The Office of Admissions administers the application, admission, and
readmission process for all degree-seeking students. It also assists
prospective students in obtaining information about UWF. The office
conducts outreach and visitation programs in high schools and community
colleges, coordinates campus tours for prospective students, and awards
merit-based scholarships to entering undergraduate students.
The University of West Florida encourages applications for admission
from qualified students regardless of gender, culture, religion, ethnic
background, age, marital status, or disability. Students with documented
visual impairments, hearing impairments, motor impairments, or specific
learning disabilities may petition for substitution of admission
requirements provided such substitution does not significantly alter the
nature of the program for which admission is being sought. For more
information about the University’s admission requirement substitution
policy, contact the Office of Admissions.
Admission of students to the
University of West Florida is within the jurisdiction of the University,
but subject to the minimum standards adopted by the UWF Board of
Trustees and the Florida Board of Education.
Application for Admission
Students are encouraged to apply for admission through the World Wide
Web at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The international
application may be printed from the World Wide Web. Follow instructions
from the UWF Home Page, uwf.edu, and click
on Future Students.
Applications for undergraduate,
graduate, and international admission may be obtained from:Office of Admissions
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514
or by calling
Undergraduate applications may
also be obtained from the Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for
Students (FACTS) internet site at facts.org.
Conditions of Admission
The Office of Admissions will notify the applicants of the admission
decision. Admission to the University is often contingent upon the
subsequent receipt of satisfactory and official college, university, or
high school transcripts; verification of associate of arts or
baccalaureate degrees; and verification of high school graduation.
Failure to submit such documents before the end of the second week of
class of the initial academic semester may result in the cancellation of
Ownership of Submitted Documents
All credentials and documents submitted become the property of the
University of West Florida. The originals or copies of the originals
will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another
institution, agency, or person.
If it is found that an applicant has made a false or fraudulent
statement or a deliberate omission on the application for admission, the
residency statement, or any other accompanying documents or statements,
the applicant may be denied admission. If the student is already
enrolled when the fraud is discovered, the case will be adjudicated
using the procedures specified for violations of the UWF Student Conduct
System as contained in the Student Life handbook.
Request for Admission for a Later Semester
Applicants are admitted to the University only for the semester for
which they apply. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which
they have been admitted may update their admission status for a future
semester through the Office of Admissions. Applicants will be considered
for admission under the policies in effect at that time. Admission is
not automatic. If a student has attended another collegiate institution
prior to updating the application, the student must provide an official
transcript of all work attempted.