Application procedure

  1. How do I apply to your program?
  2. I took my standardized tests a while ago. Are my scores still valid?
  3. Do you accept applications for the spring and summer semesters?
  4. What application materials need to be in by the application deadline?
  5. Do I need to submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions before being admitted? 
  6. Do you accept applications from students with bachelor's degrees in subjects other than Electrical Engineering?

Application status

  1. When are fall admissions decisions sent?
  2. How can I check my application status?
  3. I have sent my transcripts, but my application status shows them as not received. What is happening?
  4. I have sent my GRE scores, but my application status shows them as not received. What should I do?

Information for new students

  1. How can I apply for graduate housing?

 

How do I apply to your program?
Thank you for your interest in our graduate program! All students should start by filling out a graduate application with the University of Florida Office of Admissions here: http://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/. PhD students should receive a link to a separate ECE application withink 72 hours of submitting a UF application. You can find detailed application instructions here.

I took my standardized tests a while ago. Are my scores still valid?
TOEFL scores are valid for two years. GRE scores are valid for five years.

Do you accept applications for the spring and summer semesters?
We accept graduate application to the MS EDGE (online) program in spring, and applications from current UF undergraduates. If you are not a current UF undergraduate, or applying to the EDGE program, you are not eligible to apply in spring. Ineligible spring applications will be automatically deferred to the following fall semester.

What application materials need to be in by the application deadline?
All application materials, including letters of recommendation and official standardized test scores, should be received by the University of Florida by the application deadline

Do I need to submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions before being admitted? 
Yes, official transcripts must be received and reviewed by the Office of Admissions before you may be officially admitted. 

Do you accept applications from students with bachelor's degrees in subjects other than Electrical Engineering?
We do! If your background is in physics or a different engineering field, you may be required to take up to three undergraduate ECE courses after you are admitted. Students with non-STEM backgrounds may need to take undergraduate courses in essential prerequisites (e.g., calculus, physics) before submitting an application. For more information, see our graduate articulation page.

When are fall admissions decisions sent?
Most admissions decisions are sent between March and May. If any application materials are received after the application deadline, expect significant delays in getting your decision.

How can I check my application status?
You can check the status of your UF application here: http://admissions.ufl.edu/appstatus.

I have sent my transcripts, but my application status shows them as not received. What is happening?
It can take a week or more for the Office of Admissions to match your documents to your application once they are received. Please keep tracking information for any documents sent to the Office of Admissions and verify that they have reached UF before you contact the ECE Department.

I have sent my GRE scores, but my application status shows them as not received. What should I do?
It can take several weeks for your scores to be posted to your application after you request them from ETS. Please allow a few weeks for your application status to be updated before you contact the ECE Department. If the name on your score report is at all different from the name on your UF application, your scores won't be matched automatically. In that case, please send a PDF copy of your score report to office@ece.ufl.edu so we can help Admissions match your scores to your application.

How can I apply for graduate housing?
You can apply for graduate housing at the UF Family and Graduate Housing Page.