How to Apply

Starting in the Fall of 2024, the University of Florida will provide two options for prospective students to apply: Early Action (EA) and Regular Decision (RD). EA is a non-binding way to apply to UF. It allows students more time to explore their housing and financial aid options. If applicants submit their EA application file before the specified deadlines, they will receive an admission decision sooner than ever before.

APPLICATION DEADLINE November 1 January 15
MATERIALS DEADLINE November 15 January 31
DECISION OUTCOMES Admit, Deny, or Defer Admit, Waitlist, Pathways or Deny

*Applications after the deadline may be reviewed on a space available basis.

Glossary of Terms

  • Early Action: An application option that allows students to apply by November 1 and receive an admission decision by January 24.
  • Regular Decision: An application option that involves applying by January 15 in exchange for an admission decision by March 14.
  • Admit: A student that has been formally approved and acknowledged as having been granted admission to their academic programs.
  • Waitlist: A group of students held in reserve after a college makes its admissions decisions. If openings occur, students on the waitlist may be offered admission.
  • Deny: An admission outcome wherein a student was unable to be offered admission.
  • Defer: An admission outcome wherein a student who has applied for early admission is not accepted or rejected, rather their application is reconsidered within the Regular Decision pool.

Steps to



Gather your materials.

You will need:

  • A copy of your transcript for any school you have attended with the grades you have earned.
  • A list of your high school activities including jobs, clubs, sports, community service, etc.
  • Information about your parent(s) or guardian(s), such as educational background and occupation.


Complete all sections of the application.

Prospective freshmen can only apply by using the Common App.

checkmark Add UF as a university to receive your application and review our specific application requirements.

checkmark Choose your preferred term. You may request to begin your studies in either the Summer B or Fall term. The term requested DOES NOT affect the consideration of your application. Space limitations may mean you could receive an offer for a different term.

checkmark Fill in your profile information. Your profile is where you'll enter information that will be sent to all schools to which you apply. The University of Florida requires the following sections:

  • Information about who you are and how to contact you, your address, citizenship, high school and family information
  • Current-year coursework
  • Honors and distinctions
  • Activities and experiences

checkmark Complete the UF Supplement. This includes a few additional short-answer questions so that we can learn more about you when reviewing your application.

checkmark Complete the essay questions. The essay helps our admissions staff get to know you better. Use this space to tell us something about yourself that we wouldn't learn elsewhere in your application.

Consider These Options In Your Freshman Application

Innovation Academy

The Innovation Academy is a four-year undergraduate spring/summer degree pathway that teaches innovation through a dedicated innovation minor embedded in 28 majors. The unique schedule gives IA students the opportunity to pursue internships, study abroad, take online classes, or enjoy the break at home. The IA Living Learning Community on the UF campus is designed to support innovative collaboration. Students interested in applying for IA should indicate this on the application and answer the additional short-answer questions.

If you choose to apply for UF's Innovation Academy, this program begins in the Spring term and follows a spring/summer schedule with the Fall term open for internships or other study enhancements.

Honors Program

Students interested in applying for the Honors Program should indicate this on the application and answer the additional short-answer questions. The UF Honors Program offers smaller, enriched classes taught by leading faculty and provides an array of opportunities beyond the classroom. Honors Gators benefit from specialized advising and coaching. The Honors Village is the Honors Living Learning Community on UF's campus. If you are interested in the Honors Program, you should indicate this on your application and answer the additional essay questions.


Pay the application fee.

When you submit your application, pay the $30 nonrefundable fee by credit card unless you qualify for a fee waiver. On the Common Application, you can indicate in the profile section if you qualify for a fee waiver.


Create your application status page.

You will receive an email 24-48 hours after submitting your application with instructions to create your MyAdmissions application status credentials. Once completed, you can log in to the MyAdmissions app status portal to keep track of your application status and create your SSAR.


Courses and Grades: The SSAR

Once you have submitted your application, a link will appear on your status page to create your Student Self-Reported Academic Record (SSAR).

  • List your high school courses and grades exactly as they appear on your high school and/or college transcript.
  • Submit and Link your SSAR to your application.

Non-US High School: If you have attended a high school outside the United States, you will not submit the SSAR. Refer to our international admissions information.

If you have questions about how to complete the SSAR, refer to the SSAR Support Center for instructions, FAQs, and to submit a question.


Upload your test scores.

You may self-report your SAT, ACT and/or Classic Learning Test (CLT) scores through your application status page.

  • Since accuracy is critical, students should have a copy of their score report(s) available when submitting their scores.

You may send your SAT, ACT and/or CLT scores from the testing agency by using the appropriate institution code or reporting process.

  • SAT Code: 5812
  • ACT Code: 0758
  • TOEFL Code: 5812


UF has no test preference. We superscore the SAT, ACT and CLT. If you take a test multiple times, we will combine your highest subsection scores across test dates for the same exam.

Because UF superscores, we encourage you to submit all SAT, ACT and CLT scores.

Miss the test score deadline?

If your test scores are received after December 1, your application will be considered on a space-available basis.

SAT Test Prep Help

The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to offer free test prep services for the SAT. These free, online services provide personalized practice pathways to help you pinpoint areas where you need to improve. Full-length practice tests and other materials are available to print.