Checklist for Success

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 cred

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


ASAP: Connect with Gatorlink

A few days after you are admitted, you will receive an automated email that will prompt you to create your Gator digital identity. 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. You only get one opportunity, so make it count.

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

Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The priority deadline was December 15, 2017. If you have not applied yet, apply as early as possible to be considered for the most and best aid available.

Complete the FAFSA

Learn more about all types of financial assistance.

By May 1: Secure Your Spot in #UF22

Download the PaCE Contract, sign it and return it by mail to the Office of Admissions. Your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit, due by May 1, can be enclosed in the form of a check or money order.

Send contract and deposit to:

The UF Office of Admissions

P. O. Box 114000

Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Dive into Gator Life

Preview sets you up for success with an online and mandatory on-campus orientation that will help you embark on your new academic journey at UF. This is when students will register for their classes. All Gators must attend, so be sure to sign up. Registration details will be sent by email in February 2018.


Upload Your Gator 1 Photo

To eliminate waiting in line at Preview to obtain your Gator 1 card, upload a clear head/shoulders photo of yourself at least 48 hours before arriving Preview at the Gator 1 Preview Express website. Your Gator 1 card is your official campus photo ID that allows you access to many campus services.

Gator 1 Card

Call: 352-392-8343

Send UF Your Final Transcripts

Send final high school and/or college transcripts before July 15. Your school may not automatically do this.

Send your transcripts to:

The UF Office of Admissions

P. O. Box 114000

Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Explore Optional Fee Package for PaCE

The UF Online Optional Fee Package is designed to give 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 as residential students

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