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Freshman Admissions Requirements

We're glad that you have decided to apply for admission to the University of North Florida! This information explains what materials are required to be considered for admission and how to submit them. If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us: admissions contact info.

Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by the posted deadline date. Items simply postmarked by the application deadline will not be considered. Students can apply to UNF as early as June 1 the summer before their senior year of high school. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but we recommend submitting materials early for the best access to financial aid, scholarships and housing options.

Application Information

Freshman applicants need to submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions in order to be considered for admission to UNF. Additional requirements may exist for students applying as international students. Once submitted to the university, all admissions documents are imaged and then shredded in accordance with the UNF Student Records Accessing Policy 2.0620P.

  • Online application

  • Application fee

  • Official high school transcripts

  • Official transcripts from other college credits earned

  • Official SAT or ACT scores

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 required to submit an online application.

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. Personal check and money orders made payable to UNF can be mailed to the Office of Admissions.


Students should inquire with their high school counseling office to see if they are eligible for a college application fee waiver. If so, students can email their completed and signed application fee waiver to or upload it to their admission application checklist in their myWings account by selecting the "My Application Status" tile

High school transcripts

To receive an admission decision, students must submit an electronic high school transcript from their school counseling office or complete the Self-Reported Student Academic Record (SSAR). Beginning Aug. 1, 2020, UNF will no longer accept paper high school transcripts unless they are a final, official copy.


The Office of Admissions will recalculate a grade point average (GPA) based on the following eighteen (18) academic credits in college preparatory courses. Additional weight is given to grades of "C" or higher earned in honors, dual enrollment, AP, 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 years 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

Admitted students are required to submit final, official transcripts no later than 30 days after beginning classes at UNF.

Transcripts from credit-earning mechanisms

Students are required to submit official transcripts/score reports from coursework completed through any credit-earning mechanism. Credit-earning mechanisms include, but are not limited to, IB, AP, AICE, CLEP, or DANTES. Applicants who have earned college credits through the military must also provide a SMART or AARTS transcript. All transcripts and test scores must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school or testing agency.


Admitted 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

UNF requires all applicants for freshman admission to submit either SAT or ACT scores for admission consideration.


To have SAT scores sent to the University of North Florida, contact College Board. To have ACT scores sent, contact American College Testing (ACT) Program.


UNF's SAT code is 5490 and ACT code is 0711.


The first administration of the Redesigned SAT (rSAT) was in March 2016. UNF will accept scores for both versions of the SAT exam. Multiple scores are accepted, and the best subsection scores will be considered (also known as your superscore). We will only superscore on the same version of the SAT exam; we will not mix scores from the two versions.


As of spring 2017, UNF no longer requires the essay section of the SAT or the ACT for either admission or scholarship decisions.

UNF is now offering the ACT On-Campus test (formerly ACT Residual). It’s important to note, that ACT On-Campus scores can only be used for admission into, and scholarship opportunities at, the University of North Florida. Scores cannot be used for admission into other schools and are currently not accept by the State of Florida for Bright Futures eligibility. The ACT-On Campus test is available to students with an open, active UNF application. Check out our ACT On-Campus website for more information and to register!

Home school and G.E.D. students

Home school students must submit transcripts indicating course title, semester, grade and awarded credit for all academic courses. Students who received a G.E.D. must submit evidence of passing scores on the subtests of the G.E.D. exams and a G.E.D. diploma.

State academic standards

The State of Florida has implemented minimum admission standards for freshman applicants to all Florida public state universities. 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. Please keep in mind that the minimum standards only outline potential eligibility for admission to a state university. UNF's mid-range admission criteria listed below is higher than these minimums


Type Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2021
GPA 3.0 - 3.4 3.5 - 4.4 3.0 - 3.4
SAT 1050 - 1170 1180 - 1300 1050 - 1170
ACT 20 - 23 24 - 27 20 - 23

Midranges for FTIC admissions

An overall recalculated grade point average in academic course work as computed by UNF (additional points are assigned to honors, dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge AICE courses) and scores on the rSAT or the ACT program are combined to meet the minimum established by the Florida Board of Governors and the University. Some applicants who do not meet these established academic criteria, but who bring to the University other important attributes, may be considered for admission.

Decision notification process

Once an application is complete with all required documents, the Office of Admissions will review applications on a 4-6 week turn-around. All applicants are notified by a USPS mailed official letter and a post to their myWings account in the "My Application Status" tile.

Appeals process

A student who is denied admission to UNF has a right to appeal that decision. If he or she chooses to appeal, the student must submit a letter and supporting documentation, detailing the reason the application should be reviewed.


The supporting documentation that substantiates the appeal must be new information not provided as part of the initial application.


You may fill out the form online: Admissions Decision Appeal Form or send the documents to the address below:


Admissions Office

University of North Florida

c/o the Director of Undergraduate Admissions

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224


Examples of supporting documentation include:

  • Updated high school transcripts showing improved academic performance

  • Improved SAT/ACT scores sent directly from the testing agency

  • If applicable, post-secondary transcripts showing satisfactory or improved college course work or

  • Documentation to support situations that are out of the student's control, if applicable.

Applicants who wish to appeal a denial based on a disability may submit documentation verifying the disability along with the letter of appeal. If applicable, we recommend updated transcripts or new test scores should also be included.


Please note that there is no guarantee an appeal decision will result in admission to the University of North Florida. Please note that the likelihood a decision will be reversed on appeal is low. We always recommend that students be prepared to pursue alternative academic plans. We are willing to provide assistance with college options.