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Upper-Level Transfer Application Information

We're glad that you have decided to transfer to the University of North Florida! Upper-level students are defined as those who have earned at least 60 transferable college credits 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.

Please note that UNF's admission is term-specific, meaning that you must enroll in your initial classes for the term you are admitted.

IMPORTANT: All dates and deadlines are subject to change without notice, based on factors such as the number of applications received and spots available. We encourage you to apply early.

General Requirements

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Minimum overall 2.00 post-secondary college GPA if transferring from a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution with an A.A. degree
    • Minimum overall 2.25 post-secondary college GPA if transferring without an FCS or SUS A.A. degree
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA at last institution attended
  • Course completion rate (CR) equal to or greater than 67%

Deadlines

General Admissions Deadlines

UNF considers applications on a rolling basis. We recommend applying early for optimal financial aid, scholarships and housing preferences.

Term Application opens Decision release*** Application deadline* Application materials deadline** Classes begin
Summer 2024 Aug. 1, 2023 April 1, 2024 April 22, 2024 May 13, 2024 (A/C, 8-week and 10-week sessions) and June 24, 2024 (B session)
Fall 2024 Oct. 1, 2023 July 1, 2024 July 15, 2024 Aug. 19, 2024
Spring 2025 April 1, 2024 July 15, 2024 Nov. 1, 2024 Nov. 15, 2024 Jan. 6, 2025

 

*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.

***The Office of Admissions will begin releasing admission decisions after 5 p.m. ET and rolling thereafter. Note: Final grades from spring 2024 will be required to release an admissions decision.

Program Specific Deadlines

Some academic programs consider applications for specific semesters and have established specific deadlines, which you can find 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 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Graphic Design and Digital Media (BFA) N/A* March 1, 2024 Oct. 1, 2024
Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN) Dec. 8, 2023 Feb. 8, 2024 Sept. 1, 2024
Accelerated Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN) Dec. 8, 2023 Feb. 8, 2024 Sept. 1, 2024
Online Cohort RN-BSN (BSN) April 15, 2024 July 15, 2024 Dec. 1, 2024
Kinesiology (BSH) N/A* May 10, 2024 N/A*
Social Work (BSW) Feb. 9, 2024 Feb. 9, 2024 N/A*
ASL/English Interpreting N/A* March 31, 2024 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.
    • Upload PDFs of your unofficial transcripts through your applicant portal. These transcripts can be used for rendering a decision.
    • Send 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's degree requirement).  
    • Request an electronic transcript to be sent directly from your high school (preferred).
    • Mail an official transcript in the original sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.
    • Drop off an official transcript in the original sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.
  5. Check your application status.

Submitting Admissions Materials/App Fee

Submit the application feee

The application fee can be paid in your applicant portal.

Submit your high school transcript

A high school transcript is not required, but can be reviewed for foreign language credit for a bachelor's degree requirement.

Submission options:

  • Ask your high school counselor

Contact your high school guidance counselor and/or school registrar and ask them to send us your transcript electronically through the FASTER (009841) or SPEEDE (5490) system.

  • Drop off your transcript

Pick up a sealed copy of your transcript at your high school and drop it off at UNF's One-Stop Student Services. You can also mail it to: UNF Enrollment Services, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224


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.

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


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).

Specialized/Selective Admission Programs

Some programs require 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 or selective admissions process:

  • Brooks College of Health
    • Kinesiology
    • Nursing
  • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Biology
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Graphic Design and Digital Media (BFA)
    • Interdisciplinary Sudies
    • Music
    • Social Work
  • College of Education and Human Services
    • Education
    • American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting
  • College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Information Science
    • Information Systems
    • Information Technology

For more information on the admissions requirements for these programs, please visit the program websites. More information can also be found on the Specialized and Selective Admission Programs webpage.

Transfer2UNF Partner Programs

The University of North Florida has unique partnership programs with state colleges in the area to help you transition to UNF. These programs connect you to resources and create a clear pathway to a bachelor's degree at UNF. Learn more and sign up below!

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Florida Gateway College

Florida State College at Jacksonville

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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 turnaround. 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 choose 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.

Reverse Transfer

I will have earned at least 60 transferable college credits, including more than 30 credits at the participating Florida state college, but transferred to UNF before completing an A.A. degree. 

Learn more about the additional reverse transfer qualifications

Scholarships

Transfer students have scholarship opportunities too! See the Scholarships page for more information.

Please see the Reduced Tuition and Residency Waivers pages for information on waivers.

International

Please see the International Admissions page for information on how to transfer to UNF.

Definitions/Terminology

  • Standardized Tests
    • SAT - College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test

    • ACT - American College Test

    • CLT - Classic Learning Test
  • “X” in the course number
    • An “X” in the course number (e.g., ABC X789) is a wild card. That is, the course can be any level from 1-4.  For example, ABC 1789, ABC 2789, ABC 3789, or ABC 4789.
  • Earned Credits (EC)
    • Refers to credit hours passed with a grade of “D” or higher and/or a grade of “S” (Satisfactory). This category does not include 0 level, vocational, occupational, or technical courses.
  • Attempted Credits (AC)
    • Refers to any course appearing on the transcript with a letter grade (including a “W” or an “I”). This number is important because some financial aid packages set limits on the number of attempted credit hours. This category does not include 0 level, vocational, occupational, or technical courses.
  • Completion Rate (CR)
    • The completion rate is determined by dividing the number of earned credits by the number of attempted credits, not including any in-progress coursework. You must complete at least 67% of credits attempted.
  • Transferable Credits
    • Credits that are accepted by the University of North Florida reflecting prior learning. Please see the Transfer Credits page for more information.
Take a look at our Admissions FAQ page for answers to questions you may have!