Next Steps for Admitted Freshmen

Congratulations, and welcome to the Argonaut community! The steps below will provide you with information to successfully complete your enrollment at UWF.

First Steps: Visit, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Visit Campus

There is no better way to see if UWF is the right fit unless you come and see first hand what life is like as an Argo!  We have many options for your visit experience:


We want to consider you for the President's Scholarship Competition and all our merit scholarships!  Students must be admitted by the priority deadline to receive maximum scholarship consideration.

Applying for Financial Aid

All students should complete and submit their Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to UWF.  December 15 is the priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA.  You can learn more about UWF's financial aid opportunities at and can contact the Financial Aid Office at or (850) 474-2400.

Go to to get started.  UWF's school code is 003955.

Already sent your FAFSA to UWF?

Financial Aid (MyUWF)

Homeschool Students:  Proof of High School Graduation

If you are a homeschool student, make sure you submit official proof of high school graduation.  This is usually a letter from county school board / state board of education stating the student met state graduation requirements to receive their high school diploma.

If homeschooling is completed through FloridaShines Distance Learning, obtain documentation from Florida Virtual Campus Distance Learning officials.

Confirmation & Next Steps

Confirm to Reserve Your Spot

All students are required to notify us that they have chosen to attend UWF prior to registering for orientation or applying for on-campus housing.  May 1 is the priority deadline to confirm your intent to enroll at UWF.

Application Status (MyUWF)

Sign-up for New Student Orientation

All freshmen are required to attend New Student Orientation which is where they will register for classes.  Students are encouraged to register for orientation by the May 1 priority deadline.

Orientation Registration (MyUWF)

Apply for On-Campus Housing

Housing is always in high demand, so be sure to complete and submit a housing contract as soon as possible.  Students are encouraged to apply for housing by the May 1 priority deadline.  Housing contracts and housing living options can be found at  For questions please contact the Housing and Residence Office at

Housing Contracts and Services (MyUWF)

Preparing for Orientation: Immunizations, Transcripts, and Registration

Submit Immunization Form

All students are required to complete and submit an Immunization Health History Form to register for classes at least 3 weeks prior to when they wish to register.  For questions, please contact Student Health Services at or (850) 474-2172.  Learn more, including helpful steps on completing out your form, at

Immunization Health History (MyUWF)

Submit Exam Credit Transcripts

If you received AP, IB, AICE, DANTES, CLEP or other exam credit you will need to request official score reports be sent from the testing agency directly to UWF to receive college credit.  All exam credit transcript(s) should be received in the admission office prior to attending freshmen orientation.  Learn more about awarded credit, including course equivalencies.

Degree Audit (MyUWF)

Submit College Transcripts

All students who are currently enrolled in college courses (i.e. dual enrollment) or with completed college coursework must submit all college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  Contact the college(s) awarding you the credit to send your transcripts to UWF.  All transcript(s) should be received 3 weeks prior to attending Freshmen Orientation.

Application Status (MyUWF)

Register for Classes

All freshmen will register for classes at New Student Orientation.  Make sure the following has been completed to ensure smooth course registration.

You will also need to check, verify, and satisfy all registration holds before you can register for classes.

Final Steps: Transcripts, Residency, and Tuition

Submit Final High School Transcript

All Freshmen are required to have their final high school transcript sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions once they graduate from high school.  You will need to request a transcript be sent from your high school to UWF showing your graduation details prior to the start of classes.

Application Status (MyUWF)

If you are receiving financial aid and you have recently graduated from high school, your final transcript (graduation date, degree, and final grades) must be received in order to disburse your financial aid.

Verify Your Residency

It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have the correct residency classification upon starting or re-entering UWF by at least the 1st day of classes.  Learn more about residency rules, regulations, and approved documents.  If there are questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at or (850) 474-2230.

Application Status (MyUWF)

It is important to note that Florida Statute Section 1009.21 declares that all admitted students are non-residents until an independent review provides sufficient information to change the decision permanently.  The burden of proof to overturn the original decision remains with the student.

Pay Tuition

Students can check their UWF account balance and make payments online through MyUWF.  For any questions or help, please contact Argo Central.  Come on in to Bldg. 18, email, or call (850) 474-3387.

CashNet (MyUWF)

Useful Tools

Search for Courses

Browse more than 500 full accredited online and on-campus course offerings.

Course Search (MyUWF)


Step-by-Step Registration Guide

Academic Deadlines

Be sure to check the deadlines specific to your term.

Academic Calendar 2017-2018 (PDF)

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