Uwf Admissions Essay Template

Undergraduate Admission Application

O​nce you have reviewed ​UWF​'s ​fully online​​ ​​undergraduate degree programs​ ​and decided on the degree or certificate program you would like to pursue, or you just want to take some online courses, please complete the Steps below.

Step 1: Create an account in the UWF Splash Portal

 

Step 2: For Undergraduate degree-seeking students, please submit all supporting admissions documentation by the Deadline dates below:

  • June 30th – Admission to program for fall semester
  • November 1st –Admission to program for spring semester
  • April 1st –Admission to program for summer semester

Attention Non Degree Seeking Students: Complete the non-degree application​ if you wish to take​ ​​just a few online ​courses at UWF​, plan to pursue a Certificate Program,​​ or​ not ​currently ​interested in seeking a degree​​ (​​The $30 processing fee is not required​)​.​​​

Note: ​When you submit your ​non-degree ​application, you will receive an email within 24 hours with confirmation information containing your UWF ID, a confirmation number, and an application semester identifying your submission. Please print the confirmation email and keep it for your records.​

  • Non-degree candidates are not required to submit any transcripts for admission purposes. Although, academic departments may need a student's unofficial transcript to show that a course pre-requisite has been satisfied
  • Non-Degree Students who become degree seeking may petition​ UWF to have​ ​15 credit hours apply towards fulfillment of undergraduate degree requirements

If pursuing a Certificate Program:

  • When Course Registration has been completed for the First Course(s) in a certificate program, students should fill out a  form and submit this form to their respective Academic Advisor for processing. This form should be submitted by the last day of drop/add in the first semester you register
  • When Course Registration has been completed for the Last Course(s) in a certificate program, students should fill out a  form and submit this form to their respective Academic Advisor for processing. This form should be submitted by the last day of drop/add in the semester in which you plan to complete all requirements for the certificate
  • Academic Advisors will sign all forms and forward to the Registrar's Office who will send students their Certificate

​​Important Note​s for non-degree students​:

  • To transfer academic credit from UWF to another Florida university or college, contact your academic advisor and go to the Transient Student Information page for more information
  • Non-degree students are not eligible to receive financial aid benefits.
  • Current and continuing degree seeking students have course registration priority.
  • Non-degree student registration opens after the open registration period has ended for degree seeking students.

Step 3:​ Application Processing Fee for degree-seeking students

  • A nonrefundable $30 processing fee payable to the University of West Florida should be submitted prior to the application deadline date for the semester for which admission is requested
  • It is the policy of the University not to defer or waive the application processing fee
  • The application processing fee must be in U.S. currency, drawn on a U.S. bank
  • There is an option to pay via MasterCard, Visa, or American Express credit card when the web application is submitted
  • If you do not submit your application processing fee online at the point you submit your application, please send your payment to:

The University of West Florida
Cashier's Office
11000 University Pkwy., Bldg 20E
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

​Step 4: Submit Official Transcripts​

  • Applicants must submit one official transcript from each college and university attended to UWF Undergraduate Admissions Office
  • Transcripts are considered official when they are sent from a college or university directly to UWF Admissions Office and bear an official seal and signature
  • Transcripts bearing the statement "Issued to Student," faxed transcripts, or transcripts submitted by the applicants are not considered official
  • Original documents or signed, officially certified photocopies of original documents may be submitted by the student only when institutions outside the U.S. will not send academic records to other institutions. The verifying signature preferably should be that of an officer of the institution attended. All academic records that are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations
  • Official college transcripts should be mailed to the following address: ​​

The University of West Florida
Undergraduate Admissions
11000 University Pkwy., Bldg 18
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750​

The UWF Admissions Office is unable to accept electronic, secure transcripts directly from other institutions unless it is a Florida institution that uses the FASTER transcript system. When requesting transcripts from your current or previous institution, please be sure to specify that you need a hard-copy transcript sent to UWF

​Step 5: Activate MyUWF

Applicant Students

  • After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the university containing your UWF ID. At that time, you can activate your account
  • Applicants have access to a limited set of apps in MyUWF. If you become a UWF student, you will be eligible for an upgrade to an ArgoNet account with full student privileges
  • MyUWF will serve as your Internet access to online information throughout your educational career at UWF. Everything you need can be accessed through MyUWF. If you don't see the option you are looking for do a simple "search". If you need help logging in please call Information Technology Services (ITS) at (850) 474-2075

Former Students

  • Access is limited to personal student records. If you've used MyUWF in the past, your previous account should still be active. Former students who have not used MyUWF can activate their account at any time
  • After two semesters of non-enrollment, student ArgoNet accounts are downgraded to limited access MyUWF accounts

Step 6: Send Your Test Scores

​​All Transfer students transferring with less than 60 credit hours are required to submit college entrance exam results (ACT plus writing and/or SAT scores) to complete their application. Students need to contact ACT.org (ACT) and/or Collegeboard.com (SAT) directly and request all score results to be sent to UWF. University of West Florida's School Codes ACT: 0771 and/or SAT: 5833.

​Step 7: ​Complete Residency for Tuition Purposes Application​

Complete all sections of the non-degree application's residency section and be sure to provide evidence of residential status for your residency classification.

​Step​​​​ ​8: ​​​Complete Immunization Requirements

Please visit the Online Campus Immunization Requirements page and follow the instructions there.

​Step 9: Submit Financial Responsibility Statement​

All students will have a Financial Responsibility Hold for each semester. You will receive an "Agree to Pay" message via MyMessages in MyUWF.​ ​To remove the Financial Responsibility Hold:

  • Go to MyMessages in MyUWF and read the "Agree to Pay" message
  • Check the Confirm Acknowledgement box and click "I Agree". Once submitted this will remove the Hold

Step 10: Check Your Application Status

Step 11: ​Once admitted to your online program you are ready to contact the appropriate academic department for program advising​​

​​Step 1​2​: Department Academic Advisors

​Step 13: ​​When advising has been completed you are ready to register for coursework using your online student MyUWF Account - Registration Menu

Completing Your Application

What does it take to make a splash? An adventurous spirit, a serious work ethic, and (on average) a 3.80 GPA and 25 ACT or 1166 SAT. Most of all, it takes a dive-right-in attitude.



Submitting Your Application Payment

Submit your $30 Application Fee Payment

Mail Check or Money Order

UWF Cashier
11000 University Pkwy
Bldg. 20E
Pensacola, FL 32514

* Make payments payable to University of West Florida and don't forget to put your UWF ID on the check / money order.

Pay in Person

(Cash or Check ONLY):  Bldg. 20 - Cashier's Office

If there are questions about submitting payment for an application fee, please contact Undergraduate Admission at admissions@uwf.edu or (850) 474-2230.

Submit Your Application Fee Waiver

Acceptable Waivers:  ACT, SAT, and NACAC waiver or letter of financial hardship

Send waivers to UWF via email, regular mail, or stop by to drop it off.

UWF Undergraduate Admissions
11000 University Pkwy.
Bldg. 18
Pensacola, FL 32514

If there are questions about submitting an application fee waiver, please contact Undergraduate Admission at admissions@uwf.edu or (850) 474-2230.


Sending Transcripts

It is the responsibility of the applicant to request official transcripts be sent to UWF Undergraduate Admissions from every college and university attended.

High School Transcript

Transfer students with less than 30 college credit hours are required to send high school transcripts.  Students with 30-59 college credit hours are not required to send high school transcripts.

Contact your high school records office to request that your high school transcript be sent to UWF Undergraduate Admissions.  We also accept official high school transcripts that are faxed or emailed, but only if they are sent directly from the high school.  They can fax us at (850) 474-3360, email us at admissions@uwf.edu, or

Mail to:
UWF Undergraduate Admissions
11000 University Pkwy.
Bldg. 18
Pensacola, FL 32514

Attention Florida Public High School Graduates:  If sending transcripts through the state electronic system (FASTER or SPEEDE), your high school transcript DOES NOT include ACT/SAT test scores.  Please contact ACT or SAT to have previous testing results sent to UWF.

Receival Time:  Please allow 5-7 business days for your transcript to be received to your application after you have submitted your formal request for your transcript to be sent to UWF.

Home School Transcript

If you are a homeschool student, you will still need send a homeschool high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Template (if needed):  Homeschool High School Transcript Creator

College Transcripts

Contact the Records/Registrar's Office from all previously attended colleges/universities to request transcript(s) be sent to UWF Undergraduate Admissions.  We can receive official transcripts electronically (Florida public institutions), email (admissions@uwf.edu), or:

Mail to:
UWF Undergraduate Admissions
11000 University Pkwy.
Bldg. 18
Pensacola, FL 32514

Receival Time:  Please allow 5-7 business days for your transcript to be received to your application after you have submitted your formal request for your transcript to be sent to UWF.

Important Tips:

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to request official transcripts be sent to UWF Undergraduate 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.

Previous Institution Not from USA?

Applicants must submit official copies of any / all academic work (secondary school and any post-secondary college or university) to an approved credential evaluation company for a course by-course-credit evaluation with grade point average (GPA) calculation.  Students should request that the credentialing agency send both the evaluation report and the official transcript(s) to us directly once completed.  If applicable, transcripts should be translated to English and also submitted to UWF.

Applicants with transcripts that are not in English must also submit a transcript translation in addition to the course-by-course evaluation.

Receival Time:  Please allow 5-7 business days for your transcript to be received to your application after you have submitted your formal request for your transcript to be sent to UWF.

Approved Credentialing Agencies


Sending Test Scores

Transfer students with less than 30 college credit hours are required to send ACT plus writing and/or SAT test scores.  Students with 30-59 college credit hours are not required to send test scores.

Students need to contact ACT.org (ACT) and / or Collegeboard.com (SAT) directly and request all score results to be sent to UWF.

UWF School Codes

  • ACT:  0771
  • SAT:  5833

Receival Time for Previous Test Score Results:  Please allow 5-7 business days for your scores to be received to your application after you have submitted your formal request for your test scores to be sent to UWF.

Receival Time for New Test Score Results:  Please allow 4-6 weeks after your test date for new test score results to be received to your application and verify that UWF is on the list of schools to receive your scores when they are released.


Optional Items

In addition to your application, transcripts, and test scores, you are able to send these items to boost your application.  Send them to admission@uwf.edu.

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Essay
  • Resume - summary of involvement and leadership
  • ZeeMee - Share your story and how you could add to our Argonaut community.  We have partnered with ZeeMee.com, a free social media service for prospective college students that helps promote your individuality to Universities through videos, pictures, and documents.  Create your ZeeMee page and then submit your link through your Splash Portal so that we can get to know you better.

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