Admission


Admission to UWF

The International Student Office works closely with Admissions and assists international students applying to Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs. Contact intered@uwf.edu for help with an application.

Undergraduate Admission

International students interested in an Undergraduate degree program begin the admission process at the International Undergraduate Admissions page.

Students seeking admission to UWF need the following: 

1. Completed application

2. $30 (USD) application fee paid online

3. High school transcripts with evaluations and (if applicable) college transcripts with evaluations

All non-US transcripts must be submitted with credential evaluations. (Joseph Silny and ECE are accepted transcript evaluation companies).

Transcripts translated into English are not sufficient.

Evaluations must be converted with a Grade Point Average (GPA) and a Course-by-Course evaluation

4. English proficiency scores either TOEFL or IELTS

Once all the above documents are turned in, an admissions decision is made. After receiving admission, international students need to submit the following to the International Student Office to receive a Form I-20 for a visa. Scanned documents are sent to intered@uwf.edu. Paper documents are mailed to: 

University of West Florida 
International Student Office, Building 71
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Fl 32514
 

To receive a Form I-20 submit the following: 

1. Confidential Financial Statement showing one year of support with supporting bank documents.

2. Complete the immunization SHS - MIHH Form

Once the International Student Office receives the required documentation a Form I-20 is issued to the student. 

 
Graduate Admissions

International students interested in a Graduate degree program begin the admission process at the International Graduate Admissions page. It is recommended that international graduate students contact their Departmental Admission Directors for more information on specific program and score requirements.

Students seeking admission to UWF need the following: 

1. Completed application

2. $30(USD) application fee paid online

3. College transcripts with evaluations

All non-US transcripts must be submitted with credential evaluations Joseph Silny and ECE are recommended companies

Translations into English are not sufficient

Evaluations must be done with a GPA and a course by course evaluation

4. English proficiency scores either TOEFL or IELTS

5. Graduate entrance exam scores such as the GRE or GMAT

6. Any specific departmental requirements

Once all the above documents are turned in, an admissions decision is made. After receiving admission, international students need to submit the following to the International Student Office to receive a Form I-20 for a visa. Scanned documents are sent to intered@uwf.edu. Paper documents are mailed to: 

University of West Florida 
International Student Office, Building 71
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Fl 32514
 

To receive a Form I-20 submit the following: 

1. Confidential Financial Statement showing one year of support with supporting bank documents.

2. Complete the immunization SHS - MIHH Form

One the International Student Office receives the required documentation a Form I-20 is issued to the student. 

Transfer Students

International students who are transferring from a U.S. college or university have additional requirements in addition to admission. Once a transfer student has received admission, the International Student Transfer Form‌ is completed by the student and the student's current Designated School Official (DSO). The completed document is then submitted to the International Student Office. 

It is not possible to transfer legal student status without the transfer form.

Dependents

International students who want to have spouses or children accompany them to the U.S. can do so by adding a Dependent Form I-20 and applying for an F-2 visa. Students adding dependents need to show the following additional fiancial support for each dependent: 

DependentAmount of Support per Year
Spouse  $5000(USD)
Child $3000(USD)

Each dependent on an F-2 visa is required to have health insurance by law. More information on purchasing health coverage for dependents is available at Insurance

Dependents on an F-2 visa can not work or study in a degree seeking program.

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