Lower-level transfer students
Lower-level students are defined as those with fewer than 60 transferable semester hours, but at least 12 transferable credit hours after high school graduation from a regionally accredited institution. Students who apply with a minimum of 30, but less than 60, transferable semester hours may be considered for admission without high school credentials. Learn more about transfer student requirements.
Please submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions in order to be considered for admission to UNF.
The Office of Admissions must receive all application materials by 5 p.m. on the posted deadline date. We encourage you to apply early because admission decisions are made on a space-available basis. Please note that some limited access programs have different deadlines and additional requirements, please see chart below for upcoming deadlines.
Program Specific Deadlines
|Graphic Design and Digital Media (BFA)
||Oct. 4, 2019
||Feb. 21, 2020
|Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN)
||Jan. 15, 2020
||**June 1, 2020
|Accelerated Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN)
||Jan. 15, 2020
||**June 1, 2020
|On-campus Cohort (RN-BSN)
||July 13, 2020
|Exercise Science (BSH)
||May 1, 2020
|Social Work (BSW)
||Feb. 14, 2020
||Feb. 14, 2020
||**April 10, 2020
|Online Cohort RN-BSN (BSN)*
1H: Nov. 18, 2019
2H: Jan. 27, 2020
|1H: April 6, 2020
2H: May 28, 2020
|1H: July 13, 2020
2H: Sept. 7, 2020
*Online Cohort RN-BSN is offered on an 8-week modular schedule. The "1H" deadline is for the first module for each semester, and the "2H" deadline is for the second module for each semester. For information on additional dates and deadlines for the RN-BSN Bridge Online Program.
**Extended due to COVID-19.
Transfer student application deadlines are subject to change.
Transfer 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 and should submit an online application.
A $30 non-refundable application fee is required for any application for admission.
Acceptable payment methods:
- Online: Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express
- In-person: Personal check or money order made payable to UNF
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that final, official transcripts have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to the posted deadline. 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). All transcripts must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school. Unofficial documents will not be accepted. Florida public schools should send transcripts electronically, while private and non-Florida schools may mail transcripts to the Office of Admissions at 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699.
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, Dual Enrollment, 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. Unofficial documents will not be accepted.
High school transcripts
The Office of Admissions will recalculate a grade point average (GPA) based on the following 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.
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
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that final official high school transcripts have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline. Transcripts must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted. Florida public schools should send transcripts electronically, while private and non-Florida schools may mail transcripts to the Office of Admissions at 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699.
Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR)
UNF now allows students to submit high school grades for admission purposes via the SSAR. For more information, visit our FAQ page.
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 portions of both tests are required. UNF's SAT code is 5490 and ACT code is 0711. Test scores must be official, arriving to the Office of Admissions directly from the testing agency. Unofficial documents will not be accepted.