Admissions

We are very excited about welcoming you to the UF community and helping you achieve your academic goals. You'll find UF to be a vibrant and growing institution where students, faculty and staff enjoy a challenging and collaborative environment. UF has a rolling admission process and operates on a quarterly academic calendar. Students are encouraged to apply early to ensure a smooth transition to UF. If you have questions about the admission requirements or application process, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@universityoffarmington.edu or (248) 702-6316. Students may apply for admission at any time without all the necessary required materials. Applicants will be notified of missing or incomplete documents needed to complete the admissions process.



Application Deadlines


All application materials must bear the official school seal and signature. To provide time for evaluation and for notice of acceptance to reach the applicant in a timely manner, the application and required credentials must be received by the Office of Admissions according to the following dates:

Fall Quarter - August 1
Winter Quarter - November 1
Spring Quarter - February 1
Summer Quarter - May 1


First Year (First-Time Undergraduates) and Transfer


First Year students are those who have completed high school or its equivalent. Students who have attempted fewer than 12 quarter or semester college-level credits at another regionally accredited college or university after high school graduation are considered incoming freshmen. Students who have earned college-level course credit, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits before graduating from high school are also considered incoming freshmen.

Graduation from a high school accredited by a state accrediting agency or a passing score on an approved high school equivalency exam such as HiSET or GED. Students who complete their secondary education through home schooling or at unaccredited secondary schools may be admitted as long as they have satisfactorily performed on the ACT or SAT test.

A transfer student has graduated high school or its equivalent and attempted 12 or more quarter or semester credits of college-level courses at a regionally accredited institution after high school graduation. Students who have previously been awarded a baccalaureate degree who wish to apply as a Second Bachelor’s Degree student (Post-Baccalaureate) are also considered a transfer student. College-level work is defined as those courses that are applicable towards at least an associate degree. It does not include remedial, certificate or developmental courses.

Applicants will be considered for admission based on transferable credits from all regionally accredited colleges or universities previously attended. As determined by the Office of Admissions, a 2.0 (or C) cumulative transferable GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required in order to be accepted for admission in good academic standing. Transfer students start with a new GPA upon enrolling at UF.

International Undergraduate Students


Students from countries other than the United States are encouraged to apply to UF as first-time freshmen or transfer students. Those who have attempted secondary school are considered freshmen; those who have completed university-level coursework equivalent to 12 credits or more (a semester of study) beyond secondary school are considered transfer students.

First Year will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record and their English proficiency. Applicants who can prove their English language proficiency and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5/4.0 on a U.S. scale will qualify for admission.

Transfer students will be considered on the basis of their post-secondary education record and their English proficiency. Applicants who can prove their English proficiency and have a minimum cumulative transferable grade-point average of a 2.0/4.0 on a U.S. scale will qualify for admission.

Translation of Academic Records: An English translation is required for all non-English academic credentials and any documents, including financial, filed in support of an application.

Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: UF requires final, official academic records and course descriptions in order to evaluate courses for transfer credit. UF reserves the right to require a professional evaluation of non-U.S. academic credentials from applicants who have attended colleges/universities outside the United States and Canada (where English is not the language of instruction) unless UF has a formal agreement with the post-secondary institution. There is a $100 fee for the evaluation.

Evidence of a valid admission to the U.S. also must accompany the application if the applicant in currently in the U.S.

The Office of International Programs will issue the Form I-20 (necessary for obtaining an F-1 student visa) to international applicants who are accepted for admission and whose admission files are complete.

Graduate Students


Any applicant who has received a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university may apply for admission to the Graduate Programs offered by UF.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the department of their intended area of study prior to applying, as department requirements and deadlines may vary.

All applicants applying to UF must provide the following during the application process:

    A completed Application for Graduate Admission

    Payment of a non-refundable application fee of $100.00. The fee must be paid before the application will be processed.

    Official transcripts (one of which must have a conferred degree posted) reflecting all undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate study. Applicants who are alumni of UF do not need to submit their transcripts.

    An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with post-baccalaureate experience must have a graduate GPA of at least 3.0

    Official entrance examination scores, e.g., Graduate Records Exam (GRE), if required by the admitting department.

    A resume, if required by the admitting department. See Departments/Areas of Study.


International applicants must submit additional documents to complete their application.

Official transcripts reflecting all undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate study from each international and U.S. college/university. An English translation must be provided for all non-English academic transcripts and credentials. Photocopies can be used to initiate the application process; however official transcripts/credentials are still required upon admission.

UF reserves the right to question the evaluation of all non-U.S. academic credentials/transcripts. There is a $100 fee for the evaluation. This is in addition to the application fee.

An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with post-baccalaureate coursework must have a graduate GPA of at least 3.0. See Full Admission with Provision.

Official entrance examination scores, e.g., Graduate Records Exam (GRE), if required by the admitting department.

Evidence of English Language Proficiency. UF requires applicants from countries where English is a second language to present evidence (TOEFL: 80-internet-based [iBT] or 550-PBT, IELTS: 6.5, or PTE Academic: 54) of proficiency in the use of the English language. Certificates of completion with official grade reports and the instructor's recommendation from accredited alternative English as a Second Language programs may be considered. During the application process, an applicant can provide unofficial scores; however, if accepted, registration will be prohibited until an official score report is received from the testing service. Evidence of a valid admission to the U.S. also must accompany the application if the applicant is currently in the U.S.