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This step-by-step application page will walk you through the University of Florida’s application process for the Communicating Value and Web Conversion graduate certificate program.

First, read the information you will need to prepare for your application.

Then scroll down to the application itself. We have embedded the official application on this page in an iframe. Each step of the application process includes clear, helpful information in the slider above the iframe. Simply click ahead in the slider every time you move forward in the application.

The deadline for Spring Semester is November 1, 2017.

If you have any additional questions, email our concierge team or give us a call at (904) 868-8475.

Preparing your application

The University of Florida’s applications requirements are as follows:

*You may still take the courses and earn Master’s-level credit on your transcript for course completion if you haven’t earned a GPA of 3.0 or better in your undergraduate and upper-division undergraduate work. However, you will not be able to earn a graduate certificate for program completion. The application process if you are not applying for a graduate certificate is different. Contact us and we'll help you through the process.

1. Write a statement of goals

This is an approximately one-page statement explaining why you want to participate in this program. Save a copy as a PDF for submission.

To help you explain your purpose for applying, here are a few questions you may want to answer. You do not have to answer any or all of them, we simply wanted to provide them as guides to get you thinking.

2. Update your resume

Update your resume so that it is current, and save a copy as a PDF for your submission.

3. Transcripts

First, get unofficial transcripts and submit them as PDFs with your application. You can often get unofficial transcripts by simply logging in to your former school’s online portal. It is important to obtain a copy of your unofficial transcripts and submit them with your application, because the office that handles our admissions cannot see your application until your unofficial transcripts are uploaded to the UF application portal.

After you’ve completed the application, obtain all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts, log back into your application, and submit them to the University of Florida’s main admissions office.

Note: If you only attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate, the admissions staff can automatically access your transcripts and this step is not necessary.

The application process is best viewed on a desktop device.

Complete your application

A step-by-step guide to the UF application

Click the right or left arrows to progress through the guide as you fill out the UF application, embedded below

Creating Your UF Account in the Application Portal Create a Temporary Account

1.  Hover over the hyperlink and select the “Create a new user account” link.

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Creating Your UF Account in the Application Portal Create Temporary Account Access Information

2.  Fill out the fields and then select the “Create” button.

Note: This step enables you to return to your saved application at a later time.

new user

 

Creating Your UF Account in the Application Portal Additional Temporary Account Information

3.  Fill out the fields and then click the “Save” button at the bottom right of the page.

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The Application Process Navigational Note

This part of the application portal has its own unique sub-navigation. You can move between the tabs by clicking on the text within in the tab

navigational note

 

The Application Process Personal Information

1.  Fill out all of the fields in the “Personal Information” tab and click the “Save” button on the bottom right of the page.

Note: If you have never attended or applied to UF, make sure to mark both questions as “No” in the “UFID” section so that the system will create one for you.

Personal Information

 

The Application Process Select Your Program

2.  Fill out all of the fields as follows:

  • Term: Fall 2017
  • Level: Graduate
  • College: Journalism and Communications
  • Keyword: Leave Blank
  • Certificate Name: Communicating Value and Web Conversion

select program

 

The Application Process Indicate Past Education Experience

3.  Fill out all of the fields as applicable.

4.  Upload an unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript here before submitting the application.

Note: Despite being optional, the quickest way to process your application is to submit unofficial PDF transcripts here.

transcripts

 

The Application Process Residency Affidavit: Overview

You will need to take one of the following two paths when filling out the Residency section. Be sure to follow the applicable steps for the specific path you have chosen.

Note: This certificate has a flat-rate tuition. Neither path will affect your tuition or fees.

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The Application Process Residency Affidavit: Florida Residents

5.  Select the applicable option and click the “Save” button at the bottom right of the page.

Florida residents

 

The Application Process Residency Affidavit: Florida Residents

6.  Fill out all of the fields and click the “Save” button on the bottom right of the page.

Note: Documents supporting the establishment of legal residence must be dated, issued or filed 12 months before the first day of classes for the term in which you seek residency

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The Application Process Residency Affidavit: Non-Florida Residents

5.  Without making a selection click the “Save” button on the bottom right of the Florida Residency Affidavit a page.

6.  A new “Non-Florida Resident” tab will appear in the section navigation.

non-FL resident

 

The Application Process Residency Affidavit: Non-Florida Residents

7.  Click on the text within the “Non-Florida Resident” tab to navigate to the new tab.

8.  Select the box indicating your status and then click on the “Save” button located on the bottom right of the page.

non-FL resident checkbox

 

Application Review and Fee Payment Application Summary & Fee Payment

1.  Review your application in the “Application Summary” tab and then submit.

  • Note: all orange tabs must be blue to submit your application

2.  Once submitted you will be prompted to pay the $30.00 application fee.

  • Note: Please pay online using a credit card as making a payment through mail will delay the processing of your application. UF does charge $1.75 credit card fee.

REMINDER: Before you submit the online application please make sure you have attached a PDF copy of your unofficial transcripts.

 

College of Journalism and Communication Completion Steps College of Journalism Admission Documents

Documents should be submitted as PDF’s to distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu

Official transcripts must be mailed, not emailed, to two locations:

Address #1:

  • UF College of Journalism and Communications
  • ATTN: Tiffany Robbert
  • 1060 Weimer Hall
  • PO Box 118400
  • Gainesville, FL 32611-8400

Address #2:

  • UF Office of Admissions
  • 201 Criser Hall
  • PO Box 114000
  • Gainesville, FL
  • 32611-4000

Please CC distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu on admissions emails.

 

Official University of Florida application

We’ve embedded the official application right here to make it easy for you to apply. Just click through the tips above as you progress through the application

Note: The official application system for the University of Florida may not be available during maintenance periods. To limit disruptions these maintenance periods are scheduled between Monday-Saturday from 4:30AM to 7:00AM Eastern Time and Sunday from 4:30AM to 10:00AM Eastern Time.