Transfer Admission Requirements

NOTE: All transfer applicants should realize that Florida public community college graduates who have completed a university-parallel program and an Associate of Arts degree will receive priority consideration for admission to on-campus programs IF they meet the requirements for admission to their UF college/major.

All Transfer Applicants Must

  • Submit the online UF application and $30 nonrefundable application fee six to nine months before the term begins. (Please note that if paying by credit card, a $1.75 service fee will be added automatically to the $30 fee, so the total application fee is $31.75.)
  • Meet application deadlines. The application, application fee and ALL transcripts must be received by the deadline.
  • Submit all high school and postsecondary transcripts.
    Official transcripts can be sent to UF in two ways: paper transcript received by UF in a sealed envelope or electronic transcripts sent from your institution directly to UF. Most Florida public high schools, universities and community colleges prefer to send transcripts electronically, saving you up to two weeks response time.
  • SAT/ACT With Writing test scores are required for freshmen/sophomore transfers and those applying to teacher certification programs. Official scores must be sent to UF directly from the testing agency.
    SAT testing agency or call 609-921-9000.
    ACT testing agency or call 319-337-1270.
  • Submit documentation of 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.
  • Apply to a specific UF college and major.
  • Meet college and major prerequisite courses and minimum GPA requirements.
    Limited access programs, teacher certification programs and programs requiring an audition generally require additional application materials.
  • Be in good standing and eligible to return to any institution previously attended.
  • Submit proof of immunization prior to registration.
  • Understand that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the university.

Junior and Senior-Level Transfers (upper-division students)

Junior and senior-level transfer applicants with at least 60 transferable semester credits in course work completed at regionally accredited postsecondary institutions, or an AA degree from a Florida 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.

Application Requirements

A. Office of Admissions

  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at each institution attended
  • 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.

B. College/Major

  • Prerequisite course requirements
  • Required GPA in prerequisite courses
  • Any additional information, applications, portfolios, auditions or test scores that may be required by the college (Contact college that offers your major for these requirements)

Important Note for Upper-Division Transfers: Please be in contact with the college that offers your major to make sure you meet all requirements. Official transcripts are required from each institution attended.

Junior/Senior-Level Transfers Without AA Degrees Must

  • Have completed 60 semester hours of transferable academic coursework
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA as calculated by UF on all work attempted at EACH institution attended
  • Have satisfied all prerequisite courses and minimum GPA requirements
  • Be in good standing and eligible to return to any institution previously attended
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Freshman/Sophomore Transfers (available to UF Online applicants ONLY)

Lower-division transfer students are eligible to apply for admission to UF Online . A lower transfer student is defined as any student who has earned 12, but not more than 59 semester hours of transferable credit since receiving a standard high school diploma or its equivalent. Lower-division transfer eligibility is for UF Online only and does not extend to programs offered on the physical University of Florida campus.

Application Requirements

Lower-division transfer students applying using the UF Online application must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  1. A completed online application for admission to the UF Online program;
  2. An official final high school transcript with a posted graduation date (or equivalent);
  3. 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.
    (See eligibility requirements below);
  4. An official college transcript from EACH/ALL post-secondary institution(s) attended.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. High School eligibility: 3.5 District Reported Grade Point Average; evidence of foreign language proficiency equivalent to second year of study; evidence of high school completion (or equivalent)
  2. College eligibility: 3.0 overall grade point average on all college work; minimum 2.0 grade point average at every previously attended college or university; 8 to 10 semester hours of one foreign language (if applicant does not meet the high school foreign language requirement above)

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.


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