The information below applies to first year students, transfer students and graduate students. If you have a previous conduct issues in high school or another university 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 usually takes a approximately a 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 have a criminal or conduct history and don’t report it, this would be grounds for rescinding your application or charging you with providing false information which could result in your suspension or expulsion from the University of Florida.
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 court documents and police reports, or school or university 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.
Generally speaking, the University denies admissions to applicants who have been involved in the following situations:
- Selling/distribution or manufacturing of drugs
- Sex offense
- People who are still under criminal probation/parole
- Students who are suspended from their previous institution unless their period of suspension is complete and they are allowed to return to their institution.
- Students who are expelled.
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 for your reapplication to be considered.