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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.

Application requirements

Please submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions in order to be considered for admission to UNF.

Application

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.

 

 

General Admission Deadlines
Student Type Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Domestic Students Dec. 15, 2019 June 1, 2020 July 1, 2020
International Students Oct. 1, 2019 Feb. 1, 2020 July 1, 2020

 

Program Specific Deadlines
Program Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Graphic Design and Digital Media (BFA) Oct. 4, 2019 N/A Feb. 21, 2020
Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN) N/A Jan. 15, 2020 **June 1, 2020
Accelerated Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN) N/A Jan. 15, 2020 **June 1, 2020
On-campus Cohort (RN-BSN) N/A N/A July 13, 2020
Exercise Science (BSH) N/A N/A May 1, 2020
Social Work (BSW) N/A Feb. 14, 2020 Feb. 14, 2020
ASL/English Interpreting N/A N/A **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.

Application fee

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

College transcripts

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.


College-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, Dual Enrollment, CLEP or DANTES. 

 

Military credit:

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.