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How to Apply

New Regulation regarding High School/Associate of Arts

Students receiving their high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) from a Florida College System (FCS) or State University (SUS) institution at the same time should complete the freshman application. If we are unable to offer you admission at the freshman level, you will be provided with the opportunity to have your application reconsidered as an upper-division transfer. Students admitted via transfer admission may have their offer of admission rescinded if they do not complete the required prerequisites and A.A. degree prior to enrollment. Note: Students who opt-in to be considered as an upper-division transfer student will not be required to submit official SAT or ACT scores.

UF's freshman application will open in mid-August. The University of Florida accepts the Common application.



Application Due

November 1

Applications must be received by UF Admissions no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 1 for consideration in the priority applicant round. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a space-available basis, with a final admissions deadline of March 1.

1. 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, occupation and employer information

2. Complete all sections of the application.

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

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. And remember, the best essay topic for you is going to be the one that you are most excited to write about.

3. 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 transcript. You must complete the SSAR by November 15 for your application to be complete. If you begin the SSAR separately before submitting your UF application, be sure to link it to your application once your application has been submitted.

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.

4. Submit your test scores.

Submit your test scores to UF no later than December 1. You may either self-report your SAT and/or ACT scores through your application status page or send official scores from the testing agency. Since accuracy is critical, students who choose to self-report should have a copy of their SAT/ACT score report(s) available to reference when submitting their scores. Because UF superscores both the SAT and ACT, we encourage you to submit scores for all SAT or ACT tests you have taken. If admitted, students who have self-reported their scores in the admissions process will be required to submit official scores from the testing agency to UF by May 1. UF Institutional Codes:

ACT Code: 0758

SAT Code: 5812

TOEFL Code: 5812


UF has no preference for either test. We superscore both the SAT and ACT, meaning that if you take either test multiple times, we will combine your highest subsection scores across test dates for the same exam. If you choose to send us scores from both the SAT and the ACT, we will consider whichever composite score is most competitive for admission.

Miss the test score deadline?

UF’s deadline for receipt of test scores is December 1. If your test scores are received after December 1, your application will be considered on a space-available basis.

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.

5. Choose a 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. If you are admitted, we will try to offer you the term you requested, but space limitations may mean you receive an offer for a different term.

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.

6. 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.


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7. Check your status.

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 the materials that UF has received. This is also where you will find the link to create your SSAR.

Consider These Options In Your Freshman Application

Innovation Academy

The Innovation Academy is an undergraduate spring/summer program that teaches innovation through a dedicated innovation minor embedded in 29 majors across seven colleges. IA offers vast co-curricular experiences, including a Living Learning Community and multiple program-specific student organizations. The unique schedule gives IA students the opportunity to enjoy fall co-curricular activities, pursue internships, study abroad, or enjoy the break at home. Students interested in applying for IA should indicate this on the application and answer the additional short-answer questions.

Honors Program

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. Honors students also can request housing in the Honors Living Learning Community in Hume Hall. If you are interested in the Honors Program, you should indicate this on your application and answer the additional essay questions.