Graduate Admissions Timelines

September – December 15, 2024

Applications should be submitted with a priority date of December 1.  For full consideration, materials must be received by December 15.  Applications received thereafter will be reviewed but may not receive full consideration due to space constraints.

December 2024 – February 2025

Chemistry Graduate Selections Committee application review

January – Early February, 2025

 Offers made.

March 2025

Department of Chemistry visit weekends for those offered admission.

April 15, 2025

Deadline for students to accept or decline offers of admission

Please mail transcripts to:

University of Florida
Office of Graduate Admissions
PO Box 114000
201 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
(352) 392-1365

Please do not call to inquire about receipt of your transcripts. You may check with the shipper [UPS, DHL, etc.] to confirm delivery.

If you are ordering your transcripts by PDF please be aware that we only accept PDF transcripts from Parchment, National Clearing House, and eScript. Our email address for receipt of these transcripts is;

Please ATTN these transcripts for the UF Online OneStop. Please refer to your application checklist to confirm receipt of supporting documents.


The GRE scores are no longer required for admission. However, if you have taken the GRE, you may still submit your scores and they will be included with your application.

The advanced test is not required. The TOEFL exam is required of applicants from countries where English is not the primary language. International students are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if you are from one of the countries listed here:

The minimum acceptable TOEFL is 80, with a speak score of 23 or greater. International Applicants currently enrolled in graduate programs within the United States must still submit GRE and TOEL scores.


Please include a statement that describes things that you would like the admissions committee to know about you. Examples include motivations for attending graduate school, what type of chemistry you are interested in pursuing during your graduate career, if there are particular faculty members that you would like to work with, your career goals, etc. uploaded as a PDF.


Please include a brief research summary describing any research endeavors that you have been involved with to date. Upload your PDF in the “Other” field of the Resume/Other section and include “Research Summary” as the description.


Select None.


Please enter the area or areas of chemistry that you are most interested in: Analytical, Chemical Biology, Computational and Theory, Inorganic, Organic, Physical (Experimental), or Polymer Chemistry.


Three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted through the online application system.


Students are accepted by the Graduate Selections Committee. Decisions are made as rapidly as possible. However, the review process can take up to 8-10 weeks. Heavy weight is placed on the strength of the recommendations and meaningful research experience. All accepted students who continue in good standing receive funding for at least five years. Fellowships are awarded based on the strength of the application. Most fellowships are awarded subsequent to a visit to the Department.


International applicants are required to submit original language transcripts and diplomas along with an English translation.