College of Central Florida Transfers

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College of Central Florida

Through our partnership with the College of Central Florida, transfer students can become Gators through a smooth transition and earn their degree online on their own terms.

Begin your journey to the Gator Nation by exploring our majors and course demo, attending a virtual information session, or speaking with our admissions team.

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Why transfer to UF Online?

You’ve taken the first step by earning your Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from a state college in Florida. This accomplishment puts you ahead of the curve for a University of Florida bachelor’s degree through UF Online.

Same Degree, Same Faculty

UF Online students earn the same degree as students who attend all their classes on campus, taught by the same world-renowned faculty.

A Top-Ranked Program

UF is ranked #2 among the best online bachelor’s programs and #6 among all public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Personalized Support

Enrollment can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. At UF Online, you’ll have access to an admissions counselor who will work 1-on-1 with you and assist with every stage of your application.

Unmatched Affordability

As a UF Online student, you are a Gator from day one, earning the same degree from the same faculty as on-campus students, and saving 40% in costs.

Guaranteed Transfer Credits

Under Florida’s statewide articulation agreement, you can seamlessly transfer 60 credits into UF Online with your College of Central Florida A.A. degree when you meet the UF Online admissions requirements.

Criteria-based Admissions

With the exception of just a few limited access majors, UF Online is able to welcome all qualified upper division transfer applicants who meet our set admissions criteria.

Admissions FAQ

The transfer pathway to the University of Florida via UF Online is for individuals who have earned their Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from a Florida public college.

Is admission to UF Online through the transfer pathway guaranteed?

No, admission to UF Online is not guaranteed. Upper-division transfer applicants must meet both UF Online’s general and major-specific admission requirements. With the exception of just a few limited-access majors, UF Online welcomes all qualified upper-division transfer applicants who meet our admissions requirements.

What are UF Online’s transfer admissions requirements?

Upper-division transfer applicants must meet both UF Online’s general and major-specific admissions requirements.

  • First, you must earn an Associates of Arts (A.A.) degree from a Florida state college or university. You can apply to UF Online during your last semester, but you must complete the A.A. degree prior to enrolling in UF Online.
  • Second, you need to meet the general admissions criteria. As a UF Online transfer applicant, you must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all of your college coursework and 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.

Note: All UF Online majors use the above admissions requirements for upper-division transfer applicants, except for limited-access majors including Nursing (RN-BSN), Communication Sciences and Disorder, and Digital Arts & Sciences. The majority of UF Online majors can admit all qualified upper-division transfer applicants, however, these three specific majors have enrollment caps. Therefore, applicants to 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?

Regardless of where you are in earning your A.A., it’s never too early to plan ahead. We strongly recommend that students interested in transferring to UF Online research the prerequisites for their intended major early in their A.A. degree program. This allows prerequisite courses to be incorporated into the A.A. curriculum prior to degree completion. Questions regarding UF Online’s admissions requirements or major-specific prerequisites should be directed to the UF Online Admissions team.

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 attending UF Online. However, you may apply to UF Online during your last semester of enrollment for your A.A. degree. When completing your UF Online application, you will be required to note any courses still in progress, including any prerequisites you are completing in your final semester.

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

UF Online admits students at various points of their academic journey, including First Time in College (FTIC) and lower-division transfer students (students with less than 60 credits of transferable college coursework). FTIC and lower-division transfer applicants are reviewed holistically and must submit high school transcripts for admissions purposes. Applicants who graduated from high school less than five years ago must also submit SAT or ACT scores for review. If you transfer to UF Online without an A.A. degree from a Florida public college, you will be required to satisfy any outstanding courses to meet all of UF’s general education requirements before graduation. Please contact the UF Online Admissions team for more information.

Am I eligible for transfer admission if I complete an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from the College of Central Florida?

UF Online can admit transfer students with Associate of Science (A.S) degrees. However, A.S. degrees in the state of Florida do not have the same transfer benefits as Associates of Arts (A.A) degrees. There is no guarantee of 60 transfer credits with A.S. degrees and A.S. coursework may not satisfy all of the UF general education requirements.

How do I apply for admission to UF Online?

If you have an A.A. degree from a Florida public college, you will be classified as an upper-division transfer applicant to UF Online. The application process can be completed in three simple steps:

  • Complete the UF Online application by the deadline for your desired start term.
  • Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee online.
  • Arrange to have your supplemental materials sent to UF, including official college transcripts from each school attended. Additionally, if they are not part of your AA transcript, we will need official scores for any college-level exams that you took for credit, such as advanced placement tests. We accept electronic transcripts from Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Credential Solutions, and eScrip-Safe. Our school code is 001535. 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

How can I learn more about the transfer pathway?

There are several ways for you to contact a 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 and your current GPA.
  • Visit the UF Online events webpage to sign up for an upcoming webinar. The UF Online Admissions team hosts monthly virtual information sessions for transfer students.
  • Contact our office directly at 1-855-994-2867 or to connect with an Admissions Officer today. We are open Monday – Thursday from 8am – 7pm EST and on Fridays from 8am – 5pm EST.

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