It’s the most anticipated time of the year for the Office of Admissions: Decision Week! We have spent months reviewing applications and getting to know our more than 45,000 freshman applicants. On Friday, we will begin the process of bringing in our new class of Gators. Students who applied by our November 1 priority deadline and submitted all required supplemental materials on time will receive their admission decisions on Friday,February 28, at 6pm. 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 for either term, so students are placed into their preferred term of entry or an alternate term based on space availability. For more information, refer to Frequently Asked Questions by New Freshmen.

If you applied to the Honors Program… students offered a spot in the Honors Program will be notified via their admission letter. If your admissions letter does not mention the Honors Program, unfortunately, you were not admitted into the program at this time. We encourage you to apply for Honors again via lateral admissions process the summer after your first year at UF.

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

If you are admitted into Innovation Academy… Congratulations! The Innovation Academy (IA) brings together students from 30 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. Refer to Innovation Academy for more information.

If you are admitted to PaCE… Congratulations! Based on demonstrated potential, students selected for UF PaCE are provided the opportunity to enroll in UF as a degree-seeking student. After earning a total of 60 credits (15 must come from UF Online over two semesters), 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 athletics 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 can be, but our office is still rooting for the success of every single applicant. At UF, we do not wait-list applicants, but this 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 by 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. Applicants who are still missing materials or submitted materials late will not receive a decision until March 27.

Denied freshmen applicants receiving an AA degree or who have acquired 60 or more dual-enrollment credits have the opportunity to request to be considered as a transfer student and may need to send in transcripts or declare a major so they can be reviewed.

If you have any questions regarding your decision, send us an email or give us a call at 352-392-1365. We are here to help!