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. Transfer applicants are 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.

The following courses must be successfully completed for transfer admission:

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

Additional requirements for transfer admission:

  • A grade point average of 2.0 (on all work attempted). Note: a 2.5 overall GPA is considered the competitive minimum for admission.
  • An Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a state or community college in Florida (or from a public or state university in Florida).
  • Out-of-state and international transfer students (or students from a private university in Florida) must complete 60 hours of acceptable credit and the university’s general education requirements.


Be sure to list all of your ‘courses in progress’ on the application, including any of the above required courses.

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:

UF CJC transfer students are expected to complete the degree on a timely basis, meaning within 2 years (6 semesters, including summers). 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 timely degree completion. The applicant will be asked to acknowledge that degree completion will require successful completion of at least 64 credits at UF and that it may require 16-18 credits per term to complete all requirements.

NOTE: Transcripts will not be reviewed/evaluated until after an application has been submitted. Students are encouraged to use Transferology to determine how college credits will transfer:

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: