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ADMISSION BY TRANSFER
This information pertains to applicants who desire admission by transfer from other colleges or universities.

International students also should refer to the section on International Student Admission.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Application for Admission
The application for admission and a nonrefundable $30 fee payable to the University of West Florida should be submitted six to nine months prior to the semester for which admission is desired. It is the policy of the University not to defer or waive the application fee. The $30.00 application fee must be in U.S. currency, drawn on a U.S. bank. This fee may also be paid via MasterCard, Visa, or American Express by calling toll free 1-888-529-1763 or locally at 474-3027.

College Transcripts
Applicants must arrange to have submitted to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from each college and university attended. Transcripts are considered official when they are sent from a college or university directly to the Office of Admissions and contain an official seal and signature. Transcripts bearing the statement, ?Issued to Student,? or transcripts faxed or submitted by applicants are not considered official.

Secondary School Record
Transfer applicants who have less than 60 semester hours of transferable credit (as evaluated by the Office of Admissions) must submit official high school transcripts reflecting work completed from the beginning of the 9th grade through the 12th grade and the date of graduation.

Test Scores
The examination offered by the American College Testing program (ACT) or the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) administered by the College Entrance Examination Board is required of all transfer applicants who have less than 60 semester hours of transferable credit (as evaluated by the Office of Admissions) or who are requesting a degree program leading to teacher certification. Arrangements should be made for the test results to be forwarded to the Office of Admissions.

Florida College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST)
The Florida CLAST is an achievement test of the communication and computation skills expected of all students by the time they complete their sophomore year of college. All students are required by Florida statutes and rules of the State Board of Education to satisfactorily complete the Florida CLAST or satisfy one of the CLAST alternate options before the granting of admission to upper-division status at the University of West Florida. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have Florida CLAST scores forwarded to the Office of Admissions. Refer to the CLAST section for more details.

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Fall Semester June 30
Spring Semester November 1
Summer Semester April 1

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants with Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degrees
Applicants who have received an A.A. degree from a Florida public institution immediately prior to transfer, have at least a 2.0 as computed by UWF, and who have applied for a non-limited access program will be admitted to the University of West Florida, provided applications and all supporting documents have been received by the deadline. In addition, verification of two units of the same foreign language in high school or at least eight semester hours of the same foreign language (or equivalent proficiency) demonstrating proficiency through the second college level course is required. American Sign Language is considered a foreign language for this admission requirement. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to programs designated as limited access or teacher certification.

Applicants with Less than 60 Semester Hours of Transferable Credit

  1. Meet freshman criteria for high school average, academic units, and test score;
  2. Have at least a 2.0 (as computed by UWF) GPA on all college work attempted;
  3. Have at least a 2.0 (as computed by UWF) GPA on all work attempted at the last institution attended, if more than one institution is attended.

Applicants who have 60 or more Semester Hours of Transferable Credit (as evaluated by the Office of Admissions) must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Have at least a 2.0 (as computed by UWF) GPA on all college work attempted;
  2. Have at least a 2.0 (as computed by UWF) GPA on all work attempted at the last institution attended, if more than one institution is attended;
  3. Applicants will be evaluated for completion of the foreign language requirement. Refer to the Foreign Language requirement above under Applicants with A.A. degrees.

Transfer Applicants from a Non Regionally Accredited Institution
Transfer applicants from a non-regionally accredited institution may be considered for admission on a provisional basis. When a student has earned 20 semester hours of qualifying UWF courses and earned a GPA of at least 2.0, the student must submit a written statement to the Office of Admissions requesting that any credit not accepted upon admission be evaluated for addition to the student?s academic record. All regular credit acceptance policies apply. Credit will not be added for courses that would not ordinarily be accepted for credit at UWF.

Specific Programs
Entrance into specific University programs may have additional requirements. Refer to the degree programs sections of this Catalog or contact the program department for details.

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