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Admission for International Students


Application Deadlines: Because of the time required to process the application and for the student to make visa and financial arrangements, deadlines have been established. This schedule should be followed:

Desired Date of Entrance

Application Must Be Received Before this Date*

August (Fall)

January 12

January (Spring)

July 1

May (Summer A/C)

November 3

June (Summer B)

November 3

* Some programs may have earlier deadlines.

Applying for Admission

  • All international applicants must complete the international application. The application may be obtained online at


or an applicant should address a request to: Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 114000, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000, U.S.A.

  • Submit a nonrefundable one-time application fee of $30 (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank). An application will not be considered without the required one-time application fee of $30, effective with applications for January 2004 and beyond.
  • Submit test scores. (See Test Score Requirements.)
  • Complete a confidential financial statement.

Applicants will be considered for admission in one of the following classifications:

Undergraduate: An applicant who has not earned a university degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelorís degree.

Postbaccalaureate: An applicant who has earned a university degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelorís degree, but who is not seeking admission to graduate study.

Academic Records

Applications cannot be considered until the Office of Admissions receives ALL required credentials. All documents must be accompanied by official English translations and become the property of the university. Credentials of applicants cannot be returned or forwarded.

  • Undergraduate applicants must submit official transcripts (or certificates) of all academic records or examination results for each year of study from the first year of secondary school and for all postsecondary or university-level work attempted. All documents must be accompanied by official English translations.
  • Postbaccalaureate applicants must submit official transcripts of academic records, including degree statements for all university-level work. These documents must be accompanied by official English translations.

Test Score Requirements

All international students seeking admission to UF are required to submit a satisfactory score 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.

  • International students whose native tongue is English or who have completed at least one academic year of university or college course work in a country where English is the official language (this excludes intensive English language programs) are not required to submit TOEFL scores but must submit satisfactory scores on an appropriate admissions test.
  • Students who enter the university as freshmen or sophomores (less than two years of university course work) must submit Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1) or American College Test (ACT) scores before their application for admission will be considered.

TOEFL information and registration forms are available at U.S. embassies and consulates, the United States Information Agency, U.S. educational commissions and foundations, Binational Centers, and many private organizations such as the Institute of International Education (IIE), America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST), and/or African American Institute (AAI). TOEFL and SAT information is available online at www.ets.org or by writing to the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A. 08540. ACT information is available online at www.act.org or by writing to the American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 4028, Iowa City, IA, U.S.A. 52243.

Notice of Admission

When an application for admission is approved, the university will send an official notice. 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 the university has provided official notification. 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.

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