Application Process and New Student Guide

GIS Online staff take an active role in your education and in building experiences to best prepare you for life as a professional. Through high impact learning, experiential and innovating methods, GIS Online stands apart. When you’re ready to apply, please follow this step-by-step guide.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Review the Certificate Program page  to assess eligibility.
  2. Confirm that you possess the basic computer skills as outlined in the Computer Skills Assessment
  3. Complete a Letter of Intent Form  to be submitted with the program application
  4. Complete the GIS Certificate Program application 
  5. Graduate Certificate applicants, email a copy of your transcripts (proof of Baccalaureate degree) to

Upon submission, applicants will receive an email confirmation. Applications will be reviewed during the first week of each month (July - November). Applicants will be emailed with the committee's decision along with instructions on how to proceed. Use the Application And New Student Checklist and Prepare Guide to track your progress and to prepare for course work with GIS Online at UWF.

 Application Deadline: November 2, 2014

Your application, including any transcripts (if applying for Graduate certificate or requesting course waiver) must be received by the application deadline to be considered for enrollment in the cohort. We accept and review applications beginning in June and ending early November. Courses begin in January of the following year.

Apply to UWF

Upon program acceptance, complete the appropriate non-degree seeking application for UWF. 

Undergraduate Certificate

Complete the Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Application

Please select the following options in the Application Wizard:

  1. Application Type - Defaults to Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking
  2. Campus Location - Online
  3. Program of Interest - Environmental Science
Graduate Certificate

Complete the Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Application

Please select the following options in the Application Wizard:

  1. Application Type - Graduate Non-Degree Seeking
  2. Student Level Type - Master's (Non-Degree Seeking)
  3. Program of Interest - Environmental Science

Please note that evidence of your bachelor's degree will be required before enrolling in graduate-level courses. Email an unofficial  copy of your transcript to

If you need assistance completing the form please contact: 
UWF Admissions Office
Phone: (850) 474-2230 | toll-free: (800) 263-1074
Fax: (850) 474-3360

To check the status of your application, please visit

Activate Your Account

MyUWF is the University's secure, single entry point for access to web-based services and applications designed for applicants, students, former students / alumni, faculty, and staff.

  • Access Login as a New User to access your account.
  • Once logged into your account, search for "holds." All new students typically have at least one hold placed on their account preventing enrollment.
  • Be on the look out for important emails from UWF and GIS Online regarding next steps and how to enroll in courses. Our staff will supply a personalized course plan for all students based on choices made on the program application.
  • New students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with one of our advisors.