Frequently Asked Questions
Can I transfer courses to the University?
Courses from regionally accredited institutions with appropriate grades are acceptable for transfer credit and will be transferred at the level which the course was classified by the institution granting the credit. Undergraduate courses taken at any Florida public postsecondary institution or other Florida institutions participating in Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System are accepted in accordance with Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes. There are limitations on the number of hours that may be applied toward a degree at UWF. Contact your academic advisor for information about your specific situation.
Who will be my advisor?
Student advisement is very important. Students admitted as freshmen will be advised initially by the University Advising Center. All other undergraduate, transfer and graduate students will be advised by faculty and staff in their major departments.
Am I accepted into my major?
Yes, you are accepted as a student in your chosen degree area - either as a major or pending admission to the major. This means you typically will enroll into courses within your major in your first year and be considered a part of the College of Education and Professional Studies. However, depending on your major, you may be required to complete certain courses, maintain a minimum grade-point-average and possibly complete an application and meet other requirements. The time line for being fully accepted into your major depends on the degree you seek. Be sure to check with your department about their requirements.
What is the academic calendar?
The University operates on a traditional semester basis observing most federal and state holidays. For more information check out the current academic calendar.
Does UWF offer any ROTC Programs?
The Air Force and Army ROTC programs are part of the College of Education and Professional Studies. Both programs offer leadership opportunities and training leading to commissions in the Air Force and Army for qualified students.
What scholarships are available for me?
UWF recognizes and rewards academic, creative, and athletic achievement by awarding scholarships on a competitive basis. There are many scholarships offered at the departmental, college, and university levels:
- View the UWF Undergraduate Catalog Financial Aid and Scholarship Information page
- View the UWF Graduate Catalog Financial Aid and Scholarships Information page
- View the CEPS Scholarships Information page
Additional information about need-based scholarships may be found on the UWF Financial Aid web site.