International Applicants

International applicants follow the same freshman application process as all other students. All freshman applicants receive equal, uniform holistic admission review irrespective of their secondary curriculum origin or citizenship. If your educational history includes coursework from outside the United States, consider these exceptions:


Applicants who should complete the SSAR:

  • Attended a high school regionally accredited in the United States for at least three years.
  • Attended a DODEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) school.

Applicants who should NOT complete the SSAR:

  • Attended a secondary school located outside the United States for more than one semester.
  • Studied a curriculum that did not follow the standard U.S. system.

Required: At least three full years of your most recent secondary school transcript(s), including courses in progress (grades 9, 10 and 11 + senior schedule) in both the native language of instruction and a word for word certified English translation (if applicable). Unofficial transcripts are accepted electronically via the status Check Status page for the review process, while official transcripts and translations are required upon enrollment.

Optional: Applicants whose educational history has not followed a curriculum patterned after the U.S. system are encouraged to submit their academic transcript(s) to a credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation with a grade point average (GPA) calculation. UF recommends a course-by-course evaluation from any NACES approved member evaluation agency.

English Proficiency

All applicants, regardless of citizenship, must demonstrate English proficiency. English proficiency examination results, such as TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test, are encouraged for non-native English speakers, but are not required for freshman admission. SAT, ACT or Classic Learning Test (CLT) results are required for all freshman applicants.