PaCE

Congratulations on your admission,
#UF26 Gator!

Congrats #UF26!

YOU’VE BEEN ADMITTED TO A UNIQUE HYBRID UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE AT THE #5 PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE US.

Pathway to Campus Enrollment (PaCE) is a highly-selective and flexible pathway that allows you to choose to complete your degree fully online from anywhere or transition to taking classes residentially on campus. This site will help you understand the many benefits of PaCE enrollment at UF.

This is all part of the University of Florida’s commitment to expansive access to an elite education via remarkable, online pathways.

ABOUT THE PACE PROGRAM

UF campus has limited physical space to accommodate the many qualified students who desire a UF education. Launched in Spring 2015, PaCE provides freshmen with the opportunity to start their UF degree online and then transition to campus to complete it.

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PaCE Overview Chat
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PaCE Student Experience Chat
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Optional fee package webinars
Monday, April 18th at 12:00PM EST (Register)
Monday, May 23rd at 6:00PM EST (Register)

UF Ranked #1 Online Bachelor’s Program in the US

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This specially-designed course demo was created to allow potential students and their families to click through an experience very similar to a live UF Online course.

Our faculty team up with expert instructional designers at the Center for Online Innovation and Production to bring students the best possible online course experiences!

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Next Steps for Enrollment

Browse through this site for FAQs and other helpful information. Then visit the UF Admissions website to begin your enrollment processes!

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Important Dates

  • PaCE Preview (orientation)
  • Choose your date and sign up now!
  • Signed PaCE Contract and Deposit

  • Deadline:
    May 2nd
  • Final High School and College Transcripts
  • Deadline:
    July 15th

    Same Degree, Same Faculty

    UF Online & PaCE students earn the same degree as students who attend all their classes on campus, taught by the same world-renowned faculty. Your diploma and transcript will be the same as students who complete UF courses in-person. You’re a Gator from day one!

    Cost Savings

    PaCE students and families benefit from reduced tuition and fees offered through UF Online courses. Florida residents in UF Online receive a 25% reduction in tuition and have fewer required student fees! Our affordability page even features a tuition calculator to estimate the cost of attendance.

    On-Campus Involvement

    If you choose to live in Gainesville and want a more robust campus experience, you can participate in a variety of activities and programs by opting into the Optional Fee Package. By choosing to pay these optional fees (which are required for campus students), PaCE students have access to UF campus gyms, student health services, unlimited bus fare, athletic events, and more. 

    Flexibility

    As a PaCE student, you have the ability to customize your college experience, create your own schedule for studying, joining student clubs, completing an internship, or even working a part-time job. Whether you choose to move to Gainesville, stay home with family, or even travel the world—you can complete your UF Online classes anywhere!

    PaCE FAQ

    PACE IS A UNIQUE PROGRAM WHERE STUDENTS EARN THEIR UF BACHELOR’S IN A HYBRID FORMAT: START ONLINE, FINISH ON CAMPUS

    During the first segment of PaCE, students have maximum flexibility, taking UF classes online from wherever they need to be and completing general and major specific transition requirements at a reduced tuition rate. When these requirements are complete, they transition to campus to continue and finish their UF degree.

    UF is proud of this program that expands access to a larger freshman class, supporting Gators with UF academic programs via UF Online, and providing these Gators with great freedom of movement and more affordable tuition and fees.

    Join a virtual chat or webinar

    PaCE virtual chats

    UF Online hosted two virtual #UF26 PaCE Chats for new students and families. UF Online leaders, students, and staff were available to answer questions and provide program insights through Zoom. Below are recordings of these virtual presentations available now to view at our convenience. We encourage you to review these videos to find out more about the many aspects of our program.

    Virtual chat recordings

    #UF26 PaCE Overview Chat: Watch Recording

    Featuring: UF Online Director, Dr. Evangeline Cummings, PaCE Academic Advisors, UF Online staff and campus partners


    #UF26 PaCE Student Experience Chat: Watch Recording

    Featuring UF Online Student Ambassadors, PaCE Student Cabinet Members and UF Online staff and campus partners


    Questions about the Virtual Chats? Reach out to our team at pace@ufonline.ufl.edu

    Optional fee package

    Learn more about the UF Online Optional Fee Package by attending a webinar. This package gives students the opportunity to access various student activities on campus. Please register for one of the upcoming Optional Fee Package Webinars to learn more.

    Monday, April 18th at 12pm EST: Register Here
    Monday, May 23rd at 6pm EST: Register Here
    Resources

    In addition to this website, UF has a variety of resources ready to help students and parents learn more about the PaCE program.

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    HOUSING INFORMATION

    What is UF Online?

    UF Online is ranked No. 1 in the country for online undergraduate programs by U.S. News & World Report.

    UF Online students enjoy the flexibility, lower tuition and fees, dedicated academic advisors, their own virtual campus community hub (the UF Online Plaza) both online and through the app (iOS  Android), all while learning directly from the prestigious UF faculty that also teach at our main Gainesville campus.


    Read about what UF Online offers you --- the Gators Online Advantage.


    Check out the Student Handbook for more on UF Online policies.

    What majors are offered through PaCE?

    Check out the “Academic Experience” tab at the top for details on majors in PaCE.

    What will it be like to take online classes?

    Classes in UF Online are designed specifically to serve our over 4,000 fully online undergraduates. Our courses go above and beyond to include much of the same face-to-face interactions and live lectures that traditional classrooms include. Visit the “Academic Experience” tab at the top to explore a live demo and experience what a UF Online class is like.

    What is the cost of attendance for PaCE students?

    Florida residents in UF Online classes receive a 25 percent reduction in tuition and have fewer required student fees. Learn more.

    You can use the PaCE cost of attendance calculator here

    Can I use scholarships or financial aid?

    Florida Bright Futures and Florida pre-paid can be used by PaCE students for tuition and fees. Check out the Admission website for more information.

    What is the optional fee package?

    The Optional Fee Package provides access to many typical campus life amenities including athletics, campus dining, recreation, and health services. You can learn more here and be sure to join a webinar to have all your questions answered. Learn more here

    Monday, April 18th at 12pm EST: Register Here

    Monday, May 23rd at 6pm EST: Register Here
    What are my housing options in PaCE?

    One of the great benefits of PaCE is the mobility and flexibility available with online learning. Students may choose to stay home for part or all of their PaCE experience or explore other living arrangements. Although PaCE students are not eligible to apply for on-campus housing in the dormitories, students who wish to live in Gainesville and access the main campus are encouraged to do so.

    You can find more housing information on the Office of Off Campus Life website.

    What student support services are available to PaCE students?

    While the Optional Fee Package provides full access to many campus amenities, the support services listed below are available to ALL UF students regardless of their optional fee package status.

    Career Connections Center

    At the heart of the work that is done at the Career Connections Center is the University of Florida student. The staff prides itself on providing unique and comprehensive services to all students – from first year students to graduate students and alumni, and everyone in between. In-person and Virtual Services are available.

    Disability Resource Center

    The Disability Resource Center strives to provide quality services to students with physical, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities, to educate them about their legal rights and responsibilities so that they can make informed decisions, and to foster a sense of empowerment so that they can engage in critical thinking and self-determination. Email the center or call their staff at 352-392-8568 for additional information.

    Counseling & Wellness Center

    Many in-person and virtual resources are available to PaCE students through the UF Counseling and Wellness Center’s website. To gain full access to the Counseling and Wellness Center, PaCE students may purchase the Optional Fee Package through UF Online or pay an Off-Semester Access Charge.

    UF Tutoring Center

    Through a variety of services and instructional approaches, the Teaching Center seeks to help students master effective ways of learning for different disciplines. Email the center for more details.

    PaCE Academic Advisors

    Each PaCE student has a dedicated advisor who is here to help guide and support you. Find yours here.

    UF Online OneStop

    UF Online & PaCE students with questions for the Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Affairs or the Bursar’s Office, can contact the UF Online OneStop for a convenient and centralized service for all three departments. Online or call them at 352-294-3290.

    UF Online Academic Strategies

    Don’t know exactly who to contact or where to find a support resources? Or maybe you have questions about your course experience and student involvement. The UF Online Academic Strategies team is available to help support UF Online and PaCE students through their journey. Email the team or call 352-273-4478.

    How can I connect with other PaCE students and families?

    Find us and your #UF26 cohort on social!

    • Follow UF Online on TwitterInstagram and Facebook to get the latest updates.
    • Meet other PaCE students – Join the Join the PaCE Student & Families Facebook group to connect with current and former PaCE students and families, as you’re making your decision.
    • Once you accept your offer and create your new Gator email account – you’ll receive your exclusive invitation into the UF Online Plaza to start engaging with your fellow Gators in an online community space.
    Visit campus

    The best way to decide if UF is the right place for you is to experience it. The Office of Admissions offers multiple opportunities in several formats for you to find out for yourself what makes UF a Top 5 Public University, and why It’s Great to be a Florida Gator! Visit the Admissions website for information on attending upcoming events.

    Who can I contact for more help?

    Additionally, parents and students can participate in our live online events such as the PaCE virtual chats and UF Admissions virtual and in person events. And don’t forget to sign up for Preview!

    Top-Notch Academics at the #1 Online Program

    UF Online’s small class sizes, dedicated academic advisors for each major and innovative course delivery are some of the things that helped UF Online earn the ranking as the No 1. best online bachelor’s program.

    Online Classes @UF Online

    Our courses go above and beyond to include much of the same face-to-face interactions and activities that traditional classrooms include, taught by the same expert faculty researchers and scholars who teach in the main campus classrooms. Check out the list of UF Online courses to view the courses UF offers its over 4,000 fully online students.

    The University of Florida uses Canvas learning management system – learn more here.

    Explore a uf online classroom

    This specially-designed course demo was created to allow potential students and their families to click through an experience very similar to a live UF Online course.

    Our faculty team up with expert instructional designers at the Center for Online Innovation and Production to bring students the best possible online course experiences!

    Explore Course Demo

    Learn More About PaCE Major Options

    Explore UF College welcome pages for applicants admitted into the PaCE program. Not sure which major you put on your application? Review the UF PaCE majors. Each PaCE student is admitted into a specific PaCE major from one of UF’s colleges.

    Find Your PaCE Advisor

    Each PaCE student has a dedicated advisor who is here to help guide and support you. Find yours here.

    Staying Connected to Gator Campus Activities

    Opportunities on Main Campus

    PaCE students who live in Gainesville and surrounding areas can take advantage of campus activities, resources, and involvement as they choose. The Optional Fee Package provides access to many typical campus life amenities including athletics, campus dining, recreation, and health services.

    Students who do not select the optional fee package are still welcomed on the main campus anytime and can visit libraries, faculty office hours, student clubs, and much more.

    Virtual Involvement Opportunities

    Students who live outside of the Gainesville area or have obligations that keep them from visiting campus for in person activities will have all the same opportunities to participate as active Gators as our thousands of fully-online students do.

    You can connect with other PaCE students in the UF Online Plaza, join us for virtual game nights, attend online undergraduate conferences, research showcases, and workshops, participate in career planning activities, become a peer tutor, and so much more! Many student clubs and organizations hold virtual or Zoom-enabled meetings, as well.

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