PaCE Checklist

Now that you're a Gator in the PaCE program

You are about to begin one of the most exciting times in your life as a UF student in the PaCE program. The Office of Admissions wants you to have an easy transition as you continue your academic journey. Complete these steps to ensure a successful transition to the University of Florida.

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ASAP: get your Gator credentials

As a new student, you will need a UF identification number (UFID) to perform many necessary functions. You can locate your UFID by clicking the "Click here for UFID" link on your application status page. Log in using your MyAdmissions credentials.

Locate Your UFID

ASAP: Connect with Gatorlink

A few days after you are admitted, you will receive an automated email that will prompt you to create your Gatorlink username and password. This account name is public and is used as your access to most UF information systems as well as will become your UF email address.

Activate: Link sent via email

Access Your Official UFL Email

UF Exchange is the email service for our university and is the best way to stay in contact with your professors, advisors and others who are here to help you stay organized.

Set Up Your Email

ASAP: FAFSA and Financial Aid Information

To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The FAFSA opens on October 1 of each year. To receive the best financial aid offer, complete the FAFSA as early as possible.

Complete the FAFSA

Learn more about all types of financial assistance.

By May 3: Secure Your Spot in #UF25

Complete your PaCE Contract and pay your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit online on your application status page.

Submit Your Deposit

Dive into Gator Life

Preview sets you up for success with a mandatory orientation that will help you embark on your new academic journey at UF. This is when students will register for classes. All new Gators must attend, so be sure to sign up. Registration details will be sent by email in March 2021.

Learn More About Preview

Upload Your Gator 1 Photo

Upload a clear head/shoulders photo of yourself at the Gator 1 website at least 48 hours before your Preview. Your Gator 1 card is your official campus photo ID that allows you to access many campus services. Call: 352-392-8343

Upload Gator 1 Photo

Send UF Your Final Transcripts

All offers of admission are tentative until the Office of Admissions receives your final high school and/or college transcripts. You must make arrangements to send your final high school and/or college transcripts to our office before July 15. Your school may not automatically do this.

Send your transcripts to:

UF Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Explore Off-Campus Housing

The Office of Off Campus Life can assist you with finding a range of housing options in Gainesville. Call: 877-895-1234

Read More About Off Campus Life

Explore Optional Fee Package for PaCE

The UF Online Optional Fee Package is designed to give PaCE and UF Online students who choose to reside in or frequently visit Gainesville access to on-campus student services. Students are not automatically enrolled. You must choose to opt in. This package provides the same level of access to on-campus services and facilities that residential students receive.

Explore the Optional Fee Package