Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the NWF2UWF program?
- This program is designed to help you earn an NWF Associate of arts degree and later a UWF bachelor’s degree in the most effective way. A designated advisor will work with you to develop an academic plan to suit your particular needs.
Q: Who can join the program?
- Northwest Florida State College students who:
- Have the intention to earn an Associate of Arts degree
- Intend to obtain a bachelor’s degree at UWF
- Have never taken any classes at UWF
- Do not hold any bachelor’s degree
Q: Why should I be interested in this program?
- There are a number of reasons that include but not limited to:
- Professional, specialized advising to help you reach your goals
- Help with meeting all UWF admissions requirements
- No application fee at either NWF or UWF
- Access to UWF services and events through UWF ID card
- Easy transfer of records and information between NWF and UWF
- Obtain a UWF email account while attending NWF
Q: What are the requirements of this program?
- There are a few requirements including:
- Have less than 30 credit hours
- Enroll in at least one class at NWF the term you begin the NWF2UWF program
- Attend one of the NWF2UWF orientation sessions
- Meet with the NWF2UWF coordinator at least once per term
- Be an active participant of the program by following the plan you develop
Q: When can I apply to the NWF2UWF Program?
- After you have been admitted to NWF as a degree seeking student. If you are a dual enrolled high school student you must wait until after high school graduation to submit your application.
Q: What if I was admitted to UWF before?
- If you were admitted to UWF and enrolled in classes before you are not eligible for this program
Q: What if I applied to UWF but was denied admissions?
- If you were denied admissions at UWF, the NWF2UWF program is perfect for you. Contact the NWF2UWF coordinator at (850) 729-4903 or by email at email@example.com.
Q: What if I am interested in the program only for the benefits and access to UWF services?
- The NWF2UWF program is developed for students who are willing to work with the designated coordinator on advancing their educational goals with an intention to earn an associate and bachelor’s degree. The access to UWF events and services is just a compliment of the program and not its main feature. Talk to the NWF2UWF coordinator about what’s best for you.
Q: Does the program guarantee I will get into an UWF undergraduate program?
- Yes, as long as you satisfy the university and the program’s admissions requirements. In a very few cases, program admission is competitive.
Q: Do I have to be a full-time student to be in the program?
- No, though full-time enrollment might be required for certain other purposes (e.g. obtaining maximum financial aid amounts, etc.). (Note. “Full-time” means taking 12 or more credits per term. In some cases, an exception can be made for students with disabilities who need to take fewer credits).
Q: What resources can I use at UWF?
- As a participant of the NWF2UWF program, you will be able to use many resources available to a typical UWF student. You can join student clubs and organizations, attend athletic and other student’s events, and use the library free of charge. You may also use services such as the Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center for free. UWF dining services requires a fee. Students will not have access to the Health Center. To access most of the resources you will use a UWF student ID card.
Q: I heard that UWF students have to turn in proof of immunization. Does that apply to the NWF2UWF program?
- The documentation is not required before admission or the first registration. However, in order to take an UWF class you will need to submit proof of immunizations. Doing so early in the program will make it easier for you later. As a participant of the program you are effectively an UWF student, meaning that all UWF policies apply to you when you enroll in classes or accessing services on the university campus. For most people, proof of immunization is on their high school transcripts, so be sure to turn those in. See more information on immunization requirements at: uwf.edu/healthcenter/Immrequirements.cfm
Q: Where can I get the UWF student ID card?
- The coordinator will set up specific times with each student to obtain a nautilus card.
Q: Can I get discounted tickets for UWF athletic events?
- As a holder of a student ID card, you can attend athletic events without charge.
Q: Can I get discounted tickets for the other UWF campus events?
- Yes. With your nautilus card you will receive the UWF student discount for ticketed campus events (concerts, comedians, weekend movies, etc.) and admission to all free campus events provided for UWF students.
Q: Can I participate on UWF’s intercollegiate athletic teams?
- No. In accordance with NCAA regulations, participation on university athletic teams is limited to those students who are enrolled as full time UWF students and who are registered with the NCAA clearing house.
Q: What leadership opportunities are available? Can I be a student government officer at UWF or NWF?
- Student leadership roles in UWF student organizations are limited to enrolled university students. In order to represent and hold office in any UWF registered organization a student must be registered for a minimum of seven hours (at UWF), and must have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 for all courses completed at the university. Once you have transitioned to UWF you may pursue leadership opportunities. While at NWF, you may participate in any of our student organization and leadership activities.
Q: How do UWF and NWF comply with FERPA?
- FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It regulates what information about a student UWF or NWF can share with any other person or institution. Students in this program sign a Participant Agreement permitting UWF and NWF to share information appropriate to the program. NWF and UWF will share academic information and student information (student conduct information would not normally be shared unless it is relevant to the safety and well-being of both institutions).
Q: Will disability information be shared between NWF and UWF?
- Yes, with your permission. This will save you from having to re-document your disability and your accommodation needs.
Q: UWF and NWF have some differences in conditions for academic probation, academic suspension and academic honors. Whose rules apply to me?
- NWF rules apply to NWF courses. UWF rules apply to UWF courses.
Q: UWF and NWF have some difference in their student codes of conduct. Whose do I follow?
- When at NWF follow NWF’s code of conduct. When at UWF, follow UWF’s code. The two codes are fairly similar in that they provide clear definitions, outline conduct procedures, hold students accountable for their behavior, and describe the potential consequences for misbehavior.
Q: If NWF determines I am a legal resident of Florida for tuition purposes; do I have to prove my residency again at UWF?
- No. NWF will share documentation with UWF so that you do not need to do the full process again.
Q: Which institution maintains my official transcripts and other records?
- At this time, NWF maintains the official records for NWF courses, financial aid, etc. UWF maintains the official records for courses and UWF matters.
Q: Where do I file for graduation?
- File at NWF for NWF degrees, certificates and credentials. File at UWF for UWF degrees. Be sure to observe both institutions’ deadline.
Q: May I transfer to UWF before I complete my NWF degree. Can I transfer my UWF credits back to NWF and use them to complete my NWF Associate degree?
- Yes. This process is called reverse transfer and you should take advantage of it. You can use it for degrees and certificates at NWF. Each credential you can add to your resume makes you more competitive for employment and other opportunities. In some cases, completion of the NWF degree even after you have transitioned to UWF may exempt you from some course requirements. Once your NWF degree is approved be sure to inform your advisor and ask NWF to officially notify UWF or your completion. Of course the courses transferred to NWF must be acceptable to meet the NWF degree or certificate requirements.
Q: What is my tuition rate?
- It is the NWF rate when taking NWF courses. It is the UWF rate when taking UWF courses.
Q: Where will I apply for and receive financial aid?
- While you are a NWF student, your financial aid eligibility will be determined and any awards of aid made by the NWF financial aid office. Until you complete your move to UWF, you are not eligible to apply for financial aid at UWF (including UWF scholarships).
Q: Will I be able to participate if I have 30 or more credits?
- NWF students with less than 30 credits completed are eligible for the NWF2UWF Program.
Q: Can if I transfer from another University or College to attend NWF and once I finish my AA degree at NWF, I will pursue my bachelor’s degree at UWF?
- Yes, as long as you haven’t exceeded 30 credit hours then you will be eligible to participate.
Q: What if I applied for UWF one term and I was unable to attend?
- If you cannot attend UWF for the term you list on the application form, you will be allowed to move your start date one time within the same academic year; otherwise you will be required to reapply for regular admission.
Q: Can I apply for the NWF2UWF Program if I'm seeking an A.A.S. or A.S.?
- The program is designed to assist students in an Associate of Arts Program. A student must be working toward their bachelor’s degree in order to participate.