It is Decision Day! The most anticipated day of the year for the Office of Admissions. We have spent months getting to know more than 40,000 applicants, and today is the day we finally get to applaud our newest freshman class of 2018. Prospects who applied by our November 15th priority deadline and submitted all required supplemental material on time will be able to review their admission decisions today at 6:00 pm. Decisions will be available on the “Check Your Status” page of the UF Admissions website. Since our office will be closed by the time you gain access to your decision, this blog post will help explain exactly what your decision means.

If you are admitted into the Summer B or Fall semester…Congratulations! You have been admitted as a residential student to start in your assigned semester. There is no difference between the admissions criteria of either term, so students were placed into their preferred term of entry or an alternate term based on space availability. For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions by New Freshmen.

If you are admitted into the AIM program…Congratulations! AIM serves students who UF believes will benefit from additional support as they transition to college. Criteria for AIM selection is based on information within your application, such as your SAT/ACT scores, family income, high school geographical region or if you’re the first in your family to attend college. Students selected for AIM will begin their first semester during Summer B. Visit the Office of Academic Support for more information on the AIM Program.

If you are admitted into Innovation Academy…Congratulations! The Innovation Academy (IA) brings together students from 29 majors, leading to a convergence of original ideas centered on innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership. IA students take courses in the spring and summer. In the fall, students can pursue study-abroad programs, internships and other opportunities. If you are admitted for Innovation Academy, you are not able to switch into the traditional Fall/Spring program. Visit Innovation Academy for more information on life in IA.

If you are admitted to PaCE…Congratulations! Based on demonstrated potential, students selected for UF PaCE are given the opportunity to enroll in UF Online as a degree-seeking student. After earning a total of 60 credits, students can move from online learning to a guaranteed spot on the UF residential campus in their desired PaCE major. PaCE students can have meal plans, join student organizations or Greek life, take part in intramural sports or marching band and purchase student football and basketball tickets. For more information, refer to the PaCE Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are denied admission to the University of Florida, take the weekend to do something you enjoy with positive company. We know how disappointing this is, but our office is still rooting for the success of every single applicant. At UF, we do not waitlist, but that does not mean that all dreams of joining the Gator Nation have ended. There are still opportunities to join our campus as an upper-division transfer student or applying to one of our excellent graduate or professional programs in the future.

If you do not receive a decision, please review the “Check Your Status” page thoroughly to see if we require further application materials from you. Freshmen applicants who are receiving an AA degree or who have acquired 60 or more dual enrollment credits may need to send in transcripts or declare a major so they can be reviewed for admission as a transfer student. Applicants who are still missing materials or submitted materials late will not receive a decision until March 30.