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Graduate Admissions Policies

University of Fort Lauderdale is committed to an admissions process that considers the whole person, to include the student’s former education, community service, leadership experiences, references, personal interests and goals. The University is an equal access and opportunity institution of higher education and adheres to a non-discriminatory policy. Students interested in attending the University should contact the Admissions Department for an application. Students are encouraged to set appointments with the Office of Admissions, where a representative will assist them in completing the necessary paperwork.

Admissions Requirements
  1.Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  2. Bachelor’s diploma(s).
  3. 2.5 GPA (on a scale of 4.0).
  4. 1,000-word, typed personal goal statement
  5. Three references
  6. Successful completion of University of Fort Lauderdale’s Master’s Entrance Exam or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  7. All students who are applying for the Masters’ degree are required to undergo a criminal background check and a       psychological evaluation prior to being admitted to the program.
  8. Non-refundable $40 application fee.


NOTE:​ Students with transcripts from a university outside the United States must submit their transcripts with a commercial evaluation and translation to English. All transcripts need to be received no later than thirty days after the start of the initial term of enrollment.

Graduate Entrance Examination

International Students
International students are considered for admission. However, all international students are required to submit either TOEFL or ILETS ( International English Language Testing System) exam unless English is their native language or they have graduated from a school that the language of instruction is in English. In the Graduate Program, the minimum score accepted is 557-560 on the paper based test (TOEFL PBT) or 83 on the internet based version (TOEFL IBT) or ILETS with a minimum score of 6.5.

The University of Fort Lauderdale received approval by the Department of Homeland Security to admit International students. International students may visit the US Embassy in their country and apply for an I-20 Visa to gain access to University of Fort Lauderdale

Transfer Students
Transfer students must meet all admissions requirements and follow the admissions procedures of the University. Transfer credits are limited to a maximum of 9 credits and must have a grade of “C” or better.

  1. Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent to the Office of Admissions. Courses in which the student       ends with a grade less than a “C” are not transferable.

  2. Documentation such as catalogs, course descriptions, course syllabi and faculty letters of support may be required to       evaluate courses taken at other colleges or universities.

  3. Upon admission to the University, course credits may be evaluated for transfer. Courses accepted for transfer must be       equivalent to those required in the degree plan. The Admissions Committee will evaluate transfer credits.

The grade point average earned from another institution will not be transferred into the University. If a student’s primary language is not English or their previous institution’s primary language of instruction is not English, they are required to submit the TOEFL or ILETS exam as set forth in the International Students section of Admissions.


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