Admission for Online Business Programs

If you have earned less than 60 college semester credits, please contact the main UF Online office for admission information.

Requirements for students with 60+ college semester credits

Applications for the Online Business Programs are accepted for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms. You can find application deadlines on the UF Online website.

You must have a 2.5 GPA in the following 7 courses:

  • Intro to Financial Accounting (ACG 2021)
  • Intro to Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071)
  • Problem Solving Using Computers (CGS 2531)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2023)
  • Survey of Calculus (MAC 2233) or Calculus 1 (MAC 2311)
  • Intro to Statistics (STA 2023)

It is strongly recommended that you complete all 7 courses prior to enrolling at UF. However, applicants may be admitted if they complete 5 of the 7 courses (including Calculus and Financial Accounting) with a 2.9 GPA. The admission would be conditional based on the completion of the final 1 or 2 courses within their first few terms at UF. You can submit your application when you have at least 4 prerequisite courses completed and others in progress. In calculating the prerequisite GPA, all attempts of each course are used. Exception: Once you earn at least a “C” in a course, no subsequent attempts will be considered. Withdrawals will not be counted against a student.

You must have a 3.0 GPA in the following 7 courses:

  • Intro to Financial Accounting (ACG 2021)
  • Intro to Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071)
  • Problem Solving Using Computers (CGS 2531)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2023)
  • Survey of Calculus (MAC 2233) or Calculus 1 (MAC 2311)
  • Intro to Statistics (STA 2023)

It is strongly recommended that you complete all 7 courses prior to enrolling at UF. However, applicants may be admitted if they complete 5 of the 7 courses (including Calculus and Financial Accounting) with a 3.4 GPA. The admission would be conditional based on the completion of the final 1 or 2 courses within their first few terms at UF. You can submit your application when you have at least 4 prerequisite courses completed and others in progress. In calculating the prerequisite GPA, all attempts of each course are used. Exception: Once you earn at least a “C” in a course, no subsequent attempts will be considered. Withdrawals will not be counted against a student.


Junior and senior level Business courses completed at other schools will not count toward a UF Business degree. All upper division coursework must be completed at UF.


Have you taken/plan to take any of the prerequisite courses at an out-of-state or private institution?

Any of the 7 prerequisite courses that you have taken at an out-of-state or private institution must be evaluated to ensure that they are equivalent to UF courses. When you apply and send in your transcript, the Admissions Office will review those courses and make a decision, in conjunction with faculty. Because this process can take time, students are encouraged to apply and send in all transcripts early.

Have you only taken/plan to take the prerequisite courses at a Florida Public institution?

All Florida public colleges and universities operate on the Florida Common Course Numbering System. Review our Florida equivalency table.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I received college credit for one of the 7 prerequisite courses by passing a test, like AP/IB/AICE?

Test credit can be used to meet a course requirement. The test simply counts as passing and is not factored in the calculation of the prerequisite GPA. Refer to the UF catalog for what UF courses are awarded for passing certain exams.

Can I still be admitted if I do not meet the admissions requirements?

The requirements listed here are the basic requirements. If you do not meet these, you will not be admitted to the program.

When are decisions released?

Decisions are made on a rolling basis. We try to make decisions as soon as we can. Please check your email (and spam) regularly, as we may be reaching out if we have questions regarding your application.

Do I have to have the prerequisite courses completed when I submit my application?

You can submit your application far in advance, so you do not have to have the courses completed when you apply. There is a place on the application where you can list the courses you have in progress or courses you will be taking. Please make sure this is accurate on your application.

How do I make an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment with the Admissions Coordinator.

What is the difference between the BSBA and the BABA?

Review the differences between the online BSBA and BABA programs using the comparison charts.

If I apply for the BABA and do not meet the requirements, am I automatically considered for the BSBA major?

Yes. We will always consider you for a major that you are eligible for.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my transcripts being received?

All questions regarding receipt of transcripts or other application materials should be directed to the UF Online One Stop.

How will my prerequisite GPA be calculated?

The prerequisite GPA is an average of all seven prerequisite courses (or their equivalents). It is important to note that UF does not offer grade forgiveness—when we calculate your prerequisite GPA, we include all of your attempts at our prerequisite courses (or their equivalents), except once you earn a grade of “C” or higher in a prerequisite course (or its equivalent), no higher grade that is subsequently earned will count toward this GPA. In other words, once you earn a grade of “C” or higher in a prerequisite course, you cannot retake the course to improve your GPA.

I completed some of the prerequisite courses in the past and did not do that well. Because of those past courses, my prerequisite GPA is below the requirements. Am I eligible?

We understand that many students are coming back to school after taking courses in the past. If you have shown significant improvement in recent years, we would be happy to speak with you about your options. Please reach out to us by email.

I am currently a traditional student at UF and want to change to the online program. Who do I contact?

You should schedule an appointment with the Admissions Coordinator.