Second Bachelor’s

UF Online attracts students at various points of their academic journey.

UF Online offers a robust academic experience for those joining the Gator Nation online. Whether you are looking to advance in your current career or change career fields altogether, the flexibility and affordability of UF Online offers great options for those seeking a second bachelor’s degree. Learn more about the admissions requirements and application process for this level of admission below.

Additionally, be sure to review the policies outlined on this page regarding second bachelor’s degree students.

Minimum admissions requirements for second bachelor’s degree seeking applicants

The University of Florida seeks diverse students who will be UF’s future community of leaders, learners, and thinkers. The Office of Admissions conducts a comprehensive review of both the academic and holistic information submitted in your application. Second Bachelor’s Degree applicants need to meet both UF and college specific requirements.

Additional information for International students can be found here.

  • The below requirements apply to all UF Online majors:
    • A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all college coursework
    • A 2.0 GPA or higher from the last institution attended
  • In addition to meeting the university requirements, second bachelor’s degree seeking applicants must meet the admissions requirements for their intended UF Online major. Each major has an overall GPA requirement, a list of prerequisite courses, and a minimum prerequisite GPA required for admissions purposes. For details, please check the degrees page for your program of interest.

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Important Policies Regarding Second Bachelor’s Degree Students

As someone who has already earned a bachelor’s degree, you should be aware of the following policies. Some of these policies are of particular importance if your prior bachelors degree is from UF.


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


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 another accredited institution recognized by UF, you will be awarded a UF degree upon successful completion of all degree requirements of your UF Online major. Note: Students will not be admitted to UF Online to pursue the same (or similar) 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.

Application Process for Second Bachelor’s Degree

The application process is simple and straightforward. It will take about 30 minutes to complete your application. If you need to take a break for any reason, you can save it and return to complete the application later. For ease of completion, be sure to have your high school transcripts and previous college information available.

Step 1

Complete the application -- this includes an essay section.

  • Once you complete all sections of the application, you’ll submit the non-refundable $30 application fee online. Your application and fee must be submitted before the application deadline for the term to which you are applying.

Tip: Your UF Online application (and application fee) is valid for up to one entire academic year. If you apply for one term and your timeline changes, we can easily roll your application to a future term.

Step 2

Arrange to have all supplemental materials sent to UF. For a second bachelor’s degree applicant that includes:

  • Official 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.

For electronic delivery of materials:

  • Contact your school or testing agency to see if they can send your official documents electronically. This is the fastest delivery method. We accept electronic transcripts from Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Credential Solutions, and Escrip-safe. Please note that emailed or faxed documents are not considered official. You should select the University of Florida as the recipient during the ordering process. When you order these documents, save any records you receive for future reference.

If you cannot send electronic transcripts or test scores, send physical copies to:

University of Florida Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

All required materials must be received in our office no later than the File Completion Deadline.

Download the PDF Checklist for Second Bachelor’s Degree applicants.

Admissions decisions are rendered on a rolling basis, so the sooner you complete your file, the sooner you will get your admissions decision. However, we always prioritize the upcoming term over future terms.

You will receive an email with instructions for creating a login to check your application status within 24-48 hours of submitting your UF Online application. Once you have these login credentials, you can check your application status page at any time for real-time updates on your admissions file. As documents arrive in our office, your application status page will reflect which documents were received and when they were processed. Your application status page will be updated if additional information is required.

You are notified via email when a decision is rendered.

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Not a Second Bachelor’s Degree Applicant? Let’s get you to right spot.

  • If you have 0-11 transferable college credits, you are a Freshman applicant.
  • If you have 12-59 transferable credits, you are a Lower Division Transfer applicant.
  • If you have 60 or more transferable credits, this includes Associate of Arts (AA) degree holders, you are an Upper Division Transfer applicant.
  • If you were previously enrolled in a degree seeking program at the University of Florida, you are a Readmission applicant.

Learn how to determine what type of applicant you are