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 Students admitted via transfer admission may have their offer of admission rescinded if they do not complete the required prerequisites and A.A. degree prior to enrollment.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.

Note: Your admission to UF as a transfer student is determined by the college and major to which you are applying.

Steps to



Apply by the college deadline.

College and programs vary on admissions deadlines. Contact the college or refer to the deadlines.

Transfer applications generally are received six to nine months before the term begins.


Check for additional program requirements.

Limited access programs, teacher certification programs and programs requiring an audition generally require additional application materials. Contact your college for information on additional applications and materials.

You may apply to UF before you have completed all requirements provided you will meet all requirements for the term to which you are applying by the time you enroll. You may only apply to one major.


Complete your online application and pay the $30 nonrefundable application fee.

Transfer students apply to a specific college and major. Make sure you meet the college and major prerequisite courses and minimum GPA requirements.


Send us your transcripts.

Submit a transcript from each institution attended, regardless of the length of attendance or credit earned.

For the 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 admission 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. Official transcripts can be sent to UF in two ways: paper transcript received by UF in a sealed envelope or electronic transcripts sent from your institution directly to UF, which can save up to two weeks’ response time. UF accepts electronic transcripts through FASTER, Parchment, National Student Clearing House, ScribbleSoft, e-Scrip Safe, Credential Solutions, SCOIR or Transcripts Plus.

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, send an attested or certified copy of the original.


Foreign language requirement.

If you have not successfully completed at least 8 sequential semester hours at the postsecondary level, submit documentation of two sequential courses of foreign language in secondary school or documentation of an equivalent level of proficiency.


Check your status.

  • Two to four weeks after submitting your application and fee, you can check the status to make sure all the required application materials have been received.
  • Log on to Check Application Status site with the same username and password used to submit your application through the CollegeNET website.
  • The information you receive will identify the status of your application to UF, including what, if any, materials are missing and instructions on how to proceed. This is also where you can receive information about your admission decision.
  • If you need to make any changes after submitting your application, email our transfer team at