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The Graduate School at UNF encourages applicants to be proactive with their applications, therefore we have provided the following to offer you a better understanding of the admissions process. If you would like further assistance or have any additional questions, please contact the Graduate School.

All required admission materials must be received by the deadline for an application to be considered complete and ready for review. It is recommended that applicants upload supplemental materials, unofficial transcripts, and unofficial test scores when completing the application, or on your Application Status Portal once the application has been submitted. Please monitor your Application Status Portal and your email for important updates regarding your application. If you don't see emails from the UNF Graduate School, please check your spam and promotions folders.

Admitted students will be prompted to provide official transcripts and official test scores. These materials should be submitted as official copies directly to the UNF Graduate School:

UNF Graduate School
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
GRE: institutional code 5490
GMAT: institutional code CF3QB51
  • Application and Application Fee

    All applicants are required to use our online system to create an account and submit an application. The application opens approximately one year in advance and is only good for the term and program in which it is submitted. Applicants who have submitted their application and wish to change their admission term or major/concentration should contact us.

    A $30 (USD) application fee is required regardless of previous enrollment. The application fee is non-refundable and cannot be waived. Undergraduate application fees cannot be used for a graduate application, and vise versa. The application fee must be submitted prior to the review of an application.
  • College Transcripts

    All applicants must provide evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree in the form of a transcript from an accepted institutional accreditor. The admission GPA is calculated based on the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. 

    Transcripts are required from every previously attended post-secondary institution by the posted deadline. The UNF Graduate School cannot request transcripts on an applicants behalf. Unofficial transcript copies are accepted for admissions but must clearly state the institution name, student name, course information, terms, grades, and credits. Degree audits are not accepted. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official transcripts. 

    • Transcripts are required regardless of the number of credits earned, or
    • if transfer credit appears on another transcript (including institutions attended through Dual Enrollment).
    • If currently enrolled in courses, an incomplete transcript must be submitted before the posted deadline. 
    • Applicants who also have to apply through systems such as ATCAS or PTCAS, must submit separate transcripts to UNF. 
    • Applicants who have earned college credits through the military must also provide a transcript. 
    • When requesting college transcripts, please verify with your institution(s) whether or not they are able to submit electronic transcripts in the proper EDI format. Institutions can submit transcripts via e-mail to graduateschool@unf.edu from an approved vendor such as ScriptSafe, Credentials, or Parchment. 
    • Former or current UNF students should not request UNF transcripts. After application submission, the UNF requirement will be updated to "waived" status.
    • If prompted to submit official transcripts they must meet the following requirements to be considered official:
      • Must be less than one year old from the date of printing
      • Must be submitted in a sealed envelope from your institution, or emailed through official electronic means. 
    • Applicants with coursework earned from institutions outside the United States are required to provide a course-by-course foreign college transcript evaluation of all attended non-U.S. institutions. The evaluation must be from an approved third-party accredited evaluation service. The UNF Graduate School accepts evaluations from all agencies that are a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). We recommend: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. or World Education ServicesTo determine academic eligibility for admissions, academic credentials must be 
      1. translated to English; 
      2. evaluated course-by-course; and 
      3. include the overall academic GPA. 
  • Test Scores

    Applicants may need to provide scores from the appropriate aptitude test. Please refer to your intended program site to determine which aptitude test to take as requirements differ per program. In most cases, unofficial scores are accepted for admissions. Please check with your Graduate Program Director for details. Handwritten or self-reported scores will not be accepted.

    Admitted students will be prompted to provide an official test score report.

    The UNF Division of Continuing Education offers GRE and GMAT prep courses throughout the year. 
  • Supplemental Materials

    Many programs require supplemental materials such as letters of reference, personal statements, or writing samples to supplement the application. Refer to your specific program site for additional information. 

    If required, recommender information is input on the online application. The application system will prompt the named recommenders through the contact email entered. You may change a recommender or send a reminder to them from your Application Status Portal at any time. For further instructions, visit our Applicant FAQs.
  • Deadlines and Documents

    The immigration processing deadline is for international students who are required to submit documents for immigration processing. It is encouraged to submit all documents for immigration by the dates below. Please direct questions to the International Center.

    Fall...........May 1
    Spring......October 1
    Summer...February 1

    According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1/J-1 students cannot pursue online degree programs, part-time enrollment, or certificate programs. Therefore, the University of North Florida is not allowed to issue F-1/J-1 student immigration documents to these applicants. Immigration documents can only be issued for students who are fully admitted to a full-time, on-campus, in-person, degree-seeking program. Please contact the International Center for more information.

    If you have a scholarship which requires you to be enrolled in face-to-face (in-person) classes each semester, contact the Graduate Program Director for more information regarding availability of face-to-face (in-person) classes.
      
    UNF International Center
    1 UNF Drive 
    Jacksonville , FL 32224-2659 

    intlctr@unf.edu
    Telephone: (904) 620-2657 
    Fax: (904) 620-3925
  • International College Transcripts

    Applicants with coursework earned from institutions outside the United States are required to provide a course-by-course foreign college transcript evaluation of all attended non-U.S. institutions. Those who have earned a baccalaureate degree outside of the United States must provide a course-by-course foreign college transcript evaluation with evidence that the degree is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor. Evaluations stating other degree equivalencies will not be accepted as proof of a baccalaureate degree. Please refer to the UNF Degree Equivalencies* list. *This list is advisory.

    The evaluation must be from an approved third-party accredited evaluation service. The UNF Graduate School accepts evaluations from all agencies that are a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). We recommend: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. or World Education Services

    To determine academic eligibility for admissions, academic credentials must be 

    1. translated to English; 
    2. evaluated course-by-course; and 
    3. include the overall academic GPA.

    Your final course-by-course foreign college transcript evaluation from a NACES member will determine your degree equivalency, after being reviewed/accepted by the UNF Graduate School.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants, except those from countries where English is the only official language, are required to show proof of satisfactory evidence that the applicant's competency in English is adequate. Applicants whose native language is not English must meet one of the following requirements of English Language Proficiency:

    • Policy
    • Indicators of Required English Language Proficiency for Foreign Applicants
    • The Duolingo English Test is an acceptable indicator of English proficiency. An overall score of 110 is recommended for admission. Individual programs may require higher scores and all sub scores will be considered.
    • Minimum score on the GRE Verbal Test based on a specific program’s GRE minimum scores will also satisfy the English language proficiency requirement.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Bank Certification

    The Affidavit is a legal document which is signed by the sponsor (the person who will be providing the funds) stating the amount of funds that she/he will provide for the educational expenses of the student applicant and then certified by a bank official that the sponsor does have that amount of funds in their account. This form represents an obligation on the part of the sponsor to provide the required amount of funds as indicated on the form. Please review the Estimated Costs of Attendance for International Students to determine the amount of funds needed to be written on the Affidavit.

    All documentation and immigration inquiries should be sent to the UNF International Center.
  • Immunization Documentation Form

    All students at UNF are required to demonstrate that they either have been vaccinated or have immunity against measles and rubella. If students wish to resolve this requirement before they arrive, they will need to have their physician complete and then sign and stamp the Immunization Documentation Form. Students may obtain the needed immunizations once they arrive in Florida. In no case may students register for or attend classes until they have met this requirement.

    Please send all materials or direct health inquiries to Student Health Services.
  • Health Insurance

    The State of Florida requires proof of medical insurance which meets a minimum standard as a prerequisite to registration. Health insurance coverage can be purchased through the UNF Student Health Services upon arrival. If a student wishes to request that UNF accept a different insurance policy, the insurance company must fax a completed, signed, and stamped UNF Student Health Services International Student Health Insurance Evaluation Form indicating that the alternate insurance policy meets all minimal requirements as outlined. Students may not register for classes until the health insurance requirement is met.

    Please send all documentation or direct health inquiries to Student Health Services.