This application may only be submitted by applicants with a valid U.S. Social Security Number.
Your application can be completed and submitted online, including credit card payment of the application processing fee. Non-US citizens should use the International Student Application instead of this one.
- You will create a temporary username and password which you will use to save and submit your application.
- There are five sections of the application which have to be completed before it can be submitted.
- You will have 30 days to complete and submit your admission application. You may save each section separately and return to complete and submit your application within 30 days. After 30 days, an incomplete admission application will no longer be available.
- When you submit your application, you will receive an email within 24 hours with confirmation information containing your UWF ID, a confirmation number, and application semester identifying your submission. Please print the confirmation email and keep it for your records.
Items you will need to gather to complete your UWF application
- High School Names and Dates of Attendance
- Colleges/Universities Names and Dates of Attendance
- Current and Anticipated Course Schedule
- Test Scores and Testing Dates
You must provide the following documents before the UWF admission application deadline.
Application Deadlines: Fall: June 30th - Spring: November 1st - Summer: April 1st
- Applications for admission will not be processed more than one year in advance of the date for which entrance is sought.
- Please contact the Office of Admissions (850) 474-2230 or toll-free (800) 263-1074 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the application process.
- You will need to have a U.S. Social Security Number. Contact your nearest U.S. Social Security Office to apply for a number if necessary, before submitting this form. The social security number is not a permanent student identifier and will not be required for student identification purposes. Student will receive a permanent UWF ID number which serves as their permanent student identifier. UWF uses social security numbers to assist in matching test scores and transcripts of applicants. State and federal reporting require social security numbers. UWF will not disclose the social security number of any student to anyone except as required by law, permitted by the student or approved by the President or designee.
Application Processing Fee
- Applications will not be processed until the $30 application processing fee is received.
- The application processing fee may be paid via MasterCard, Visa, or American Express when you complete and submit your application. The credit card payment option is only available at the time you submit the application. If you choose to submit the application without a credit card payment you will not have the credit card option again.
- The application processing fee may also be paid by check or money order, in U.S. currency only, drawn on a U.S. bank and payable to the University of West Florida. If payment is made by check or money order, please reference the applicant's full name, UWF ID, and date of birth. This is a non-refundable application processing fee.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to request official transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions from every college and university attended. Request that your current name and Social Security Number be added to the transcript if necessary. Transcripts or academic records bearing the statement "Issued to Student," transcripts submitted by the applicant, or faxed transcripts are not considered official. All transcripts become the sole property of the university.
- If you are a freshman or transfer applicant with less than 60 semester hours of transferable academic credit, ask your high school to send your official secondary school record. If you have attempted any education or training either as dual enrollment in high school or following high school, ask each institution to send an official transcript. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution or sent electronically. Completers of high school by GED must provide an official copy of test scores (as well as a partial high school transcript).
- Transcripts are considered official only when they are sent from a college or university directly to the Office of Admissions and contain an official seal and/or signature.
- Transfer students who completed two years of the same foreign language in high school must submit official high school transcripts to verify the completion of the foreign language requirement.
Admission Test Scores
It is your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to take the appropriate tests. Contact your school counseling office. All test scores become the sole property of the university.
- ACT or SAT scores are required if you are seeking admission as a freshman or transfer with less than 60 semester hours of transferable academic credit. Have the official test scores sent directly to the university by the testing agency.
- Transfer students seeking admission to State Approved Teacher Education programs should contact the university to determine if there are further criteria or test scores required for admission.
If you wish to be classified as a Florida resident for fee purposes, the "Residency" section will require the following information of the person who is claiming Florida residency (e.g., this will be a parent or legal guardian if the applicant is claimed as a dependent on IRS returns).
If you are a dependent or claiming Florida residency based on being married to a Florida resident, your spouse is the claimant and must provide his/her Florida driver's license, Florida vehicle registration, and Florida voter registration information.
If you are independent, you are the claimant and must provide your Florida driver's license, Florida vehicle registration, and Florida voter registration information.
If all the required residency information is not completed when you electronically submit your UWF application, you will not be allowed to submit it electronically at a later date. It will be your responsibility to print and complete the residency form and mail to the Office of Admissions.
Information supporting your classification as a Florida resident for tuition purposes must be received in the Office of Admissions one week prior to the start of the semester.
University of West Florida Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of West Florida; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the University of West Florida Police Department, Building 19, at 850-474-2415 or by accessing the following web site: http://uwf.edu/uwfpolice/SafetyReport.pdf
The University of West Florida encourages admission applications from qualified students regardless of color, race, religion, national origin, gender, disability or marital status.