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 a student with more than 12 college credit hours.  All other students will apply and meet requirements as a Freshman Student.

Proof of English Proficiency

TestBasicListening
Internet TOEFL 78/80 19
IELTS 6.5 6.5
MELAB / MELICET 76/77 N/A

Countries Exempt from English Proficiency

Anguilla
Antiqua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands

Canada
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamiaca
Montserrat

New Zealand
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Kingdom

Admissions Requirements

Freshmen Students (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 above, he or she must submit at least one English proficiency test score.
Freshman-Transfer Students (12-29 college credits)
  1. High School Grade Point Average (GPA):  At least 2.50/4.00
  2. College / University GPA:  Overall institution(s) at least 2.00/4.00, last institution at least 2.00/4.00
  3. Proof of English Proficiency:  If the student is not from one of the countries listed above, he or she must submit at least one English proficiency test score.
Transfer Students (30-59 college credits)
  1. College/University GPA:  Overall institution(s) at least 2.00/4.00
  2. College/University GPA:  Last institution at least 2.00/4.00
  3. Proof of English Proficiency:  If the student is not from one of the countries listed above, he or she must submit at least one English proficiency test score
    - OR -
    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)
Transfer Students (60+ college credits)
  1. College/University GPA:  Overall institution(s) at least 2.00/4.00
  2. College/University GPA:  Last institution at least 2.00/4.00
  3. English Proficiency (Some Students):  If the student is not from one of the countries listed above, he or she must submit an English proficiency test scores unless the college coursework has been completed in the United States.


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 student's 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 Sharon Bell at sbell@uwf.edu or (850) 474-2119.


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