Applying As A
Freshman

After You Are Admitted

Get Your Gator Credentials.

As a new student, you will need a UF identification number (UFID) to perform many necessary functions. You can locate your UFID by clicking the “Click here for UFID” link on your application status page. Log in using your MyAdmissions credentials.

GET YOUR UFID

Connect With Gatorlink.

A few days after you are admitted, you will receive an automated email that will prompt you to create your Gatorlink username and password. 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.


Access Your Official UFL Email.

GatorMail 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.

SETUP YOUR EMAIL

Complete the FAFSA.

To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA opens on October 1 of each year. To receive the best financial aid offer, complete the FAFSA as early as possible.

FILL OUT YOUR FAFSA

Register For Orientation/UF Preview.

All newly enrolled students will receive an email in mid March regarding registration for Preview, UF’s mandatory orientation. Preview sets you up for success and provides information about all campus services. This is also when new students register for classes.


Review Housing Options.

On-Campus Housing

Complete the housing application and submit the $25 nonrefundable housing application fee. Applying establishes your priority for housing assignment only and does NOT guarantee an offer of residence hall space.

Note: Due to space limitations, PaCE students cannot live on campus until they transition to residential, on-campus academic programs.

Off-Campus Housing

For students who need or prefer to live off campus, the The Office of Off Campus Life can help you find a variety of housing options in the Gainesville community. Call: (352) 392-1207


CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT BY MAY 2

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Complete the UF Quest 1 Survey By May 4

Complete the UF Quest 1 Survey to reserve a seat in a UF Quest 1 course.


Before Attending UF Preview

Gator 1 Card Photo

Upload a clear head/shoulders photo of yourself at the Gator 1 website at least 48 hours before your Preview appointment. Your Gator 1 card is your official campus photo ID that allows you access many campus services. Questions? Phone 352-392-8343

Submit Immunization Information.

Every new UF student is required to show proof of having health insurance and certain immunizations before arriving on campus. To register for classes, students must submit a completed UF Mandatory Immunization Health History form.

If needed, these immunizations may be obtained from the Student Health Care Center on the UF campus in Gainesville. Call: 352-294-2925.

Note: PaCE students do not need to submit immunization information until they transition to campus.


By July 15...

All offers of admission are tentative until the Office of Admissions receives your final high school and/or college transcripts. Make arrangements to send your final high school and/or college transcripts to our office, as your school may not automatically do this.

Send Your Transcripts To:

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The UF Office of Admissions
P. O. Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000