2) Results from a recognized English language test, for example:
- A minimum qualifying TOEFL score
- Undergraduate/Bachelor-level Students: 500 paper-based (173 computer-based, 61 internet-based)
- Graduate/Master-Level Students: 550 paper-based (213 computer-based, 79 internet-based).
- College Board Advanced Placement (AP) International English Language (AP-IEL)
- A score of 3 or higher (AP grades range from 5 high to 1 low; 3 equals “Qualified”).
- University of Cambridge IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- A band score of 6.5 (band scores range from 9 high to 1 low; 6.5 lies between 6 “competent user” and 7 “good user”).
4. Passport Scan or Copy
Email a clear, colored scan of the photo page of your valid passport to the Coggin Study Abroad Advisor listed above. Your passport must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the end date of your semester exchange at UNF.
5. Immunization Form
If you have any questions about this form, please contact the Office of Medical Compliance. This Immunization Form information is required for ALL students on UNF's campus. Students will not be permitted to register for courses until they have provided official documentation for these immunizations. All students born after 1956 must submit documented proof of immunity to Measles and Rubella, and their vaccinations must have been AFTER their first birthday; if a student received this vaccine prior to his/her first birthday, he/she must get another MMR and submit these lab results in addition to their form. There is a detailed explanation of these requirements on page 2 of the Immunization Form. Remember that without this form, we cannot register you for any UNF classes.
- Hepatitis B: Students may provide proof of this immunization or sign a waiver. Please read all information provided by the Medical Compliance Office about Hepatitis B.
- Meningitis: Students may provide proof of this immunization or sign a waiver. Please read all information provided by the Medical Compliance Office about Meningitis.
6. Academic Transcripts and Current Course Schedule
Please submit a copy of your transcript (or another document that lists course titles and grades earned) in English from all universities you have attended. If the classes you are currently enrolled in do not appear on your transcript, please also submit a list of courses you are currently taking. Your International Student Advisor may also ask for your syllabi.
7. Course Schedule Request Form
Students should have the entire form filled out, including prerequisite verification, by the Exchange Officer at their home institution. Courses offered for the upcoming term are posted on the UNF Course Schedule. Choose "Search by Department". The course catalog has brief descriptions of course content and listings of prerequisites. Please note that the course catalog does not give the timetable for the courses; students can submit their course request form without details such as CRN, time, etc. The advisor will match your course request with the best course selection. The timetable for courses will come out on MyWings mid-semester during the semester before the exchange.
Your International Student Advisor will look over your course request form and determine whether or not you have met any prerequisite requirements (via your university transcript). If there are any issues with timing, prerequisites, or anything else, he/she will email you recommending an alternate schedule. This process may be back and forth for a bit of time, so please remain patient.
Exchange Student Course Schedule Request
8. International Insurance
All international students are required to have international insurance with adequate coverage. Once you are admitted to UNF, you will need to go into your myWings account and select whether you want to enroll in UNF's insurance or use a different insurance provider.
International Insurance Evaluation Form
- If you choose to enroll in UNF's insurance, this decision is final and cannot be changed. You will be automatically enrolled in and billed for UNF insurance when you register for classes. You may pay for the insurance upon arrival in Jacksonville at UNF's cashiers office with cash or check, or via myWings with a credit card. Students purchasing the UNF insurance can pick up a temporary insurance card at the Office of Medical Compliance. This office can also explain the policy and claims procedure. Details about the cost of UNF insurance, downloadable forms, and other information are provided by the Medical Compliance Office.
- If you choose to enroll with a different insurance provider, you must submit a complete International Insurance Evaluation form before you can be registered for classes at UNF. You must ask your insurance provider to complete the International Insurance Evaluation form to verify that your coverage meets all of UNF requirements. A copy of your insurance contract is NOT an acceptable substitute for the Insurance Evaluation form. Alternative insurance for a given semester should cover the student for the same dates covered by UNF insurance.
Note: We strongly recommend that students live on campus. Jacksonville is a very large city, and living on-campus is by far the more practical options for exchange students. If you choose to live off campus, note that it will be difficult to find a short-term lease and a mode of transportation to campus. If you would like to make arrangements to live off campus, you must note this at the time of application. You will be asked to submit the name and location of your alternative housing arrangements.
UNF’s Housing Department has a comprehensive website which describes housing options, accommodations, prices, locations and general information. All on-campus housing contracts are submitted online via UNF's Housing Portal. After your application has been processed, and you have been admitted to UNF, your advisor will email you regarding how to apply.
In order to submit a complete contract, students are required to make a $300 payment: $100 is a non-refundable processing fee and $200 is a prepayment toward rent. When making payments, international credit cards may be subject to additional fees. The remaining portion of the cost for UNF housing will appear on students' accounts closer to the start of the semester and must be completely paid during the first week of classes.
Students will need to submit a Housing Contract for the appropriate semester. A video is available to show you how to fill out the housing contract.This is a binding contract, so please pay close attention to the cancellation deadline(s). Through the contract process, students are able to indicate their preferred housing accommodations. Housing will do their best to place students in their preferred residence hall and room type. However, there is no guarantee that a student will be placed in their preferred residence hall or room type. Assignments depend several factors including availability and the order in which contracts are received.