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2023-2024 University Catalog
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Post-Baccalaureate Students

A post-baccalaureate student is someone who has earned a bachelor's degree at an institution of higher education that is accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor, who desires to complete additional college coursework and is not admitted to a graduate program. Specific information regarding graduate students and graduate programs may be found on The Graduate School website.

Application requirements

Please submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions by the posted deadline to be considered for admission to UNF. Additional documentation may be requested and additional requirements may exist for those applicants applying as degree-seeking students to a specialized admission (formerly limited access)/selective admissions program.

  • Online admission application (see details below for which application to submit)
  • $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended, including military and dual enrollment transcripts
  • Official transcripts from any credit-earning mechanisms

All transcripts, test scores, and documentation of credit-earning mechanisms must be official, arriving at the Office of Admissions directly from the originating school or testing agency. Official documents are received directly from the awarding institution or delivered in their original, sealed envelope. All application materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by close of business on the deadline date to be considered complete.

Admission application

Incoming post-baccalaureate applicants may apply for entrance into the spring (January), summer (May or June), or fall (August) semesters. Applicants may apply for admission 9-10 months before their intended enrollment term. Applicants are required to submit an online application.

Post-baccalaureate students generally enroll in one of the following categories.

  1. Post-baccalaureate non-degree seeking: In this status, post-baccalaureate students may register for select undergraduate-level courses, but are not affiliated with a degree-seeking program. These courses are generally intended for personal interest and not taken in the pursuit of formalized educational goals, and/or may serve as prerequisites for consideration of admission to a graduate program. Students in this status are not eligible for financial aid and must reapply every term.

  2. Post-baccalaureate degree-seeking: In this status, post-baccalaureate students may register for courses leading to another bachelor's degree. Students in this status may apply for financial aid.

  3. Post-baccalaureate certificate-only: In this status, post-baccalaureate students may register for classes leading to a specific certificate or another non-degree credential. Students in this status are not eligible for financial aid, except for those students pursuing their initial professional teacher certification in Florida.

  4. Post-baccalaureate for graduate prerequisites: This status is reserved for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree and who wish to take graduate-level coursework but who are not admitted into a degree-seeking graduate program. Permission from the Graduate Program Director in the appropriate area is required. Students in this status are not eligible for financial aid. Generally speaking and at the discretion of the graduate program, a maximum of twelve graduate semester credit hours earned in a post-baccalaureate graduate non-degree status may transfer into a graduate degree program. Additional information is available from The Graduate School.

Application fee

A $30 non-refundable application fee is required for any application for admission. Acceptable payment methods include MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or American Express when the online application is submitted, or personal check/money order made payable to UNF.

Post-secondary transcripts

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that an official transcript from every post-secondary institution they have attended has been received by the Office of Admissions by the deadline.

Florida College System (FCS) and State University System (SUS) schools should send transcripts electronically via FASTER/SPEEDE, while all other institutions may mail transcripts to the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions computes a grade point average (GPA) for each institution attended, as well as a cumulative GPA on all college courses attempted. This computation does recognize plus or minus grades.

Applicants are required to submit final, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended no later than 30 days after the start of the term to which they have been admitted. Failure to do so will result in a registration hold being placed on their account until the final documents are received.

Transcripts from credit-earning mechanisms

If coursework has been completed through any credit-earning mechanism at the time of application then applicants must submit official transcripts/score reports to complete their applications before the appropriate deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Credit-earning mechanisms include but are not limited to International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)College Level Exam Program (CLEP)Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education (DANTES), or military SMART/Joint transcripts.

Applicants are required to submit final, official transcripts from all required credit-earning mechanisms no later than 30 days after the start of the term to which they have been admitted. Failure to do so will result in a registration hold being placed on their account until the final documents are received.

Decision notification process

When an application for admission is approved, the university will send a notice of admission for a specific term. All applicants are emailed and mailed an official notification. Periodically, e-mails are sent to applicants about missing application documents. Please check your Applicant Status Portal frequently to ensure that all official application documents are received.

All offers of admission are tentative and will remain so until the Office of Admissions receives and reviews final transcripts and credentials. Applicants who are admitted conditionally may enroll, subject to verification of satisfaction of all conditions of admission. Admission offers will be revoked if final coursework/credentials do not meet admission requirements.

Appeals process

An applicant who is denied admission to UNF has a right to appeal that decision. If he or she chooses to appeal, the applicant must submit the appeal form and supporting documentation detailing the reason the application should be reviewed. Supporting documentation that substantiates the appeal may be sent 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:

  • Post-secondary transcripts showing satisfactory or improved college coursework or
  • Documentation to support situations that are out of the student's control, if applicable.

Applicants who wish to appeal based on a disability may submit documentation verifying the disability along with the letter of appeal. If applicable, we recommend that updated transcripts or new test scores are included.

Please note that there is no guarantee an appeal decision will result in admission to the University of North Florida. The likelihood that a decision will be reversed on appeal is low.

View the University's current official policy.