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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 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 June 1 the summer before your senior year of high school. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but we recommend submitting your materials as early as the summer prior to your senior year for the best access to financial aid and housing options. Please submit the following materials 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

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, 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 years of English

  • Four years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)

  • Three years of natural science

  • Three years of social science

  • Two years of (the same) foreign language

  • Two years of academic electives

Transcripts from credit-earning mechanisms

Credit-earning mechanisms include, but are not limited to International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), Dual Enrollment, College-Level Exam Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education (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

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


To have SAT or ACT scores sent to the University of North Florida, contact College Board at or (888) 630-9305. To have ACT scores sent, contact American College Testing Program at or (319) 337-1313. 


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

The redesigned SAT

The first administration of the Redesigned SAT was in March 2016. UNF will accept scores for both versions of the SAT exam for all future terms; those exams taken prior to March 2016 and those taken after that date. We will continue to use your highest subscore from all tests (also known as your superscore) for both admission and scholarship decisions. We will only superscore on the same version of the exam; we will not mix scores from the two versions.   


Beginning Spring 2017, UNF will not require the essay section of the SAT or the ACT for either admission or scholarship decisions.   


For more information about the redesign, what has changed and why it matters, please visit the College Board website.  

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. Official SAT/ACT scores and official transcripts from accelerated mechanisms are also required. 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, in addition to official SAT or ACT score reports.

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.


Midranges for FTIC admission
Type Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020
GPA 3.0 - 3.6 3.7 - 4.6 3.0 - 3.6
SAT 1070 - 1190 1200 - 1320 1070 - 1190
ACT 21 - 24 25 - 28 21 - 24


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, UNF Admissions will review applications on a 2-4 week turn-around. All applicants are notified by a USPS mailed official letter, as well as posted on their myWings account under the Application Status link. Periodically, e-mails are sent out to applicants about missing documents, please check your myWings account to ensure that all official application documents are received.

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 online 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.    


View the University’s official policy