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 50,000 freshman applicants. On Friday, we will begin the process of bringing in our new class of Gators. Students who applied by our November 16 priority deadline and submitted all required supplemental materials on time will receive their admission decisions on Friday, February 26, around 6 p.m. EST. Decisions will be available via the Check Your Status page of the UF Admissions website. While our office will be closed when you view your decision, this blog post will give you all the information you need to understand the pathways into UF and 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 either their preferred term of entry or an alternate term based on space availability. Most students will be admitted to their preferred term of entry. However, since we receive many more applications for Fall than for Summer B, some Fall applicants will be offered admission to Summer B based on space availability. For more information, refer to our webpage with answers 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 you applied to the Honors Program but your admissions letter does not mention it, you have not been selected for the program at this time. However, if you are still interested in joining the Honors Program, we encourage you to apply in the summer after your first year at UF via the lateral admissions process.

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. Selection for PROMISE is based on information from your application, including 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 admitted to PROMISE will begin during the Summer B term and enjoy additional resources and support as they transition into UF. Refer to the Office of Academic Support for more information.

If you are admitted into the 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 terms. In the fall, students can pursue study-abroad programs, internships and other opportunities. If you are admitted to the Innovation Academy, you are not able to switch into the traditional Fall/Spring program. Refer to the Innovation Academy website for more information.

If you are admitted to PaCE… Congratulations! The UF Pathway to Campus Enrollment (PaCE) program is a unique program with more than 60 majors that incorporates a hybrid online and residential experience. You’ll start your degree virtually through the highly ranked UF Online. After earning a total of 60 credits (15 must come from UF Online over a minimum of two semesters), students can move from online learning to a guaranteed spot on the UF residential campus in their desired PaCE major. Most importantly, PaCE students are Gators from Day One, and can be as involved in campus life as they like, including having meal plans, joining student organizations or Greek life, taking part in intramural sports or marching band, and purchasing student athletics tickets. For more information, refer to the PaCE Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are admitted to a UF Partnership Program… Congratulations! You are on the path to becoming a Gator and will transition to campus once you satisfy the requirements set by each program. You can learn more about your program on our website:

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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 your success. 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 your status page thoroughly to see if we require further application materials from you. Applicants who are still missing materials or submitted materials after the deadlines will not receive a decision until March 26.

Denied freshmen applicants receiving an AA degree or who have acquired 60 or more dual-enrollment credits can be reconsidered as transfer students. Information on the process of opting into transfer consideration will be included in your decision letter.

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!