If you are an incoming freshmen, you can begin applying around June 1 of your junior year in high school. For transfer students, applications open approximately one year prior to the term for which you are applying.
If you do not pay your application fee at the time that you submit your application, you can go back and pay it at a later time. Please be aware that you may need to wait a couple of days to be able to do so. Follow these steps to pay your application fee:
- Go to https://myWings.unf.edu
- Log into your UNF myWings account* (if you have never logged into myWings, click the 'Log in Help' and follow the instructions)
- Once in myWings, click the 'My Application' tab
- Select the 'Application Status' link
- Click the 'Pay Now' button
- Follow the prompts to enter your payment information and submit your fee
*If you experience issues when trying to access your myWings account, please call the UNF ITS Help Desk at (904) 620-HELP.
Yes, we accept SAT/ACT waivers, NACAC waivers, special circumstance letters from counselors and students who left UNF for active duty military and wish to reapply. Fee waivers can be mailed to 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville FL 32224. You can also drop them off at One-Stop Student Services.
All applicants must submit an admissions
application, application fee payment or the fee waiver and all judicial conduct
issues must be cleared.
First time in college: will need to submit
the above items, plus the following: high school transcript and SAT/ACT score.
If you are participating in dual enrollment or other accelerated mechanisms
(AP, IB, AICE, etc.) you will need to ensure UNF receives those transcripts and
score reports to complete the admissions package. However, this is typically
not needed for an admission decision.
Lower-level transfer applicants: will need to
submit the above items plus the following: final high school transcript,
SAT/ACT scores, all post-secondary institutional official transcripts and
accelerated mechanisms (AP, IB, AICE, etc.).
In some instances, UNF may be able to make an admission decision with
just the transcript from the last attended institution.
Upper-level transfer applicants: must provide
the above items, plus the following: all post-secondary institutional official
transcripts and accelerated mechanisms (AP, IB, AICE, etc.). In some instances, UNF may be able to make an
admission decision with just the transcript from the last attended
institution. However, you must prove at
least 40 earned transferable credit hours before UNF can make an admission
decision. It is recommended to submit a
high school transcript as it may demonstrate you have met the foreign language
International students: may need to provide a
foreign evaluation from an approved credential evaluation company and/or
demonstrate English language proficiency.
Yes, we super score both the ACT and SAT within the respective exams.
We accept both the SAT and ACT. However, UNF is considered an SAT school.
No, we can accept scores directly from an official high school transcript.
You can mail transcripts to 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville FL 32224. You can also drop them off at One-Stop Student Services.
Admissions will recalculate a grade point
average (GPA) based on the following eighteen (18) 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. While students may not have completed all the required courses at the
time an application is submitted; they are required to complete them prior to
high school graduation and entrance into UNF.
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
We accept two credits from among Level 2 courses listed as Performing Fine Arts as identified in the Department of Education Course Code Directory or the Florida Counseling for Future Education Handbook.
Status of pending admission applications can
be found through the home tab in the myWings portal. Once an application has been submitted, you
will receive a "My Application" tab.
You will select the My Application tab and click the link "My
Records." Under My Records, you will see a link for "Application
Once a completed package is received (as outlined in #9), Admission decisions for students who are entering college for the first time are made on a rolling basis. Transfer admission decisions are generally made a maximum two terms in advance. We do make exceptions for special circumstances such as the military.
Select "Login Help" from the
myWings portal. A new Web page will
display with three different options to retrieve your UNF ID, or you can
present a photo ID to One-Stop Student Services.
Through the student services portal under "Application Decision Confirmation." Once you have officially accepted, you will need to register for New Student Orientation.
Yes. Dual enrollment classes posted on high school transcripts will only count towards a high school unit. The post-secondary transcript must be received to receive college credit.
Visit the UNF Welcome Center web page to make
an online reservation. The Welcome
Center can also be reached via phone at (904) 620-1183.
If your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) was free of errors and submitted by the end of October, your financial aid package should be available by early December via myWings under My Financial Aid Awards.
Students are encouraged to apply for UNF scholarships when they submit their initial application for admission. Upon admission, students are automatically considered for certain merit-based awards based on test scores and/or GPA. Please be aware of deadlines and know that some scholarships may also require submitting an error-free FAFSA (available annually beginning January 1). UNF scholarships are awarded throughout the year, and it is recommended that students actively seek out these opportunities.
Scholarship funding comes from many sources: the federal government, the state of Florida and the University. The amount of funding changes each year based on availability. In general, the University disburses millions of scholarship dollars each year.
Yes. Annually, over a million dollars in private scholarships are disbursed to UNF students from outside resources, such as community organizations, professional associations, charities and employers. Private scholarships are typically awarded based on merit or talent, but can involve a variety of criteria.
If you have already begun taking classes at UNF, you will need to meet with your academic advisor to fill out a major change form online. If you haven't started classes at UNF, you will need to provide a written note to One-Stop Student Services or Transfer Student Service Office requesting an update to your major. Please note, major changes prior to beginning UNF classes for an admitted student is considered a new application and will be reviewed for another decision. If you are admitted, you should wait until you can meet with an academic advisor to fill out a major change form online. This helps reduces issues with your time ticket, registration and orientation. If you do not have an admission decision, you can submit a written note to One-Stop Student Services or Transfer Student Services Office.
UNF accepts accelerated credits through AICE,
AP, IB and CLEP. Be sure to visit the UNF catalog for specific course
Visit the UNF Catalog
To join the Hicks Honors College, you need to
submit an Honors application. Please
visit the Hicks Honors College website or contact an Honors representative at (904)
Transformational learning opportunities are unique and engaging educational opportunities that broaden and deepen your intellectual and world views, forever changing your perspective and focus. Transformational learning opportunities may take a myriad of forms: study abroad experiences; service learning experiences; research experiences with a faculty member; internships, practicum, field and co-op experiences; directed independent studies with a faculty member; learning communities and leadership experiences.
Yes, at UNF you can participate in research as early as your freshman year. This option is not often found at other universities.
UNF offers a wide variety of study abroad programs in more than 15 countries including China, France, Austria and Italy. The benefits of studying around the globe are endless and the learning experiences will forever change the way you view the world. Study abroad positively and indisputably influences the career path, world view and self-confidence of students.
Flagship Programs are recognized for their excellence in the scholarly accomplishments of their faculty and the potential to produce exceptional educational outcomes for students. Flagship Programs strive to link the quality of a UNF education to a range of civic needs in the region. Flagship Programs include Transportation and Logistics, the School of Nursing, International Business, Coastal Biology, the Department of Music and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.
UNF offers students unique academic opportunities rarely found at state universities. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 20-to-1 and an average class size of about 30, UNF will give you a solid academic foundation and incorporate elements and resources that support you until the day you graduate.
Yes. All faculty members have office hours for students to use outside of their scheduled class times. If you are unable to utilize office hours due to a conflict with another class, talk to your professor to find a time that is accessible for both. It is important to our faculty that you succeed and they are dedicated to working with you to make that happen.