Freshman Admissions Requirements

We're glad that you have decided to apply for admission to the University of North Florida.  This information will explain what materials are required to be considered for admission.  If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us

Current Application Deadline 

You can apply to UNF as early as July the summer before your senior year of high school. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but we recommend submitting your materials during the early fall for the best access to financial aid and housing options. The following materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions in order to be considered for admission to UNF.

 All transcripts and test scores must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school or testing agency. All application materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by close-of-business on the deadline date in order to be considered complete.



Admission Application

Incoming freshmen may apply for entrance into the spring (January), summer (June), or fall (August) semesters. Students may apply for admission up to one year in advance of their intended enrollment term. Students are encouraged to submit an online application; however the paper version may be printed and submitted via mail or in person.


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Application Fee

A $30 non-refundable application fee is required for any application for admission. Acceptable payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express at the time the online application is submitted or personal check/money order made payable to UNF. Students should inquire with their high school guidance office to see if they are eligible for a college application fee waiver.

High School Transcripts

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that official high school transcripts have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline. Florida public schools should send transcripts electronically*, while private and non-Florida schools may mail transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

*Please note that your SAT and/or ACT scores will not be listed on your electronic transcript. You will need to ensure we receive your test scores separately.


The Office of 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

Transcripts from credit-earning mechanisms

Credit-earning mechanisms include, but are not limited to IB, AP, AICE, Dual Enrollment, CLEP, DANTES, or military SMART/AARTS transcripts. Students are required to submit final, official transcripts and test scores no later than 30 days after beginning classes at UNF.

SAT and/or ACT score reports

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that official SAT and/or ACT scores have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline*. Multiple scores are accepted and the best subsection scores will be considered. Writing proportions of both tests are required. UNF's SAT code is 5490 and ACT code is 0711.


*Please note that your SAT and/or ACT scores will not be listed on your high school transcript. You will need to ensure we receive your test scores separately.


In order to be considered, students must have a minimum 2.5 recalculated GPA, on a 4.0 scale, and meet minimum test score requirements.  Although the State of Florida does not mandate minimum subscores for students the University of North Florida requires all students to meet standards as follows: 19 ACT Reading, 19 ACT Math, 18 ACT English, 18 English /Writing Combined or 460 SAT Critical Reading, 460 SAT Math, 440 SAT Writing.  Please keep in mind that these standards only outline potential eligibility for admission to a state university. UNF's admission criteria depend on the applicant pool and will be higher than these minimums.   

Decision notification process

Once an application is complete with all required documents, UNF Admissions will review applications on a 4-6 week turn around. All applicants are notified by a USPS mailed official letter, as well as their decisions are posted on their MyWings account under the Application Status link. Periodically, emails 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 or supporting documentation, clearly stating the reasons why they believe they should be admitted to the university, to:


Admissions Office at the University of North Florida

c/o The Director of Undergraduate Admissions

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224


To view the University’s official policy, click here.