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Admission as a Transfer Student

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. Some colleges may require additional application materials. Refer to the appropriate college’s section of this catalog for further information.

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 before 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.

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:

  • At least 60 semester hours of academic work exclusive of occupational courses;
  • 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.

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.

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 as a degree-seeking student.

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 credit hours 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. For consideration, the following guidelines apply:

  • An applicant must have been eligible for admission to the University of Florida as a beginning freshman to be considered for admission as a transfer student. (See the section, Admission as a Freshman.)
  • 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.

Admission as a Junior or Senior: Transfer applicants with 60 credit hours or more must satisfy the requirements listed above (with the exception of the first item – admissibility as a freshman) for admission as a junior or senior transfer. In addition, the following requirements also must be satisfied:

  • An applicant must present a minimum of 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of acceptable college courses.
  • 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, 1000-2000 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 taken 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 before 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.
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