Applicants who are from outside of the United States should visit our International Requirements page for additional required documentation. For information about applying as a Post-Baccalaureate (Non-Degree Seeking) student, please click here.
All applications and required documentation may be sent to:
The Graduate School
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive, Bldg 1, Suite 2000
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
As you begin the admissions process, use this step-by-step guide to help you determine the materials needed to complete your application to the Graduate School at UNF. Please note: Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until all required documentation has been received. To determine additional program-specific requirements, view application deadlines, or to contact the graduate program director of your intended major, please select from the links below.
Contact a Program Director View Graduate Programs View Program Deadlines
All applicants must complete an online application with a $30 (USD) non-refundable application fee regardless of previous enrollment. If you applied online and were unable to pay the application fee, you may send a check or money order made out to UNF to the Graduate School's address listed above.
Please note: An application may only be deferred once prior to an admissions decision. If you wish to seek admission for another term after deferring once, you will be required to submit a new application. Once an application fee has been paid, it is good for one (1) year.
If you have changed your name from a previous enrollment, please ensure that all forms of your past and current name are listed on your application. Failure to do so may result in a delay of your application.
All applicants must provide evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree in the form of official transcripts from a college or university accredited by one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In most cases, the admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. Select a specific program for more details on individual admission requirements.
Applicants must submit transcripts from every institution previously attended to the Graduate School by the posted deadline. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended are required, regardless of the number of credits earned or if transfer credit appears on another transcript (including institutions attended through Dual Enrollment). Applicants who have earned college credits through the military must also provide a SMART or AARTS transcript. Transcripts must be less than one year old from the date of printing. 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 also submit transcripts via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org from an approved vendor such as, ScriptSafe, Credentials, or Parchment. Otherwise, the transcript must be submitted in official, paper copy format.
Former or current University of North Florida students do not need to request UNF transcripts from the UNF Registrar's Office.
Students with coursework earned from institutions outside the United States are required to provide a course-by-course transcript evaluation of all attended non-US institutions. The evaluation must be from a NACES accredited evaluation service. To determine academic eligibility for admissions, academic credentials must be (a) translated into English and (b) evaluated course-by-course. A list of acceptable evaluators can be found at NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services).
Students must provide official scores from the appropriate aptitude test. Please refer to your intended program website to determine which aptitude test to take. Please note: It takes 3-4 weeks for official test scores to arrive at the Graduate School. These scores must be received before the posted deadline of the program to which you are applying.
GRE Institution Code: 5490.
GMAT Institution Code: CF3QB51.
There are no departmental codes.
The UNF Division of Continuing Education offers GRE and GMAT prep courses throughout the year. More information about the dates and times of these courses can be found at UNF's Division of Continuing Education website.
Many programs require letters of reference, personal statements, or writing samples to supplement the application. A list of admission requirements are available on your program page. P
lease do not staple, use page protectors, binders, folders, or three-ring binders when submitting supplemental materials. If you already have a student ID number (an "N Number"), please write this at the top right hand corner of every page. If you do not have a student ID number, please ensure that your name is on every page of your application materials.
Applicants may also upload supplemental documents directly into their application checklist using their myWings account. Simply click on the upload option beside each missing supplemental document on your checklist and follow the instructions provided. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to submit supplemental documents.
UNF Online Recommendation System
Some programs provide applicants an option to submit letters of reference via our Online Recommendation System and can be set up during the application process.
Enter the reference's name and e-mail address while you are completing the online application. The reference is sent a link to complete his/her recommendation in the ORS. This link is only good for one (1) week, and references who submit through the ORS do not have to provide a hard copy of the recommendation.
To reissue a link for a reference or to change a reference on your application, please log into your myWings account.
Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to use UNF's online reference system.
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. Students whose native language is not English must meet one of the following requirements of English Language Proficiency:
Hold one of the following credentials:
American diploma from a U.S. accredited overseas international school where the primary language of instruction is English;
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution; or
Certificate of completion of "Pre-University II English as a Second Language Course" (all five levels) with an average grade of B from the UNF Continuing Education English Language Program.
Or, achieve one of the following test scores:
TOEFL scores: minimum score of 500 paper-based (61 internet-based) for all applicants except for a score of 550 paper-based (79-80 internet-based) for graduate students in the Coggin College of Business and our graduate engineering programs; or
IELTS scores: a band score of 6.5 on the University of Cambridge IELTS (International English Language Testing System); band scores range from 9 high to 1 low; 6.5 lies between 6 "competent user" and 7 "good user."