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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS UF recalculates high school grade point averages based on academic courses. College-level courses such as dual enrollment, AP, IB or AICE get an extra 1.0 weight, meaning an A will be calculated as a 5.0 credit. Honors-level courses such as Honors, Pre-IB and Pre-AICE will get an extra .5 weight, meaning an A will be calculated as a 4.5 credit. SIXTEEN ACADEMIC UNITS, DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS: English (with substantial writing) Mathematics (Algebra 1, Formal Geometry, Algebra 2) Natural Sciences (two units must include laboratory) Social Sciences Foreign Language (must be sequential)
UF FRESHMAN APPLICATION AND DEADLINES The University of Florida accepts the Coalition Application and the Common Application. The UF supplement will be available in August. The priority deadline for applications is November 1. Applications received after November 1 will receive a decision on a space-available basis only.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available.
Deadline for submission of the Coalition or the Common Application and UF Supplement. Pay the $30 nonrefundable application fee. Application fee is waived for students who qualify for an SAT and/or ACT waiver.
Submit and link the Student Self-Reported Academic Record by December 1.
Test score submission deadline. Students should arrange to have official ACT and/or SAT scores sent directly to UF from the testing service by December 15.
LATE FEB Admission decision notification for priority applications.
$200 tuition deposit due to confirm UF enrollment.
Last day for applicants to send UF their final high school transcripts.
FINANCIAL AID Encourage your students to apply early for financial aid! Students must be accepted for enrollment at UF before they are considered for financial aid, but they should apply for aid when submitting their application for admission. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be filed as early as October 1 at www.fafsa.gov. Students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible in order to recieve the best financial aid offer. For videos and other resources, refer to the UF FAFSA Toolkit at www.sfa.ufl.edu/fafsa. The University of Florida also participates in the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which is funded by the State of Florida, and the Florida Prepaid College Plan. Refer to the Office for Student Financial Affairs website for information: www.sfa.ufl.edu/prospective
MANY WAYS TO BECOME A FLORIDA GATOR Traditional, residential campus student. Innovation Academy, operating on a spring-summer enrollment schedule with more than 30 majors. PaCE, offering at least 60 majors. Students complete at least 15 hours via UF Online and transfer to the residential campus after earning 60 credit hours. Only students who select a PaCE major will be considered for PaCE. UF Online, offering 100 percent online learning with more than 30 majors.
THE STUDENT SELF-REPORTED ACADEMIC RECORD (SSAR) The SSAR is a student self-reported academic record that lists the classes and associated grades that have been attempted, or will be attempted, for high school and/or college credit. It replaces the high school and college transcripts used by the Office of Admissions during the initial review process. Since accuracy is critical, students are advised to have a copy of their high school transcript available to use as a reference when creating the SSAR. HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SSAR: www.admissions.ufl.edu/apply/freshman/ssar-faq
2020-21 ANNUAL COST ESTIMATES* TUITION & FEES
HOW TO APPLY AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT Complete the Coalition Application or Common Application and UF supplement by November 1. Submit the $30 nonrefundable application fee. Submit official high school transcript in native language and English translation (if applicable). All transcripts from non-U.S. based high schools must be submitted to a credential evaluation agency. Submit official SAT and/or ACT test scores and English proficiency scores. For more information, refer to: www.admissions.ufl.edu/apply/international
HOUSING & MEALS
$10,590 PERSONAL EXPENSES
(transportation, books and supplies, computer, cell phone and clothing)
$21,430 $43,708 IN-STATE
*These costs reflect estimated 2020-21 undergraduate expenses and are based on 15 credit hours per semester. Your costs may vary. The 2021-22 estimated costs of attendance will be posted at www.sfa.ufl.edu/cost when available.
CAMPUS VISIT OPPROTUNITIES For up-to-date information about our current visit opportunities, refer to www.admissions.ufl.edu/visit
2020 FRESHMAN PROFILE (MIDDLE 50 PERCENT)
UFâ€™s ranking in the top 10 of public universities sets us apart in the state and nation.
THANK YOU FOR COUNSELING OUR
FUTURE GATORS INNOVATION ACADEMY
The Innovation Academy (IA) continues UFâ€™s legacy of ingenuity. Collaboration is at the heart of this unprecedented learning community. IA brings together students from 30 majors, leading to a convergence of original ideas centered on innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership. IA students take courses in the spring and summer. In the fall, they can pursue study abroad programs, internships and other opportunities. www.innovationacademy.ufl.edu
PACE: COMBINING ONLINE AND RESIDENTIAL LEARNING
Pathway to Campus Enrollment, or PaCE, provides freshmen with the opportunity to start their UF degree online and then transition to campus in order to complete an undergraduate degree. Applicants are considered for PaCE through the regular freshman application. Only students who select a PaCE major on their UF application will be considered for PaCE. With 60 majors in seven colleges, PaCE features our esteemed faculty and meets the same rigorous UF academic standards that students encounter on campus. Students admitted to PaCE will complete a minimum of 15 credit hours and two semesters through UF Online. After completing a total of 60 credit hours and all prerequisite courses, students may request to transition to campus. www.admissions.ufl.edu/learn/pace
THE MACHEN FLORIDA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM supports low-income undergraduate students who are the first in their family to attend college. The University of Florida is committed to financially supporting academically talented students who might not otherwise attend UF because of financial barriers. www.opportunity.ufl.edu THE UF MULTICULTURAL & DIVERSITY AFFAIRS division of Student Affairs provides support for students through the many programs, organizations and involvement opportunities it offers. www.multicultural.ufl.edu THE UF PROMISE PROGRAM consists of freshmen whom UF believes will benefit from additional support to enrich their academic success. Students are selected by the Office of Admissions. www.oas.aa.ufl.edu/uf-promise UF OPEN HOUSE is an annual event held in the summer that allows rising high school seniors to visit campus and learn more about life at UF. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the admissions process, financial aid opportunities and campus life. www.admissions.ufl.edu/virtual-open-house FLORIDA DAYS are held annually in the spring to allow admitted students to learn more about UF before they make their decision. Students have the opportunity to learn more about student life, academics and much more during on campus and/or virtual sessions, depending on campus visit policies.
BY THE NUMBERS
I M P O R TA N T D AT E S
Discover IA Fall 2020
middle 50% GPA of accepted students
1230-1300 SAT 27-29 ACT
Biology 114 students
Computer Science 80 students
Discover IA Info sessions to allow prospective students and their families to learn about the IA program and its exciting benefits.
IA LLC Ignite Exclusive programming in Beaty Towers focused on leadership and scholarship.
middle 50% scores of accepted students
TOP 5 MAJORS Political Science 62 students
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
November 16, 2020 www.admissions.ufl.edu
First generation college students
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
UF Application Deadline
Spring 2021 confirms
October 9 October 23
Psychology 85 students
Business Administration 99 students
Launch Into IA The official new student convocation bringing all of the incoming IA students together for the university welcome.
S P R I N G/SU M M E R B E N E F I T S IAâ€™s unique spring/summer academic calendar allows for a free fall semester to engage in internships, study abroad, research or other professional development opportunities during a less competitive time. A culmination of these experiences and acquired skills helps our students become highly sought after candidates, ready for the first day on the job as polished, prepared, professionals who are ready to hit the ground running.
Speaker Series The Innovation Academy invites various industry professionals & thought leaders to speak to IA students as guest lecturers.
Ambassador Leadership development including marketing & public speaking.
Study Abroad Pre-enrollment opportunity to gain experience and exposure prior to freshman year in Maynooth, Ireland.
3-D Printing, Arduino Programming & Laser-cutting Learn new tangible skills in prototyping to bring your ideas of life.
Co-Curricular Experience Gain unique programmatic and community engagement opportunities.
Internship Mentoring and professional development through local start-up companies & access to database.
Tailored Advising IA advisors help students navigate through the IA curriculum/program.
A student showcase where freshmen present a prototype they design of a product, service, or model developed in an interdisciplinary team environment.
Summit Summit celebrates studentsâ€™ successful completion of the Innovation minor and their graduation from the University of Florida by awarding the IA graduation medallion.
LIV I N G/ LE A R N I N G COMMUNIT Y
I N N O VAT I O N M I N O R The UF Innovation Minor is exclusive to IA students. The Innovation Minor courses are designed to provide core knowledge base and a skill set to prepare IA students for the 21st century economy.
These courses examine the dynamics of creativity, discovery, and invention across disciplines. Students learn problem identifying and solving skill through design thinking.
Courses teach entrepreneurial thought and action that students can utilize in starting companies or executing R&D projects in large companies.
Course provides a grounding in ethical theory and practice, in careful reasoning about moral issues, with a focus on changes and their consequences.
Students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to move an innovation from creation to implementation.
What can you expect from a living/ learning community? IA LLC IGNITE is exclusive programming for Innovation Academy students available in Beaty Towers that focuses on personal leadership, career, and scholarship development.
Programming includes: Welcome & Social Events Leadership Seminars Career Exploration Sessions StrengthsQuest Sessions Career Trek Sessions Fab Lab 101 Sessions Academic Advising Success Sessions Recognition Ceremonies for Students
PROTOTYPE & BUILD
CO-CURRICULAR HIGHLIGHTS Campus Life
Students can stay engaged in their clubs and organizations and attend UF social and athletic events.
IA offers a very successful Fall Internship program with local startup companies in Gainesville where students work in teams and earn 4 credits in the process. IA also offers an independent internship database to support students looking for opportunities nationally.
Students can use the fall to get ahead academically with two options: online classes through UF, or courses at their local state or community college back home.
3D Printing 3D printing is available at UF libraries and at the Infinity Fab Lab.
App Development Mobile App Development Environment (MADE) at UF is a university initiative to provide students with the necessary equipment & training to develop apps.
IA has caught the attention of many employers and leaders who have sought upper-level students to work for them full-time in the fall when all other students return to campus or can only work part-time.
The fall semester off is ideal for study abroad, giving students a large window of time to work with when studying abroad and increased opportunities.
C O N TA C T Innovation Academy 321 Infirmary Building Gainesville, Florida 32611 innovationacademy.ufl.edu (352) 294 - 1785
@UF_IA /UFInnovationAcademy @ufinnovationacademy /UFInnovationAcademy
Incubation Space UF encourages students to use The Innovation Hub, Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute, and Launchpad Scholars Program to foster innovation and growth.
Competitions IA students enter their ideas and creations into various competitions such as The Big Idea, MuniMod, and many more!
The University of Florida Honors Program connects, nurtures and engages the next generation of scholars who change the world.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
HONORS PROGRAM Honors Program Benefits • • • •
Access to: holistic advising and coaching, small courses, early registration, Hume Residence Hall Honors student organizations, leadership and involvement opportunities Specialized workshops and info sessions tailored to academic interests Personal, professional and academic development guided by the 3 Honors Pillars:
Honors Gators discover and follow their paths through deeper connections and personalized tracks to success.
A close network of creative scholars with diverse interests forms valuable, lifelong friendships and professional connections.
UF Honors is a challenge— not a reward—for students who thrive on overcoming obstacles and constantly redefining success.
Freshman Honors Program (FHP) Open to incoming freshmen. Honors Application Timeline Same as UF Admissions: Application Available: August Application Deadline: November 16 Acceptance Notification: Late February
Separate from UF Admissions: Honors Participation Confirmation Deadline: May 1, 11:59 pm EST
Factors Considered in FHP Admissions Decisions • • •
Most Important: Two Honors-Specific Essays Very Important: High School Record, UF Admissions Application Not Considered: Alumni Relations, Recommendations
Honors Review Process: • •
Honors Program Review: Two Honors Essays Office of Admissions Review: Objective information (GPA and standardized test scores) and subjective information from the UF application
Notes: • Students admitted to UF Online, PaCE, or as transfers will be not considered. • Lombardi Scholarship & Stamps Scholarship applicants must apply to Honors. • Students not admitted to FHP may apply to enter the University Honors Program (UHP) as rising sophomores via our lateral admissions process.
University of Florida Honors Program | 201 Walker Hall | 352.392.1519 | honors.ufl.edu | @ufhonors
WH ERE YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE BEGINS Sometimes involvement is changing the world (and your own). Sometimes itâ€™s popcorn and a movie with friends. Whatever you want from your time at UF, involvement starts here.
FINDING YOUR WHY AND MAYBE YOURSELF Maximize your student experience through serving communities, building relationships, creating networks, acquiring personal skills, enhancing academics, and more! GAIN A BROAD RANGE OF SKILLS
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
SCHOLARSHIP & ACADEMICS
1000+ STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Art, politics, activism, mentorship, environment, service, dance, club sports, sororities and fraternities
Canâ€™t find the right fit? Weâ€™ll help you start your own organization
4000+ EVENTS ON CAMPUS Concerts, dance competitions, art events, speakers, and celebration of cultures
INVOLVEMENT TEAM THE OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR ORGANIZATION
CONNECT WITH THE INVOLVEMENT TEAM REITZ UNION LEVEL 3 | studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/iteam firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 392-1671
MAKE THE MOVE TO LIVE ON CAMPUS.
ARE YOU ALL IN? WHERE GATORS LIVE.
APPLY FOR HOUSING ACCEPT YOUR CONTRACT CHOOSE YOUR ROOMMATE MOVE IN If youâ€™re planning to live on campus, submit a housing application and $25 non-refundable fee as soon as possible. Your Housing Application Date secures your place line for room selection. On-campus housing is not guaranteed for incoming students. We will provide information on finding a roommate All housing assignments will begin in May for incoming students. Students will be assigned by a housing staff member in order of application date and according to student preferences. Rent is always due in full before the beginning of each semester. Financial tip: Students with enough financial aid are eligible for a rent deferment; this is different than a tuition deferment. Welcome Home.
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On-campus living means you’re in on all the action as you get involved, build the path to your successful future, and make connections that will last a lifetime. Live in one of our focused residential communities called Living Learning Communities (LLCs). You’ll have access to programs, speakers and activities that are designed to support the interests and needs of you and others that are like-minded.
AMENITIES → PROXIMITY - Steps away from all the action. → PEACE OF MIND - Nightly security patrol, secure spaces, and on-site staff. → RESPONSE - we are on call 24/7 to make sure all your needs are covered. → COMMUNITY - events centered around you and your interests → RESIDENTIAL CURRICULUM intentional out-of-class learning and engagement. * Vist our website for current rates.
WHERE GATORS LIVE.
RESIDENCE HALL TYPES → Traditional - rooms will share a room with one or two roommates and a bathroom with their section or floor. → Suite - roommate and two, or more suitemates. You will share a bathroom (and a small common space in some buildings). → Apartment - 1-2 people in each bedroom, a living area, and a kitchen area with one to two bathrooms. * Vist our website for floorplans.
BE A GLOBAL GATOR Study Abroad Become a part of the world that extends outside Gainesville, Florida B
LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT
DID YOU KNOW?
— Most financial aid that you receive at UF (e.g Bright Futures, Florida Prepaid, etc.) can be used for study abroad.
There are many study abroad scholarship opportunities through UFIC, UF academic departments, and national organizations.
— You can satisfy your summer residency requirement by studying abroad. — You can take courses that count for your major, minor, or general education requirements while studying abroad. — Study abroad programs are available in English and in foreign languages. — You can meet with a region-specific study abroad advisor who can help you find the program that best fits you.
For more information visit: internationalcenter.ufl.edu/study-abroad/ scholarships
FINANCIAL AID QUESTIONS? Contact Student Financial Affairs SFAhelp@mail.ufl.edu | 352-392-1275 www.sfa.ufl.edu/help/
WANT TO SEE MORE? University of Florida Study Abroad Services @ufstudyabroad #ufabroad #globalgators UFIC Blog from Abroad: globalgator.wordpress.com
READY TO GO? HEREâ€™S HOW! Attend an information session at the UFIC. This presentation will explain all the details you need to know about study abroad. Information sessions are offered in the fall and spring on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00pm-3:50pm in the International Center large conference room. Apply for or renew your passport. Browse study abroad programs at internationalcenter.ufl.edu/study-abroad. You can also stop by the UFIC in the Hub to visit our resource library. Meet with a UFIC study abroad advisor to discuss your options. To make an appointment, visit internationalcenter.ufl.edu/study-abroad/make-appointment. Discuss your study abroad plans with your academic advisor. Meet with the financial aid advisor for study abroad to determine your aid eligibility. Contact information on the front page. Talk to a Study Abroad Peer Advisor (SAPA). SAPA is a group of UF students who have recently studied abroad and have firsthand knowledge of programs and places. Visit the UFICâ€™s semiannual study abroad fair, where you can meet representatives from different study abroad programs. Fill out an application for the program of your choice on our website: internationalcenter.ufl.edu/study-abroad
APPLICATION DEADLINES* Spring: Mid-October Spring Break: Mid-December Summer A, B, C: Mid-March Academic Year/Fall: Early May *Specific deadlines can be found on our website. *Scholarship applications are typically due before program applications.
UF A BROA D I N T E R N AT I O N A L C E N T E R UN IVERSIT Y OF F LOR I DA
High school students who want to apply for a 4 year Army ROTC scholarship go to: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html On this website, you can start the application process. You will need to upload your high school transcript that covers through the end of your junior year as well as your SAT or ACT score. The score must be validated in the Cadet Command Information Management System (CCIMS). At this point, you are Professor of Military Science (PMS) interview ready but it is recommended that you take your fitness test first, then set an appointment with the closest PMS for the interview. After the interview, all info is uploaded into CCIMS and your complete application is board ready. Boards take place in October, January, and March.
Filled out online application Transcript uploaded SAT or ACT score uploaded Fitness test complete PMS Interview complete
Note: The fitness test can be taken with a JROTC instructor. If the school does not have a JROTC, any sports athletic coach can administer the fitness test. You can download the scorecard off the website.
Note: The window to INITIATE the scholarship application is from 22 June of your Junior year to 10 January of your Senior Year. The deadline to have the application complete and board ready is 28 February. The incentive to get your application completed early is the fact your application has 3 board opportunities; October, January, and March. If you wait to the last minute, your packet will only be seen by the March board. This limits your chances of being awarded a scholarship. The 4 year scholarship is awarded for you to use beginning the fall semester after you graduate high school. If awarded a 3 year scholarship, it starts on the first semester of your sophomore year.
COLLEGES, SCHOOLS AND NUMBERS
COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences 2002 McCarty Hall • 352-392-1963 cals.ufl.edu
College of Journalism and Communications 1000 Weimer Hall • 352-392-1124 jou.ufl.edu
College of the Arts Theatre • Dance Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion 352-273-0500 arts.ufl.edu/welcome/td/
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Turlington Hall Advising: 100 Farrior Hall • 352-392-1521 clas.ufl.edu
Music • Music Education 101 Music Building • 352-392-0223 arts.ufl.edu/welcome/music Art History • Graphic Design • Studio Art 101 Fine Arts Building C • 352-392-0201 arts.ufl.edu/welcome/art/ Digital Worlds Institute 102 Fine Arts Building A • 352-294-2020 digitalworlds.ufl.edu Warrington College of Business Administration 267 Stuzin Hall• 352-392-2397 warrington.ufl.edu Fisher School of Accounting 210 Gerson Hall • 352-273-0200 warrington.ufl.edu/about/fisher Heavener School of Business 333 Heavener Hall • 352-273-0165 warrington.ufl.edu/about/heavener College of Education G-416 Norman Hall • 352-392-0726 education.ufl.edu Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering 204 Weil Hall • 352-392-0944 eng.ufl.edu College of Health and Human Performance 203 Florida Gym • 352-392-0578 hhp.ufl.edu
College of Nursing G-205 HPNP Complex • 352-273-6400 nursing.ufl.edu College of Public Health and Health Professions G-205 HPNP Complex • 352-273-6214 phhp.ufl.edu College of Design, Construction and Planning 331 Architecture Building • 352-392-4836 dcp.ufl.edu M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management 304 Rinker Hall • 352-273-1150 www.bcn.ufl.edu
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Dentistry dental.ufl.edu 352-392-2911 Medicine med.ufl.edu 352-273-7990 Law law.ufl.edu 352-273-0890 Pharmacy pharmacy.ufl.edu 352-273-6312 Veterinary Medicine vetmed.ufl.edu 352-392-4700 Ext. 5300
IMPORTANT UF WEBSITES AND PHONE NUMBERS Admissions admissions.ufl.edu 352-392-1365
University of Florida ufl.edu 352-392-3261
Advising ufadvising.ufl.edu College Specific
Multicultural Affairs multicultural.ufl.edu 352-294-7850 Parking and Transportation parking.ufl.edu 352-392-7275
Bus Routes go-rts.com 352-334-2600
Preview preview.ufl.edu 352-392-8396
Dean of Students Office dso.ufl.edu 352-392-1261
RecSports recsports.ufl.edu 352-846-1081
Dining/Meal Plans gatordining.com 352-392-2491 Disability Resource Center disability.ufl.edu 352-392-8565 Florida Bright Futures floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ 1-888-827-2004 Greek Life www.greeks.ufl.edu 352-392-1671
Student Activities & Involvement studentinvolvement.ufl.edu 352-392-1671 Student Financial Affairs www.sfa.ufl.edu 352-392-1275 Student Health Care Center shcc.ufl.edu 352-392-1161
Honors Program www.honors.ufl.edu 352-392-1519
UF Online UFonline.ufl.edu 352-294-3290
Housing & Residential Education www.housing.ufl.edu 352-392-2161
Undergraduate Catalog catalog.ufl.edu 352-392-1374
Innovation Academy innovationacademy.ufl.edu 352-294-1785
University Athletic Association floridagators.com 352-375-4683
International Center internationalcenter.ufl.edu 352-392-5323
University Police Department police.ufl.edu 352-392-1111
OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS PO Box 114000 Gainesville, FL 32611-4000 admissions.ufl.edu
H E LP F U L CO N TAC T S C A R E E R CO N N E C T I O N C E N T E R www.career.ufl.edu FINANCIAL AID www.sfa.ufl.edu HONORS PROGRAM www.honors.ufl.edu HOUSING www.housing.ufl.edu I N N OVAT I O N AC A D E M Y www.innovationacademy.ufl.edu I N T E R N AT I O N A L C E N T E R www.internationalcenter.ufl.edu M U LT I C U LT U R A L A F FA I R S www.multicultural.ufl.edu NEW STUDENT & FAMILY PROGRAMS www.preview.ufl.edu Pa C E www.admissions.ufl.edu/learn/pace UF ONLINE www.ufonline.ufl.edu U N I V E R S I T Y O F F L O R I DA www.ufl.edu U N I V E R S I T Y B U R SA R www.fa.ufl.edu/bursar UNIVERSITY REGISTR AR www.registrar.ufl.edu
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