Uf Essay Topics

What is the average SAT/ACT score for incoming freshmen?

Current average SAT/ACT scores for incoming freshman are available on the First-Time, First-Year Admission Data Set from the UF Office of Institutional Research.

What is the mailing address for the UF financial aid office, and what is UF’s Federal School Code to use on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

The address for the University of Florida’s Office for Student Financial Affairs is PO Box 114025, Gainesville, FL 32611-4025.

You may use UF’s Federal School Code– 001535–instead of our mailing address when you complete the FAFSA.

What are the dates for Spring Break?

Although they can vary from year to year, Spring Break is normally the first or second week in March.

For more specific information on academic dates and deadlines, visit the Calendar or see the ‘Critical Dates’ listed on the frontpage of theUF Registrar

How can I receive my official University of Florida transcript?

The Office of the University Registrar maintains transcripts for all current and former students. All University of Florida students born in 1956 or later should order their official transcript on ONE.UF for the most expeditious service. Official transcripts ordered on ONE.UF are mailed out the following business day. To order on line you will need a valid GatorLink username and password and credit card. Former students who have a GatorLink account, but no longer have access, should contact the GatorLink Help Desk at 352-392-4357 to reactivate their account.

Former Students born in 1955 or earlier may need their transcripts moved to our online format before they can be ordered and mailed. More information on requesting that your transcript be converted to an online record can be found here.

Transcripts cannot be ordered by fax, telephone or e-mail since payment is required.

How much does it cost to attend the University of Florida?

Please refer to the Tuition and Annual Costs of Attendance.

What are average grades & test scores for admitted freshmen?

Please refer to the Office of Admissions’ freshman profile.

Please note that the University of Florida considers classroom performance an excellent indicator of college coursework success, and therefore places more emphasis on grades and the challenge of the high school curriculum (including the senior-year schedule).
It is important for the applicant to know that many factors are considered in the admissions process. While some applicants will be admitted to UF based primarily on their academic background, the majority will have a thorough review of academic and non-academic information. Freshman applicants are required to submit essays, personal profiles and extracurricular achievement listings.

It is very difficult to predict the admissibility of any applicant without considering all the information contained in the application file along with the size and strength of the applicant pool.

What are the undergraduate transfer requirements at UF?

The University of Florida recognizes two types of undergraduate transfer students. The first type of transfer student has earned 13- 59 transferable semester college hours. This type of transfer student would be a freshman or sophomore on the UF campus. Due to a lack of space, this is the most difficult way to transfer into UF. In the recent past, requirements to transfer in this category have been close to, or equivalent to, the Honors Program requirements. This means a student must have a weighted 4.0 high school GPA as computed by UF, a minimum of 3.0 on all college work attempted, and a 1400 SAT or 33 ACT.

Transfer is most successful for students who have completed the AA degree from a Florida public community college, or 60 transferable semester hours at an accredited college or university. As a junior transfer at this level, students must have earned a minimum of a 2.0 at all institutions attended, have completed the foreign language requirement, and have completed the pre-requisite coursework for the intended major.

UF majors and their transfer admission requirements can be found in the Transfer Manual. Please note that in addition to prerequisite coursework, your major will also have a GPA requirement, and may have additional application procedures.

Please refer to the Transfer Admission Requirements for more information.

What majors are offered at UF?

Please visit the list of undergraduate majors in the course catalog for information on available majors.

Elsewhere in the catalog you’ll find information on colleges and schools, minors, certificate programs, and combined degree programs.

What is the freshman application essay question?

Your essay is a very important part of your application. What you provide helps the university know you as an individual, independent of grades, test scores and other objective data.

Please see the personal essay page on the UF Admissions web site for more information.

The Office of Admissions offers more information on application preparation.

Tip- Being a "selective" school, the essay is a crucial part of the application. Be sure to edit for any mistakes by having an adult (such as a teacher or professor) read through it. 

5. Coalition Application-  The Coalition Application is an application used by over 100 colleges and universities across the nation. One area of strength is that it is setup to assist with affordability, by allowing students to answer a series of questions in their Profile called Financial Aid, that can waive the application fee or not. 

Tip: Be sure to write down all passwords and user id codes so you can get in after you apply!

 6. Student Self-Reported Academic Record (SSAR)– The SSAR is used by several colleges throughout Florida (FSU, FAU, UF, Florida Polytechnic) to help colleges recalculate student's GPA's (Why Your Recalculated GPA is Good To Know). Students will enter in their high school course work from their official transcript. It can be a bit complicated, so it best to read the FAQs section prior to filling out the SSAR (especially if you have had dual enrollment courses).   http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/ugrad/ssar.html;

7. Submitting and Linking your SSAR - Since multiply universities use the SSAR, students will need to link their SSAR to their UF application. You must SUBMIT and LINK. Students can make changes to their SSAR until Monday, December 4, 2017. After that the deadline, there can be no changes. However, if a student does submit their SSAR and makes changes prior to 12/04/2017, they will need to SUBMIT again. 

8. Deadlines:

Now- The UF Application is already OPEN 

October 1st- FAFSA opens

November 1st- Priority Deadline 

December 1st- SSAR Deadline

December 15th- SAT/ACT Submission Deadline

December 15th- FAFSA Application Deadline

February 9th- Decision Day!!

9. Other Information to Know: From Big Future by College Board

30,000 applicants- 13,861 admitted

Average ACT Scores of Accepted Students: 24-29 (46%) , 30-36 (51%) 

Average SAT Scores of Accepted Students: 1260-1440

$13,430 is average financial aid package

Financial Aid Distribution- 69% scholarships/ grants, 31% loans/ work study

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