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Lower-Level Transfer Application Information

We're glad that you have decided to transfer to the University of North Florida! 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.

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.


Student may apply for admission up to one year in advance of their intended enrollment term. UNF considers applications on a rolling basis. We recommend applying early for optimal financial aid, scholarships and housing preferences.

Term Application deadline* Application materials deadline** Classes begin
Spring 2022 Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 Monday, Jan. 10, 2022
Summer 2022 Monday, May 23, 2022 Monday, June 6, 2022 Monday, June 27, 2022 (B session)
Fall 2022 Friday, July 1, 2022 Monday, July 25, 2022 Monday, Aug. 22, 2022

**Last day to submit an application for that term.

***Last day to submit application materials (e.g. transcripts, test scores, etc.).

How to Apply

To apply to the University of North Florida, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application through our institutional application.
  2. Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee or submit an application fee waiver.
    1. Students may pay the $30 application fee when they submit their online application or after they submit the application.
    2. UNF accepts the NACAC transfer application fee waivers for eligible students. Completed waivers can be uploaded through your applicant portal.
  3. Send your college transcript(s) from every institution you have attended to the University by:
    1. Uploading PDFs of your unofficial transcripts through your applicant portal. These transcripts can be used for rendering a decision.
    2. Sending official transcripts directly from your college or university. We must receive final and official transcripts from every institution you have attended, even if we render your initial decision using your unofficial transcripts.
  4. Send your high school transcript(s) to the University by:
    1. Requesting a transcript electronic transcript to be sent directly from your high school (preferred).
    2. Mailing an official transcript in the original sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.
    3. Dropping off an official transcript in the original sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.
  5. Send your SAT and ACT scores to the University
    1. Request SAT scores to be sent. UNF's school code is 5490.
    2. Request ACT scores to be sent. UNF's school code is 0711.
    3. Upload a PDF copy of your SAT and ACT score report in your applicant portal.
  6. Check on your application status

Transcripts & Test Scores

College transcripts

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that 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).

Students a must have at least a 2.0 overall postsecondary GPA and a 2.0 GPA from the last postsecondary institution they have attended to meet general admissions requirements.

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 must be have a print date less than a year old to be considered official.

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. Official transcripts/score reports can be requested directly from the score reporting agency.

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

High school transcripts are required to be submitted, regardless of when the student graduated from high school. Transcripts can be sent directly from your high school or your school district.

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

How to Send Transcripts to UNF

Electronically (preferred)

  • Students may request official transcripts to be sent online from their school's registrar.
  • Students may upload unofficial transcripts in PDF format within their applicant portal to begin the transfer evaluation process.

By Mail

You can mail your transcripts and test scores to the address below.

University of North Florida
Office of Admissions<
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

In Person

Official transcripts, sealed in the original envelope, may be hand-delivered to the document drop box outside One-Stop Student Services, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Suite 1700.

SAT and/or ACT score reports

SAT and/or ACT scores are required, regardless of when the student graduated from high school. Scores can be requested by contacting CollegeBoard or ACT.

UNF superscores SAT and ACT tests for applicants, meaning we will consider your highest subsection across multiple attempts of the SAT or ACT and create a new composite score. With this in mind, we encourage students to submit all tests they have taken when applying. We do not require the essay portion for either the SAT or the ACT.

The first administration of the Redesigned SAT (rSAT) was in March 2016. UNF will accept scores for both versions of the SAT exam.

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


The University of North Florida has unique partnership programs with area state colleges to help you transition to UNF. These programs connect you to resources and create a clear pathway to a baccalaureate degree at UNF. To learn more information and to signup, please select on your college below.

Sign up for your school's partnership program

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Florida Gateway College

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville

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Santa Fe College

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St. Johns River State College

Decisions & Appeals

Decision notification process

Once an application is complete with all required documents, the Office of Admissions will review applications on a 6-8 week turn-around. All applicants are notified by a USPS mailed official letter. Applicants may also check on the status of their application online.

Appeals process

A student who is denied admission to UNF has a right to appeal that decision. If they 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.

If you applied prior to June 1, 2021, please submit your appeal to If you applied after June 1, 2021, you may fill out the online Admissions Decision Appeal 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.

Transfer FAQs

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding transferring to UNF below.
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