We know that you have questions…we have answers! Read on to get the answers to some of your Frequently Asked Questions.
1. How do I get into UF?
Good question! UF utilizes a holistic admissions process. This means that we look at you as a whole student- not just grades and test scores. While those numerical factors are important, we also want to know what you do outside the classroom. Do you play an instrument, run track, babysit your sibling? Let us know! We want to hear your story.
2. Do you really read applications?
Yes, we do! Our staff spends numerous hours reading every single application. Keep ‘em coming!
3. Is it easier to get into the Summer term?
While students are asked to provide a preferred term of entry, it is not a factor in the admissions process. While every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred term of entry, space limitations may result in admission to an alternate term, PACE, or one of the state college partnership programs.
4. Are freshmen required to live on campus?
While we do recommend that first year students live on campus, it is not a requirement. Learn more about on-campus housing at www.housing.ufl.edu.
5. What major should I choose if I am Pre-Med?
According to UF’s Pre-Health advisors, there is no specific major that professional schools are looking for! You should pick something that you find interesting and are passionate about.
6. Is the Student Self-reported Academic Record (SSAR) optional?
No! The SSAR is a required part of the freshman application. Students who attend a school that is not based on a U.S. system should not fill out the SSAR. Everyone else- No SSAR = no decision. Check out the SSAR tutorial.
7. Does UF review recommendation letters?
UF does not review recommendation letters in the freshman admissions process. There is no need to send them!
8. I will have an AA degree by the time I finish high school. Do I apply as a transfer student?
Students who will receive their high school diploma and the Associate of Arts degree at the same time should complete the freshman application.
9. How do I get a scholarship?
The first and most important thing to do is to fill out the FAFSA! The FAFSA is open now and can be found at www.fafsa.gov. Apply early!
The Office of Admissions awards limited merit-based scholarships. There is not a separate application for these scholarships as all admitted students who apply by the November 15 deadline are considered automatically. The criteria used for these scholarships are the same holistic and academic criteria used for admissions.
We also encourage you to do some research on your own! There are many free services that provide scholarship information, including UF’s Office for Financial Affairs
10. How’s the food?
That’s a tough question to answer! When it comes to food preferences, everyone is different. There are many options when it comes to dining on campus, including over 45 different options. On campus you’ll see our 2 traditional campus dining halls as well as national brands like Subway, Papa John’s, Panda Express, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks (a favorite of admissions staffers). There really is something for everyone!
and for the Bonus Question—when’s your deadline?
UF’s freshman application deadline is November 15!