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2023-2024 University Catalog
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Graduate Student Admission Status Types

Full-Time and Part-Time

In most, but not all programs, a student may attend either full-time (nine or more hours per term) or part-time (less than nine hours per term).

Full Admission

Applicants who meet both the graduate admission requirements and those specific to the individual UNF graduate program are eligible to be fully accepted into the program.

Provisional Admission

Some programs have an exceptions policy and will provisionally accept applicants who do not meet the graduate admissions requirements. These applicants must meet the conditions stipulated by the program administrator of the graduate program in question by the end of the initial enrollment term. Such conditions might include, but are not limited to, successfully completing certain graduate courses. Applicants are encouraged to speak to the Program Director of their intended program for specific information.

Post-Baccalaureate Admission

A person who does not wish to seek a degree, or who needs to complete undergraduate prerequisite coursework before being eligible to apply to the graduate program of their choice, may apply for post-baccalaureate admission. Post-baccalaureate status does not automatically confer the right to take graduate courses. The person must receive prior approval and electronic permission from the program director of the graduate program in which he or she wishes to take courses.

Up to 12 hours of graduate course work taken as a post-baccalaureate student may apply toward the master's degree once the person has been fully admitted to a graduate program.

Certificate Program Admission

Credit bearing, graduate certificate programs are comprised of related courses that constitute a coherent body of study within a discipline. These programs result in the student receiving a non-degree certificate awarded by UNF along with acknowledgement on a transcript. See program areas listed in this catalog for details.

Special Admission for Transient Students

Under certain circumstances students currently enrolled at other universities may enroll at UNF as transient students on a space-available basis.

A student in good standing at an approved institution may apply to UNF for one term to complete work, the credit for which will be transferred back to the student's home institution. Applicants must submit either an official transcript or a letter from their college or university's Registrar verifying their good standing. A transient enrollment form or other documentation may be required by the program in which the student seeks to take coursework.

Special Admission for Inter-Institutional Transient Students

A student in good standing at a school participating with UNF in various exchange programs or exchange agreements may apply to UNF for one term, or for the duration of a special program, to complete work the credit for which will be transferred back to the home institution. The student must be sponsored by his or her academic dean, who is responsible for arranging with the UNF Registrar's Office and the appropriate college dean for the student's visit. The student will register at UNF and pay UNF tuition and registration fees.

The process is the same for UNF students seeking to attend other institutions for a single term or for the duration of a special program. UNF students must have the support of their academic dean, who is responsible for arranging their visits. UNF students will register at and pay the tuition and fees of the institution they are visiting.

Readmission of Inactive Students

Students who have been accepted previously but who never enrolled or who have not taken courses for one year (three consecutive terms, including summers) must apply for readmission to the Graduate School. They will be required to pay a new application fee and may be responsible for meeting any new general admissions requirements or program specific requirements.


The University of North Florida encourages application from qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran's status, disability, age, marital status, or gender. The president has delegated responsibility for the implementation of the University's equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies and affirmative action program to the director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion (EOI). Inquiries about policies and practices may be directed to the EOI Office at (904) 620-2507.