School Counselor Information
Welcome, school counselors! This information is designed to assist you with advising students throughout the admissions process.
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Student and Family Information
- University of West Florida
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
11000 University Parkway, Building 18
Pensacola, FL 32514
- Admissions counselors
Important Dates and Deadlines
- August: Application opens
- Oct. 1: FAFSA opens
- Dec. 1: Scholarship Priority Application Deadline
- April 1: Argo Spirit Scholarship Deadline
Freshman Application Process
- The freshman admissions application opens in August of your students' senior year of high school.
- Once students submit their application, they must link their Self-reported Student Academic Record to their application and submit their ACT or SAT test score(s).
- Please have your students contact College Board or ACT to have their test scores sent directly to UWF.
- If a test score is listed on the high school transcript, please email the transcript directly to our office. Transcripts sent electronically will have the test scores removed.
- Application Resources
- Completing the Application
- Once we receive all required documents, the application is complete and ready for review. Applications completed by the Dec. 1 Scholarship Priority Consideration Deadline will be considered automatically for an admissions academic merit scholarship.
- Admissions decisions are released beginning Oct. 15. Thereafter, admissions decisions will be released on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions are first updated in a student’s Application Status Portal.
- Applicants who accept their offer of admission must submit a final high school transcript upon graduating from high school.
- Transcripts can be sent via the FASTER system or mailed/emailed directly to the admissions office from the school counselor or administrator.
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 or SAT subsection scores
- Reading: 19
- Math: 19
- English: 17
- Reading and Writing: 490
- Math: 480
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
Once they have submitted an application, students may view the status of their application and materials by logging in to their Application Status Portal using their MyUWF login. They can also log in to MyUWF and search for the portal with the term “Application Status.”
We do superscore. It will never hurt an applicant to submit multiple sets of ACT or SAT scores.
We use weighted GPAs to calculate our admissions decision.
We are looking at an applicant’s high school weighted GPA and ACT or SAT test scores, including subsection scores. We are also looking for students who demonstrate college readiness and would be good additions to the Argo community.
No, we do not need both the ACT and SAT, but we must have at least one set of ACT or SAT scores on file in order to review the applicant for admissions consideration.
Students who earn college credit before graduating from high school are not considered transfers. They will still need to apply for freshman admissions. Dual enrollment credits should be submitted via an official college transcript in order to award student credit, however.
Credit for courses such as Advanced Placement taken during high school are considered to have been earned during high school, even when scores are received after high school graduation.
Students may not apply as transfers until they have earned more than 12 hours of college credit after graduating from high school.