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Transfer 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

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. Note that some limited access programs have different deadlines. Students can apply to UNF as early as one year prior to their preferred start term. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but we recommend submitting materials early for the best access to financial aid, scholarships and housing options  

Upper-level Transfer Students

Upper-level transfer students are defined as those with at least 60 transferable credit hours or an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public or postsecondary institution, with 12 or more of those 60 credits earned after high school graduation.


In order to be considered for admission, applicants must meet or exceed a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 and a college GPA of 2.0 and "good standing" status at the most recent college attended. Listed below are the minimum required materials upper-level transfer students need to submit in order to be considered for admission to UNF. Additional requirements will exist for students applying to limited access/selective admission programs or as international students.

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended, including military and dual enrollment transcripts
  • Official transcripts from any credit-earning mechanism

Lower-level Transfer Students

Lower-level transfer students are defined as those with fewer than 60 transferable credit hours. A student with fewer than 12 transferable credit hours completed after high school graduation must apply as a freshman. See our freshman admission requirements page for application information

 

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must meet or exceed a cumulative college GPA of 2.0, and a college GPA of 2.0 and "good standing" status at the most recent college attended. Listed below are the minimum required materials lower-level students need to submit in order to be considered for admission to UNF. Additional requirements will exist for students applying as international students.   

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended, including military and dual enrollment transcripts
  • Official transcripts from any credit-earning mechanism
  • Official high school transcript/home school transcript or GED certificate
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores

Post-baccalaureate students

Post-baccalaureate students have already earned a bachelor degree at a regionally accredited institution and desire to complete additional college coursework. UNF refers to post-baccalaureate students as those not admitted to a graduate program.

 

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must meet or exceed a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 and a college GPA of 2.0 and "good standing" status at the most recent college attended. Listed below are the minimum required materials upper-level transfer students need to submit in order to be considered for admission to UNF. Additional requirements may exist for students applying to limited access/selective admission programs or as international students.

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended, including military and dual enrollment transcripts
  • Official transcripts from any credit-earning mechanism

Admissions application

Transfer and post-baccalaureate students may apply for entrance into the spring (January), summer (May or June), or fall (August) semesters. Students may apply for admission up to one year in advance of their intended enrollment term. Students are required tosubmit 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 Admission 

College transcripts

Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended are required, regardless of number of credit hours earned or if transfer credit appears on another transcript (including institutions attended through Dual Enrollment). Florida public schools should send transcripts electronically, while private and non-Florida schools may mail transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

 

Admitted students are required to submit final, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended 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.

High school transcripts

 

Transcripts must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school. Florida public schools should send transcripts electronically, while private and non-Florida schools may mail transcripts to the Office of Admissions. 


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, AP, IB, or AICE courses. 

  • 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

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

SAT and/or ACT score reports

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. 

 

Admitted students are required to submit official test scores no later than 30 days after beginning classes at UNF.

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.

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 online form or send the documents to the address below: 

 

Admissions Office at the University of North Florida

c/o The Director of Undergraduate Admissions

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224

 

Examples of supporting documentation include:

 

  • Updated post-secondary transcripts showing satisfactory or improved college coursework
  • 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 also including updated transcripts or new test scores. 

 

Please note that there is no guarantee an appeal decision will result in admission to the University of North Florida. 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.