Official Transcripts Required with your Application
It is the responsibility of the applicant to request official transcripts be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as necessary to complete your applications for admission. Transcripts are considered official only when they are sent from a college or university directly to the Office of Admissions and contain an official seal and/or signature. Any/all transcripts submitted to the university are considered property of the university at the time of receipt, and these documents will not be released back to the possession of the student. Any copies made of the official documents for students will clearly be marked "Issued to Student" before issuance.
Transcripts or academic records bearing the statement "Issued to Student," transcripts submitted by the applicant, or faxed transcripts are not considered "official."
Names and Identities on Transcripts
We understand that names change and that sometimes the names on records are different from the names in our files for applicants. Any help you can provide us to announce these potential name changes, or for the sending institutions to document any new name that they may have received via a transcript request will dramatically improve the speed and efficiency in which we process applications when complete.
Send All Transcripts to:
UWF Office of Undergraduate Admissions
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
Transcripts for First Time in College/New Freshman Applications
Prospective students must submit the most recent, official transcripts from any/all high schools (secondary school) in which the student enrolled prior to graduation. Once graduation is taken place, a new copy of the official transcript will need to be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to cofirm the receipt of the high school diploma. Often students are admitted on their first 6 semesters of high school work, but they all need to remember to send an official copy of the final transcript when that document becomes available (usually during the summer after you graduate).
Transcripts for Students with Fewer than 60 Credits of Transfer Work
If you are a freshman or transfer applicant with less than 60 semester hours of transferable academic credit, ask your high school to send your official secondary school record as well as all post-secondary school transcripts, including any Dual Enrollment credits you earned while still in high school. Ask each institution to send its own official transcript as we cannot accept credits from one institution as it is filtered through to another. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution or sent electronically.
Transcripts from High School for Students with More than 60 Credits of Transfer Work
Normally, with more than 60 credits of transfer work, a high school (secondary school) transcript would not be necessary. However, if there has been no foreign language credit attempted at the college or university level prior to enrollment at UWF, we would recommend including the high school transcript for proof of foreign language completion if that effort would satisfy the UWF requirement for foriegn language.
GED Completion Requires Official Documentation
Students who are pursuing admission as either a first time in college student or a transfer, but for whom they have completed a GED must submit the transcripts from the institution where the GED was completed. This submission should include all the required exam scores as well. In addition, any high school (secondary school) transcripts should be included to demonstrate the curriculum that was taken before the transition to the GED. This inclusion is specifically for the desire to satisfy the potential for foreign language credits that are necessary for admission purposes. It is our goal to discover these courses if they exist.