International Student Admissions Requirements

Each semester, students from over 100 countries study at UWF.


Fall 2016: International Admission Requirements Changed

These changes impact students who are applying on or after Fall 2016.

Freshmen vs. Transfer Student

International students who have completed college/university coursework will need to apply and meet Admission requirements as a Transfer Student, which is defined as a student with more than 12 college credit hours. All other students will apply and meet requirements as a Freshmen Student.

Previous Institution(s) Not from U.S.A?

Applicants must 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 transcript(s) to us directly once completed. (if applicable, transcripts should be translated to English and also submitted to UWF).

Applicants with transcripts that are not in English must also submit a transcript translation in addition to the course-by-course evaluation.

Receival Time: Please allow 5-7 business days for your transcript to be received to your application after you have submitted your formal request for your transcript to be sent to UWF.

Admissions Requirements

Freshmen Students (0-11 college credits)

International Freshmen Admission Requirements (0-11 College Credits)

  • 1. High School Grade Point Average (GPA): At least 2.50/4.00.
  • 2. Proof of English Proficiency: If the student is not from one of the countries listed below he or she must submit at least one English proficiency test score. 
Proof of English Proficiency
Test BasicListening
Internet TOEFL 78/80 19
IELTS 6.5 6.5
MELAB / MELICET 76/77 N/A

Countries Exempt from English Proficiency
Anguilla Grenada
Antiqua & Barbuda Guyana
Bahamas Jamaica
Barbados Montserrat
Belize New Zealand
Bermuda Saint Kitts & Nevis
British Virgin Islands Saint Lucia
Canada Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Cayman Islands Trinidad & Tobago
Dominica Turks & Caicos Islands
  United Kingdom
Freshman-Transfer Students (12-29 college credits)

International Freshman-Transfer Admission Requirements (12-29 College Credits)

  • 1a. High School GPA: At least 2.50/4.00.
  • 1b. College/University GPA: Overall Institution(s) at least 2.00/4.00
  • 1c. College/University GPA: Last Institution at least 2.00/4.00
  • 2. Proof of English Proficiency: If the student is not from one of the countries listed below he or she must submit at least one English proficiency test score. 
Proof of English Proficiency
Test BasicListening
Internet TOEFL 78/80 19
IELTS 6.5 6.5
MELAB / MELICET 76/77 N/A

Countries Exempt from English Proficiency
Anguilla Grenada
Antiqua & Barbuda Guyana
Bahamas Jamaica
Barbados Montserrat
Belize New Zealand
Bermuda Saint Kitts & Nevis
British Virgin Islands Saint Lucia
Canada Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Cayman Islands Trinidad & Tobago
Dominica Turks & Caicos Islands
  United Kingdom
Transfer Students (30-59 college credits)

International Transfer Admission Requirements (30-59 College Credits)

  • 1a. College/University GPA: Overall Institution(s) at least 2.00/4.00
  • 1b. College/University GPA: Last Institution at least 2.00/4.00
  • 2a. Proof of College Placement: At a United States College, completed at least 3.0 credit hours (with a letter grade of "C" or higher) in:
    • English Composition
    • Mathematics (college level)

-OR-

  • 2b. Proof of English Proficiency: If the student is not from one of the countries listed below he or she must submit at least one English proficiency test score.
Proof of English Proficiency
Test BasicListening
Internet TOEFL 78/80 19
IELTS 6.5 6.5
MELAB / MELICET 76/77 N/A

Countries Exempt from English Proficiency
Anguilla Grenada
Antiqua & Barbuda Guyana
Bahamas Jamaica
Barbados Montserrat
Belize New Zealand
Bermuda Saint Kitts & Nevis
British Virgin Islands Saint Lucia
Canada Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Cayman Islands Trinidad & Tobago
Dominica Turks & Caicos Islands
  United Kingdom
Transfer Students (60+ college credits)

International Transfer Admission Requirements (60+ College Credits)

  • 1a. College/University GPA: Overall Institution(s) at least 2.00/4.00
  • 1b. College/University GPA: Last Institution at least 2.00/4.00
  • 2. English Proficiency (Some Students):  If the student is not from one of the countries listed below he or she must submit an English proficiency test scores UNLESS the college coursework has been completed in the United States.
Proof of English Proficiency
Test BasicListening
Internet TOEFL 78/80 19
IELTS 6.5 6.5
MELAB / MELICET 76/77 N/A

Countries Exempt from English Proficiency
Anguilla Grenada
Antiqua & Barbuda Guyana
Bahamas Jamaica
Barbados Montserrat
Belize New Zealand
Bermuda Saint Kitts & Nevis
British Virgin Islands Saint Lucia
Canada Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Cayman Islands Trinidad & Tobago
Dominica Turks & Caicos Islands
  United Kingdom
Conditional Admission

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 by an International Student Admissions Counselor 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.

For more information please contact International Student Services at international@uwf.edu, (850) 474-2479 or skype at uwfinternationaloffice or if you are in the area, stop by:

International Student Services
Building 71
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514


Approved Credentialing Agencies:

Ucredo

P.O. Box 3044
Windermere, FL 34786
P: (407) 965-2733
F: None
E: info@ucredo.com
W: ucredo.com

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203
P: (414) 289-3400
F: (414) 289-3411
E: eval@ece.org
W: ece.org

Josef Silny & Associates

7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
P: (305) 273-1616
F: (305) 273-1338
E: info@jsilny.com
W: jsilny.com

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