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Upper-Level Transfer Application Information

We're glad that you have decided to transfer 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.


General Admissions Deadlines

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
Summer 2023 Monday, May 1, 2023 Monday, May 8, 2023 Monday, May 15, 2023 (A/C, 8-week and 10-week sessions) or Monday, June 26, 2023 (B session)
Fall 2023 Monday, July 3, 2023 Monday, July 17, 2023 Monday, Aug. 21, 2023
Spring 2024 Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 Monday, Jan. 8, 2024


*Last day to submit an application for that term.

**Last day to submit application materials (e.g. transcripts, test scores, etc.). Materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by the posted deadline date.

Program Specific Deadlines

Some academic programs consider applications for specific semesters and have established specific deadlines. Those are listed below. If you are applying for one of these programs, your application and all supporting documents and requirement (e.g. transcripts, test scores, etc.) must be received by the posted deadline.

Program Summer 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
Graphic Design and Digital Media (BFA) N/A* Friday, March 3, 2023 Monday, Oct. 2, 2023
Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN) Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 Thursday, June 1, 2023 Friday, Sept. 1, 2023
Accelerated Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN) Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 Thursday, June 1, 2023 Friday, Sept. 1, 2023
Online Cohort RN-BSN (BSN) Saturday, April 15, 2023 Saturday, July 15, 2023
Friday, Dec. 1, 2023
Kinesiology (BSH) N/A* Wednesday, May 10, 2023 N/A*
Social Work (BSW) Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 N/A*
ASL/English Interpreting N/A* Friday, March 31, 2023 N/A*


* This program does not accept applications for that term.

Application Steps

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.
    • Students may pay the $30 application fee when they submit their online application or after they submit the application.
    • 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 UNF.
    • Uploading PDFs of your unofficial transcripts through your applicant portal. These transcripts can be used for rendering a decision.
    • 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 UNF (high school transcript is not required, but can be reviewed for foreign language credit for a Bachelor degree requirement).  
    • Requesting a transcript electronic transcript to be sent directly from your high school (preferred).
    • Mailing an official transcript in the original sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.
    • Dropping off an official transcript in the original sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.
  5. Check your application status.

Submitting Admissions Materials

Step 1: Submit your college transcripts

Remember, we need a transcript from every institution attended, even if the coursework is on another transcript.

Submission options:

  • Electronic transcript - from the Registrar's Office at your institution
    • Preferred method
  • By mail - in original, sealed envelope
    • University of North Florida, Office of Admissions; 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
  • Document upload
    • Upload PDF copies of your transcript(s) through your applicant portal
    • Make sure that your full name and the institution name are visible on the document
    • Make sure the grading scale is included
    • Transcripts uploaded through the portal can be used to render a decision, but will be considered unofficial; you will still need to have official copies sent electronically or via mail.

Step 2: Submit transcripts from credit-earning mechanisms

Credit-earning mechanisms include, but are not limited, International Baccalaureate (IB)Advanced Placement (AP)Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)CLEP or DANTES. If you earned college credits through the military, you must also provide a Joint Services Transcript (JST).

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 not required to be submitted for Upper-Level Transfer Students. However, high school transcripts can be submitted in order to satisfy the UNF foreign language graduation requirement. High school transcripts can be sent officially directly from you high school or your school district.

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.

Specialized Admissions Programs

Some programs require for students to meet additional admissions requirements and may have additional deadlines. Admission to these programs is competitive. Applicants to these programs must meet or exceed the admissions requirements as established by the individual programs. The following programs have a specialized admissions process:

  • Brooks College of Health
    • Exercise Science
    • Nursing
  • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Biology
    • Graphic Design and Digital Media (BFA)
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Music
    • Social Work
  • College of Education and Human Services
    • Education
    • American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting
  • College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction
    • Engineering
    • Computing*

*All Computing majors will be specialized admissions programs starting in Summer 2022

For more information on the admissions requirements for these programs, please visit the program websites. More information can also be found on the Specialized Admissions program page.

Transfer Partnership Programs

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

Florida Gateway College logo

Florida Gateway College

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Santa Fe logo

Santa Fe College

St. Johns River State College logo

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.

Please submit the 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.