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Freshman Admission Requirements

Learn more about UWF’s freshman admission requirements and review process.

UWF conducts a holistic review, and students may be admitted below the thresholds that follow. Please note that meeting the admissions requirements below does not guarantee admission to the University.

2023 Freshman Class Profile*
Column 1Middle 50%
GPA 3.7-4.2
SAT 1040-1230
ACT 21-27

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, students must meet the following minimum requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UWF. Admissions thresholds can adjust per semester. Students may be offered transitional pathways or deferment depending upon their individual profile.

GPA and Scores

  • 2.70 GPA (weighted)
  • State minimum ACT, SAT, or CLT subsection scores


  • Reading: 19
  • Math: 19
  • English: 17


  • Reading and Writing: 490
  • Math: 480


  • Sum of Verbal Reasoning and Grammar/Writing: 38
  • Quantitative Reasoning: 16

Required Documents

For details, visit Completing Your Application.

Dates and Deadlines

Be sure to follow the appropriate dates and deadlines, and complete your application in time for your intended first semester. You will want to apply by the scholarship priority consideration deadline if you would like to be considered for scholarships.

High School Students with A.A. Degree

High school students participating in dual enrollment and other acceleration programs who are on track to earn an associate in art (A.A.) degree from a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution by high school graduation may be considered for admission as an FTIC: AA transfer student as outlined in UWF/REG 3.001 Section VIII. Applicants must complete the freshman admissions application and contact Brenda Akers, senior assistant director.

Freshman Admissions Regulations

  • BOG 6.002: State University System of Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.002-Admission of Undergraduate First-Time-in-College, Degree-Seeking Freshmen
  • BOG 6.008: State University System of Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.002-Postsecondary-College-Level-Preparatory Testing, Placement, and Instruction for State Universities
  • UWF REG 3.001: Admission Standards for First Time in College Student Applicants