International Students Admission
Undergraduate students are accepted each semester, except for limited access and selective access programs. Deadlines for applications and supporting documents may be found online. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit all required documents by the posted deadline.
Getting credentials and transcripts evaluated takes a considerable amount of time. In addition, sending or receiving official application materials can often take a very long time. Therefore, applicants should complete their applications as far ahead of the deadline as possible.
- Application Forms: International students must complete and submit an application for admission.
- Application Fee: The application fee is $30. The application fee must be in U.S. currency only (check or money order) drawn from a U.S. bank.
- Academic Records and Credentials Evaluation: UNF will accept select international transcripts without a foreign evaluation as outlined below. All other international transcripts will require a course-by-course evaluation (post-secondary) or a document-by-document and GPA calculation evaluation (high school) by an approved third-party credential evaluation agency as outlined by the Florida Department of Education or a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services).
1. UNF will accept official transcripts from U.S. Department of Defense high schools without a foreign evaluation.
2. UNF will accept official transcripts from an overseas American school without a foreign evaluation. For purposes of this statement, an overseas American school is defined as an international high school that is regionally accredited by one of six regional accreditations through the Council for Higher Education Accreditations. In addition, the transcript must state that the student is in the U.S. diploma track at the international high school.
3. UNF will accept international post-secondary coursework without a foreign evaluation for programs within the UNF colleges that have articulated agreements on record.
4. UNF will accept international post-secondary coursework without a foreign evaluation on transcripts that are written in English from institutions considered equivalent to a regionally accredited institution, provided that a clearly defined grading scale and credit-hour conversion is notated on the official transcript.
5. All other international high school and international post-secondary transcripts will require a Florida Department of Education or NACES approved credential evaluation agency.
- SAT and ACT Test Scores: All lower-level applicants must submit official test scores from the SAT Reasoning Test, Redesigned SAT, or the ACT (American College Test).
- English Proficiency: All applicants, except those from countries where English is the only official language, are required to furnish satisfactory evidence of English competency. Most applicants to the University take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); for those applicants, a minimum score of 500 for paper-based, 173 for computer-based, and 61 for Internet-based is required for admissions consideration. However, there are other proofs of English competency that may be used. For a listing of different methods to meet the English Proficiency requirements, please see Indicators of Required English Language Proficiency for Foreign Applicants.
In addition to meeting the academic requirements for admission, students planning to attend UNF on an international student visa (F-1) or an exchange student visa (J-1) must also satisfy immigration, health, and financial requirements as described in the All Students section of this catalog.
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