notified when a decision is rendered.


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Upper Division Transfer

Many of UF Online’s current students enter the program with their AA degree in hand or have already earned 60 or more credits. These students hit the ground running in upper division classes.

Have an AA degree from a state college in Florida? Then learn more about Finish@UF , a program that offers an accelerated pathway to joining the Gator Nation through UF Online.

Minimum Admission Requirements for Upper Division Transfer

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.

Transfer applicants need to meet the following UF and college specific requirements:

  • Minimum transfer criteria for UF:
    • A cumulative 2.0 GPA in all college coursework
    • A 2.0 GPA or higher from the last institution attended
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses for the major to which you are applying
  • Minimum admissions standards for the major to which you are applying

  • Please check the degrees page for the major specific transfer requirements for the degree you are interested in.

Application Process for Upper Division Transfer

The application process is simple. It will take about 30 minutes to complete the first two steps. If you need to take a break or don’t have enough time, you can save your application and come back to it. Also, it will be handy to have previous college information and, if needed, high school transcripts available.

  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 all supplemental materials sent to UF. For an upper division transfer applicant that includes:
    • College transcripts from all schools attended.
    • If applicable, scores or transcripts from any other college level work such as Advanced Placement (AP) tests, CLEP tests, IB, AICE, etc.

Any materials that need to be mailed should be sent to:

University of Florida Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32627-2946

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.

Admissions decisions are rendered on a rolling basis, so the soooner you complete the steps above the sooner you will get your decision. The online application is the first part of the process and one part of your overall admissions file.

Your admissions file is your online application and the other documentation required, which is listed in step three (transcripts, test scores, etc.). As soon as those materials are received, your application file is considered complete and immediately reviewed by an admissions officer. You are notified when a decision is rendered.


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Second Bachelor’s Degree

Whether you are looking for a second degree in order to advance in your current career or to help you change career directions, the flexibility and affordability of UF Online offers some great options.

Since you already have a bachelor’s degree, there are some policies that you need to be aware of. These policies are particularly important if your first degree is from the University of Florida. Please review the information below and talk with your Admissions Officer if you have any questions.

Minimum Admission Requirements for Second Bachelor’s Degree

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.

Second Bachelor’s Degree applicants need to meet the following UF and college specific requirements:

  • Minimum transfer criteria for UF:
    • A cumulative 2.0 GPA in all college coursework
    • A 2.0 GPA or higher from the last institution attended
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses for the major to which you are applying
  • Minimum admissions standards for the major to which you are applying

  • Please check the degrees page for the major specific transfer requirements for the degree you are interested in.

Application Process for for Second Bachelor’s Degree

The application process is simple. It will take about 30 minutes to complete the first two steps. If you need to take a break or don’t have enough time, you can save your application and come back to it. Also, it will be handy to have previous college information and, if needed, high school transcripts available.

  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 all supplemental materials sent to UF. For an upper division transfer applicant that includes:
    • College transcripts from all schools attended.
    • If applicable, scores or transcripts from any other college level work such as Advanced Placement (AP) tests, CLEP tests, IB, AICE, etc.

Any materials that need to be mailed should be sent to:

University of Florida Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32627-2946

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.

Admissions decisions are rendered on a rolling basis, so the soooner you complete the steps above the sooner you will get your decision. The online application is the first part of the process and one part of your overall admissions file.

Your admissions file is your online application and the other documentation required, which is listed in step three (transcripts, test scores, etc.). As soon as those materials are received, your application file is considered complete and immediately reviewed by an admissions officer. You are notified when a decision is rendered.


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Important Policies Regarding Second Bachelor’s Degree Students

As someone who has already earned a bachelors degree, we want to make sure you are aware of the following policies. Some of these policies are of particular importance if your prior bachelors degree is from UF.

Honors

Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible to receive honors recognition.

Degrees

You cannot earn the same degree twice from the University of Florida. If you earned a degree at UF and wish to earn a major from the same college that grants the same degree, you will not be granted another degree. Instead your records will show that you have earned a second major as a part of the degree you already earned. Below are a few examples of how this policy is applied:

  • If you graduated from the UF with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (for example, Sociology) and return as a post-baccalaureate student in UF Online to complete another major that results in a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (for example, Anthropology), you will not earn another degree of the same type from the same college. A notation will be made on the transcript that major requirements were completed for the second major. Additionally, students not earning a degree are not eligible to earn a minor.
  • If you graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and return to complete any major that results in a degree other than a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will earn a second degree. Examples of a second degree include a Bachelor of Science from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or any degree from any other college.
  • If you earned a Bachelor’s degree from any another regionally accredited institution, then are admitted to UF Online, you will be awarded a UF degree upon successful completion of all degree requirements of the new major. Note: Students will not be admitted to UF Online to pursue the same major as previously completed at a different institution. For example, if a student earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, they would not be admitted to UF Online to pursue a degree in Criminology.



Readmission

Readmission applies only to students who have previously been enrolled and received credit in a degree seeking undergraduate, graduate, post-baccalaureate or professional UF program. Former students who do not enroll at the university for two consecutive terms, including summer term, must apply for readmission at the same level of their previous enrollment. Summer enrollment is treated as one term even through UF has three summer sessions. Students who skip a single term (Fall, Spring, or Summer) will not be scheduled automatically for a registration appointment and should contact the UF Online OneStop for assistance in getting a registration appointment added.

Requirements and Process for Readmission

Readmission is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at the appropriate college and major. Contact the college you will be applying to for questions regarding availability. Readmissions students are not able to check their application status online and will be communicated updates via email.

  • A UF Online application submitted by the UF Online application deadline. The application will ask you to identify as a previous UF student.
  • Pay the $30 application fee.
  • Satisfactory Academic Records: If you have attended any college or university since you were last enrolled at the University of Florida, you must have a C or higher average (as computed by UF) on all work attempted at each institution. Be aware that grades received at other institutions are not averaged with grades received at UF for the purpose of meeting this university’s grade point average requirements.
  • You will be asked to indicate the college and the level of your last enrollment at UF, and you must also list all institutions attended since leaving UF and provide complete official transcripts from each before the application deadline. You also must be in good standing and eligible to return to each institution previously attended.
  • Please also indicate the UF Online degree program to which you want to apply or return. You must meet the requirements of the college you are applying to enter. Consult the appropriate college prior to applying.
  • Satisfactory Conduct Record: Applicants must present a satisfactory record of conduct. Regardless of other qualifications, if you have experienced major or continuing difficulties with school or other authorities since your last enrollment at the University of Florida, your application for readmission may be denied.
  • (If Applicable) Florida Residency documentation. All students submitting a readmissions application are required to have their Florida Residency evaluated.
Fresh Start Program

Former undergraduate degree-seeking students who have been dismissed from the University of Florida who wish to return to UF after an absence of no fewer than five calendar years (during which they have engaged predominantly in nonacademic activities) may petition for readmission under the Fresh Start Program.

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