Admission Requirements

The University of Florida seeks to build a community of leaders, learners, and thinkers whose education will be enhanced by diverse experiences and who will be prepared to serve and participate in all segments of society. The Office of Admissions employs a comprehensive review process that evaluates both academic and non-academic criteria when selecting students for admission. While admission is selective, it is important to remember that each applicant is reviewed thoroughly.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or state-approved secondary school or the equivalent (G.E.D., etc.).
  • Sixteen academic units, distributed as follows:
    • English (with substantial writing) - 4 years
    • Mathematics (Algebra 1, Formal Geometry, Algebra 2) - 4 years
    • Natural Sciences (two units must include laboratory) - 3 years
    • Social Sciences - 3 years
    • Foreign Language (must be sequential) - 2 years
  • A cumulative C average in the academic core, as computed by the university, at all institutions attended, including both high school and college.
  • Students taking dual enrollment courses must present a minimum 2.0 GPA at every institution attended.
  • A record of good conduct. Major or continuing difficulty with school or other officials may render an applicant ineligible regardless of academic qualifications.
  • At least the minimum score in each section of the SAT for students entering before fall 2017: Critical Reading= 500, Mathematics=460 and Writing= 440. Effective with the fall 2017 entering class, the university will require the following minimum scores on the redesigned SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing = 500 and Math = 500.
  • On the ACT, a minimum score of 19 on the Reading section and 19 on the Math section.
  • All applicants must submit the SAT or the ACT test. While UF cannot mix scores from old and new tests, the university will accept the highest subscores from the SAT if you took the test multiple times. The university cannot mix or combine any ACT subscores.
  • Learn more about the new SAT

Non-Accredited and Home Schools

The University of Florida welcomes applications from all prospective students. Students pursuing secondary preparation through homeschool or other non-accredited/non-traditional schools are required to provide, in addition to the application, transcript and scores from the SAT or ACT With Writing, scores from the SAT Subject Tests in mathematics (Level II-C), foreign language, science and social science. Homeschooled or other non-traditionally prepared applicants are exempt from the SAT Subject Test requirement if they have completed two courses in a specific subject area at an accredited institution, such as a local high school, Florida Virtual school or a state community college.

Besides completing the Student Self-Reported Academic Record, before the admissions committee will evaluate your application, please send transcripts from all institutions you have attended, including a homeschool transcript, any needed SAT Subject Test scores, as well as SAT or ACT with writing test scores to the Office of Admissions.

Concurrent High School and AA Degrees

Students who will receive their high school diploma and the Associate of Arts degree at the same time should complete the freshman application. You must apply to a specific UF college and major, and you must meet college and major prerequisite course and minimum GPA requirements.

Admission Offers are Tentative

All offers of admission are tentative if you have high school or collegiate coursework in progress. Final admission is dependent on receipt and review of your final transcripts.

Admission offers are subject to cancellation if your final coursework does not meet admission requirements.


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