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The Graduate School

The University of Florida Graduate School coordinates the graduate programs of all schools and colleges of the university. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree at UF should contact the departments directly to learn more about admissions criteria. Based upon the program to which you apply, you may be required to submit items such as transcripts, recommendation letters, and more. It is important that you fully understand your department's specific application process prior to submitting your graduate application.

How to Apply

Apply online and submit UF's non-refundable application fee of $30.00. For more information on the application process, please review the UF Graduate School Admissions Brochure.

When to Apply

Deadlines vary by college and program. Apply online no later than the deadline specified by the academic unit to which you are applying.

Degree Programs

UF offers more than 250 graduate degree programs. Review your desired degree program(s) for application requirements.


Test Score Requirements

Temporary COVID-19 Emergency Admission Exam Waiver: Due to current admission exam testing difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic, most University of Florida graduate degree programs are waiving the GRE, GMAT, and FE requirement for applicants seeking Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer A/B/C 2021, and Fall 2021 admission. This temporary emergency waiver applies only to admission for those four semesters. Admission exam scores are still required by the Warrington College of Business for full-time MBA and all PhD applicants, and by the College of Education for all PhD applicants. If you have questions, contact the graduate department to which you are applying.

GRE

Most applicants must submit GRE scores that are acceptable to the program of interest. Contact the program for specific requirements. Some students with the College of the Arts do not need GRE scores.

GMAT

All MBA applicants must submit satisfactory scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test. GMAT scores may also be accepted by certain MHA, Sport Management, and Food and Resource Economics programs. Contact individual departments for specific requirements.

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)

Some engineering programs will accept FE scores as a substitute for the GRE. Contact individual programs for requirements.

Test score results must be sent directly to UF from the testing agency.

Exemptions

Applicants with a previous graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution may be exempt from the Graduate Record Exam or Graduate Management Admission Test at the program's discretion.

Mailing Address

If scores cannot be sent electronically, they should be addressed to:

UF Office of Admissions
PO Box 114000 (201 Criser Hall)
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000, USA

Transcripts

For purpose of initial review, the Office of Admissions accepts unofficial transcripts. Applicants may upload unofficial transcripts within the academic background section of their application, or if not available at the time of application, through their application status page at a later date.

Applicants who receive an offer of admissions should arrange to have official transcripts sent to the UF Office of Admissions from each postsecondary institution attended. If you attended UF as your postsecondary institution, you do not have to order a transcript from the Office of the University Registrar.

All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. For diplomas and academic credentials that are only issued once, please send an attested or certified copy of the original.


Accreditation

Credit is awarded for college-level coursework completed at a U.S. institution of higher education accredited by one of the following institutional accreditors or its equivalent from a foreign institution:

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission

Foreign institutions must be recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country. Courses must be similar in nature and content to courses in our undergraduate curriculum to be transferred. Courses that are remedial, technical, vocational or doctrinal in nature are not transferable to an undergraduate degree. It is the prerogative of the student's UF college to determine how transfer credits apply to a degree. Students should expect to receive 60 transfer credits with an AA degree from a Florida public community/state college.

The UF Identification Number (UFID)

Approximately 24-48 hours after submitting your online application, your 8-digit UFID will be available on the status of your application. Please use the same username and password used to submit your CollegeNET application.

This number is unique to you and should be used in all e-mail communication and any subsequent applications submitted. It is critical that you do not submit additional applications without using your assigned UFID as that can significantly impact the matching of test scores, transcripts and financial aid information to your academic record.


Checking Your Application Status

You can check the receipt of materials by the Office of Admissions on the MyAdmissions Online Status page. This page will only reflect information concerning materials forwarded directly to the Office of Admissions and does not include materials that are required to be sent directly to your academic unit. Please refer directly to your program concerning materials that they may require.

Admissions Decisions

For graduate admissions, decisions are made at the departmental level. Applicants will receive their decision directly from the academic unit to which they applied. If you have questions about your decision or the time frame for receiving it, please contact the department directly.