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Correspondence Study at the University of Florida


Undergraduate courses are offered for college credit through Correspondence Study at the Division of Continuing Education. The Division of Continuing Education (DOCE) at the University of Florida provides flexible educational opportunities for students:

  • with conflicting schedules;
  • who need to meet general education or writing and math requirements;
  • who need to meet course prerequisites; or,
  • for students who are seeking professional development or personal enrichment.

If you are attending the University of Florida, prior approval from an academic adviser in your college is required before you enroll in a correspondence study course. To receive approval, simply make an appointment with your academic adviser and they will assist you as needed. Students may not apply more than six semester hours of correspondence credit toward a UF degree.

Students may enroll for courses by mail, fax, in person, or online. Registering for courses via correspondence study does not require transcript of previous academic work, nor does the student need to apply or be admitted to the University of Florida to earn college credit. Correspondence study has continuous enrollment and does not follow the academic calendar.

Once enrolled, students have 16 weeks from the date of enrollment (the equivalent of one semester) to complete their course work. If the course work has not been completed after 16 weeks, a grade of "H" (deferred) will be assigned. If more time is needed to complete the course, an additional 16 weeks will be allowed. Should the course remain incomplete at the end of the second 16-week period, an "I" (Incomplete) will be assigned. After an "I" has been recorded on the student transcript, it can be changed only with special permission from the instructor. If the "I" is not changed, it will be calculated in the studentís GPA as an "E" (failing) in compliance with university policy.

Courses are available in print or online, and often include an interactive CD-Rom. For a free catalog, contact DOCE at (352)392-1711, or write to them at UF/DOCE, 2209 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32611. Their e-mail address is learn@doce.ufl.edu or visit their Web site:


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