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Transfer Student Admission Requirements

Transferring as a Freshman or Sophomore (Lower-Level Transfer) 

Lower-level students are defined as those with fewer than 60 transferable semester hours (90 transferable quarter hours) of college course work. Admission requirements will vary by credit hours earned, major, term, and space-availability. To be considered, applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:  

  • Satisfy the same admission requirements as incoming freshman applicants including meeting the State University System sliding scale with high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores (see below exception)
  • Display evidence of a competitive profile and demonstrated academic success in college-level course work.
  • Meet or exceed a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.0 ("C") or higher, including a "C" or higher average and "good standing" status (eligible to return) at the most recent college attended.

Student who apply with more than 30 transferable semester hours but less than 60 transferable semester hours, may be considered for admission without meeting the incoming freshman requirements. Applicants must earn at least 30 transferable semester hours including a "C" or higher in both English Composition and College level mathematics or higher, and a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.0 ("C") or higher, including a "C" or higher average and "good standing" status (eligible to return) at the most recent college attended. 

Meeting the above-referenced state minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission to the University. Applicants who exceed the minimum are most competitive for admission as a transfer student if space is available. In determining an applicant's admissibility, the University may consider personal qualities and talents in addition to academic accomplishments. 

Listed below are the minimum required materials for lower level transfer students to submit in order to be evaluated for a decision. Additional documentation may be requested, and additional requirements are needed for an International Student.

  •  Admission application
  • $30 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT/ACT test scores
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, including dual enrollment credits from high school
  • Official transcripts from any other credit-earning mechanisms, including AP, AICE, CLEP, DANTES, IB , and any military SMART/AARTS/JST transcripts

All transcripts and test scores must be official, arriving to One-Stop Student Services directly from the awarding institution or in the original, sealed envelope. Unofficial documents and those received after the posted deadline will not be accepted.

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

Transferring as a Junior or Senior (Upper-Level Transfer)

Students who have completed an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree at a Florida public post-secondary institution (university, community, state, or junior college); students who fall under the provisions of specific articulated programs; or students who have completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester hours (90 transferable quarter hours) of college credit may be considered for admission as a junior or senior. 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. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission to the University. Applicants who exceed the minimum are most competitive for admission as a transfer student if space is available. In determining an applicant's admissibility, the University may consider personal qualities and talents in addition to academic accomplishments.

Listed below are the minimum required materials for upper-level students to submit in order to be evaluated for a decision. Additional documentation may be requested, and additional requirements may exist for students applying to limited access/selective admissions programs or international students.    

  • Admission application
  • $30 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, including dual enrollment credits from high school
  • Official transcripts from any other credit-earning mechanisms, including AP, AICE, CLEP, DANTES, IB, and any military SMART/AARTS/JST transcripts. 

All transcripts and test scores must be official, arriving to One-Stop Student Services directly from the awarding institution or in the original, sealed envelope. Unofficial documents and those received after posted deadlines will not be accepted.

Applicants transferring directly after earning an A.A. degree from a Florida public institution and applicants transferring under the provisions of an existing articulation agreement will receive priority consideration for admission.

Applicants transferring to the University without earning an A.A. degree from a Florida public institution must display evidence of a competitive profile and demonstrated academic success in college-level coursework. In order to be considered, applicants must meet or exceed a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.0 (“C”) or higher, including a “C” or higher average and “good standing” status (eligible to return) at the most recent college attended.

Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission to the University. Applicants who exceed the minimum are most competitive for admission as a transfer student if space is available. In determining an applicant’s admissibility, the University may consider personal qualities and talents in addition to academic accomplishments.

Additional restrictions apply for students applying to Limited Access and Selective Admission programs.
 

Transfer Student Resources

Decision Notification Process

Once an application is complete with all required documents, UNF Admissions will review applications in 4-6 weeks. All applicants are notified by a USPS mailed official letter. The admission decision can also be found on the myWings account under the Application Status link. Periodically, e-mails 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 and supporting documentation, detailing the reason the application should be reviewed. Supporting documentation that substantiates the appeal may be sent to the address below:

Admissions Office at the University of North Florida
c/o The Director of Transfer Student Services
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
 

Examples of support documentation include:
  • Updated post-secondary transcripts showing improved academic performance
  • Documentation to support situations that are out of the student's control, if applicable.
 
To view the University's current official policy, click here.