Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to get my AA before transferring to UF? How do I get admitted to UF? How do I get admitted to CALS?
Yes you must have a general AA before you can be admitted to UF. To be admitted to UF you will need to meet the requirements outlined in the transfer guide for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Do I have to take certain classes before I can be accepted to UF?
Yes, these are outlined in the transfer guide (http://cals.ifas.ufl.edu/prospective/undergraduate.shtml). The requirements vary slightly with the degree program so it is best to check the guide
What degrees are offered at FLREC?
Students can take courses towards Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science and Doctoral (PhD) in the subject areas of Geomatics, Environmental Horticulture, Entomology, Soil and Water Science, and Wildlife.
Are these the same classes that students in Gainesville take?
Yes, the courses offered through the Fort Lauderdale FLREC are the same courses that are offered in Gainesville. Many of the courses offered at Fort Lauderdale originate from Gainesville while other courses originate from Fort Lauderdale and are delivered statewide (including to students in Gainesville)
How are courses delivered? How are classes offered?
Depending on the course, it may be entirely web-based where students login and complete lectures and assignments online, blended with web based lectures and an on-site live laboratory, interactive video (polycom) at a set time, or students will be required to login from home at a set time and day to an online classroom (Adobe or Elluminate) to listen to lecture and participate
Do I have to be in a degree program to take classes?
No students may take classes as a non-degree student which means they are not in a degree program. If a student wanted to have the credits taken as non-degree count towards a degree, they would petition to have these courses counted towards their degree. UF will limit the number of credits that can be taken as a non-degree student (limit is 12 credits). If someone wishes to continue as a non-degree they will need to sign a paper indicating that they do not intend to enter a degree program at UF and therefore will not petition to have more than 12 credits count towards a degree. Both undergraduate and graduate courses can be taken as a non-degree student but it is advised that students interested in earning a degree, work to get admitted to their degree program.
How much do classes cost? Fees?
This will depend on whether you are taking a graduate level course or undergraduate course and if you are a Florida resident. To check on fees, please visit the following website.
Types of courses offered at FLREC?
We offer both undergraduate and graduate courses that can be applied towards BS, MS, and PhD degrees. Courses are offered in the following subject areas Geomatics, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Golf and Sports Turf Management, Plant Pathology, Soil and Water Science, Agribusiness, and Wildlife. To learn more about degree programs associated with the courses we offer, please make an appointment to talk to an advisor at FLREC.
Requirements for Graduate school admission?
To be admitted to graduate school, students must have a bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) and have completed the GRE. If a student is a non-English speaking they will also need to take the TOFEL exam. It is best to check with the department to which you wish to be admitted for further guidelines. The following link also has some valuable information: http://cals.ifas.ufl.edu/prospective/graduate.shtml
Can I audit a class?
Yes you may audit a class if you have permission from the instructor. Additionally, people over 60 years old can audit for free, people younger must pay regular tuition rates. Also, audit credits will never count towards a degree. Please see an advisor for more information about auditing classes.
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