How to Apply | University of Florida Online (2024)

Ready to apply to UF Online? Below is a step-by-step guide of the UF Online Admissions process. Become a Gator on your terms today.

Step 1: Determine your Applicant Type

Knowing your applicant type will help you determine if you qualify for admission to UF Online. It will also help you know which documents are required with your application.

Your applicant type is based off the number of transferable college credits you will have earned prior to your intended first term in our program.

  • If you have 0-11 college credits or have earned/will earn your high school diploma and Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) from a Florida College System (FCS) or State University (SUS) institution at the same time, you are a Freshman applicant.
  • If you have 12-59 transferable credits, you are a Lower Division Transfer applicant.
  • If you have 60 or more transferable credits, this includes Associate of Arts (AA) degree holders, you are an Upper Division Transfer applicant.
  • If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you are Second Bachelor’s degree seeking applicant.
  • If you were previously enrolled in a degree seeking program at the University of Florida, you are a Readmission applicant.

Learn how to determine what type of applicant you are

Step 2: Review the admissions requirements for your respective applicant type

  • Freshman
  • Lower Division Transfer applicants
  • Upper Division Transfer applicants
  • Second Bachelor’s degree seeking applicants
  • Readmission applicants
  • Homeschooled students
  • International students

Need more information?

Not sure if you should apply or have questions about our admissions requirements? Request information or contact an Admissions Officer today at 1-855-994-2867 or by email.

Step 3: Submit your UF Online Application

  • Once you complete all sections of the application, you’ll submit the non-refundable $30 application fee online.
  • Your application and fee must be submitted before the application deadline for the term to which you are applying.
  • Apply now!
  • Tip: Your UF Online application (and application fee) is valid for up to one entire academic year. If you apply for one term and your timeline changes, we can easily roll your application to a future term.

Step 4: Request your official documents

  • Arrange to have your official documents sent to the University of Florida. Please reference our application checklists.
  • All required materials must be received in our office no later than the file completion deadline.

Helpful Tips

  • Contact your school or testing agency to see if they can send your official documents electronically. This is the fastest delivery method. We accept electronic transcripts from Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Credential Solutions, and Escrip-safe. Please note that emailed or faxed documents are not considered official. You should select the University of Florida as the recipient during the ordering process. When you order these documents, save any records you receive for future reference.
  • If you cannot send electronic transcripts or test scores, send physical copies to:
University of Florida Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
  • Note: Readmission applicants, including previous UF degree seeking students applying to UF Online, will need to submit official transcripts for any undergraduate coursework not reported in their UF record. This is typically coursework taken after attending UF.
  • All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. For diplomas and academic credentials that are only issued once, send an attested or certified copy of the original.
  • Step 5: Track your Application Status

    • You will receive an email with instructions for creating a login to check your application status within 24-48 hours of submitting your UF Online application. Once you have these login credentials, you can check your application status page at any time for real-time updates on your admissions file.
    • As documents arrive in our office, your application status page will reflect which documents were received and when they were processed. Your application status page will be updated if additional information is required.
    • To provide timely and quality service to all applicants, please check your application status page for updates before contacting our office. By checking this page regularly, you’ll always know where you are in the admission review process.
    • Admissions decisions are rendered on a rolling basis, so the sooner you complete your file, the sooner you will get your admissions decision. We always prioritize the upcoming term over future terms. You are notified via email when a decision is rendered.


    Need help? Have questions? Got stuck? No problem.

    Contact the UF Online Recruitment & Outreach team today at 1-855-994-2867 or by email.

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