UF Online Welcomes #UF24 PaCE

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Florida!

UF Online is ready to welcome a talented and passionate group of new Gators into the PaCE program. UF’s Pathway to Campus Enrollment program allows freshmen to start their studies online and then transition to campus in order to complete their undergraduate degree. While in PaCE, students have the flexibility to live in Gainesville or anywhere they choose.

The information and links below can help you get started. You can also learn more and watch current student testimonial videos here to help you decide if PaCE is right for you. Welcome to the Gator Nation!

Same degree, same faculty

UF Online students are Gators through and through, earning the same degree as students who attend classes on campus. Students collaborate with their fellow Gators and learn from the same world-renowned faculty who teach on-campus students.


PaCE freshmen have a greater ability to customize their college experience, creating their own schedules for studying, working, and other activities. Depending on their preferences, students can move to Gainesville, stay home with family, or even travel the world and take advantage of other exciting opportunities.

A top-ranked program

UF Online is ranked as the No 4. best online bachelor’s program according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. With more than 50 hybrid PaCE majors, UF Online also offers 25 degree pathways in a fully online experience. Our small class sizes, dedicated advisors, and innovative course delivery are some of the things that helped UF Online earn this prestigious ranking.

Cost Savings in UF Online

PaCE students benefit from the reduced tuition and fees of UF Online. Florida residents in UF Online receive a 25 percent reduction in tuition and do not have to pay the majority of student fees. Our affordability page even features a tuition calculator to estimate the price.

On-Campus Experiences

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

What Next?

Important Dates

As students go through the acceptance process, here are some dates to keep in mind:

  • Financial aid information available: early March
  • PaCE Preview (orientation) information available soon
  • Signed PaCE contract and $200 tuition deposit deadline: May 1
  • Final high school and college transcripts deadline: July 15
For more information

Additionally, parents and students can reach out to UF staff directly or participate in our live online events:

Online Chats and Webinars

Join us at an upcoming #UF24 PaCE Chat that will be hosted UF Online in March. Register here. After a short live presentation, you’ll be able to chat with various UF staff members who are ready to answer your questions.

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. Registration emails will be sent to students closer to the time of the sessions.

Online Chats

  • Tuesday, March 10, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 19, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Optional Fee Package Webinars

  • Wednesday, April 29, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 20, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

UF Florida Days

Students and parents are able to visit campus during the UF Florida Days event. This program offers multiple sessions and provides an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and current students. Invitations to this are emailed directly to students, and registration is required. These events fill up, so we encourage you to register early. Here is the schedule:

  • Monday, March 2
  • Friday, March 20
  • Friday, March 27
  • Friday, April 3
  • Monday, April 13

Once again, welcome to UF Online. We look forward to being part of your academic journey. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at pace@ufonline.ufl.edu.