I. STATEMENT OF REGULATION
This regulation describes the criteria
for admission to a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional program at the
University of North Florida.
following are the minimum requirements for admission to graduate programs at
the University of North Florida.
Application for admission;
Non-refundable application fee in the amount set forth by the University
Transcripts from each college attended, whether or not credits were earned; and a
baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its
equivalent from a non-US institution with a grade point average of 3.00 (B) or
higher in all work attempted as an upper-division student, normally the 60
semester hours taken during the last two years of baccalaureate study, or an
earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its
equivalent from a non-US institution. All international transcripts will
require a course-by-course evaluation by an approved third-party credential
evaluation agency. Unofficial
transcripts may be accepted from all institutions attended from which a degree
was not earned. Official transcripts
will be required from an institution from which an applicant earned a
baccalaureate or higher. Graduate
programs reserve the right to request official transcripts, such as to confirm
pre-requisites or credits that the applicant intends to transfer to UNF.
addition, applicants shall adhere to general admissions regulations 2.0380R,
2.0384R, and 2.0385R. Admissions requirements shall not include preferences in
the admissions process for applicants on the basis of race, ethnic background,
sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
Applicants may be required to submit nationally standardized graduate
admissions test, such as the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination
(GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test
(GMAT), or an equivalent, that is acceptable for the program to which the
student is applying. Departments will determine if standardized test scores are
required for their programs. If
required, the department in which the program is sought will set individual
program minimum test scores as outlined in the UNF Catalog. Students, including
non-US students, who already have a graduate degree obtained from a regionally
accredited institution may not be required to take a standardized test.
Exceptions will be made on an individual program basis.
master's and doctoral program may determine other requirements for admission
consistent with their mission and purpose. Program specific are published
annually in the UNF Catalog.
University may grant a limited number of exceptions to those applicants who do
not meet the basic admission requirements. All applicants requesting an
exception must submit all required admission documents prior to making the
request. Students granted an exception will be placed in a provisional
admission status for one term in the graduate degree program that they wish to
enter. Continuation as a graduate student will depend upon successful
completion of provisional admission requirements and any subsequent work as
determined by the department.
Applicants from countries where the official language is other than English
must hold one of the following credentials to demonstrate English Language
American diploma from a U.S. accredited overseas international school where the
primary language of instruction is English;
Bachelor's or master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution;
Certificate of completion of "Pre-University II English as a Second
Language Course" (all five levels) with an average grade of a B;
Minimum required test scores on the TOEFL, Duolingo English Proficiency Exam or
University of Cambridge IELTS as set by the University of North Florida; or
Minimum score on the GRE Verbal Test based on a specific program’s GRE minimum
Admission to a graduate program is granted on an individual basis with a
holistic review of the entire academic record of the applicant, including
quality of past performance, standardized test scores (if required),
appropriateness of work taken, and suitable professional experience. To ensure
that all pertinent application materials are received in time, applications for
admission must be received by the published deadlines of the University and of
the program to which the application is being made.
Authority: Florida Board of Governors Regulation 1.001
and 6.003. BOT Approved May 24, 2021;
BOG Approved August 4, 2021.