Transfer admission to the university is selective, and many colleges have limited enrollment. Satisfaction of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
Transfer applicants who meet minimum admission requirements for UF, the college and the intended major will be referred to the appropriate college for an admission decision. Some colleges will require additional application materials, so applicants should refer to the appropriate college's section in the undergraduate catalog for complete information.
When Should I Apply?
Applications can be submitted up to one year in advance of the entering term. You should apply at least six months before the entry term. It is very important to apply by the deadline. Transfer applicants should consult the college to which they intend to apply for information specific to their program. In a number of programs, the sequence of required courses begins ONLY in the fall term of the junior year. Should you delay filing an application, you may not be able to furnish the necessary records in time for admission.
What is a Transfer Applicant?
Any student who has earned at least 12 semester hours of college credit following graduation from high school and has not earned a bachelors degree is considered a transfer applicant. There are four types of transfer applicants:
- Junior/Senior with AA degree from a Florida public community college (60 semester hours and an AA)
- Junior/Senior with AA degree from a Non-Florida public institution
- Junior/Senior without AA degree (60 hours or more semester credit)
- Freshman or Sophomore (fewer than 60 hours semester credit)
What Type of Transfer Applicant is Most Likely to be Admitted?
The best chance for transfer admission is directly from a Florida public community college or state university after receipt of the Associate of Arts degree.
Florida Public Community College Graduates Transferring to UF: are defined as applicants seeking to transfer directly to UF from a Florida public community college after receiving an Associate of Arts degree. (All other transfer applicants and applicants for readmission should refer to Transfer Applicants without AA Degrees.)
The university subscribes to the articulation agreement between the state universities and public community colleges in Florida: Any graduate of a state-approved Florida public community college is eligible for admission to a state university if the student has completed the prerequisites of their intended major as specified in the Common Prerequisite Manual and received the Associate of Arts degree.
Prospective transfers from Florida public community colleges can refer to the Fla. Virtual Campus Common Prerequisite Manual for state university transfer prerequisite course requirements. Transfer applicants who meet UF minimum admission requirements will be referred to the appropriate UF college for an admission decision. Applicants who exceed the requirements outlined in the Common Prerequisite Manual may be more competitive for admission at the junior level, if space is available.
Prospective transfer students should also visit the FLVC AA Transfer Evaluation page to help them decide which courses to take prior to admission to UF. Florida community college students may use this innovative, free tool to match their academic record to various UF disciplines' requirements.
The AA degree must have been awarded on the basis of
- At least 60 semester hours of academic work exclusive of occupational courses. (i.e., 60 transferable semester hours from a regionally accredited institution, or an AA degree from an in-state public community college, or 60 transferable semester credits of course work listed in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System from a Florida nonpublic postsecondary institution.)
- An approved general education program of at least 36 semester hours
- A minimum 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on all college-level academic courses, and
- Completion of two sequential courses of foreign language in secondary school or 8-10 sequential semester hours at the postsecondary level, or documentation of an equivalent level of proficiency.
Applicants who satisfy the following minimum requirements will be considered for admission at the junior level, if space is available.
- A transcript from each institution attended, regardless of length of attendance or credit earned. Additional transcripts are required as soon as they are available for any work completed after applying to UF.
- A minimum C average, as computed by the university. Any student who has failed to maintain a 2.0 GPA at another institution after completing the AA degree is not eligible for admission.
- Regardless of the average earned, courses completed at other institutions must parallel the curriculum at UF.
- Applicants seeking admission to a program in teacher education must submit SAT or ACT scores to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible after submitting an application.
- Limited access programs may require additional test scores. Please contact the college where the program is located for additional information.
Transfer admission consideration at the junior or senior level requires:
- A minimum of 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of acceptable college courses (i.e., 60 transferable semester hours from a regionally accredited institution, or an AA degree from an in-state public community college, or 60 transferable semester credits of course work listed in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System from a Florida nonpublic postsecondary institution.)
- A minimum 2.0 GPA at each institution as computed by UF.
- Transcripts verifying completion of the courses (or acceptable substitutes) required for admission by the college. An applicant lacking some prerequisites may be permitted to enroll and to complete these courses if all other requirements for admission are met and if recommended by the college; however, any 1000- to 2000-level courses taken to fulfill admission requirements will not reduce the number of credits required for a degree.
- Applicants must have completed two sequential courses of foreign language in secondary school or 8-10 sequential semester hours at the postsecondary level, or document an equivalent level of proficiency.
Due to space limitations on the Gainesville campus, UF is accepting lower-division transfer applications for the UF Online Program only. Lower-division transfer applicants must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
- A completed online application for admission to the UF Online Program;
- An official final high school transcript with a posted graduation date (or equivalent);
- An official report of scores from the College Board SAT or the ACT with Writing (SAT or ACT scores are optional for applicants 5 or more years from high school graduation.)
- An official college transcript from EACH/ALL post-secondary institution(s) attended.