By now you have completed some college-level coursework and are seeking a change. Applying to the University of Florida will provide you with incredible opportunities to further your education.
Your admission to UF as a transfer is determined by the college and major to which you are applying.
The Transfer Application
Prospective transfers from Florida public community colleges can refer to the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) Common Prerequisite Manual for state university transfer prerequisite course requirements.
You are eligible if you...
- Have completed an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public institution or at least 60 transferable semester credit hours from a regionally accredited institution.
- Can show proficiency in a foreign language. You can do this by providing a high school transcript showing that you completed two years of the same foreign language OR by completing 8-10 semester hours of the same foreign language.
- If you speak a foreign language, you can show proficiency by taking a CLEP or SAT II exam or providing an official letter from a professor that teaches that language stating that you are fluent. If you have questions, please contact admissions.
- Have a minimum 2.0 overall GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA from your last attended institution, as calculated by UF.
- Have completed or will complete specific requirements for your intended major before attending UF. Visit your intended college's website or contact them directly to be sure that you meet all of their requirements.
- You are in good standing and eligible to return to any institution previously attended
You are not if you...
- If you have less than 60 semester credit hours or have already completed a bachelor's degree, you are not eligible for our on-campus program and should consider applying for a UF Online Program or to our graduate, professional or postbaccalaureate admissions.
- Apply online and submit the $30 nonrefundable application fee. (Please note that if paying by credit card, a $7.00 service fee will be added automatically to the $30 fee, so the total application fee is $37.00.)
- After submitting your application, send in a transcript from each institution attended regardless of length of attendance or credit earned.
- 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 eScrip, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse and Faster.
- Submit documentation of two sequential courses of foreign language in secondary school or 8-10 sequential semester hours at the postsecondary level, or document an equivalent level of proficiency.
- Apply to a specific UF college and major.
- Meet college and major prerequisite courses and minimum GPA requirements.
- Limited access programs, teacher certification programs and programs requiring an audition generally require additional application materials.
- Submit proof of immunization prior to registration.
- SAT/ACT with Writing test scores are required for freshmen/sophomore transfers and those applying to teacher certification programs. Official scores must be sent to UF directly from the testing agency.
When to Apply
Here are college contacts and references to those that have specific transfer requirements.
It is the prerogative of the student's UF college to determine how transfer credit satisfies the specific degree's course requirements. Courses from Florida public community colleges and State University System schools generally adhere to the Statewide Course Numbering System. If the prefix (first three letters) and the last three digits of the course number are the same, then the course is considered equivalent.
There are several credit-by-examination programs that earn credit toward a UF degree.
- A maximum of 45 semester hours may be granted by combining AICE, AP, IB and CLEP credit.
- Students beginning in the fall or spring term must have taken the exams (AICE, AP, IB, CLEP) and have their scores reported to the university before enrolling or, at the latest, before the end of the first term of enrollment at UF.
- Students who begin in the summer must have taken the exam(s) and had the scores reported before the end of their first fall term.
- If you submit appropriate scores, UF will grant credit and post the course equivalencies to your UF transcript. Equivalent courses earned by examination generally fulfill the same requirements that the UF course fulfills.
- Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, dual enrollment, transfer credit or UF course credit. UF course credit takes precedence over all other forms of credit. Credit awarded for dual enrollment or transfer courses takes precedence over credit by examination. If duplicate credit exists among AICE, AP, IB or CLEP, the exam yielding the most credit will be awarded.
Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
Once scores are submitted, they will be evaluated to see if they meet minimum requirements. If so, the student will receive credit for UF course equivalencies that will appear on the student's UF transcript.
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)
Scores of 3 or higher on AP foreign language exams fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and B.A. programs in the College of Fine Arts.
Students receiving IB examination scores of 4 or higher on both higher-level and standard-level examinations may receive UF credit. Scores of 4 or higher on IB foreign language exams fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Journalism and B.A. programs in the College of the Arts, regardless of whether the student has earned the IB diploma.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP examinations cover material that is taught in introductory-level courses at many colleges and universities. CLEP can provide information on the examinations offered.
Placement is an assessment of a student's level of preparation in a subject. The purpose of placement is to help students enroll in the courses in which they are most likely to be successful.
International Transfer Students
When reviewing applications from international applicants, the Office of Admissions considers the characteristics of the national system of education, the level of studies completed, the quality of achievement, the type of institution attended, and the suitability of preparation for the proposed program.
- Pay the nonrefundable application fee of $30.00 plus $7.00 processing fee online.
- Applications will not be considered for admission until the Office of Admissions has received ALL required materials.
- All documents must be accompanied by certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
- All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. Credentials of applicants who do not enroll will be destroyed.
- Applicants must submit official transcripts, mark sheets and examination certificates in the native language for all secondary and/or postsecondary coursework, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
- International students must also prove they have sufficient funds available to them to pay for their educational and living expenses while enrolled at UF.
Applicants are required to submit secondary and college or university credentials from non-U.S. institutions to a credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation with grade point average calculation. Companies offering these evaluation services include:
- Academic Evaluation Services
- Educational Credential Evaluators
- Josef Silny & Associates Inc., International Education Consultants
If using the Josef Silny & Associates Credential Evaluation Application, please refer to the UF application on their site.
UF also recommends any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
UF requires proficiency in spoken and written English and accepts the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The university's TOEFL code is 5812.
Minimum scores acceptable for admissions are:
- TOEFL: 550 (paper test); 80 (internet based)
- IELTS: 6
- MELAB: 77
- Please note: The TOEFL ITP is not accepted for admission purposes.
International applicants are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if enrolled for one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language prior to your anticipated term of enrollment, or if you are from one of the following countries.
The university requires proof of financial support for the first year of study. Refer to tuition. An additional $6,000 is required if you are bringing a spouse and $2,500 for each child who may accompany you. Make copies of the certificate of financial responsibility for your records and for use at the U.S. Consulate. You cannot be issued the I-20 until you provide financial confirmation indicating full coverage of your estimated total cost of your educational and living expenses. You will receive instructions on submitting these documents after admission to UF.
Checking Your Application Status
Two to four weeks after submitting your online application and application fee, you can check the status of your application 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, what, if any, materials are missing and provide instructions on how to proceed. This is also where you can receive information about your admission decision.
After the Office of Admissions verifies that your application file is complete, the file is forwarded to the college and academic department for admission consideration and decision. Information about your application status is provided online as a convenience. While every effort is made to be timely and accurate, information conveyed by electronic means is unofficial. An official written notification of admission will be mailed to your permanent address. Please do not act on any information until you have received official notification.
Many degree programs have limited access, so admittance depends on space availability and the size and strength of the transfer applicant pool. Once a decision is made, the college will notify you in writing of an admission decision as well as any other requirements.
Transfer admission notifications can occur at any time. If you have any questions, please contact the college directly.