Eight Steps to a Successful Transition to UF
Transfer Information Brochure - Steps to a successful transition to UF
- Your UFID
You received your University of Florida Identification Number (UFID) when you submitted your application. Your UFID appears on all university records and transactions instead of your social security number.Your UFID number appears on your Gator1 ID card along with your picture and will identify you and verify your UF student status. Carry you Gator1 Card with you everywhere; it is your entry to most UF facilities and events.
- Create a GatorLink Account
GatorLink provides your computer identity at the university and access to a variety of FREE campus computing services such as email ("firstname.lastname@example.org").
- Make Your Admission Official
Your admission is valid only for a specific term, college and major. Admission is conditional until UF receives your final transcripts and validates successful completion of all conditions noted in your admission letter. Notify the Office of Admissions of any changes in the coursework you planned to complete before enrolling at UF. Any changes from what you indicated on your application could affect your admission.
- Apply for Campus Housing
If you have not completed arrangements for campus housing, contact the Department of Housing and Residence Education immediately.
- Attend Transfer Orientation
You will receive an appointment for orientation, academic advising and registration. All new transfer students must attend a one-day orientation to discuss academic requirements, receive academic advising from your college adviser and register for your courses. If you cannot attend, you must contact the Dean of Students Office at
- Return the Immunization Form
You cannot register for courses until the university receives proof of your immunization history. The form must be returned to the UF Student Health Care Center,
P.O. Box 117500, Gainesville, FL 32611-7500.
- Explore Financial Aid
All questions regarding financial assistance such as need-based scholarships, grants, loans and work-study should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Affairs, P.O. Box 114025, 103 Criser Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-4025, (352) 392-1275.
- Send UF Your Transcripts
You must make arrangements to send your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions, P. O. Box 114000, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000.