International Student Admissions Requirements

Each semester, students from over 100 countries study at UWF.


Freshmen vs. Transfer Student

International students who have completed college / university coursework will need to apply and meet Admission requirements as a Transfer Student, which is a student with more than 12 college credit hours.  All other students will apply and meet requirements as a Freshman Student.

Proof of English Proficiency
TestBasicListening
Internet TOEFL 78/80 19
IELTS 6.5 6.5
MELAB / MELICET 76/77 N/A

Countries Exempt from English Proficiency

American Samoa
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Cameroon
Canada
Cayman Islands
Christmas Islands
Cocos
Cook Islands
Dominica
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Grenada

Guam
Guernsey
Guyana
Hong Kong
Ireland
Jamaica
Jersey
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Micronesia
Montserrat
Namibia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norfolk Islands
North Marianas
Norway*

Palau
Philippines
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden*
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uganda
United Kingdom
Zambia
Zimbabwe

*While English is not an official language of this country, students commence English education in the second grade and continue through high school graduation. UWF has made the determination that further proof of English language proficiency will not be required.

Admissions Requirements

Freshman Students (0-11 college credits)

Listed below are the minimum requirements to be considered for admission to UWF. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UWF.

  1. High School Grade Point Average (GPA):  At least 2.50/4.00.
  2. Proof of English Proficiency:  If the student is not from one of the countries listed above, he or she must submit at least one English proficiency test score. Passing ACT/SAT scores may be used in lieu of an English proficiency test score.
  3. Receipt of SAT or ACT Test Scores: Student must meet test score admissions requirements as referenced in UWF Regulation 3.042.
Freshman-Transfer Students (12-29 college credits)
  1. High School Grade Point Average (GPA):  At least 2.50/4.00
  2. College / University GPA:  Overall institution(s) at least 2.00/4.00, last institution at least 2.00/4.00
  3. Proof of English Proficiency:  If the student is not from one of the countries listed above, he or she must submit at least one English proficiency test score.
  4. Receipt of SAT or ACT Test Scores: Student must meet test score admissions requirements as referenced in UWF Regulation 3.042.
Transfer Students (30-59 college credits)
  1. College/University GPA:  Overall institution(s) at least 2.00/4.00
  2. College/University GPA:  Last institution at least 2.00/4.00
  3. Proof of English Proficiency:  If the student is not from one of the countries listed above, he or she must submit at least one English proficiency test score
    - OR -
    Proof of College Placement:  At a United States College, completed at least 3.0 credit hours (with a letter grade of "C" or higher) in:
  • English Composition
  • Mathematics (college level)
Transfer Students (60+ college credits)
  1. College/University GPA:  Overall institution(s) at least 2.00/4.00
  2. College/University GPA:  Last institution at least 2.00/4.00
  3. English Proficiency (Some Students):  If the student is not from one of the countries listed above, he or she must submit an English proficiency test scores unless the college coursework has been completed in the United States.


Credential Evaluations

Previous Institution Not from USA?

Applicants must submit official copies of any / all academic work (secondary school and any post-secondary college or university) to an approved credential evaluation company for a course by-course-credit evaluation with grade point average (GPA) calculation.  Students should request that the credentialing agency send both the evaluation report and the official transcript(s) to us directly once completed. 

Applicants with transcripts that are not in English must also submit a transcript translation in addition to the course-by-course evaluation.

Timeline: Please allow 5-7 business days for your transcript to be received to your application after you have submitted your formal request for your transcript to be sent to UWF.

Approved Credentialing Agencies

Ucredo
105 W. Plant St., Ste. 1
Winter Garden, FL 34787
407.965.2733
info@ucredo.com

Conditional Admission

Students who have most of their application in order can be awarded a conditional admission decision for a future term of entry. These conditions are used for students who require additional English language study before they can enroll at UWF. Students must show that they meet minimum admission requirements as a Freshman / Transfer student with the exception of the English language proficiency.

The conditional admission is arranged by an International Student Admissions Counselor on the student's behalf, and the conditional admission letter can be used by the student to help increase the likelihood that the visa will be granted to enter the United States. Students who receive a conditional admission will be expected to enroll in the UWF Intensive English Program to finalize their English proficiency.

For more information please contact Sharon Bell at sbell@uwf.edu or 850.474.2119.