Transfer Admissions

We're glad that you have decided to apply for admission to the University of North Florida. This information will explain what materials are required to be considered for admission. If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Application Deadline  
Transfer student application deadlines are subject to change. Students are admitted on a space available basis, so plan to apply early and check the deadlines Web site regularly. Note that some limited access programs have different deadlines and supplemental applications that must be submitted to the respective department. All application materials must be official and received by the Office of Admissions no later than 5 p.m. on the posted deadline date. Items simply post-marked by the application deadline will not be considered.

 

 Upper-level Transfer Students

Upper-level transfer students are defined as those with at least 60 transferable credit hours or an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public or postsecondary institution. Admission requirements will vary by major, term, and space-availability. In order to be considered, applicants must meet or exceed a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher, including a "C" or higher average and "good standing" status at the most recent college attended. Listed below are the minimum required materials for upper-level students to submit in order to be evaluated for a decision. Additional requirements will exist for students applying to limited access/selective admission programs or as international students.

All transcripts and test scores must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school or testing agency. Unofficial documents will not be accepted.

Lower-level Transfer Students

Lower-level students are defined as those with fewer than 60 transferable credit hours*. Admission requirements will vary by major, term, and space-availability. In order to be considered, applicants must meet or exceed a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher, including a "C" or higher average and "good standing" status at the most recent college attended. At minimum, lower-level applicants must also meet the State University System sliding scale with high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Listed below are the minimum required materials for lower-level students to submit in order to be evaluated for a decision. Additional requirements will exist for students applying as international students.

*A student with fewer than 12 transferable credit hours must apply as a freshman. See our freshman admissions page for application information.

All transcripts and test scores must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school or testing agency. Unofficial documents will not be accepted.

 

 

Admissions application

Transfer students may apply for entrance into the spring (January), summer (May or June), or fall (August) semesters. Students may apply for admission up to one year in advance of their intended enrollment term. Students are encouraged to submit an online application; however the paper version may be printed and submitted via mail or in person.

Application fee

A $30 non-refundable application fee is required for any application for admission. Acceptable payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express at the time the online application is submitted, personal check, or money order made payable to UNF.

College transcripts

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that final, official transcripts have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to the posted deadline. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended are required, regardless of number of credit hours earned or if transfer credit appears on another transcript (including institutions attended through Dual Enrollment). All transcripts must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school. Unofficial documents will not be accepted. Florida public schools should send transcripts electronically, while private and non-Florida schools may mail transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

Transcripts from credit-earning mechanisms including military credits

Students are required to submit official transcripts/score reports from coursework completed through any credit-earning mechanism. Credit-earning mechanisms include, but are not limited to IB, AP, AICE, Dual Enrollment, CLEP, or DANTES.  Applicants who have earned college credits through the military must also provide a SMART or AARTS transcript. All transcripts and test scores must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school or testing agency. Unofficial documents will not be accepted.

High school transcripts

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that final official high school transcripts have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline. Transcripts must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted. Florida public schools should send transcripts electronically, while private and non-Florida schools may mail transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

The Office of Admissions will recalculate a grade point average (GPA) based on the following nineteen (19) academic units in college preparatory courses. Additional weight is given to grades of "C" or higher earned in honors, Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, IB, or AICE courses.

  • Four units of English
  • Four units of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • Three units of natural science
  • Three units of social science
  • Two units of (the same) foreign language
  • Two units of academic electives

SAT and/or ACT score reports

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that official SAT and/or ACT scores have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline. Multiple scores are accepted and the best subsection scores will be considered. Writing portions of both tests are required. UNF’s SAT code is 5490 and ACT code is 0711. Test scores must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the testing agency. Unofficial documents will not be accepted.

Decision notification process

Once an application is complete with all required documents, UNF Admissions will review applications on a 4-6 week turn around. All applicants are notified by a USPS mailed official letter, as well as their decisions are posted on their MyWings account under the Application Status link. Periodically, emails are sent out to applicants about missing documents, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all official application documents are received.

Appeals process

A student who is denied admission to UNF for academic reasons only, has a right to appeal that decision. If they choose to appeal, the student must submit a letter of appeal or supporting documentation, clearly stating the reasons why they believe they should be admitted to the university, to:

 

Admissions Office at the University of North Florida

c/o The Director of Undergraduate Admissions

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224

 

To view the University's official policy, click here.