Applying to the University of Florida

Students applying to the university for the first time (freshmen and transfers) should refer to the UF Admissions website for information:

Freshman Information: The university’s Office of Admissions coordinates freshman admission.

Transfer Information: The College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida is a limited admissions college. All transfer applicants will be considered on a space-available basis. View our Transfer Admissions handout (PDF).

“An AA graduate from a Florida public postsecondary institution shall receive priority for admission to a state university over out-of-state transfer students.” – Florida Board of Governors articulation agreement

Academic Standards: A grade point average of 2.5 (on all work attempted) and the AA degree from a state/community college in Florida are required for transfer admission. Out-of-state transfer students must complete 60 hours of acceptable credit and the university’s general education requirements.

Students denied admissions may petition. Petitions are available from PATH: Professional Advising and Teaching Hub, Weimer Hall, Room 1060.

The following five courses are required for transfer students to be admitted:

  • ENC1102 – Argument and Persuasion
  • AMH2020 – American History since 1877
  • POS2041 – American Federal Government
  • STA2023 – Introduction to Statistics
  • ECO2013 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Attention Advertising & Public Relations Majors: PSY2012 General Psychology is accepted in lieu of POS2041

Transfer applicants with 90 or more credits from another institution will not be considered for admission. Instead, the student is encouraged to finish the bachelor’s degree at their current institution, and then consider applying to one of our master’s degree programs:

Residential programs:

UF CJC Online master’s programs:

Transfer applicants with between 80 and 89 credits from another institution, if admitted, will be required to prepare a semester-by-semester academic plan that leads to degree completion. Student will be asked to acknowledge that degree completion will require successful completion of at least 64 credits at UF and that it may take in excess of 4 traditional semesters to complete all requirements.

Undergraduate Admission Deadlines

Application deadlines below are for undergraduate transfer applicants and undergraduates seeking readmission:

Undergraduate transfer applicants can find application deadlines here:

Undergraduates seeking readmission can find application deadlines here: