Admission Reviews

In the admission of students, the University may consider an applicant’s character. The University may refuse to admit an applicant because of past misconduct.

If you have a previous conduct incident in high school, another institution, or a criminal history, you MUST answer “yes” to the appropriate question on the UF application.

The Office of Admissions sends all applications that are marked “yes” to Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution for review. For most minor incidents, staff in Student Conduct will clear a student’s application and return it to admissions for regular admissions review. This process takes approximately one week. The more information you provide on your application related to the conduct, the less likely it is your application will be delayed in order to get more information.

If you don’t provide enough information on your application about your previous conduct you will likely be sent a letter asking for more information regarding your previous conduct. Most often we will ask for a copy of all official court documents, police reports, and/or school institutional records related to the incident. Until we have all of these materials, your application is considered incomplete and will not be processed. Once we have these documents it typically takes about a week to process in Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution before it is sent back to admissions for a review in the regular admissions process if it is cleared.

Applicants who fail to give complete and accurate responses to the conduct section of the admissions application may be subject to revocation of admission, disciplinary action, and invalidation of credits or degrees earned.

For UF students who have not attempted any classes for two consecutive semesters, regardless of the reason, you will be required to re-apply to the University. Prior to re-applying, you must make sure all UF holds and overlays are removed from your reapplication to be considered.