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Admission FAQs

How do I submit my immunization documents?

The University of West Florida (UWF) Immunization Policy, in compliance with Florida Statute (1006.69) and Florida Board of Governors Regulations (6.001 & 6.007), requires the completed UWF Mandatory Immunization Health History (MIHH) Form to be submitted to UWF Student Health Services as a prerequisite to matriculation or course registration.

Students are requested to submit the completed MIHH form at least three (3) weeks prior to course registration. Failure to submit immunization records in a timely manner will result in a hold being placed on your student account. You will not be able to register for classes until the HOLD is cleared.

However, students enrolled in only online courses who will not be physically present in any UWF classroom or on any UWF campus may utilize the Online Only Student Waiver Exception when completing the MIHH Form. Should online students later seek to register for a face-to-face course, they must comply with all requirements as described on the UWF Immunization Policy page. See Immunization Exceptions and Waivers for other exceptions to immunization requirements.

You must have an established MyUWF Account to complete the MIHH form. To activate your MyUWF account:
Go to the MyUWF Login page. Select the "Activate your account - New to UWF" app at the top of the page under Home Items

To Access the MIHH form:
Go to the Online Mandatory Immunization Health History Form page. Scroll down the page and select the Blue Button link labeled "MIHH Form for students 18 or older." Log in with your MyUWF username and password. Select the "Complete This Form" link.

To complete the MIHH Form:
If initial pre-filled information (name, DOB, WFID) is incorrect, contact Admissions at 850-474-2230 or admissions@uwf.edu.

Medical Treatment Consent: You will be asked to provide consent for medical treatment. Select "I Accept" from the dropdown box

Required Immunizations (pop-up response):

  • Select MMR Exception from first dropdown box - Select Online Only Student from the Exception Criteria dropdown box—Select Decline Vaccine from final MMR dropdown box
  • Select Hepatitis B Waiver from first dropdown box - Select Decline Vaccine from second Hepatitis B dropdown box
  • Select Meningococcal Meningitis Waiver from first dropdown box - Select Decline Vaccine from second Meningococcal Meningitis dropdown box

Electronic signature: Read the disclosure before signing electronically. Type your name exactly as it appears and click the "Sign Electronically" button to submit your MIHH form

Note: The Online Only Student exception criterion does not require any supporting documentation and there is no documentation required for the waiver requests for Hepatitis B/Meningococcal/Meningitis.

Therefore, no further documentation is required from you. In most cases, your immunization hold(s) will be updated on the same day your immunization documentation is received.

Please log in to MyUWF and search for "Immunization Status" to check the status of your hold(s).

If you have any questions regarding the UWF immunization requirements, please contact SHS at 850-474-2172 or immunizations@uwf.edu.

Whom should I contact if I have questions about the application process?

Please contact an enrollment specialist at 877-588-2502.

How do I check my application status?

  1. Log in to MyUWF
  2. Search and select the "Application Status" app
  3. Select the Application/Term from the "Details" button
  4. You are looking at your UWF application status

What is MyUWF?

MyUWF is a secure system, providing users with access to their personal student information. Eligible users of MyUWF are prospective and former students of UWF. A prospective student, for the purpose of using MyUWF, is defined as a person who has completed an application for admission to UWF. You must create a PIN and use your UWF ID number to gain access to the MyUWF system.

What if I forgot my PIN?

If you forgot your PIN and have established a security question/answer for your account, you may look up your PIN using the Forgot PIN feature on the MyUWF login screen. For users who do not have security questions, the PIN must be reset to the default value (your birth month and day). For PIN resets, contact the ITS Help Desk at 850-474-2075. The first time you log into MyUWF after a PIN reset, enter your default PIN. At that time, you will be required to create a new PIN.

I haven't paid my application fee. Will my application be processed?

No, applications will not be processed until the $30 application processing fee is received. This fee cannot be waived or deferred.

How do I pay my application fee?

To pay online, use the online payment option when you submit your online application. This is your only opportunity to pay the application processing fee online. The fee can also be paid by check or money order, in US currency only, drawn on a U.S. bank and payable to the University of West Florida. If payment is made by check or money order, please reference the applicant's full name, UWF ID, and date of birth. Please mail the check or money order to the following address:

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

Do you accept transfer credits?

Depending on your intended program, the transfer of credit may be applicable. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information. For the RN-BSN undergraduate program lease contact University Admissions at 850-477-2230 for further information or visit the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

If coursework from all colleges shows up on the transcript for one college, can I just submit the transcript from the one college?

No, we require an official transcript from every institution ever attended regardless of whether or not a degree was earned. Official college transcripts should be mailed to the following address:

The University of West Florida
Graduate Admissions
11000 University Pkwy., Bldg 11
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

The UWF Graduate School 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.

How do I submit by transcript for the undergraduate RN-BSN Program?

Contact the Records/Registrar's Office from ALL previously attended colleges/universities to request transcripts) be sent to UWF Undergraduate Admissions. We can receive official transcripts electronically (Florida public institutions), secure email retrieval (replyforms@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.

What do I need to do if I have transcripts from a non-U.S. secondary school, college or University?

You should submit official copies of any/all academic work (secondary school and any post-secondary college or university) to a credential evaluation company for a course by course credit evaluation with grade point average calculation. Request that both the evaluation and the official transcripts be submitted to the Admissions Office directly for processing when available.

We recommend either Josef A Silny or Education Credential Evaluators as both are affordable and efficient partners.

What is UWF's recipient code for the MAT?

The recipient code is 1089.

What is UWF's institution code for the GRE?

The institution code is 5833.

Does UWF accept the GMAT instead of the GRE or MAT?

Only under certain circumstances. For example, if a student has already taken the GMAT or can access the GMAT much more easily than the GRE or the MAT and has undergraduate GPA above 3.0, it may be considered. Please check with your graduate advisor first.

For how long is my application good?-Graduate Level

Applicants have 30 days after they submit their application to change their program of interest or semester of entry. If it is past 30 days, applicants will need to submit a new application to make the changes. Applicants normally have longer than 30 days to change other information on their applications such as departmental documents (such as letter of intent or letters of recommendation) or their previously attended institution list. If you do not get admitted or do not take a course in the semester in which you were admitted, you will need to reapply and repay the application fee.

For how long is my application good?-Undergraduate Level

Applications are only good for the semester in which you are applying. Applicants may request to change their term of entry to a different term. The newly desired term of entry must be within one academic year of the originally requested term of entry provided there is no alternative enrollment at another college or university in the interim. For example, an applicant for the fall 2012 term could change the term of entry to the spring 2013 term or the summer 2013 term but not the fall 2013 term, where one academic year would have elapsed from the original term of entry.

  1. All requests for changes of entry dates must submit a Semester Change Request Form and the form must be received before the published application deadline for the new desired term of entry.
  2. A new application and application fee is required for applicants who accumulate additional academic coursework between the original planned term of entry and the desired term of entry.
  3. A new application and fee is required for applicants who wish to be considered for admission for a term that begins more than 12 months after the originally requested term of entry.
  4. Applicants who request to change their term of entry will be reevaluated for admission using the admissions requirements and selection criteria in effect for the new term requested.
  5. Those changing terms of entry who apply to a limited access or restricted program will have their application re-evaluated within the context of the subsequent applicant pool

What virtual resources are available to me as a UWF student?

The Academic Technology Center (ATC) is responsible for UWF’s Online Campus (OLC). The OLC supports all fully online, blended, and web-conferencing degree and certificate programs. The OLC website provides one-stop shopping for distance learning students to assist in planning online degrees, certificates, and educational experiences. Students may access the website for advisement, admissions procedures, registration, information about taking online classes, and graduation. The Online Campus provides many helpful tips and links to the same quality services and student support available on our University of West Florida campuses. Students participating in the Online Campus will have access to advisors, military education coordinators, and others to assist the online learner’s overall educational experience.

There is also an Online Writing Lab (OWL) to help students with any writing issues.

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Registration FAQs

How do I activate my Argonet account?

First-time MyUWF users will need to activate their accounts.

What is a full-time student?

For graduate programs, full-time enrollment is six (6) semester hours or more each semester (fall, spring and summer). For undergraduate students, full-time students take two 3 or 4 hour courses each 7 weeks totaling 12 credit hours or more during the fall and spring semesters and 6-8 credit hours (2 courses) in the summer semester. For the RN-BSN program, full-time enrollment is 12 semester hours each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer). Please note if you are receiving Financial Aid in the RN-BSN program, you MUST be enrolled in a minimum of six hours each term during the semester.

I have received an email about graduate online orientation; do I need to sign up for this?

As an online-only program student, you do not need to complete the university’s online orientation through Student Transition Programs. Please visit New Graduate Student Online Orientation so that you have all the information you need as an online-only student. Once you are admitted to the program, you will be enrolled in a departmental online orientation; further instructions are provided in the email offering admission.

I have received an email about undergraduate online orientation; do I need to sign up for this?

As an Online-Only program student you do not need to complete the University online orientation through the. Office of Admissions

Once you are admitted to the program, further instructions are provided in the departmental admission email regarding online resources.

Please bookmark http://onlinecampus.uwf.edu/pdfs/studentOrientationPDF.cfm so that you have all the information you need as an online-only student. Especially note the links "Get Started at UWF" and "Getting Ready for Class"

What is the difference between a drop and a withdrawal?

Class Drop:

A student can only drop a course during the add/drop period. The add/drop period is for a very limited time at the beginning of the course, typically the first week. Please check the Academic Dates and Deadlines to review the dates of the add/drop period for the specific term or semester in which you are enrolled.

Class Withdrawal:

If a student does not drop a class by the add/drop deadline, there is the option of withdrawing from the course during the withdrawal period. The grade of "W" appears on the student’s academic record (transcript) and the student will be held financially responsible for the course(s). The grade-point average is not affected by a withdrawal but a withdrawal may affect the student's satisfactory academic progress. A partial refund of fees is possible early in the withdrawal period. Please check the Academic Dates and Deadlines to review the withdrawal deadlines.

How do I drop a course?

For instructions on how to drop a class, review UWF Dropping Courses. If a class is dropped during the add/drop period, the class will not display on the student’s academic record (transcript) and the student will not be responsible for payment.

How do I withdraw from a course?

For instructions on how to withdraw from a class, review UWF Withdrawal Process.

How do I request unofficial/official transcripts?

The Registrar's Office has instructions (.pdf) for ordering transcripts.

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Financial Aid FAQs

How do I apply for financial aid?

  1. Apply for a federal PIN (student and parent) at pin.ed.gov. The PIN will serve as your electronic signature on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). PINs are issued electronically in "real time,” meaning you can elect to receive your number immediately on the PIN website or via email. Otherwise, it will be mailed to you through regular mail in 7-10 days.
  2. Complete the FAFSA, available online at fafsa.ed.gov.
  3. Enter UWF's financial aid school code (003955) in Step 6 on the FAFSA form.
  4. The results, called a Student Aid Report (SAR), will be electronically transmitted to UWF. If you use your PIN to sign the FAFSA and provide an email address, the results will be available in 1-3 days electronically. If the results are sent through regular mail, you will receive a SAR in 2-3 weeks.
  5. Submit an application for admission to UWF. No offer of financial aid will be made until you have been accepted for admission to UWF.
  6. You must complete the FAFSA every year.

Whom can I contact for Veteran's Affairs?

How do I get information about financial aid?

If your question is regarding financial aid eligibility or financial aid awards, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 850-474-2400 or send an email to finaid@uwf.edu. If your question is regarding the disbursement of your aid, contact Student Accounts at 850-474-3037.

When are fees due?

A student becomes liable for his or her tuition upon registration. There are only two due dates per term. Fees for courses remaining on the student’s schedule at the close of the drop/add period must be paid by the fee payment due date. The start date of your earliest class determines your fee payment due date. Payment for classes added after the initial due date are due immediately. For more information and specific examples refer to Student Financial Services FAQs.

Do I need to purchase the Nautilus Card ID?

No.

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Graduation FAQs

How and when do I apply for graduation?

Students fulfilling requirements for a UWF undergraduate degree must submit an electronic "Application for Graduation" in MyUWF by the application deadline stated in the Academic Calendar. Retroactive graduation to a prior semester will not be approved

Students fulfilling requirements for a UWF master's or specialist degree must submit an "Application for Graduation" to their major departments by the application deadline stated in the Academic Calendar. Graduation application forms can be submitted through MyUWF. See confluence “Applying for Graduation” for instructions.

Candidates for doctoral degrees should complete and submit the Doctoral Application for Graduation (paper form ONLY; not available online) to the Graduate Studies Office in the College of Professional Studies by the appropriate deadline. Doctoral graduation applications are available in the Office of the Registrar, Bldg. 18, Pensacola Campus or by emailing graduation@uwf.edu.

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Technology FAQs

What are the computer and software requirements?

Run eLearning's System Check to make sure your computer meets the eLearning requirements.

Is there technical assistance available in case I have trouble?

If at any time you experience technical problems (you can't access the course, you can't see certain material, etc.) please contact the ITS Help Desk. For hours of operation please visit the eLearning Support for Students page.

How do I access my online courses?

You must first be admitted to UWF and registered for the course(s). Enrolled students, visit UWF eLearning to access your course.

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Education FAQs

How do I register for classes?

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Certification: To receive an advising PIN and register for class, please contact Francisco "Franc" Lopez at 850-474-2745 or flopez@uwf.edu.

M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology: To receive advising and register for class, please contact Jonathan Hovell at 850-474-2925 or jhovell@uwf.edu.

Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction: To receive advising and register for class, please contact Glenn Carter at 850-474-3382 or gcarter@uwf.edu.

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment: To receive advising and register for class, please contact Glenn Carter at 850-474-3382 or gcarter@uwf.edu.

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Certification FAQs

What requirements do I need to meet for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Certification?

Students seeking an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Certification must also meet the following requirements in addition to the general university requirements:

  • Be admitted to the program
  • Submit an approved degree plan that includes 33 semester hours
  • Complete degree requirements compliant with the time to degree policy
  • Be recommended for graduation by the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Pass the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE)

How long will it take to complete the M.Ed. Educational Leadership Certification Specialization Degree?

The Ed. Leadership Certification program consists of 33 semester hours. The program can be completed in approximately 18 months if students follow the degree plan by taking 2 courses per semester (1 per term). If students opt to take 2 courses per term (4 per semester), the program can be completed in as little as 12 months.

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M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology FAQs

What requirements do I need to meet for the M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology?

Students seeking an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology also must meet the following requirements in addition to the general university requirements:

  • Be admitted to the program
  • Complete degree requirements of at least 36 semester hours compliant with the time to degree policy
  • Be recommended for graduation by the Department of Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology
  • Successfully complete the Capstone Experience

How long will it take to complete the M.Ed.in Instructional Design and Technology Degree?

The M.Ed. IDT degree consists of 36 semester hours. The program can be completed in approximately 2 years if students follow the degree plan by taking 2 courses per semester (1 per term).

How do I select my area of concentration?

Students in this program will choose an area of concentration (Human Performance Technology or Distance Learning). Students will discuss and select their area of concentration with their advisor after being admitted into the program.

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Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction FAQs

What requirements do I need to meet for the Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction?

Students seeking an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction must also meet the following requirements in addition to the general university requirements:

How long will it take to complete the Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction degree?

The Ed.S. consists of 36 semester hours of post-master’s credit inclusive of an applied research capstone project or a competency-based portfolio. The program can be completed in 2 years if the program track is followed by taking 2 courses each semester (1 per term).

Can I earn the Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction if I am not able to complete the Ed.D.?

A student in the Ed.D. program may stop-out with an Ed.S. with a minimum of 33 semester hours of coursework and by completing the a 3-hour capstone course, for a total of 36 semester hours. Students must apply for the degree in which they would like to graduate a semester before graduation. Students in the Ed.D. wishing to stop-out with an Ed.S. must apply for the Ed.S. a semester before they intend to graduate.

Can I earn the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment if I started the Ed.S. but would like to continue?

A student entering the Ed.S. program has the opportunity to apply to the Ed.D. after completion of the program. Five of the core courses—EDF 6404 (Educational Statistics I), EDF 7475 (Qualitative Research I Methods), EDF 7191 (Psychological Foundations for Education: Cognition, Curriculum, and Instruction), EDG 7346 (Advanced Analysis of Curriculum and Instruction), and EDF 7685 (Educational Foundations: A Philosophical and Multicultural Analysis)—will transfer to the Ed.D. program upon successful application and acceptance (15 semester hours). If the student takes the exact sequence of courses offered in the specialization area of study, then all five courses (15 semester hours) will transfer into the Ed.D. program within the same specialization. On the other hand, if a student wishes to enroll in a different Ed.D. specialization from what was taken in the Ed.S., it will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Students who apply and are admitted into the Ed.D. program may earn an Ed.S. when they have successfully completed 36 credits of coursework, including a capstone research project or a competency-based portfolio.

Students wishing to go from the Ed.S. to the Ed.D. must apply for the Ed.D. program.

How do I select my specialization?

Specialization information is not included on the application. Students will work with their advisor to select their specialization upon being admitted into the Ed.S. program.

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Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment FAQs

What requirements do I need to meet for the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Assessment?

Students seeking an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Assessment must also meet the following requirements in addition to the general university requirements:

  • Be admitted to the program
  • Complete a minimum of 66 semester hours including all requirements listed in the Graduation and General Degree Requirements section of the Graduate Catalog
  • Complete degree requirements related to the 30 semester hours of Professional Core courses, and 18 semester hours each of both the Specialization and Dissertation course requirements

How long will it take to complete the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment degree?

The Ed.D. consists of 66 semester hours (30 semester hours in core courses, 18 semester hours in the specialization, 12 semester hours of concurrent dissertation seminars and then 6 semester hours for the fieldwork, analysis and writing for their dissertation). The program allows for up to 7 years to degree completion. The coursework usually takes around 3 years and the remaining time is to complete the dissertation.

Can I earn the Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction if I am not able to complete the Ed.D.?

A student in the Ed.D. program may stop-out with an Ed.S. with a minimum of 33 semester hours of coursework and by completing the a 3-hour capstone course, for a total of 36 semester hours. Students must apply for the degree in which they would like to graduate a semester before graduation. Students in the Ed.D. wishing to stop-out with an Ed.S. must apply for the Ed.S. a semester before they intend to graduate.

Can I earn the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment if I started the Ed.S. but would like to continue?

A student entering the Ed.S. program has the opportunity to apply to the Ed.D. after completion of the program. Five of the core courses—EDF 6404 (Educational Statistics I), EDF 7475 (Qualitative Research I Methods), EDF 7191 (Psychological Foundations for Education: Cognition, Curriculum, and Instruction), EDG 7346 (Advanced Analysis of Curriculum and Instruction), and EDF 7685 (Educational Foundations: A Philosophical and Multicultural Analysis)—will transfer to the Ed.D. program upon successful application and acceptance (15 semester hours). If the student takes the exact sequence of courses offered in the specialization area of study, then all five courses (15 semester hours) will transfer into the Ed.D. program within the same specialization. On the other hand, if a student wishes to enroll in a different Ed.D. specialization from what was taken in the Ed.S., it will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Students who apply and are admitted into the Ed.D. program may earn an Ed.S. when they have successfully completed 36 credits of coursework, including a capstone research project or a competency-based portfolio.

Students wishing to go from the Ed.S. to the Ed.D. must apply for the Ed.D. program.

How do I select my specialization?

Specialization information is not included on the application. Students will work with their advisor to select their specialization upon being admitted into the Ed.D. program.

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Business FAQs

What requirements do I need to meet for an MBA?

Students seeking an MBA must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be admitted to the program
  • Complete degree requirements compliant with the time to degree policy (earning a “C” grade or better and maintain an overall graduate MBA grade-point average of 3.0 or better)
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Nursing FAQs

MSN FAQs

What requirements do I need to meet for the MSN program?

Students seeking an MSN must also meet the following requirements in addition to the general university requirements:

  • Be admitted to the program
  • Complete both the core courses and the specialty courses
  • No more than 49% of the program requirements for the MSN degree may be taken in traditional business subjects

What is the minimum GPA requirement?

A minimum overall grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework for the BSN is required for admission to the MSN program.

How do I register for classes?

The Nursing Department Advisor will automatically assign the PIN once you have been admitted to the program. You may receive advice from the appropriate advisor at any time by sending your questions to msnnursing@uwf.edu. Always include your UWF ID number and use your UWF email account, once it has been activated.

Do I have to take courses in the summer?

No, but they are offered.

RN-BSN FAQs

Do I need to complete more than one application?

No, the University of West Florida Undergraduate application is the only application required. You will need to request all original transcripts from high school (if needed to meet foreign language requirement) and all colleges attended; these are sent to the Admissions Office, and must be received by the deadline date in order to process your application for the desired cohort.

What do I do if my Admissions Status Report states that my admission has been cancelled?

You need to submit a new Admissions Application form prior to the application deadline.

I submitted my University application on the specified deadline date, why was I not admitted to the program?

The University deadline date requires that your completed application and all materials be received on or before that date, meaning all high school and college transcripts are received in the Admissions Office in order for full University Admission processing to be completed before the department can review and evaluate your application for program admission.

There is also a required minimum overall GPA of 2.75, if you fall below this you may be considered for admission on a space available basis if your overall GPA is between 2.5 and 2.74. Your ASN GPA is taken into consideration for those in this category as well.

Can I be admitted to the program if I don't have a 2.75 cumulative GPA?

Minimum admission criteria overall GPA is 2.75. Students with an overall GPA of 2.5-2.74 may be considered for admission on a space available basis; the ASN major coursework GPA is a component of this consideration. Students with an overall GPA of <2.5 will not be considered for admission.

Can I be admitted to the program prior to completing the nursing pre-requisites and/or general education requirements?

Yes, you can complete the needed nursing pre-requisites and/or general education requirements concurrently with your upper division nursing courses.

You may wish to consider completing all non-nursing coursework prior to attempting this RN-BSN program as traditionally students who have only the 12 nursing courses to complete are the most successful.

It is important to note that you must have Statistics prior to enrolling in NUR 4165, which is to be taken in the first semester, and that all non-nursing coursework must be completed prior to entering your final semester.

How do you determine whether or not I have met the foreign language requirement?

The University Admissions Office determines if you have successfully met the foreign language requirement through evaluation of your college and high school transcript(s). If you successfully completed two years of the same foreign language in High School, you will need to request that your High School transcript be sent to the Admissions Office for evaluation. It is recommended that you request High School transcripts as soon as possible after admission so that you will know in a timely manner whether you will be required to take foreign language in order to fulfill this requirement for your Bachelor's degree.

You should verify receipt of high school transcripts by checking your Degree Works audit to see if the requirement has been met and if not, pursue the receipt and recording of the high school transcript with the Admissions Office. Your DegreeWorks audit is available through the my.uwf.edu portal. If you have changed your name since high school, the Admissions Office may need that information to accurately record the completion of foreign language.

If you did not satisfy this requirement in high school, you will need to have successfully completed the second semester of a foreign language at the college level.

Do I need to reapply to the University if I have attended UWF within the past three semesters?

No, just send an email with your UWF ID to nursingonline@uwf.edu stating that you wish to renew your UWF application for the upcoming term.

If it has been more than three consecutive semesters and your GPA is 2.75 or above, you should complete the Readmission Application.

How will I know when I've been admitted to the program?

You will receive notification of application status within 14 days after University admission notification via the email address you provided on your departmental application.

When you receive the departmental admission email you will need to be prepared to complete several steps to finalize program acceptance and prepare for registration.

Be sure to follow each step as outlined in the departmental email or your offer of admission to the program will be withdrawn. You may need to check your spam email folder if you have not received an email notification of program admission status within the specified timeframe.

Do I have to submit my liability insurance and Mandatory Immunization Health History Form before or after being admitted to the program?

Upon acceptance to the program you will need to provide proof of coverage for an individual professional liability insurance in the amounts of $1 million per incident and $3 million aggregate, and upload the declaration page (not a copy of your application) into an email to the nursing advisors. This process may take up to two weeks in order to secure the insurance and obtain proof of payment, so we recommend not waiting to secure this insurance.

While the University does not endorse any particular provider, companies previous students have contacted included:
NSO - http://www.nso.com/

CPH & Associates - http://www.cphins.com/nurses

The Mandatory Immunization Health History Form is a University requirement and should be submitted directly to Student Health Services according to the instructions as part of the University admission requirements and at least two weeks prior to the departmental application deadline to allow for processing and recording. Note that if you are an online student, you may request an exception/waiver on this form, but that the form still must be completed in order to clear Health Services Holds prior to registration.

Why do I need to purchase liability insurance? I am covered through my employment.

Coverage provided by your employer covers you while you are at work and performing duties associated with your employment contract. Since you are performing as a student and none of the practice activities occur in your work setting, you must be covered by a personal policy. This is a non-negotiable requirement of the University of West Florida, and we have found this to be consistent with other RN-BSN program requirements in Florida.

If I am denied admission, what can I do to enhance my chances of being admitted for a future term?

If denied admission, you should enroll in any needed general study courses at a regionally accredited school in order to bring up your GPA and strengthen your chances for successful completion of the RN-BSN program.

How long will it take to complete my BSN degree through the online program?

The program is designed for a student to complete their degree in one year if all nursing prerequisites and general studies courses have been completed prior to beginning the program. This requires the student to take four courses during the fall and spring terms and two courses in the summer.

Careful attention should be paid to the student's plan of study in order to ensure the required courses are offered during the term the student wishes to take the course and to ensure the most efficient ordering of selected coursework.

The curriculum planner is located at http://uwf.edu/cseh/departments/nursing/undergraduate-majors/online-rn-to-bsn/curriculum-planner/

Can I receive CLEP credit for a pre-requisite course?

You may CLEP certain coursework for university and/or departmental credit. If you received credit for a course through high school Advanced Placement, it will count towards your degree.

Do I have to retake all of my nursing courses if I received my nursing degree from a college that was not regionally accredited?

No, you will not need to retake the nursing courses, but you will have to take sufficient hours to meet the requirement of 124 semester hours with 48 semester hours of upper division courses for the Bachelor’s Degree

Do I have to retake all of my general education courses if I took them at a college that was not regionally accredited?

You will not receive credit for courses taken at a college that is not regionally accredited. You will need to take courses that meet the general education requirements for the University of West Florida Bachelor’s degree..

How to Register for Classes?

The School of Nursing Program Advisor will automatically assign the PIN once you have been admitted to the program. You may receive advice from the appropriate advisor at any time by sending your questions to nursingonline@uwf.edu. Always include your UWF ID number and use your UWF email account, once it has been activated. Students will be emailed a checklist of tasks required to get registered. Please contact the program adviser for more information at 850-474-2718.

Do I have to take courses in the summer?

No

Can I take needed nursing pre-requisite or general studies courses at another college if the courses at UWF are closed or not offered?

Yes, you can take these courses from a regionally accredited college and transfer them to UWF to apply to your degree. You will need to complete a Transient Student Form and submit it prior to enrolling at the other institution to assure that you will be given credit for the courses.

What requirements do I need to meet for the B.S.N.?

Students seeking a B.S.N. must also meet the following requirements in addition to the general University requirements:

  • Be admitted to the program
  • Complete all General Education and Foreign Language requirements prior to the final semester of coursework in the RN to BSN Nursing major
  • Earn a "C" or better in all major and major-related courses

How and when do I apply for graduation?

Students fulfilling requirements for a UWF undergraduate degree must submit an electronic "Application for Graduation" in MyUWF by the application deadline stated in the Academic Calendar. Retroactive graduation to a prior semester will not be approved

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