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  • Admission as a Transfer Student

    Transfer Student: A transfer student is defined as an applicant who has earned at least 12 semester credits of credit following graduation from high school and who has not received a bachelor’s degree.

    How to Apply: Transfer applicants must apply online.

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    When to Apply: Applicants should apply at least six months before the term they plan to enter. Applications can be submitted up to one year in advance. Application deadlines.

    In a number of programs, course sequence begins ONLY in the fall term of the junior year. An applicant who delays filing an application may not be able to furnish the necessary records in time for admission to the term desired.

    Florida Public (formerly Community) College Graduates Transferring to UF

    Applicants seeking to transfer directly to UF from a Florida public college after receiving an Associate of Arts degree. (All other transfer applicants and applicants for readmission should refer to Transfer Applicants without A.A. Degrees section.)

    The university subscribes to the articulation agreement between the state universities and public colleges in Florida: Any graduate of a state-approved Florida public college is eligible for admission to a state university if the applicant 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 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 A.A. Transfer Evaluation page to help them decide which courses to take prior to admission to UF Florida college students may use this innovative, free tool to match their academic record to various UF disciplines' requirements.

    The A.A. degree must have been awarded on the basis of:

    • At least 60 semester credits of academic work exclusive of occupational courses
      (i.e., 60 transferable semester credits from a regionally accredited institution, or an A.A. degree from an in-state public college, or 60 transferable semester credits of coursework listed in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System from a Florida non-public postsecondary institution.)
    • An approved general education program of at least 36 semester credits
    • 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 credits at the postsecondary level, or documentation of an equivalent level of proficiency.
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    Transfer Applicants with A.A. Degrees from Non-Florida Public Institutions

    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 A.A. 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.

    Junior or Senior Transfers with 60 or More Credits and no A.A. Degree

    Transfer admission consideration at the junior or senior level requires:

    • A minimum of 60 semester credits (or 90 quarter hours) of acceptable college courses
      (i.e., 60 transferable semester credits from a regionally accredited institution, or an A.A. degree from an in-state public college, or 60 transferable semester credits of coursework listed in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System from a Florida non-public 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 credits at the postsecondary level, or document an equivalent level of proficiency.

    Transfer Applicants without A.A. Degrees

    Freshman or Sophomore Transfers with fewer than 60 (13-59) credits:
    Due to space limitations, UF is not currently accepting lower-division transfer students. Prospective transfer applicants are encouraged to remain at or to transfer to a Florida college until the A.A. degree is completed.

    Additional Admission Information

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