Application for undergraduate and postbaccalaureate admission to the university must be made to the Office of Admissions. You can correspond with deans, directors and department chairs, but contact with university officials does not eliminate the need to file an application by the deadline.
How to Apply: Freshman and transfer applicants are encouraged to apply on the World Wide Web at www.registrar.ufl.edu/on-line/. Otherwise, an applicant should address a request to Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 114000, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611-4000, asking for application forms for freshman, undergraduate transfer or postbaccalaureate admission.
Requests for graduate, dental, law, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine applications should be directed to the appropriate college and department. Forms and directions vary with the level of entry. Indicate on the request the level of admission.
Early Decision: Those applicants who indicate University of Florida as their first choice and submit the application and commitment contract by October 15 will have an admission decision made on November 15.
Important Note: An application for admission must be filed for the specific term the student wishes to enter the university and will be considered for that term ONLY. Applicants who wish to change their entry date should contact the Office of Admissions for application instructions. An approval for admission is valid ONLY for the term specified in the admission notice.
The general requirements for admission or readmission to any college or division of the university include:
A satisfactory academic record. Each applicant must furnish a complete chronological record of educational institutions previously attended. Official transcripts must be submitted in accordance with the instructions on the application. Failure to declare attendance at another institution could cause invalidation of admission and any credits or degrees earned.
Satisfactory scores on achievement tests or aptitude tests.
A satisfactory conduct record.
All junior and senior international students whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores, in addition to other required test scores.
It should be understood, however, that minimum requirements are given and that admission to the university is selective. The satisfaction of minimum requirements does not automatically guarantee admission. Under Board of Regents policy, a limited number of students may be admitted as exceptions.
Any student who is admitted conditionally may enroll subject to verification that the conditions of admission have been satisfied. If the final credentials fail to confirm the conditions for admission, the admission will be revoked, the studentís classification will be in a nondegree status and continued enrollment will be denied.
Furnishing false or fraudulent statements or information in connection with an application for admission or residence affidavit can result in disciplinary action, denial of admission and invalidation of credits or degrees earned.
Minimum Requirements for Admission
Minimum requirements evolved from studies of student performance. These studies identify primary factors that indicate a reasonable chance for completion of a degree at the university. The University Admissions Committee is responsible for administering all admissions, including applicants approved as exceptions to the minimum admission requirements.
Students who plan to enter the university for the first time will be classified as follows.
Undergraduate Transfers: Students who have earned at least 12 semester hours following graduation from high school, and who have not received a bachelorís degree. (See Admission as a Transfer Student)
Postbaccalaureate Students: Students who have received a bachelorís degree but who do not wish to be admitted to graduate study. (See Admission as a Postbaccalaureate Student)
Graduate Students: Candidates for masterís, specialist or doctoral degrees. (See Admission to Graduate School)
Dental Students: Candidates for admission to the College of Dentistry. (See Admission to the College of Dentistry)
Law Students: Candidates for admission to the Juris Doctor program in the College of Law. (See Admission to the Levin College of Law)
Medical Students: Candidates for admission to the College of Medicine. (See Admission to the College of Medicine)
Pharmacy Students: Candidates for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program in the College of Pharmacy. (See Admission to the College of Pharmacy)
Veterinary Medicine Students: Candidates for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine. (See Admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine)
Requests for in-state residency for tuition purposes are not granted to students who appear to have entered the state solely for educational purposes. For more details regarding residency classifications for tuition purposes, refer to the residency section at the back of this catalog.
Prior to registration, each student accepted for admission must submit proof of immunization. When the application for admission is approved, a form to complete and return is forwarded to the student. No student is allowed to register until the Student Health Care Center has received and approved the form.
Access to and on-going use of a computer are required for all students. The university expects each student entering the university and continuing students entering their junior year to acquire computer hardware and software appropriate to the degree program. Competency in the basic use of a computer is a requirement for graduation; class assignments may require use of a computer, academic advising and registration can be done by computer and university correspondence is often sent via e-mail.
While the university offers limited access to computers through its
computer labs, most students are expected to purchase or lease a
computer that is capable of dial-up or network connection to the Internet, graphical access to the World Wide Web, and productivity functions such as word processing and spreadsheet calculation.
For the freshman and sophomore years, these functions can be provided by most currently available standard microcomputers with an office software suite and printer. Appropriate networking and Internet software is available from the university at no additional cost. Sample minimum configurations are provided below.
Individual colleges will provide additional requirements and recommendations. Consult the appropriate college section in the catalog, the university web page at http://www.ufl.edu (Computer Requirement link) or the CIRCA web page http://www.circa.ufl.edu/ computers.
Minimum configurations as of February 1999:
200 MHz MMX Pentium
32 MB SDRAM
512k L2 cache
2 GB hard drive
10x or faster CD-ROM
high resolution graphics adapter with 2 MB video RAM
high resolution color display with viewable area of 13.7" or larger
Soundblaster compatible sound support
56kb Hayes compatible modem capable of flash upgrade to new ITU standard
A high quality printer (dot matrix, ink jet or laser); limited printing facilities are available in campus labs.
Bundled software should include either Corel or Microsoft office suite.
Basic Windows Ď95 notebook Ė
166 MHz MMX Pentium
32MB SDRAM (upgradable to 64 MB)
256K L2 cache
2 GB hard drive
10x or faster CD-ROM
high resolution graphics adapter with 2 MB video RAM
12.1" active matrix high resolution color
56kb Hayes compatible modem with upgrade option to new ITU standard
A high quality printer (dot matrix, ink jet or laser); limited printing facilities are available in campus labs.
Bundled software should include either Corel or Microsoft office suite.
Admission as a Freshman
Refer also to Required Placement Examinations.
Composite pictures of the SAT results of recent freshman classes at the university indicate that the middle 50 percent of admitted fall freshmen score between 1200 and 1360 on the SAT. In addition, more than 50 percent of each entering class has earned a B+ or better average in high school academic subjects. While there is no minimum grade average or test score to assure admission or success in college, prospective applicants are urged to discuss these data with their school counselors before applying.
When to Apply: The best time to apply is early in the senior year of secondary school. Fall term priority is provided to qualified applicants whose applications and supporting records are received in the Office of Admissions prior to January 28. Applications for the fall class received January 31 and after are considered on a space-available basis. Application deadlines for other terms are listed in the university calendar.
Admission is selective. Because of community colleges and other state universities in Florida, the university must limit the number of entering freshmen. Students may apply for admission after attending community colleges or other universities by transferring to a UF college in accordance with admission standards.
Admission for Florida Residents
These requirements for admission consideration give priority to those applicants whose total record indicates the greatest likelihood of academic success.
Fifteen (15) academic units in college preparatory courses. The following distribution of the 15 academic units is required:
|English (with substantial writing requirements)||4|
|Mathematics (Algebra 1, Formal Geometry, Algebra II)||3|
|Natural Science (2 units of which include substantial laboratory requirements)||3|
|Foreign Language (must be sequential)||2|
A record of good conduct. Major or continuing difficulty with school or other officials may render an applicant ineligible regardless of academic qualifications.
State University System Minimum Freshman Eligibility Index for Admission Consideration
Meeting this index alone does not guarantee admission to the university.
Any Florida student who meets the minimum admission requirements and who is interested in attending the university is urged to submit an application. Applicants should be aware, however, that admission is highly competitive when the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number that the university is permitted to enroll. An applicantís total high school record including grades, test scores, educational objective and pattern of courses completed, school recommendation and personal background and record will be considered.
Any student who does not graduate from a regionally accredited secondary school must provide, in addition to a transcript and SAT or ACT results, the results of the following SAT II examinations: writing, mathematics (level II-C), foreign language, science and social science.
Admission for Non-Florida Residents
Because UF must limit the number of entering freshmen in the fall class, only a small number of highly qualified students from states other than Florida may be admitted.
Applications for early admission (i.e., admission following completion of the junior year of high school) will be considered individually by the admissions committee. Applications should be submitted in accordance with university deadlines.
In addition to the application, the following items are needed:
An official transcript of the applicantís sec-
ondary school record covering grades 9, 10, 11. An overall academic average of 3.8 is
Results of either the SAT or ACT. An SAT total score of 1350 or a composite score of 30 on the Enhanced ACT is required.
A letter from the studentís high school principal or guidance counselor stating specific reasons why the applicant would profit more from early admission than by completion of the senior year of high school.
Qualified high school students will be enrolled as nondegree students and credits earned prior to high school graduation may be accepted subsequently for advanced standing and degree credit when the student is admitted to the university. For more information, refer to Academic Regulations (especially the sections on Dual Enrollment and Nondegree Registration).
The university provides numerous opportunities other than early admission to accelerate graduation. For additional information, please refer to the Academic Advising section.
Advance Housing Payment
Entering freshmen are required to make a housing deposit within 30 days
of acceptance, if they desire to live in university housing. The housing
deposit, less a $25 service charge, is
refundable until May 1 for applicants accepted for admission to the fall freshman class.
Admission with Advanced Standing
The university participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) program, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Students entering the university offer a nationally graded examination as evidence of completion of a college-level course taken in high school. Depending on the results, the student may receive university credit or exemption from such courses without credit. (Refer to the Academic Advising section.)
Admission with Outstanding Credentials
Offers of admission with course work currently in progress are tentative, pending review of final transcripts. Admission offers are subject to cancellation if final course work does not meet admission requirements.
Admission as a Transfer Student
Refer also to Required Placement Examinations.
Who Must Apply as a Transfer Student? Applicants who have earned at least 12 semester hours of credit following graduation from high school.
When to Apply: Applications may be submitted up to one year in advance of the entering term. Applicants should apply at least six months prior to the term they plan to enter. They should refer to the application deadlines in the university calendar and consult the college to which they intend to apply. (Note: In a number of programs, the sequence of professional courses begins ONLY in the fall term of the junior year.) An applicant who delays filing an application may not be able to furnish the necessary records in time for admission to the term desired.
This section lists the general admission requirements for transfer students. It should be noted, however, that admission to the university is selective and satisfaction of these general requirements does not guarantee admission. The colleges of the university have limited enrollment quotas. Transfer applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements will be referred to the appropriate college for enrollment consideration. Refer to the appropriate collegeís section of this catalog for further information.
Florida Public Community College Graduates
This section applies ONLY to new students seeking to transfer directly from a Florida public community college with the Associate of Arts degree. All other community college applicants, undergraduate transfer applicants from four-year colleges or universities and applicants for readmission should consult the appropriate sections that follow.
The University of Florida subscribes to the articulation agreement between the state universities and public community colleges of Florida: Any graduate of a state-approved Florida public community college is eligible for admission to a university if the student has completed a university parallel program and received the Associate of Arts degree, provided the degree has been awarded on the basis of the following:
An approved general education program of at least 36 semester hours;
A grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all college-level academic courses.
A transcript must be furnished from each institution attended regardless of length of attendance or credit earned. Additional transcripts are required as soon as they are available for any work completed after an application. Any student who has failed to maintain a minimum C average at another institution after completing the A.A. degree is not eligible for admission. Regardless of the average earned, courses completed at other institutions must parallel the curriculum at UF.
An undergraduate transfer applicant entering the university with junior class standing (AA degree from a Florida public community college or 60 semester hours of acceptable transfer credit) must have passed the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) or an approved alternative to be admitted in a degree-seeking status.
Applicants seeking admission to a program in teacher education must submit SAT or ACT scores. These scores should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible after submitting an application for admission. Some colleges with enrollment quotas require applicants to submit test scores; when test scores are required, the college will contact the applicant.
Within space and fiscal limitations, applicants who have satisfied the above minimum requirements will be considered for admission at the junior level. Transfer students may be required to take additional pre-professional courses not completed at the junior college. However, such courses will not reduce the number of credits required at this university.
Other Transfer Applicants
This section applies to students seeking to transfer from a Florida public community college without an Associate of Arts degree in a university parallel program and to all undergraduate transfer applicants from other colleges or universities.
Admission as a Freshman or Sophomore: The number of spaces available for students transferring with fewer than 60 hours credit is extremely limited, so limited that very few are accepted. Students are encouraged to remain at their Florida community college until completion of the Associate of Arts degree or to transfer to a Florida community college to complete the A.A. degree.
An applicant must be in good standing and eligible to return to any institution previously attended. A student who for any reason would not be allowed to return to an institution previously attended cannot be considered for admission to UF.
An applicant must have a C average or higher (as computed by the university) on all work attempted at each institution previously attended. No application can be considered until complete official transcripts of all undergraduate work are received by the Office of Admissions.
An applicant must present a satisfactory conduct record. Regardless of other qualifications, an applicant who has experienced serious or continuing difficulty with school or other authorities because of improper conduct may find his or her application denied.
An applicant must present transcripts verifying completion of the courses (or acceptable substitutes) required for admission by the college. (See appropriate college section of this catalog.) If recommended by the college, an applicant lacking some requirements may be permitted to enroll in that college and to complete those courses if all other requirements for admission are met; however, such 1-2000 level courses will not reduce the number of credits required for a degree.
College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST): Applicants admitted in a degree-seeking status who have had the opportunity to take the CLAST, MUST have completed it (or its approved alternative) satisfactorily. Students with fewer than 96 semester hours who are transferring from private colleges in Florida or from out-of-state colleges who have not had the opportunity to take the test, MUST have satisfied the CLAST requirement by the end of the first term of enrollment. Applicants with 96 or more hours of transferable credit must have satisfied the CLAST requirement prior to admission.
All applicants must have completed two sequential courses of foreign language in secondary school or 8-10 sequential semester hours at the postsecondary level, or document an equivalent level of proficiency.
Sat II: Scores on the SAT II are the basic criteria for placement in English composition, calculus, chemistry, Spanish, French, German and Latin. All students who register for any composition course other than ENC 1101 must provide an SAT II writing test score, appropriate AP or IB scores or have earned credit for ENC 1101. Acceptable scores also must be submitted by students who plan to enroll in chemistry, calculus or one of the foreign languages listed in the chart that follows. Students may substitute AP or IB credit earned in the junior year for any of the SAT II exams.
Consult the Academic Advising section for course equivalents charts and information on appropriate course selections. Students can also consult the Schedule of Courses, the Academic Advising Center or individual departments.
Newly admitted students should take all SAT II tests by January of the senior year in high school. Superior results allow students to place into advanced courses at the beginning of their college careers.
UF freshmen who wish to enroll in any of the following courses
must provide SAT II subject examinations or AP/IB scores.
|UF Course||Required SAT II Exam|
|ANY composition course (except
|Calculus or higher||Mathematics, Level II-C|
|Chemistry||Chemistry (no longer required for CHM 2040)|
|French*||French (reading only)|
|German*||German (reading only)|
|Spanish*||Spanish (reading only)|
*Students who have taken foreign language courses in high school who want to continue study of that same language at the university level must take an SAT II language exam.
Freshmen heading toward a pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary medicine, engineering or hard science college curriculum generally will be required to submit SAT II scores in chemistry and/or mathematics level II-C prior to registering for many UF courses.
Mathematics placement: You do not need a placement test score to register for MAC 1114, 1140 or 1147 and MGF 1202. Suitable placement test scores are required to register for MAC 2233, 2311 and 3472. A grade of C or better in MAC 1147 also permits placement into MAC 2233 or MAC 2311.
Chemistry placement: Students wishing to enroll in CHM 2045 must
SAT II, AP or IB scores.
Writing (composition course) placement: No placement test is required for ENC 1101 but students do need appropriate AP, IB or SAT II test scores or ENC 1101 to register for other composition courses.
Students who have received the following scores or higher cannot register for ENC 1101: SAT Verbal 650, ACT English 29, SAT II Writing 590, AP-3 or IB-4. Consider ENC 1102 or 1145, ENG 1131, CRW 1101 or 1301, or any 2000-level English course. (Students in prior catalog years have a different general education composition requirement.)
Postbaccalaureate study is for students who already have received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Postbaccalaureate admission options include:
Earn a second and different bachelorís degree
Complete prerequisites for a health professions college
Take prerequisites for graduate school
Complete a second major in the same degree previously earned
When to Apply: Applications may be submitted up to one year in advance and applicants are urged to apply as early as possible. Applications must be submitted by the deadline for the term. Some departments have deadlines for the receipt of applications and supporting records that are earlier than the general deadlines for the university. All applicants are advised to refer to the university calendar published in this catalog and to verify department deadlines with the appropriate department.
Application for admission as a postbaccalaureate student must be made to Office of Admissions, Box 2946, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32602-2946, on forms supplied by that office. Applications meeting minimum requirements are referred to the department for the admission decision. Application will not be considered unless complete official transcript(s) of all the applicantís prior collegiate work are in the possession of the Office of Admissions. No transcript will be official unless it is received directly from the registrar of the institution at which the work was performed. Official supplementary transcript(s) are required, as soon as they are available, for any work completed after the application was filed.
Minimum Requirements for Admission Consideration:
A minimum grade point average of C (2.0) on all junior and senior year undergraduate work, as computed by UF.
A minimum score of 550 (or 213 on computer based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if English is not your native language.
A satisfactory conduct record; major or continuing difficulty with school or other officials may deem an applicant ineligible, regardless of academic qualifications.
Application for Admission: Admission forms and information may be obtained from the appropriate department. Prospective students should apply as early as possible. For some departments, admission deadlines may be earlier than those in the university calendar; prospective students should consult the department. Applicants meeting minimum standards are referred for admission decisions to the graduate selection committee.
To be admitted to graduate study in a given department, the applicant must satisfy the requirements of the college and department as well as those of the Graduate School. In some departments, admission is limited. For complete information, consult the Graduate Catalog.
General Requirements: The Graduate School requires a minimum
grade average of B for all
3-4000 level course work and acceptable scores on all sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). For some colleges and departments, and in more advanced levels of graduate study, an undergraduate grade point average or GRE score above the minimums may be required and are on file in the Graduate School.
Some colleges and departments require a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. Exceptions are made only when these and other criteria are reviewed and recommended by the department and approved by the college and the Graduate School.
Admission to the Graduate School is dependent upon presentation of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. The departments will make admission decisions when they have received test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation. Applicants must provide two copies of complete transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate course work. One copy must be sent to the Office of the University Registrar and one copy to the intended department. No transcript will be accepted as official unless it is received directly from the registrarís office of that institution. Official supplementary transcripts are required as soon as they are available for any work completed after an application has been made. In general, no student who is a graduate of a non-accredited institution will be considered for graduate study.
The Board of Regents will admit up to ten percent of new admits in a
given class as exceptions. Students admitted as exceptions under the ten-percent
waiver rule must present both a grade point average and GRE score with
their application and meet other criteria required by the
Graduate Record Examination: In addition to the GRE, some departments request scores on one or more advanced subject tests of the GRE. All scores will be considered.
Graduate Study in Business Administration: Students applying for admission to the Graduate School for study in the Warrington College of Business Administration or the Fisher School of Accounting may substitute satisfactory scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for the GRE. Students applying for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program must submit satisfactory scores on the GMAT. Applicants should contact the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Graduate Study in Law: Students applying to the graduate program leading to the Master of Laws in Taxation must submit scores on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
Students who are not eligible for direct admission may be granted conditional admission to the Graduate School until requisite examination scores or final grades are available. Students also may be granted conditional admission to pursue graduate work if previous records or GRE scores are borderline or when specific prerequisite courses are required.
Students granted conditional admission will be notified by the department of the conditions of their admission. When these conditions have been satisfied, the department will notify the student in writing and will send a copy to the Graduate School. Eligible course work taken while a student is in conditional status is applicable toward a graduate degree. Students failing to meet any condition of admission will not be able to register.
All international students seeking admission to the Graduate School are required to submit satisfactory scores on the GRE and on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with the following exceptions:
All international students applying to the MBA program must submit satisfactory GMAT scores before their application will be considered.
International students are required to hold health and accident insurance as a condition of enrollment. Such insurance must be payable in U.S. dollars and should not be limited to a particular hospital, clinic, agency or health care institution. Failure to comply may result in cancellation of registration.
Graduate students whose native language is not English may be asked to submit satisfactory scores on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) to be eligible for teaching assistantships.
Applicants should write the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, for registration forms and other information concerning TOEFL, TSE, GMAT and GRE.
Admission to the College of
When to Apply: The Application Request Card for the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) may be obtained after May 15 from the College of Dentistry, Box 100445, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-0445. The request card should be sent directly to the AADSAS, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Suite 101, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Return the completed forms and supporting documents directly to the AADSAS no later than October 15 of the year prior to enrollment in the dental school. Failure to meet this deadline will prevent the Dental Admissions Committee from evaluating your record.
The data compiled by the AADSAS will be evaluated by the Dental Admissions Committee. Promising applicants will be sent application forms requesting additional information. Submission of committee evaluations or letters of recommendation are not necessary until the formal application forms are filed.
The college looks for students with high standards of scholastic achievement, moral character and motivation. Applicants must possess high aptitude and exceptional academic preparation because of the science studies that must be mastered. The personal relationship between patient and dentist places the latter in a position of trust, which demands maturity, integrity, intellectual honesty and responsibility. A broad representation of the ethnic mixture of the state is sought in the student body. The college adheres to the principles of ethnic, racial, religious and social equality among its student body and faculty.
Generally, applicants should plan to complete the requirements for a bachelorís degree. However, qualified students may be accepted without a bachelorís degree, provided they show evidence of sufficient preparation. Applicants with an overall B average will receive the strongest consideration for admission.
All applicants must take the Dental Admission Test, preferably in the spring preceding submission of their application or, at the latest, during the fall testing period. The test is given twice a year . Following a review of all application materials and Dental Admission Test scores by the Dental Admissions Committee, interviews will be arranged for competitive applicants.
(Refer to the more detailed description in the College of Dentistry bulletin.)
Admission to the Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Beginning Students: All applicants for admission to the college must have received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and achieved a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
The minimum acceptable score on the LSAT varies with the total grade point average achieved by the applicant on all college work for the bachelorís degree. The lower the grade point average, the higher the LSAT score must be to qualify for admission. All applicants (including present and former UF students) must register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) in lieu of requesting transcripts from each institution attended. For more detailed information on admission to the Levin College of Law, refer to the college catalog. Applications can be accepted as indicated in the law catalog.
Advanced Standing: For information on admission to the college with advanced standing, refer to the law catalog.
Admission to the College of Medicine
When to Apply: Because the number of places in the first-year class of the College of Medicine is limited, candidates should make application as early as possible during the summer or fall of the year preceding their intended date of entry.
Personal qualities of high orderócharacter, responsibility and maturityóare
the primary requirements for admission and a genuine
interest in human welfare is important. The student must have demonstrated superior intellectual achievement. A bachelorís degree is recommended. Academic background and performance in relation to the course load attempted will be weighed. Efficient methods of study and effective powers of reasoning are essential.
A limited number of out-of-state students, in proportion to the number in the university as a whole, may be admitted. Students who have failed academically or are ineligible to continue in another medical school will not be admitted.
Applications from students who are enrolled presently in another medical
school will be considered provided they are eligible to continue in their
present medical school, the school they are now attending is a member of
the Association of American Medical Colleges, and space is
Prospective applicants must take the Medical College Admissions Test,
preferably by the spring preceding the submission of the application. A
personal interview will be required for final
Graduate students who are candidates for the Ph.D. in medical sciences should apply through the Graduate School. More detailed information is available in the College of Medicine catalog.
Admission to the College of Pharmacy
Students applying to the College of Pharmacy should submit an application by January 15 to the Office for Student Affairs, Box 100495, Health Science Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610. Current UF students can access the collegeís web site at http://www.cop.ufl.edu/. Transfer students can submit the general state application, also available on line at www.registrar.ufl.edu/.
Academically competitive students will be sent other applications materials (e.g., personal profile, essays and letters of recommendation), which are due by February 1.
UF students should complete all pre-professional pharmacy courses. Please see additional information on universal tracking requirements and information about the College of Pharmacy in this catalog.
Candidates seeking admission to programs leading to the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in the pharmaceutical sciences (pharmaceutics, pharmacodynamics, medical chemistry, pharmacy health care administration) should apply through the Graduate School.
Admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine
When to Apply: Application are available July 1 from the Office of the Dean for Students and Instruction, College of Veterinary Medicine. Applications must be received by the Veterinary Medical Center Application Service by October 1 for admission consideration.
Candidates seeking admission to programs leading to the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree with emphasis on animal disease problems should apply through the Graduate School. Refer to the College of Veterinary Medicine section of this catalog.
Admission Information for Veterans Administration and Social Security Benefits
The university is approved for the education and training of veterans
under all public laws now in effect, i.e., Chapter 31, Title 38, U.S. Code
(Disabled Veterans), Chapter 32, Title 38, U.S. Code (Veterans Educational
Assistance Program), Chapter 30, Title 38, U.S. Code, Chapter 1606, Title
10, U.S. Code, and Chapter 35, Title 38,
U.S. Code (Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans).
Students who may be eligible for educational benefits under any Veterans Administration (VA) program are urged to contact their local VA representative as soon as they are accepted. Students expecting to receive benefits under one of these programs must file an application for benefits with the Office of the University Registrar. No certification can be made until the application is on file. Benefits are determined by the Veterans Administration; the university certifies according to VA rules and regulations.
Inquiries relating to social security benefits should be directed to the studentís local Social Security Office. The Office of the University Registrar will submit enrollment certificates issued by the Social Security Administration for students eligible to receive educational benefits under the Social Security Act, providing the undergraduate student registers for 12 semester hours or more.
A full-time undergraduate load for VA or social security benefits is 12 hours per semester.
Admission for International
Application Deadlines: Because of the time required to complete
processing of the application and for the student to make visa and financial
arrangements, deadlines have been established. The following schedule should
be noted carefully:
|Desired Date of Entrance||Application Must Be Received Prior to this Date*|
|August (Fall)||February 1|
|January (Spring)||July 1|
|May (Summer A/C)||November 1|
|June (Summer B)||January 1|
* Some programs may have earlier deadlines.
Applying for Admission
International students seeking admission to the university are considered for as follows:
Undergraduate Student: An applicant who has not earned a university degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelorís degree.
Postbaccalaureate Student: An applicant who has earned a university degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelorís degree, but who is not seeking admission to graduate study.
Graduate Student: An applicant who has earned a university degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelorís degree and who is seeking admission to graduate study.
All International Applicants Must
Submit a nonrefundable application fee of $20 (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank). An application will not be considered without the required application fee.
Submit test scores. (See Test Score
Complete a confidential financial statement.
Hold health and accident insurance as a condition of enrollment. Such insurance must be payable in U.S. dollars and should not be limited to use in a particular hospital, clinic, agency or institution delivering health care. Failure to comply may result in cancellation of registration.
All international students seeking admission to UF are required to submit satisfactory scores of 550 or higher (or 213 on the computer based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), except where noted below.
Students who enter the university as freshmen or sophomores (less than 60 hours of credit) must submit Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores before their application for admission will be considered.
Graduate applicants must submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Graduate applicants for the Master of Laws program must submit scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
All international students applying for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program must submit satisfactory scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) before their application for admission can be considered.
Each application for admission must be accompanied by a nonrefundable $20 application fee (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank). An application will not be processed without the application fee. If you find it difficult to submit the application fee because of currency restrictions in your country, we suggest that you request a friend or relative in the United States to submit the fee on your behalf.
Consideration of an application cannot be given until ALL required credentials are received by the Office of Admissions. All documents must be accompanied by certified English translations and become the property of the university. Credentials of applicants who do not enroll will be destroyed and cannot be returned or forwarded.
Send applications and credentials to the Office of Admissions, P. O. Box 2946, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32602-2946, U.S.A.
Notice of Admission
When an application for admission is approved, an official notice will be sent by the university. Admission is for a SPECIFIC term. If a student is unable to enroll for the term indicated, the Office of Admissions should be informed immediately. If the student wishes to be considered for entrance to a different term, the Office of Admissions must be advised.
Under no circumstances should an applicant make plans to depart for Gainesville until official notification has been provided by the university. A student who comes to campus without a notice of admission does so entirely at his or her own risk. The studentís presence on campus will not influence the decision for admission.
Because of the limited resources available in terms of faculty, staff and physical facilities, only those international students who submit superior academic records can be approved for admission.
Readmission applies to students who have been previously admitted and who have attended the university.
Former undergraduate students who do not enroll at the university for two consecutive terms,
including any summer term, must apply for readmission. Readmission, however, is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at the appropriate level, college or major. Students who skip a single term will be scheduled automatically for a registration appointment for one additional term.
How to Apply for Readmission
Applications are available from the Office of Admissions, Box 114000, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000. Forms and directions vary with the level of readmission. Applicants should indicate the college and the level of last enrollment at the university as well as the college and level to which they wish to apply. Applications must be received in the Office of Admissions by the deadline published in the university calendar.
Satisfactory Academic Record
Applicants must be eligible to return to the university. If applicants have attended any college or university since last enrolled at the University of Florida, they also must have a C or higher average (as computed by UF) on all work attempted at each institution. (Note: Grades received at other institutions are not averaged with grades received at UF for the purpose of meeting university grade-point average requirements.)
Students must list all institutions attended and provide complete official transcripts from each. Failure to declare attendance at another institution could invalidate admission and any credits or degrees earned. Applicants also must be in good standing and eligible to return to each institution previously attended.
All readmission applicants must meet the current admission requirements
of the college or school they expect to enter. Readmission is not guaranteed
and is subject to availability at the level, college or major. (Consult
the appropriate college section in this catalog for admission
Satisfactory Conduct Record
Applicants must present a satisfactory record of conduct. Regardless of other qualifications, applicants who have experienced major or continuing difficulties with school or other authorities since the last enrollment at the University of Florida may find their application for readmission denied.
Fresh Start Program
Former undergraduate students who have been dismissed and who wish to return to the University of Florida after an absence of no fewer than five calendar years (during which they have engaged predominantly in nonacademic activities) may petition for undergraduate readmission under the Fresh Start Program.
If admitted, credit for previous UF courses in which a grade of C or better was earned will be calculated in UF hours earned and may be applied toward a degree. No grades previously earned in UF courses will be included in the UF grade point average. All previous course attempts and grades received will remain on the studentís academic record and transcript.
Students may not apply for the Fresh Start Program subsequent to readmission to the university. Students who have been readmitted under Fresh Start may not petition subsequently for any retroactive change to their academic records. Students admitted under Fresh Start who do not enroll must reapply for a future term.
For additional information on policy and procedures, former students who wish to petition for readmission under the Fresh Start Program should contact the dean of the college into which they seek readmission.