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International Students Admission

Application Requirements

Undergraduate students are accepted each semester, except for limited access and selective access programs. Deadlines for applications and supporting documents may be found online. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit all required documents by the posted deadline.

Getting credentials and transcripts evaluated takes a considerable amount of time. In addition, sending or receiving official application materials can often take a very long time. Therefore, applicants should complete their applications as far ahead of the deadline as possible.

  1. Application Forms: International students must complete and submit an application for admission. UNF's application is available on the website.
  2. Application Fee: The application fee is $30. The application fee must be in U.S. currency only (check or money order) drawn from a U.S. bank.
  3. Academic Records and Credentials Evaluation: Applicants must submit official academic credentials in the form of original documents bearing the seal of the institution and the signature of their institution’s Registrar, or exact copies that have been legally certified. The UNF International Center may provide the applicant with the following academic records and credentials evaluations services only if the original documents have literal and complete translations in English:
    • Document-by-document evaluation (degree, diploma, GPA); and
    • College level course-by-course evaluations (with GPA and credits).
    Please note that due to the complexity of certain foreign credentials evaluation requests, the UNF International Center reserves the right to ask applicants to contact an external evaluation agency directly and provide UNF with an original evaluation of all academic credentials. Transcripts or credentials not in English or records for which U.S. course equivalencies are not readily available must undergo a course-by-course evaluation by a reputable foreign transcript and credentials evaluator. A list of acceptable credentials evaluators can be found at the Web pages of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Service).
  4. SAT and ACT Test Scores: All lower-level applicants must submit official test scores from the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT (American College Test).
  5. English Proficiency: All applicants, except those from countries where English is the only official language, are required to furnish satisfactory evidence of English competency. Most applicants to the University take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); for those applicants, a minimum score of 500 for paper-based, 173 for computer-based, and 61 for Internet-based is required for admissions consideration. However, there are other proofs of English competency that may be used. For a listing of different methods to meet the English Proficiency requirements, please see Indicators of Required English Language Proficiency for Foreign Applicants.

In addition to meeting the academic requirements for admission, students planning to attend UNF on an international student visa (F-1) or an exchange student visa (J-1) must also satisfy immigration, health, and financial requirements as described in the All Students section of this catalog.

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