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Getting Acquainted (Degrees & Certificates)



Keep in mind that UF EDGE does not process admission applications or make individual admission decisions. Any questions regarding application procedures should be addressed to your department.

A student can seek admission in 3 different ways:

  • Admission to the graduate school to pursue a master's degree
  • Admission as a post-baccalaureate student to pursue a certificate
  • Admission as a non-degree seeking student, to take courses prior to being admitted as a post-baccalaureate or graduate student. The non-degree status is only approved for one semester; therefore, students who wish to continue taking courses as a non degree student must apply each semester.

If you wait until the deadline to start this process there could be delays in processing your application.

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Non degree admission must be requested each semester. Only a limited number of credits taken in this status can be counted towards a master's degree. This number varies within each department. It is advisable to apply to graduate school during your first semester as a non degree seeking student. You should also check with your department to see what their policy is on transfer of credits from this status. It is your responsibility to make sure that your courses will transfer.

  • Submit the non degree application in ONE.UF.
    For "Special Program" choose EDGE, not WEB. This will avoid delays in processing your application. If you want to claim Florida residency for tuition purposes, you must provide the documentation that supports residency at the same time you submit the non degree application.
  • When an admission decision is made, you will receive an email notification from UF EDGE. This email will include your 8 digit UF ID and further instructions on how to complete your registration.
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Further Resources


Make sure you have looked over our tuition & fees page so that you understand where you fit in our fee schedule as well as what opportunities might be available to you in terms of financial assistance. Also have a look at the student handbook and distance student services, which both summarize a majority of information found on our site.

UF Library

The library has created several resources to help distance learning students. The UF Libraries' Distance Services website provides an introduction to the services offered to distance students, from borrowing print materials to accessing electronic resources. The Marston Science Library's homepage is a portal to engineering and science resources, where you can find the catalog, how to guides, and many links to help you if you get stuck. You can also find the engineering subject guide pages there.

Each subject guide contains resources selected by the librarian for that field. If you need help with an in-depth research question, the appropriate subject librarian can help; you can find their contact information on the right side of each subject guide page.

You might also find interlibrary loan useful.