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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Admission to the University


Admission for International Students

International Applicant: The Office of Admissions classifies an applicant as an undergraduate if he or she has not earned a university degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelorís degree.

How to Apply: Applications cannot be considered until the Office of Admissions receives ALL required credentials. International applicants should supply the following:

  • All international applicants should apply online.

  • Submit the nonrefundable $30 application fee (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank or credit card); An application will not be considered without this fee.


  • Submit appropriate test scores:
    • Freshmen or sophomores (less than two years of university course work) must submit official SAT or ACT (with writing test) scores.
    • Junior-level transfers and postbaccalaureate students whose native language is not English must submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Michigan English Lab Assessment Battery (MELAB).
    • Applicants whose native language is English or who have completed one academic year of study at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language (excluding intensive English language programs) are exempt from the English proficiency requirement.
  • Submit official transcripts, mark sheets, examination certificates and diplomas earned from all high schools, collegesand universities attended. Official certified English translations must be provided for documents not issued in English. All documents become the property of the university and cannot be returned or forwarded.

  • Complete the Certificate of Financial Responsibility.

When to Apply: International applicants should submit their admission applications and supporting materials well in advance of the published application deadlines.

Please note: Under no circumstances should an applicant make plans to depart for Gainesville until the university has provided official admission notification. A student who comes to campus without confirmation of admission does so entirely at his or her own risk. Presence on campus will not influence an admission decision.