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UF transfer student prereqs

RolandandoRolandando Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
edited September 2009 in University of Florida
Hello I'm a dual enrollment student and I will be receiving my AA and high school diploma concurrently. I want to go to UF and major in math, can anybody tell me the prereqs for doing so i.e what math courses I will have need to have taken?
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  • rsala004rsala004 Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    if they treat you exactly like a transfer, calc123 and differential equations

    i am a transfer to UF, math major at the time of transfer (not anymore)

    if you take linear algebra, you may or may not have higher chance of being accepted ..i dont know but i do know that you WILL have to retake it at UF...so basically any class higher than differential equations is a retake
  • RolandandoRolandando Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Thank you for the information.
  • RolandandoRolandando Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    The way my high school's dual enrollment program is I won't be able to do Calc3 and differential. So, after I get my diploma and AA should I keep enrolling at the college I have been getting my credit from take Calc3 and differential equations, and then apply to UF?

    But how exactly will that work when the credits transfer, I mean obviously the core classes needed for AA and math degree will transfer, but what about the electives do I pick and choose which ones transfer? I'm getting confused... Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
  • rsala004rsala004 Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    maybe they make exceptions for highschool AA students (likely), i am not sure on this but for regular transfer students...no exceptions, no calc3 no diffeq...no acceptance

    but If you take college classes AFTER graduating highschool you are considered a transfer student.

    on the uf admissions site it says that highschool-AA students pertain in this category:
    Concurrent High School and AA Degrees

    Students who will receive their high school diploma and the Associate of Arts degree at the same time should complete the freshman application. You must apply to a specific UF college and major, and you must meet college and major prerequisite course and minimum GPA requirements.
    (major prerequisite courses include calc3 and on)...i would make a call to admissions since it seems harder for you to get into UF when it should be easier lol
  • RolandandoRolandando Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Do you mean call general admissions?
  • rsala004rsala004 Registered User Posts: 827 Member

    10 char
  • RolandandoRolandando Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    In your case, you will be looked at first as a freshman
    applicant, which means that we will not take into consideration the major that you choose as part of our evaluation. Should you not be accepted as a freshman, then the college that houses the major you choose will be the one deciding on your admission into the program. Part of that evaluation process is to see whether
    or not you have met the necessary prerequisites.

    This was from an admission specialist. I then asked her what would happen if I was accepted as a freshman applicant but not into the college of liberal arts and sciences, I should have been specific and asked her if I could take the courses at UF and then apply at a later time.

    This was her response
    You are looked at as a freshman applicant first, so only if you are not competitive with the rest of the freshmen applicants will you go on to be looked at as a transfer. If you are missing prerequisites that your college/major cannot overlook for whatever reason, then it will be that college’s/major’s responsibility to decide on whether or not to admit you.

    So my intended question wasn't really answered, I am hoping someone here can though!
  • rsala004rsala004 Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    seems like you have 2 chances of being admitted.
  • PachBPachB Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    One question -- I will also be getting my A.A. when I graduate.
    If I have my A.A. when I am accepted into UF as a freshman, am I able to choose which classes I want to transfer or must all of them transfer? I would like to bring up my GPA and take all of my accounting classes at UF rather than the state college, so it looks better for internships at the Big Four (accounting wise.)

    Can I do that?
  • RolandandoRolandando Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    yeah rsala, that was my first impression, too bad I won't be able to take calc3 and diff equations by the time I graduate. So why aren't you a math major anymore? And the impression I got from UF websites was that you wouldn't be able to switch majors if you are a transfer student.

    PachB, the question you have was part of a question I had in my third post in this thread, I never got an answer...
  • rsala004rsala004 Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    math is not what it appears to be, the stuff your exposed to such as calculus/differential differs as to what the meat of a math major's curriculum actually is..take a class like linear algebra or a proof class and you will see what i mean.

    i changed major to computer science (in reality it is sort-of like a branch of mathematics), yea UF does give the impression that you can not change majors but from what I have experienced you can change majors if the new major is in another college...i just went to computer science advisor(engineering) and had my classes checked to see if i met pre-req and I was changed.

    the reason it should be in a different college is because they dont want to admit students for transfer just to have them plan on changing to a different major within the college.
    But, i think they would let you though..assuming you meet ALL the pre-req...that college of liberal arts really wants to kick their students out after their 2 years
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