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Applicant FAQs

From the beginning of your application through graduation, the UNF Graduate School is here to help. If the below information doesn't answer your questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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  • How do I unlock my account?
    You can reset your password by clicking the Forgot Your Password? link. You'll need to provide the email address that you used to create your account and have access to it.
  • What should I know about the application fee?

    The graduate application fee is good for four consecutive terms (e.g. an application fee paid on a fall 2021 application will be good for fall 2021, spring 2022, summer 2022, and fall 2022.). Contact us if you previously paid an application fee within four consecutive terms of a current application and it did not transfer to your newly submitted application. 

    It should be noted that an application will not be reviewed until an application fee has been received. In addition, the application fee is non-refundable and an undergraduate application fees cannot be transferred to a graduate application, and vise versa.

    You will have the option to pay an application fee when you submit your application or at a later date. To pay later, login to your Application Status Portal and click the Submit Payment link.
  • Graduate Non-Degree: How do I apply? And what should I know?

    The graduate non-degree option is reserved for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor and wish to take graduate level coursework, but are not admitted into a degree seeking graduate program.

    This option is not for applicants who wish to enroll in undergraduate prerequisites prior to their graduate program. If you have been instructed by a graduate program director to take undergraduate prerequisites, please apply as an undergraduate non-degree seeking student at least one term prior to your graduate program start term. Please note the undergraduate application fee is required for undergraduate non-degree seeking applications as it differs entirely from the graduate application fee. However, any transcripts on file are available to both the undergraduate and graduate admissions offices. Therefore, if transcripts have been submitted to the graduate admissions office, the undergraduate admissions office will have access to them and vice versa. 

    Deadlines

    • Fall - August 10
    • Spring - December 10
    • Summer - April 30

    Process

    1. Not all programs accept graduate non-degree applicants. It's recommend to contact the Graduate Program Director of the program you would like to enroll in.
    2. If the Graduate Program Director agrees you can enroll as a graduate non-degree student, complete the UNF Graduate School Non-Degree Application.
      1. Log in or create an application account
      2. Click the Start New Application link at the bottom
      3. Select the Graduate Admissions Application option
      4. Select Graduate Pre-requisites and Non-Degree
      5. To complete the application, click Open Application
        • To apply as non-degree to take graduate level courses outside a degree program, or graduate prerequisite courses to prepare for a graduate program, you must select "I wish to take graduate level coursework non-degree. I plan to pursue a graduate degree later." as your enrollment plans. Do not select the option that you are currently enrolled at another institution and applying to take coursework for one term unless you are applying as a graduate transient student. If this is the case, please refer to the following question, Graduate Transient: How do I apply? And what should I know?
        • For your program of study, you will need to select the Grad App: [major] option of the program you are interested in; i.e. if you wish to take psychology courses, you would select "Grad App: Psychology, N".
      6. Upload a copy of your transcript(s)
      7. Submit the $30 non-refundable application fee
    3. Admitted students will be prompted to provide an official transcript from the institution where the bachelors degree was earned.
    4. Once admitted, holds must be cleared before being able to register for classes.
    5. Complete the residency declaration if applying for Florida residency for tuition purposes. You will receive email communication on completing this process. It must be completed by the last business day before the start of classes.
    6. Non-degree students are only allowed to register just prior to the start of each term.
    7. Students are not sent a bill for tuition. Refer to Student Financial Services for deadlines and payment submission information.

    Important Notes 

    • The application, application fee, and transcripts must be submitted by the deadline posted above. 
    • Only 12 credit hours of graduate course work taken in a graduate post-baccalaureate non-degree status may be applied to a degree-seeking graduate program. After taking 12 credit hours, a registration hold will be placed on the account and the Graduate Post-Baccalaureate Memorandum of Understanding Form will be required to lift the hold.
    • Students in the graduate non-degree seeking status are not eligible for financial aid.

    Registration

    Graduate non-degree course registration requires permission from the Graduate Program Director prior to registration. In order to request a registration override:

    • Login to myWings
    • Select the Student Records tile
    • Select Student Forms from the menu
    • Select the Online Forms, Appeals and Petitions button
    • Under Records and Registration, select Registration Override Request
    • Complete the form and submit 
  • Graduate Transient: How do I apply? And what should I know?

    Graduate transients are individuals that are currently attending an institution and wish to temporarily enroll at UNF in order to transfer credits back to their home institution. In order to be eligible, you must be an active graduate  student in good academic standing.

    Deadlines

    • Fall - August 10
    • Spring - December 10
    • Summer - April 30

    Process

    1. Obtain approval from your home institution before pursuing transient enrollment at UNF.
    2. It is recommended you speak with the Graduate Program Director of the program the courses you intend to enroll in are under. A transient enrollment form or other documentation may be required by the program.
    3. Complete the UNF Graduate School Non-Degree Application
      1. Log in or create an application account
      2. Click the Start New Application link at the bottom
      3. Select the Graduate Admissions Application option
      4. Select Graduate Pre-requisites and Non-Degree
      5. To complete the application, click Open Application
      6. For your enrollment plans select "I am currently enrolled at another institution and applying to take graduate coursework for only one term at UNF."
      7. For program of study select Graduate Non-Degree Seeking, N
      8. An application fee is not required to apply as a transient and will be waived after you have submitted the application 
    4. Upload a copy your current transcript or a letter from your institution Registrar, indicating you are a current and active graduate student in good academic standing at your home institution. Applications that are received without proof of active enrollment in a graduate program will be denied.
    5. Once admitted, holds must be cleared before being able to register for classes.
    6. You will be able to register on Transient Registration day and Late Registration. Transient students do not receive registration appointments. For registration dates, refer to the Academic Calendar.
    7. Complete the residency declaration if applying for Florida residency for tuition purposes. You will receive email communication on completing this process. It must be completed by the last business day before the start of classes.
    8. Students are not sent a bill for tuition. Refer to Student Financial Services for deadlines and payment submission information.
    9. Transfer courses back to your home institution by requesting a UNF transcript from One Stop Student Services.

    Important Note 

    • The application, application fee, and proof of active graduate enrollment and good academic standing must be submitted by the deadline posted above. 
    • Transient students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • How do I check my application status?
    You can check your application status anytime from your Application Status Portal. We also recommend closing monitoring your email for updates.
  • How does the graduate admission process work?

    When completing your application you'll have the option to upload unofficial transcripts, unofficial test scores, supplemental materials, and recommender information, if required. You may login to your Application Status Portal at any time to view your application checklist, uploaded materials, and edit and remind recommenders. 

    After all of the required materials and application fee have been received and your application checklist is complete, your application will be forwarded to your Graduate Program Director. You will be notified to the update to your application status via email.

    Your Graduate Program Director will review your application and forward it back to the Graduate School with their decision for final decision processing. Once we have rendered the decision, your Application Status Portal will update and you will be notified of the update to your application status via email.

    Admitted students will be prompted to provide official transcripts and official test scores, if required. All official materials should be submitted as official copies directly to the UNF Graduate School. Admitted students will also be asked to complete the Reply to Offer of Admission through their Application Status Portal.

    Some programs will waitlist applicants. Waitlisted applicants are asked to complete the Reply to Waitlist Offer through their Application Status Portal.
  • How long will it take to receive an admission decision?
    It's recommended you submit your application checklist materials as soon as possible. Once your checklist is complete, we will forward it to the graduate program director for a decision. Each program has its own unique decision time-frame. As a result, it is recommended that the applicant contact their Graduate Program Director directly.
  • How will I be notified about my application decision?
    When application is forwarded to the Graduate Program Director or a decision has been rendered, you will be notified of an update to your application status via email. These updates will also be available on your Application Status Portal.
  • If I am admitted to a program, how do I accept or decline my admission?
    Admitted students will be asked to complete the Reply to Offer of Admission through their Application Status Portal where you can confirm or deny your admission. There is no fee associated with an admission confirmation.
  • What happens if I do not enroll in courses for the term I am admitted to?
    Students that do not enroll for the term admitted to will have their application canceled for non-matriculation. You will need to reapply for admission to a future term should you seek enrollment.
  • Why am I only able to submit one graduate level application?
    Our application system is designed to only allow one graduate application. If you wish to change your term, concentration or major, or apply as a graduate non-degree seeking student, please contact us for assistance.
  • Why can I not apply for my program of choice?
    Some programs only offer admission for select terms. The application help text will assist you in selecting the appropriate term and program. It's also recommended to review your Graduate Program for available terms and deadlines.
  • How do I change the term or program I applied for?
    To update your term and/or program, you will need to contact us to open another application for you. Please visit your program site for available terms and deadlines. You will not be able to change your term if the deadline has passed, or if the program does not admit for your intended term.
  • Can I pursue a dual degree?
    Graduate students are permitted to pursue a dual degree or certificate. The process will be completed once an applicant is admitted to a degree program. You will need to submit a Change of Major after admission to formerly request to add another degree program or certificate to your student record.
  • Where can I find more information on the Judicial Hold process?

    In accordance with Florida Statute §1001.64(8)(a),Florida Board of Governor’s Regulation 6.001(7), and University Regulation 2.0380R, the University may consider the past conduct of any individual applying for admission or enrollment when those actions have been found to disrupt or interfere with the orderly conduct, processes, functions, or programs of the University. If determined to be in the best interest of the University to deny admission or enrollment to an applicant because of the applicant’s past misconduct on or off campus, the University may do so, consistent with state and federal law.