Application FAQs


When is the application deadline for Fall 2019? December 15th, 2018.

GRE Exam

What is the school code for the University of Florida? 5812. Is a GRE score required for admission? Yes, The University of Florida requires you to submit a valid (5 years) GRE score. Is the GRE subject test required? No.

English Proficiency

What are the minimum English proficiency requirements?
  • IELTS 6
  • MELAB 77
  • ibT Speaking 23
  • Computer 213 / Internet 80 / Paper 550
  • GRE Verbal – Prior Scoring Scale 320 / Current Scoring Scale 140


Can the application fee be waived? The application fee is required by the university and can not be waived by the department. Does your department require the fellowship/assistantship application form? No. Students admitted to our program will receive a graduate stipend (with the exception of those who come with their own funding, i.e. government scholarships, etc.). Are master’s students supported? We don’t normally admit master’s students. Most students are admitted into the PhD track. Do I need to provide a certificate of financial support when I submit my application? No.

Application Supplements

How many transcripts should I provide? One official transcript to the University of Florida, Department of Admissions’ Office, PO Box 114000, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000. For priority shipping, please use University of Florida, Department of Admissions’ Office, 201 Criser Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611. Do I send a copy of my transcript to the department? No. Can I call to check to see if my transcripts have arrived? Please allow 4-6 weeks for the Admission’s Office to process your transcripts. You can review the missing items by returning to your online application. You can obtain confirmation from your carrier (Federal Express, DHL, etc.) that the transcripts and supporting material have been received. If you have questions regarding your transcripts, please click on the “Contact Us” button in your online application. Can recommenders send letters directly to the department? Yes, however, it is preferable that they submit their letter to your online application. Can I submit other supplements online along with the required statement of purpose? Yes, you can now submit a PDF version of other documentation you would like reviewed along with your application.

Faculty Support

Do I need to contact faculty and indicate my interest in their group? No. Individual faculty are not involved in the admission selection. The department has a graduate selection committee that reviews all applications. Can I call the department to check the status of my application? The recruiting season is a very busy time for our office. We prefer that you monitor the status of your application through the application website.




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