To be eligible for transfer, you must have 60 transferable semester hours of college credit and meet all competitive requirements. Please contact the UF college prior to completing an application if you have questions about your major. Your admission to UF as a transfer is determined by the college and major to which you are applying. If you will receive a bachelor's degree prior to attending UF, please review the requirements for graduate, professional or postbaccalaureate admissions.
Prospective transfers from Florida public community colleges can refer to the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) Common Prerequisite Manual for state university transfer prerequisite course requirements.
Here are college contacts and references to those that have specific transfer requirements.
It is the prerogative of the student's UF college to determine how transfer credit satisfies the specific degree's course requirements. Courses from Florida public community colleges and State University System schools generally adhere to the Statewide Course Numbering System. If the prefix (first three letters) and the last three digits of the course number are the same, then the course is considered equivalent.
There are several credit-by-examination programs that earn credit toward a UF degree.
Once scores are submitted, they will be evaluated to see if they meet minimum requirements. If so, the student will receive credit for UF course equivalencies that will appear on the student's UF transcript.AICE-examination-credit-info.aspx">AICE Exam Credits
Scores of 3 or higher on AP foreign language exams fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and B.A. programs in the College of Fine Arts.AP-examination-credit-info.aspx">AP Exam Credits IB
Students receiving IB examination scores of 4 or higher on both higher-level and standard-level examinations may receive UF credit. Scores of 4 or higher on IB foreign language exams fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and B.A. programs in the College of the Arts, regardless of whether the student has earned the IB diploma.IB-examination-credit-info.aspx">IB Exam Credits
CLEP examinations cover material that is taught in introductory-level courses at many colleges and universities. CLEP can provide information on the examinations offered.CLEP Exam Credits
Placement is an assessment of a student's level of preparation in a subject. The purpose of placement is to help students enroll in the courses in which they are most likely to be successful.Course Placement
When reviewing applications from international applicants, the Office of Admissions considers the characteristics of the national system of education, the level of studies completed, the quality of achievement, the type of institution attended, and the suitability of preparation for the proposed program.
International applicants can pay the nonrefundable application fee of $30 plus a $1.75 processing fee online for a total of $31.75. If payment cannot be made online, please mail the nonrefundable application fee of $30 with an attached fee cover sheet to the Office of Admissions, P. O. Box 114000, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000, USA. The $30 check must be drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to the University of Florida. Make sure your full name and date of birth are included with the fee payment. There are no fee waivers or postponements of payment.
Applicants are required to submit secondary and college or university credentials from non-U.S. institutions to a credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation with grade point average calculation. Companies offering these evaluation services include:
If using the Josef Silny & Associates Credential Evaluation Application, please refer to the UF application on their site.
UF also recommends any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
UF requires proficiency in spoken and written English and accepts the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The university's TOEFL code is 5812.
Minimum scores acceptable for admissions are:
International applicants are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if enrolled for one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language prior to your anticipated term of enrollmentUF
The university requires proof of financial support for the first year of study. Refer to tuition. An additional $6,000 is required if you are bringing a spouse and $2,500 for each child who may accompany you. Make copies of the certificate of financial responsibility for your records and for use at the U.S. Consulate. You cannot be issued the I-20 until you provide financial confirmation indicating full coverage of your estimated total cost of your educational and living expenses. You will receive instructions on submitting these documents after admission to UF.
Two to four weeks after submitting your online application and application fee, you can check the status of your application to make sure all the required application materials have been received.
After the Office of Admissions verifies that your application file is complete, the file is forwarded to the college and academic department for admission consideration and decision. Information about your application status is provided online as a convenience. While every effort is made to be timely and accurate, information conveyed by electronic means is unofficial. An official written notification of admission will be mailed to your permanent address. Please do not act on any information until you have received official notification.
Many degree programs have limited access, so admittance depends on space availability and the size and strength of the transfer applicant pool. Once a decision is made, the college will notify you in writing of an admission decision as well as any other requirements.
Transfer admission notifications can occur at any time. If you have any questions, please contact the college directly.