This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
The following outlines the general processing of all First Time in College students to the University of West Florida. These procedures are encompassed in UWF Regulation 3.001, approved by the University of West Florida Board of Trustees in June 2012.
Admission decisions to the University of West Florida (“UWF” or “University”) are made by the University subject to the regulations of the Florida Board of Governors (“BOG”).
First Time In College Student Admission
The minimum admission requirements expected of FTIC students are established by the Florida Board of Governors ("BOG") and are set forth in BOG Regulation 6.002. Satisfaction of the BOG minimum requirements does not automatically guarantee admission to the University of West Florida.
The BOG minimum admission standards require:
The admission of FTIC students to UWF shall be in accordance with the University’s mission and goals and shall comply with any enrollment limitations established by the BOG or the University.
Limited Access Programs
In addition to the requirements for admission set forth in "First Time In College Student Admission" above, applicants seeking admission to limited access programs must meet specific departmental requirements as published in the Undergraduate Catalog. Applicants to a limited access program will receive a decision for general admission to UWF from the Office of Undergraduate Admission and will receive a separate decision for admission to the limited access program from the department.
Restricted Access Programs
Some academic programs require a portfolio review, audition, or some element of pre-qualification prior to admission to the program. Explanations of these requirements are published in the Undergraduate Catalog by program. Applicants to a restricted access program will receive a decision for general admission to UWF from the Office of Undergraduate Admission and will receive a separate decision for admission to the restricted program from the department.
General Application Processing for First Time In College Applicants.
Applications and documents submitted by those applicants who are either denied or who do not enroll are retained as inactive files for one year only and are then destroyed.
UWF will provide reasonable substitution of admission requirements for an applicant as long as the absence of the requirement would not constitute a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program of study to which the applicant sought admission, and the applicant establishes:
First time in college applicants who do not meet the minimum admissions criteria may be considered for admission to the University of West Florida. Such applicants will be evaluated for admission on a case by case basis using a comprehensive review of factors, such as, but not limited to, a combination of test scores and GPA that indicate potential for success, improvement in high school record, family educational background, socioeconomic status, graduation from a low performing high school, graduating from an International Baccalaureate program, geographic location, military service, special talents or abilities, or other special circumstances that contribute to a diverse student body.
First time in college applicants denied admission may appeal this decision in writing to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. This request must contain reasons why reconsideration is warranted and should highlight extenuating circumstances and/or appropriate alternative evidence of academic achievement, ability, motivation and responsibility that indicates potential for success at UWF. Student-initiated appeals are heard by the Undergraduate Admissions Decision Committee.
Requirements for permission to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program are outlined in the articulation agreements between UWF and the respective school district.
Early Admissions is a type of dual enrollment reserved for high school students entering their senior year. Early Admission will be evaluated on a case by case basis and requirements will vary from county to county. To be considered for Early Admission, students must have completed their junior year of high school and meet all requirements (including, but not limited to, ACT/SAT scores) outlined in the articulation agreement between UWF and the respective school district. If such requirements are not outlined in the articulation agreement, Early Admits must have a minimum total score of at least a 1450 on the SAT Reasoning Test (critical reading, math and writing) or a minimum composite score of at least a 21 on the ACT Plus Writing Test and a letter of recommendation from their high school principal to be considered. Registration for the Fall semester following their initial entrance semester will be contingent upon receiving proof of high school graduation.
Deadlines for Applications and Supporting Documents
(For all scholarship consideration deadlines please see our website)
Fall Semester June 1
Spring Semester November 1
Summer Semester April 1