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.

Academic Standards: A grade point average of 2.0 (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:

  • ENC 1102 – Argument and Persuasion
  • AMH 2020 – United States History since 1877
  • POS 2041 – American Federal Government*
  • STA 2023 – Introduction to Statistics I
  • ECO 2013 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Attention Advertising and Public Relations applicants:
    PSY 2012 – General Psychology is accepted in lieu of
    POS 2041 – American Federal Government

Transfer applicants with 90 or more credits from another institution will not be considered for on-campus 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:

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 four traditional semesters to complete all requirements.

UF Online Information: Please note that we offer four fully online undergraduate degree programs that does consider both transfer applicants with 90 credits or more as well as post-bach applicants. For more information about our 100%-online degree progams, please visit Online Undergraduate Degrees.

Undergraduate Admission Deadlines

Application deadlines below are for undergraduate transfer, readmission and UF Online applicants: