Admissions

Process of Admissions

Undergraduate Programs

As required by the Commission for Independent Education, students pursuing a BACHELORS of Science Degree Program at UNAD must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. The total credit hours for the BACHELORS of Science Degree (10 courses) 30 credit hours (mandatory) of prescribed general education courses. Credit hours remaining to complete the 120 credit hours shall be drawn from other major courses or major concentration courses.

UNAD Florida strives to give equal opportunity to all students in order to acquire a post-secondary education. Admission to an undergraduate program is open to students with a high school diploma, GED recipients, and home education graduates who have completed requirements in accordance with Florida statutes. Enrollment is also open to students transferring from another college or university.


In order to be admitted to an undergraduate course of study, prospective students must:

  • 1. Fill out, complete and return the Application for Admission.

  • 2. Pay the $100.00 USD non-refundable application fee to be sent in with the Admission Application.

  • 3. Copy of Applicant ID

  • 4. Request copy of diploma from your high school. In the case of transfer students, additionally official original academic transcripts of all your previous colleges or universities.

  • 5. If the High School diploma is granted outside the United States the applicant must submit copy of the diploma translated to English by an official translator. In the case of transfer students, all your previous colleges or universities original documents translated.

  • 6. If the High School Diploma is granted outside the United States,TOEFL test with 61 points minimum required. (UNAD Florida Code is B236).

  • Upon Admission, Students Must:

  • 1. Submit a completed and signed Enrollment Agreement.
  • 2. If the Diploma is granted outside the United States, an English Language Proficiency Assessment is required, see this information link ELPA
  • 3. Arrange for their initial down payment to begin studies and confirm payment plan. Payment plans must be confirmed with a credit card or automatic payment deductions from a bank account.
  • 4. Complete Quiz to study online. http://classrooms.unad.us/quiz/
  • 5. Attend Induction Course at UNAD, orientation session where the structure, policies, procedures, and management of the platform of studies the program are discussed.

Requirements for all BACHELORS Degree Programs

In order to complete a BACHELORS of Science Degree successfully, a student must take 30 Credits of General Education Courses. Some of these General Education requirements are lower division courses and other are upper division courses. Generally, Lower Division General Education courses are taken during the first two academic year sand all General Education Upper Division courses are generally taken during the last two years of the BACHELORS’s Degree.


General education requirements for BACHELORS of science degree programs (30 credit hours)


  • In accordance with the guidelines of the Florida Department of Education, a minimum of 45 total credits in general education must be part of any BA program (15 courses) or a minimum of 30 total credits for any BS program (10 courses). The general education courses available are:

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    Course Number Course Title Credits/Type
    SOC111 Sociology 3 credits/Social Science
    HUM123 Philosophy 3 credits/Humanities
    COM111 English Composition I 3 credits/Communications
    COM121 English Composition II 3 credits/Communications
    COM234 Oral Communication 3 credits/ Communications
    MAT111 Algebra & Trigonometry 3 credits/Math
    HUM122 Ethics & Values 3 credits/Humanities
    HUM111 Government and Democracy 3 credits/Social Science
    ECO121 Economics 3 credits/Social Science
    NAS233 Life Science 3 credits/Natural Sciences
    SOC122 Psychology 3 credits/Social Science
    BUS234 Computer Introduction 3 credits/Digital Literacy
    SOC234 Sociology of Culture 3 credits/Social Science
    COM123 Fundamentals of Communication 3 credits/Communications
    BUS 111 Introduction to Business 3credits/Administrative Sciences
    CES121 Introduction to Information Technology 3 credits/Technology
    HST121 Computer Assembly 3 credits/Hardware
    MAT122 Algorithms 3 credits/Math
    MAT123 Differential & Integral Calculus 3 credits/Math
    NAS121 Physics I 3 credits/Math
    BUS122 General Accounting 3 credits/Administrative Sciences
    COM235 Comunication Symbols 3 credits/Communications
    MAT358 Statistics and Probability 3 credits/Math
    HPS231 Neurobiology 3 credits/Physiology
    MAT235 Logic 3 credits/Math

Graduate Programs

Requirements for Masterss and Doctoral Degrees

UNAD Florida gives all students who already have both undergraduate and graduate, the opportunity to continue their studies. the candidate can continue the Masters's or doctoral studies. Each candidate is required to comply with the following to be considered for admission:


  • 1. Fill out, complete and return the Application for Admission.

  • 2. Copy of Applicant ID

  • 3. The applicant must be 21 years of age or older.

  • 4. Pay the $100 non-refundable application fee to be sent in with Admission Application

  • 5. The applicant must provide evidence for 2 years of work experience.

  • 6. A statement of purpose explaining why this degree would enable you to meet your career goals and how this specific program (Masters’s or Doctoral) enables you to reach those goals.

  • 7. For those applying to a Masters’s program, the applicant must have a BACHELORS’s degree with a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

  • 8. If applying to a Doctoral program, a Masters’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.

  • 9. The applicant must submit 2 recommendation letters (Students who have completed BACHELORS’s degree from UNAD, will be exempt from this requirement).

  • 10. The candidate must submit their diploma and original transcripts correspondent to their BACHELORS's if they are applying for a Masters's degree and correspondent to their Masters's if they are applying for the Doctorate program. If the degree the student submits is granted outside the United States the applicant must submit official original academic transcripts translated and evaluate by foreign credentials evaluations agency, from your BACHELORS or similar degree (for Masters and Doctoral), Masters (for doctoral). The case of transfer students, in addition to all previously requested, they must also submit original transcripts (translated if foreign) of the institution from where they come from.

  • 11.If the Diploma is granted outside the United States, TOEFL test with 61 points minimum required.(UNAD Florida Code is B236).

  • Upon Admission Process:

  • 1. Submit a completed and signed Enrollment Agreement.
  • 2.Arrange for their initial down payment to begin studies and confirm their tuition payment plan.
  • 3.Schedule and attend an orientation session where the structure, policies, and procedures of the programs offered are discussed.
  • 4. Complete Quiz to study online. http://classrooms.unad.us/quiz/
  • 5.Attend Induction Course at UNAD, orientation session where the structure, policies, procedures, and management of the platform of studies the program are discussed.
  • 6. If the Diploma is granted outside the United States,an English Language Proficiency Assessment is required, see this information link ELPA

Non-Degree Seeking Student Admission

Enrollment as a non-degree student is subject to approval by the Office of Admissions provided the student is in good academic standing at the last institution attended.

Registration is on a space-available basis and, in some cases, may require Dean approval. Applicants who have been denied admission as a degree-seeking student or who missed the deadline for submitting a degree-seeking application will not be considered for enrollment as a non-degree student.

Coursework taken as a non-degree student carries no degree credit. Up to 15 credits earned as an undergraduate non-degree student may be applied toward an undergraduate degree only with the approval of the appropriate dean at the time of reclassification. Up to 6 credits earned as a graduate non-degree student may be applied toward a graduate degree only with the approval of the appropriate school or academic dean at the time of reclassification provided that a grade of "B" (3.0) or better has been achieved. Non-degree students must adhere to the same academic rules that govern degree-seeking students (i.e., application deadlines, fees, drop/add, withdrawals, grading, retention policies, etc.).

Students seeking reclassification from non-degree student status to degree-seeking status must submit an application via standard admission procedures. All information used to make an admission decision must be received by the published deadline.

Enrollment as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to the University as a degree-seeking student at a later date.

Those seeking admission as a non-degree student must fill out the Non-Degree Student Application and submit the usual admission fee.