Minimum Requirements for Admission or Readmission to any College of the University

  • A complete application submitted online to the Office of Admissions by the deadline, including the nonrefundable processing fee.
  • A satisfactory academic record. Each applicant must furnish a complete chronological record of educational institutions previously attended. Official transcripts must be submitted in accordance with the instructions on the application. Failure to declare attendance at another institution could cause invalidation of admission and any credits or degrees earned.
  • Satisfactory scores on achievement or aptitude tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, etc.).
  • A satisfactory conduct record.
  • The application must be filed for a specific term of entry and will be considered for that term ONLY. Applicants who want to change their term of entry should contact the Office of Admissions. Any approval for admission is valid ONLY for the term specified in the admission notice.
  • Admission to on-campus degree programs must be validated by taking one or more on-campus courses in the term of entry specified. Correspondence and Web courses will not fulfill this requirement; this does not apply to Web-based degree programs.
  • International applicants at the junior-senior transfer and post baccalaureate levels whose native language is not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, in addition to other required test scores.

It should be understood that 'minimum' admission requirements are published. The satisfaction of admission minimums does not guarantee admission. Admission to the university is selective and admission to a particular college, degree program or major, or term is limited.

Under Board of Education policy, a limited number of students can be admitted as exceptions.

All admission offers are tentative and will remain so until the Office of Admissions and/or the academic unit receives and reviews final transcripts and other conditions of admission. Admission offers are subject to cancellation if final coursework/credentials fail to meet admission requirements. Admission will be revoked, the student's classification will become nondegree, and continued enrollment will be denied.

Furnishing false or fraudulent statements or information in connection with an admission application or residence affidavit can result in disciplinary action, denial of admission and invalidation of credits or degrees earned.

Residency for Tuition Purposes
Requests for in-state residency for tuition purposes are not granted to students who appear to have entered the state solely for educational purposes.

Proof of Immunization
Students admitted to the University of Florida must submit proof of appropriate immunizations on an official form that must be completed by a doctor's office, clinic or health department. Upon admission, students will be directed to the Student Health Care Center (SHCC) website for instructions and specific requirements, including the official UF form that can be printed out. No student will be allowed to register for classes until the Student Health Care Center has received and approved the health form. More Immunization Information and Mandatory Immunization Health History Form

Computer Requirement
Access to and ongoing use of a computer is required for all students. New students and continuing students must acquire computer hardware and software appropriate to the degree program. Computer competency is a requirement for graduation. Class assignments require use of a computer, academic advising and registration are completed online and official university correspondence is sent via e-mail.

Student Classifications

Students entering the university will be classified as follows:

  • Beginning Freshmen: Students who have earned fewer than 12 semester hours following graduation from high school.
  • Undergraduate Transfers: Students who have earned at least 12 semester hours following graduation from high school and have not received a bachelor's degree.
  • Graduate Students: Students who have earned a recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from an accredited college or university, or an international equivalent based on a four-year curriculum.
  • Postbaccalaureate Students: Students who have received a baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) from an accredited institution who are not applying to graduate school. The university has limited space available for postbaccalaureate studies.

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