Degree Progression and Change of Major Policy
The University of North Florida encourages timely completion of degrees for undergraduate students. Students who enter UNF as a First Time in College (FTIC) student are expected to complete an undergraduate degree of 120 semester hours of credit within eight semesters if enrolled full-time. If the degree requires more than 120 semester hours, an additional semester may be required. Also, overseas study, certain internship or co-op experiences may extend the time needed for degree completion. Students who transfer hours earned in high school through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), dual enrollment, or other mechanisms and those entering with prior college credits or an Associate of Arts degree should complete their degrees in less time.
The University of North Florida is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals and graduate in a timely manner. As a part of this commitment, students are required to declare an academic course of study or major at an appropriate time. Moreover, there may be restrictions on courses that do not contribute to degree completion, and students must follow guidelines regarding their ability to change major.
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The Degree Progression Policy applies to both first-time-in-college students and transfer students. The University recognizes that each student follows a unique path, but we require all students to remain diligent about their progress to degree completion. Moreover, the University is committed to providing students with the tools needed to monitor their progress. Students with specific questions should see their academic advisor.
Students who plan to extend their degree program should consult their academic advisor at least one term prior to their planned graduation term. Any student who plans to add additional programs of study or coursework outside of their original program of study will need to first determine how many additional terms will be necessary to complete the new program(s) and/or coursework.
Flexibility means that the University understands that a student may have a legitimate reason to extend their program of study. In these cases, the University has the ability to approve a student's request to not graduate under the Degree Progression Policy.