International Students

Each semester, students from every continent study at UWF. We believe that sharing of cultures and ideas begins with exposing students to people from various, diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Applying as an International Student

1Apply for Admission as a Freshman/Transfer student.

2. Submit the $30 application fee.

3. Submit official copies of any/all academic work (secondary school and any post-secondary college or university) to an approved credential evaluation company for a course by-course-credit evaluation with grade point average (gpa) calculation. Students should request that the credentialing agency send both the evaluation report and the official transcripts be submitted to us directly once completed. (if applicable, transcripts should be translated to English and also submitted to UWF).

Official Credential Evaluation Services

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)International Education Evaluators (IEE)Josef Silny & Associates,
International Education Consultants
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
P.O. Box 545863
Surfside, FL 33154
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
P: (414) 289-3400 P: (305) 503-9063 P: (305) 273-1616
F: (414) 289-3411 F: (305) 993-5550 F: (305) 273-1338
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4. Submit official TOEFL or IELTS test results, which measures your English proficiency, directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UWF.  Some students may require the Intensive English Program before they will be admitted.  In those cases, a conditional admission is possible.

If the student's native language is not English or the student is from a country in which the primary language is not English he or she must submit at least one of the following tests before consideration of admission. 

Test TypeBasic ScoreListening Score
Paper-based TOEFL 550 53
Computer-based TOEFL 213 20
Internet-based TOEFL 78 19
IELTS 5.5 6.0

ACT and/or SAT scores are required if the student is starting at UWF as a Freshmen or Transfer student with less than 60 college credit hours whose native language is English or is from a country in which the primary language is English.

Sectional ScoreACTSAT
Math 19 440
Reading / Critical Ready 19 440
English-Writing / Writing 17 440

5. Contact International Student Office (ISO) for your next steps and information about international student costs, financial assistance, housing, traveling to the U.S. and applying/transferring student visas.

Conditional Admission Option

Students who have most of their application in order can be awarded a conditional admission decision for a future term of entry. These conditions are used for students who require additional English language study before they can enroll at UWF. Students must show that they meet minimum admission requirements as a Freshman/Transfer student with the exception of the English language proficiency.

The conditional admission is arranged in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on the students’ behalf, and the conditional admission letter can be used by the student to help increase the likelihood that the visa will be granted to enter the United States. Students who receive a conditional admission will be expected to enroll in the UWF Intensive English Program to finalize their English proficiency.

Questions or Need Help? Contact Me

Assistant Director

Ms. Jessica Largent

Florida Counties (Central Florida):
Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter

States/Regions (Central U.S.):
District of Colombia (DC), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Specialty Student Population(s):
International Students, Prospective Student Athletes

Contact Info:
P: (850) 474-2374
F: (850) 474-3360