Pace Checklist

Pace Freshman To-Do List

You are about to begin one of the most exciting times in your life as a UF student in the PaCE program. The Office of Admissions wants you to have an easy transition as you continue your academic journey. Complete these steps to ensure a successful transition to being a University of Florida Gator.


As a new student, you'll need a UF identification number (UFID) to perform many necessary functions. You can locate your UFID by clicking on the inverted arrow next your name on your application status page.

Connect with Gatorlink

A few days after you are admitted, you will receive an automated email that will prompt you to create your Gator digital identity. This account name is public and is used as your access to most UF information systems as well as will become your UF email address. You only get one opportunity, so make it count.

Access Your Official UFL Email

UF Exchange is the email service for our university and is the best way to stay in contact with your professors, advisors and others who are here to help you stay organized. Set Up Your Email

FAFSA & Financial Aid Information

Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The priority deadline was December 15, 2017. If you have not applied yet, apply as early as possible to be considered for the most and best aid available. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and learn more about all types of financial assistance, such as scholarships, grants, loans and work study.

Secure Your Spot in #UF22

Mail your signed PaCE contract and $200 tuition deposit in the form of a check or money order postmarked by May 1. This deposit is nonrefundable and will be applied to your student account. Send your contract and deposit to:
The UF Office of Admissions
P. O. Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Dive into Gator Life

Preview is your official orientation to UF and is the first tradition of every Gator. Preview introduces students to academic, social and community opportunities. This is when students will register for their classes. Registration details will be sent via email in February 2018.

Send UF Your Final Transcripts

Send final high school and/or college transcripts before July 31. Your school may not automatically do this. Send your transcripts to:
The UF Office of Admissions
P. O. Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Explore Optional Fee Package for PaCE

The UF Online Optional Fee Package is designed to give UF Online students who choose to reside in or frequently visit Gainesville access to on-campus student services. Students are not automatically enrolled; you must choose to opt in. Learn more