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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Policies

Warrington College of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

The university’s Office of Admission administers the admission of freshmen and lower-division transfer students. For information on admission guidelines, refer to the Admissions.

College Requirements

Students admitted to the college are expected to assume full responsibility for registering for the proper courses, fulfilling all requirements for degrees and completing all courses. Academic advisers are available at the Undergraduate Programs Office in Stuzin Hall, Room 267. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic adviser during their first term in the college to establish an academic plan.

Upper-Division Transfer Admission Requirements for Campus and Online Programs

The Office of Admission determines the transferability of credit earned at other institutions. Students may transfer no more than 60 credit hours from community colleges as part of the hours required for a UF degree. The 60-credit hour transfer limit does not apply to course work taken at four-year institutions. Students who have achieved advanced upper-division status, 90 credits or more at a four-year institution, are rarely admitted. Students with 90 or more credits are encouraged to complete their degree at their current institution and consider the University of Florida for graduate degree programs in business.

The university strictly enforces application deadlines. Transfer students who do not have a complete application on file by the deadline, including all required credentials, transcripts, etc., will not be considered for admission and must apply for a subsequent term.

Upper-division transfer students (defined as applicants with at least 60 credit hours) are considered for admission to the college for the fall, spring or summer A/C term, provided they fulfill the following requirements:

1. An Associate of Arts degree (Florida community college transfers only)

2. Completion of the CLAST Exam (state of Florida transfers only)

3. Completion of all preprofessional courses with the minimum GPA required for consideration. Refer to the table on this page.

4. Submission of equivalency forms to the Warrington College of Business Administration Undergraduate Programs Office is necessary for preprofessional courses taken at private, out-of-state and/or international institutions. These forms should be submitted to Stuzin Hall, Room 267, as early in the application process as possible.

Please note that the Undergraduate Programs Office must have grades for at least five of the seven preprofessional courses (must include either Survey of Calculus 1 or Financial Accounting) before a transfer applicant will be considered for admission. Applicants must also provide proof that any remaining preprofessional courses will be completed before enrolling at UF. The seven required preprofessional courses are:

ACG 2021C Financial Accounting
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
ECO 2023 Microeconomics
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
*MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1

  • *CIS majors only: Must take MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1 in lieu of MAC 2233. In addition, MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2 must be completed before enrolling at UF.
  • Transfer students are required to take an eighth course, specific to each major (except CIS and B.A.B.A.) during their first term of enrollment at UF. See the programs of study section for each major specific course.
  • The preprofessional GPA is calculated based on all attempts of the seven preprofessional courses or their equivalents. Once a student receives a grade of C or higher in a preprofessional course or its equivalent, no subsequent grade in that course will be used in calculation of the preprofessional GPA.
  • It is important to note that an academic catalog guarantees graduation requirements, not admission requirements. Admission and tracking requirements are subject to change without notice for students not enrolled in the college.

Preprofessional and General Education Requirements

Courses used to meet preprofessional and General Education requirements may not be taken by correspondence or pass/fail (known as "S-U" at the University of Florida). Students who wish to use a course from another institution to fulfill preprofessional and/or General Education requirements should first consult with an adviser in the Undergraduate Programs Office.

Normal Course Loads

The college’s degree programs are designed for full-time study. Students are encouraged to register for 15 credit hours and are expected to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring (six credit hours during a six-week summer session). Students may not take more than 17 credit hours per term without first receiving approval by the college’s Undergraduate Petitions Committee.

Dean's List

Postbaccalaureate Students

Students who have earned an undergraduate degree are encouraged to consider the college's graduate-level programs (e.g., Master of Accounting, Master of Arts in Business Administration - International Business or Real Estate, Master of Science in Business Administration - Decision Information Sciences, Finance, International Financial Management and Management, or Master of Business Administration/MBA).

Postbaccalaureate admission is highly selective and is subject to the college's resource and enrollment constraints. Meeting the minimum requirements for undergraduate admission does not ensure admission as a postbaccalaureate student.

Nondegree Students

Depending on resource constraints, students may be allowed to register in a nondegree status (i.e., transient student) provided they meet the following requirements:

  • Are State of Florida employees who have not previously attended the University of Florida as degree-seeking students,
  • Have never applied to the University of Florida as degree-seeking students,
  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate business or accounting program at another university/college AND intend to transfer course work back to their home institution. Applicants for nondegree status are also required to submit a letter from their home institution requesting that they be given nondegree status and stating the specific courses that they are authorized to take.

Students approved for nondegree status are only allowed to register for courses on the last day of drop/add. Nondegree registration is done on a space-available basis. Therefore, depending on course availability, students who must take a specific course for transfer back to their home institution may wish to explore other academic alternatives.

It is important to note that the University of Florida does not allow courses taken as a nondegree student to be used to meet the requirements for a UF degree.

International Programs and Study Abroad

The Warrington College of Business Administration faculty believes that knowledge of the global marketplace is vital for effective corporate leadership. An excellent way to obtain such knowledge is to study abroad for a semester or a full academic year. Students in good standing with the college who have a UF GPA of at least 2.5 are eligible to study abroad.

The college has established exchange agreements with numerous foreign universities allowing UF students to count the credits earned abroad toward their UF degree. Programs include the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Mikkeli, Finland; the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo; INHOLLAND University - Haarlem, in the Netherlands; the MBAI in Paris; ESC Rouen in Rouen, France; ESC Grenoble in Grenoble, France; Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain; University of Glamorgan in Treforest, Wales; University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Manchester, UK; Denmark’s International Study Program in Copenhagen; Fachhochschule Weiner Neustad in Austria; University of Antwerp, Belgium; Leon Kozminski Academy in Poland; Singapore Managmente University in Singapore; and Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Summer programs also are available at the Finnish and Danish schools. The college sponsors a summer study tour including stays in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw and Prague. Internships in England are available through Richmond College in London. Finally, the Warrington College of Business Administration is a member of several international consortia further expanding the range of opportunities for foreign study. The possibilities for informal arrangements for transferable overseas study are unlimited.

Participants in approved study abroad programs are eligible for financial aid packages similar to students studying in Gainesville. Summer courses taken abroad count toward UF’s residency requirement. With careful planning and prior approval, these courses can count toward major and/or business core requirements. Students may count up to 30 credit hours of work taken abroad toward their undergraduate degree.

Further information about international study opportunities is available from the Undergraduate Programs Office or the Global Business website.