Apply to UWF


To request additional information about any of the UWF Online Campus programs, please complete and submit the Online Program Information Request. Completion of this application does not commit you to UWF in any way; it will only provide you with more specific written information about the program of interest. Once you are ready to make application to a UWF Online program, please complete the steps below.

To apply for admission to any online undergraduate or graduate degree program, please complete Steps 1-5 below. 

However, if applying for an online certificate or just want to complete a few online courses at UWF, complete one of the following applications:

Note: International graduate students in F-1 visa status are required to take 6 credit hours of face-to-face coursework per semester, according to 8 CFR 214.2 (f) (6) (i) (G). Please be aware of this if/when you are applying to a fully online program.

Step 1: Complete and submit the appropriate online application form by the deadlines below:

Important Note: Students who are new to the University and enrolled in an ONLINE ONLY PROGRAM will be exempt from the New Student Orientation requirement. Please contact orientation@uwf.edu or 850-473-7229 if you have any questions.

Deadlines: You must submit your application and all supporting documentation for program admission by the following dates:

  • Undergraduate Programs:
    • June 30th - admission to program for Fall semester
    • November 1st - admission to program for Spring semester
    • April 1st - admission to program for Summer semester
  • Graduate Programs:
    • June 1st - admission to program for Fall semester
    • October 1st - admission to program for Spring semester
    • March 1st - admission to program for Summer semester

Important Note: You will want to complete one of the following Non-Degree Seeking Student Applications if any of the following apply:

  • The formal application due date (above) has passed and you would still like to begin courses while your formal application is being processed
  • You are applying for an online certificate
  • You want to complete a few online courses at UWF
    • To transfer academic credit from UWF to your Florida college or university, contact your academic advisor and go to Florida Virtual Campus, fill out the appropriate Transient Student Form to complete the process.

Step 2: Complete and submit the Online Program Information Request (if not already submitted)

Step 3: Once admitted to your online program, you are ready to contact the appropriate academic department for program advising.

Step 4: Florida state law and UWF Student Health Policy requires that All students comply with the 1) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), and 2) Meningitis/Hepatitis B immunization requirements Before registering for academic courses. An "Immunization Hold" is automatically placed on new student records which prohibit course registration until proof of immunization or immunization waiver form (below) are received and processed.

Good News:

  • The new UWF Student Health Policy now allows exceptions to the proof of immunizations (I.C.1-4 and II.1) for students who are enrolled in Only online courses and will not be physically present in any UWF classroom or on any UWF campus. Additional exceptions exist for Active Duty Military, and on medical and religious basis.

New students registering for Only online courses and who will not be physically present in any UWF classroom or on any UWF campus may 1) download, 2) complete, and 3) return the "Mandatory Immunization Health History Form" below.

Once you download the Mandatory Immunization Health History Form, please follow the guidelines below to complete the form:

  • The form must include the Full Legal Name of the student, Date of BirthUWF Student ID number, and a Contact Phone number
  • The form includes a Medical Treatment Consent section that must be signed by the student and dated.
  • The Required Immunizations section does not need to be completed for students that are online only. However, if they are taking any on-campus classes this section is required and must be completed, signed, and stamped by a healthcare provider
  • The form includes an Exception/Waiver section that must be completed by online students. The appropriate boxes/circle must be check and the student must sign and date the section appropriately. Students can find an example of the online form requirements on the SHS website
  • If the student is under the age of eighteen (18), the form must also be signed appropriately by a parent or legal guardian (Medical Treatment Consent section and Exception/Waiver section)

Please check your MyUWF student account to see if the holds have been lifted. Once the hold is lifted, new students can proceed with course registration. If it has been more than 48 hours since submitting the paperwork and the hold is not lifted, please call the Health Center (850) 474-2172 to check on the status--most likely the form submitted is incomplete.

Step 5: When advising has been completed you are ready to register for coursework using your online student MyUWF account.

  • For more registration information or help, please contact the Registrar's Office at:registrar@uwf.edu or (850) 473-7345
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