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 Students admitted via transfer admission may have their offer of admission rescinded if they do not complete the required prerequisites and A.A. degree prior to enrollment.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.
Prospective freshmen can only apply by using the Common App.
Applications must be received by UF Admissions no later than 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 1 for consideration in the priority applicant round. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
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.
Add UF as a university to receive your application and review our specific application requirements.
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.
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
Complete the UF Supplement. This includes a few additional short-answer questions so that we can learn more about you when reviewing your application.
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
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.
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
SAT, ACT or CLT?
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.