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International Student Admissions Requirements

International students must meet specific requirements based on academic classification. Requirements may include transcripts, test scores, and English proficiency.


Applicant Type

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 12 or more college credit hours. All other students will apply and meet requirements as a freshman student.

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

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International Student Admissions Requirements
Student Type FreshmanFreshman-TransferTransferTransfer
College Credits 0-1112-2930-5960+
Receipt of High School Transcript with Credential Evaluation Freshman Admitted Profile At least 2.50/4.00 At least 2.50/4.00  
College / University GPA   At least 2.00/4.00 overall and last institution(s) At least 2.00/4.00 overall and last institution(s) At least 2.00/4.00 overall and last institution(s)
Receipt of SAT or ACT Scores Must meet test score admissions requirements as referenced in UWF Regulation 3.042 and UWF Regulation 3.032. Must meet test score admissions requirements as referenced in UWF Regulation 3.042 and UWF Regulation 3.032. Must meet test score admissions requirements as referenced in UWF Regulation 3.042 and UWF Regulation 3.032.  
Other Requirements     In lieu of high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores:
Completed at least 3.0 credit hours with a letter grade of C or higher in both of the following courses of their UWF-articulated equivalent:
  • English Composition
  • Mathematics (college level)
If the student is not from a country in the English Proficiency Exam exempt countries list, they must satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

English Proficiency*

For students with fewer than 60+ credit hours, proof of English proficiency is met by ACT or SAT test score admissions requirements as referenced in UWF Regulation 3.042.

For students with 60+ credit hours, proof of English proficiency is met by at least one of the following options:

  1. At a U.S. college, completed at least 3.0 credit hours with a letter grade of C or higher in English Composition (ENC 1101);
  2. English Proficiency exam qualifying scores, Table A;
  3. Qualifying English and Reading scores from select standardized tests, Table B. Both section subscores must be met; or
  4. Successfully completed IEP program with recommendation from IEP administrator.
Table A. English Proficiency Exam Required Scores
TestScore
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 71
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B2
Duolingo English Test (DET) 95
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50
Cambridge English Language Assessment (CELA) 170
Oxford Online Placement Test B2
Table B. Reading and English Scores
TestReadingEnglish
PERT 106+ 103+
Accuplacer, The College Board: Standard Score (through Jan. 2020) 83+ 83+
Next-Generation Accuplacer, The College Board (since Sept. 2019) 245 QAS = 242
SAT 24 25
ACT 19 17