Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Florida. We encourage you to use this website to learn more about the academic opportunities and resources available in CLAS. If you have any questions about our academic programs, admission requirements or deadlines please contact us.

Freshman Admissions
Welcome to the University of Florida! If you are a prospective student in high school who has not applied, please visit the Freshmen Admissions website. If you have recently been accepted as a freshman to the University of Florida, congratulations! We know you have many questions about the programs and majors that the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer. We encourage you to explore our majors and use Preview Prep (an online prep site that will prepare you for UF's Orientation program called Preview) to learn more.

Transfer Admissions
Admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is competitive due to space limitations. Priority is given to transfer applicants completing their Associate of Arts degree at one of Florida's state/community colleges (under the state's articulation agreement). However, we also consider upper division transfer students from a non-Florida state/community college if space is available. We encourage you to research the minimum courses needed to be competitive for the particular major to which you wish to apply. We accept transfer applications for the summer, fall and spring terms.

Readmissions
Readmission applies to students who have previously attended the University of Florida as degree seeking students and wish to return to complete their Bachelor's degree. Former undergraduate students who do not enroll at the university for two consecutive terms, including any summer term, must apply for readmission. To learn more about readmission eligibility requirements and how to reapply to a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences please review our Readmission website.

Post-Baccalaureate Study
Post-baccalaureate status is for students who have a bachelor's degree and wish to continue their studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences without seeking immediate admission to the Graduate School. Students looking to complete pre-health pre-requisite courses are encouraged to apply to UF's Post-Bac Pre-Health Program. See the website for eligibility and application information. As of Summer B 2003, post-baccalaureate programs to pursue a second bachelor's degree have been suspended until further notice due to undergraduate enrollment restrictions. Students seeking post baccalaureate admissions to fulfill prerequisites for graduate study at UF should contact the graduate coordinator in that particular department with questions about admissions and academic regulations.

Non-Degree Seeking Students
Some individuals may be interested in studying as a nondegree student, either as a visiting/transient student, a UF employee or for their own learning experience for personal and professional development. A nondegree student is someone who has not attended UF as a degree-seeking student and who is not currently applying to a degree program at the University of Florida. If this matches your interest, please read more to find out if you are eligible to apply for nondegree status and the steps necessary to complete a nondegree application for admission. If you plan to apply to UF for a future term as a degree seeking student, please be aware that previous nondegree coursework cannot be counted towards UF degree requirements.

UF Employees
Full-time state employees who have been admitted to a degree or nondegree-seeking status are eligible for a fee waiver of up to six credits of UF courses per academic semester. The State Agency Employee Tuition Fee Waiver form is not an application for admission, nor is it a request for registration; it is a waiver of course fees that must be submitted to University Financial Services. This applies to full-time UF faculty, TEAMS and USPS employees in good standing who have been employed for at least six (6) months. USPS employees must have attained permanent status to participate in this program. It shall be the sole discretion of the employee's department chair as to the number of credit hours, up to six, that may be registered for under this program each semester. Participation in the Employee Education Program (EEP) is neither a benefit of employment nor a guaranteed right.

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Farrior Hall
100 Fletcher Drive
PO Box 112015
Gainesville, FL 32611-2015
Phone: 352-392-1521
Fax: 352-392-2905


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